Poland’s Iga Swiatek says the tennis authorities should avoid “chaotic” decisions as she commented on the move by Wimbledon chiefs to ban Russian and Belarusian players.
Swiatek, 20, stands on top of the world rankings after an incredible run which has seen her win four successive WTA Tour titles.
The Pole was forced to withdraw from this week’s Madrid Open at short notice due to a right shoulder injury, but spoke to reporters about the UK’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players which has dominated the headlines in recent days.
“The situation is getting like more and more chaotic, I would say,” Swiatek said, according to the AFP.
“But I feel like it would be nice to have all these bodies making the proper decision so that we’re not going to have that kind of chaos.
“I feel like people are expecting us players to make the decision, but it’s pretty hard for us to make one because we know these people. We know each other. We are spending so much time on tour that it feels like we’re family.
“For sure it’s a tough situation and that’s why I think the actual people who are responsible for making this decision, they should make one decision that is going to last.”