Earlier this week Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz urged victims to seek help in the wake
of the allegations against the head of the Polish Tennis Association.
The head of the Polish Tennis Association (PZT) has resigned after the governing body
said he had become embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal.
In an interview with news website Onet published on Monday, Polish MP Katarzyna
Kotula accused Miroslaw Skrzypczynski of sexually assaulting her when he was a coach
in the early 1990s.
Skrzypczynski has also been accused of using physical and psychological violence
against his family and players he coached.
Skrzypczynski has denied the accusations and said he intends to prove his innocence in
The Polish tennis chief has resigned with immediate affect. It was was unanimously
Polish Tennis Association said it would set up an independent commission composed of
women to investigate the accusations.
Earlier this week, Polish players Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz spoke out in the wake
of the allegations.
Via Twitter posts, both urged victims suffering any sort of abuse in life to seek help.
Polish MP Katarzyna Kotula thanked them both for speaking up.
Skrzypczynski will be replaced as head of the PZT by former vice-president Dariusz