"If we'd play doubles together, no one would have hit you" - Iga Swiatek responds to actress Courtney Cox playing tennis

Iga Swiatek (L) and Courtney Cox
Iga Swiatek (L) and Courtney Cox

Iga Swiatek is currently enjoying her latest feat – getting her 64th match win in 2022, which gave her an eighth trophy of the year at the San Diego Open.

Swiatek, nearing the end of a fantastic season, has now got a much-deserved break before the WTA Finals, which will be played from October 31 to November 7. Spending her time at the beach in San Diego, Swiatek has been active on social media, updating fans on her whereabouts and even commenting on a post by American actress Courteney Cox.

Cox recently shared a video clip on Instagram of her playing tennis, to which Swiatek responded by saying:

"If we'd play doubles together, no one would have hit you. Just saying."

In the video, Cox could be seen initially trading baseline hits with her hitting partner. But when her partner started to strike with more force, Cox struggled to return his shots, nearly getting hit twice as she dodged the ball.

Swiatek last played doubles on the tour a year ago, teaming up with Bethanie Mattek Sands through five tournaments - four Masters 1000 events and a Grand Slam (Roland Garros). The pair, popularly called 'Tek Tek Boom,' reached the final in Paris but were beaten by the all-Czech duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

Iga Swiatek most recently paired up with her idol Rafael Nadal in a US Open charity match for the war-ravaged Ukraine. The exhibition event, held in August, was dubbed Tennis Plays for Peace.

Against Donna Vekic in the singles final in San Diego, Iga Swiatek raised eyebrows by flailing her arms at the net on one point - an act she has done in the past too. The move was perceived as a hindrance by fans on social media.

The Pole later apologized to Vekic in a tweet.

Iga Swiatek shares glimpse of her day off in San Diego

Iga Swiatek rides her surfboard, a prize that came along with her trophy, as she poses for photos during the awarding ceremony in San Diego.
Iga Swiatek rides her surfboard, a prize that came along with her trophy, as she poses for photos during the awarding ceremony in San Diego.

Iga Swiatek will take some time off before heading to the WTA Finals in Texas at the end of the month. And she shared a glimpse of how she is spending her brief break in San Diego via a post on Instagram.

The Pole could be seen frolicking on the beach, smiling, walking and jumping on the shore. Palm trees, surfboards and waves were also highlighted in her short reel.

"And that is [a] proper sunny day in San Diego!" Iga Swiatek captioned her post.