Photo courtesy of Amelie Mauresmo, former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title.© AFP
Former world number one and two-time Grand Slam champion Amelie Mauresmo said on Wednesday that the women’s games had no less appeal at the French Open when it came to the night of the controversy. Of this year’s 10 night performances at Roland Garros, only one has featured a women’s tie when actress Alize Cornet faced Jelena Ostapenko in the second round. “At the moment we are here, and as a woman, an old female player, I do not feel bad or unfair that you have more attraction, more attraction – can you say so? Appeal? – for the matches. man, ”said Mauresmo, competition director at Roland Garros.
“My favorite thing to do when planning every day is to try and watch a game in the women’s shoot I can put in. In fact, it was tough. It was tough for more than a night to come match of the day. “
Mauresmo, in his first year as director of the French Open, is responding to questions on the relevance of Roland Garros nightly performances that were announced last year as part of a new broadcast agreement.
Rafael Nadal’s quarter-final victory over Novak Djokovic, one of nine selected matches, ended at 1:15 am on Thursday under the auspices of Court Philippe Chatrier.
Currently 18 of the 20 matches originally scheduled on Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne Lenglen are related to women.
The first on Thursday afternoon was the quarter-final between Daria Kasatkina and Russian teammate Veronika Kudermetova, who played in front of rows and rows of empty seats.
“Well it is Thursday, 12 o’clock. I do not expect everyone to come and the stadium to fill the first match of the day. So, I mean it is good,” Kasatkina said after the direct programs of he won.
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