Suspended Halep is better than Swiatek at this stat in 2022.
Simona Halep, according to official data noticed by Digi Sport journalists, is the best WTA player at returning services. Here’s what the list of players with the most return points won in 2022 looks like, as displayed by Digi Sport:
Simona Halep 49.8%
Iga Swiatek 49.6%
Daria Kasatkina 48.5%
Sara Sorribes Tormo 48.0%
Anastasia Potapova 47.3%
Swiatek on finding out about Halep’s doping case
The news that Simona Halep failed a doping test confused and disappointed World No.
1 Iga Swiatek. The ITIA reported that Halep had been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the anti-anaemia medication Roxadustat. Many people were astonished when the revelation was made, mostly since Halep was always regarded as an example of how a player should behave on and off the court.
Swiatek, the new face of women’s tennis, says that she looked up to Halep as a child. “Well, for sure it was confusing to me because I wouldn’t expect hearing this news. Simona, from my point of view, seems like a person who always cared about being fair and she was a great example for me,” Swiatek said of Halep testing positive for doping, per Tennis365.
Patrick Mouratoglou agreed with Cahill that Halep didn’t deliberately or purposefully took the forbidden substance. “I don’t know how it works in terms of the system. Is she going to be tested a couple of more times or whatever? Hopefully it’s going to be more clear for fans and for us.
But it’s disappointing and she must feel really bad. From my point of view, the most important thing for me is just taking care of myself, being safe always, making my environment more safe and being careful. So we’ll do that,” Swiatek added.