Azarenka hopes French Open organisers put gamers forward of cash

Victoria Azarenka hopes French Open organisers will put gamers first “relatively than getting cash”.

The rescheduled grand slam is about to start out on September 27 amid the coronavirus pandemic, with followers to be in attendance.

Though will probably be a restricted variety of spectators, it comes as COVID-19 circumstances surge once more in France.

After dropping the US Open last to Naomi Osaka on Saturday, Azarenka urged officers to guard gamers.

“I am sort of excited for that, to play on clay. I have never had the most effective relationship with clay seasons for years. Final yr I sort of had plenty of enjoyable. So I am wanting ahead to only slide just a little extra,” she advised a information convention.

“It is going to be very attention-grabbing for me to see how French Open goes to deal with the scenario with the bubble life, with the COVID now.

“I hope they are going to do an excellent job of defending the gamers first relatively than getting cash. So we’ll see.”

Azarenka fell in need of a 3rd grand slam title and first since 2013, dropping 1-6 6-3 6-3 to Osaka in what was her fifth main last.

Whereas accepting the defeat harm, the Belarusian mentioned she would transfer on rapidly.

“I am not disenchanted. I am not essentially disenchanted. It is simply painful. It is painful to lose. That’s what it’s. It was shut. I used to be shut. Nevertheless it did not go my approach,” Azarenka mentioned.

“Am I going to consider it too lengthy? In no way. I mentioned it. I win or I lose, I am not going to alter. I am not going to sit down right here and be depressing. This was an expertise that was simply an expertise that did not go my approach.

“I had an incredible two weeks. I loved myself. I did every part I may in the present day. Might I’ve performed higher? I believe I may. However I left every part I may on the court docket in the present day. She received the match. All of the credit score to Naomi. She’s a champion.

“As I mentioned, I assumed third time is a attraction, however I acquired to strive once more. That is what I will do.”

Revealed 13 Sep 2020, 06:32 IST

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