Last Update 13:48
Sunday, 29 November 2020

Tennis: Azarenka caught cold as French Open match suspended

Azarenka and her opponent Danka Kovinic walked off the court after play was suspended with Belarusian Azarenka leading 2-1

Reuters , Sunday 27 Sep 2020
Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka beat Serena Williams to reach the 2020 US Open final
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1324
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1324

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka complained about the playing conditions at the French Open amid light drizzle and low temperatures during her first-round match on Sunday.

The U.S. Open runner-up, who entered court Suzanne Lenglen wearing a thick pink puffer jacket, and her opponent Danka Kovinic walked off the court after play was suspended with Belarusian Azarenka leading 2-1.

"No, it's eight degrees, I live in Florida, I'm used to hot weather," a furious Azarenka told the supervisor who asked her to wait on court until a decision was made on whether the match should continue.

Speaking to her opponent from Montenegro, Azarenka said: "Do you want to wait on court?

"No," Kovinic replied.

"No, it's ridiculous, it's too cold. What's the point? Sitting here like ducks," said Azarenka.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.