The WTA1000 Italian Open has come to a close with a victory for Rybakina, but there’s a bitter aftertaste. With the win, she reached the top five for the first time in her career and became just the third woman in history to reach the finals at the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami and Rome in the same season.
The women’s singles final took place on May 20 local time. However, at the awards ceremony, fans booed more than they cheered for the players.메이저사이트
The reason: the organizers bungled the event. The women’s final was originally scheduled to start at 19:00 after the men’s semifinals, but was delayed until 23:00 that night due to rain. The match was stopped after one hour and five minutes due to Kalinina’s injury.
At the start of the awards ceremony, the date was changed, and on top of that, unbelievable mistakes were made, such as mistaking the opponent handing over the trophy. Many spectators were unhappy with the poor organization. On social media, the organizers were criticized for holding the ceremony so late at night, saying that it should have been more respectful to the female players, and that it looked like an amateur tournament.
“It’s sad that the women’s final starts at 23:00,” Alize Cornet (FRA), ranked 64th in the world in women’s tennis, wrote on her official Twitter account. “There are hardly any people left in the stands,” she wrote, adding, “Why don’t the finals for both men and women take place on Sunday?”
The biggest victims are the athletes who play their finals late at night and are not properly celebrated in the ceremony.