File photo of former world number one and two-time Grand Slam winner Emily Mauricio.AFP
Former world number one and two-time Grand Slam winner Emily Mauricio said on Wednesday that the appeal of women’s matches at the French Open was low when it came to the controversial night’s schedule. In this year’s Roland Garros, the women’s tie was tied in just one of the 10 night matches, while in the second round, home player Alice Carnet faced Jelena Ostapenko. “In the age we’re in right now, and as a woman, a former female athlete, I don’t think it’s bad or unfair to say that you’re more attractive, more attractive – can you say that?” “- Men’s matches,” said Roland Garros, tournament director, Mauricio.
“When I was scheduling every day, my goal was to try to see a match in the women’s draw. Can I put it there? Honestly, it was difficult. Finding a match of the day is harder than a night. Was. “
Mauresmo, in her first year as director of the French Open tournament, was answering questions about the appropriateness of the Roland Garros night sessions that were introduced last year as part of a new broadcasting agreement.
Rafael Nadal’s epic quarter-final win over Novak Djokovic, one of nine late-selected matches, ended at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday in the light of Court Philippe Chatterjee.
Meanwhile, 18 of the first scheduled 20 singles matches on Court Philip Chatterjee and Court Suzanne Langlin are women’s ties.
The first was the quarterfinals on Wednesday afternoon between Daria Kasatkina and fellow Russian Veronica Kadermitova, played in front of empty seats.
“Well, it’s Wednesday, 12 o’clock. I don’t expect everyone to come and the first match of the day will fill the stadium. ۔
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