The administration answerable for overseeing the Madrid Open has issued an apology to the finalists of the ladies’s doubles occasion on this yr’s event, in response to public backlash relating to their choice to ban gamers from delivering speeches in the course of the trophy presentation.
Singles world quantity three Jessica Pegula, who partnered with Coco Gauff of their 6-1 6-4 defeat by Victoria Azarenka and Beatriz Haddad Maia, stated on Sunday she was left disillusioned after organizers didn’t enable the finalists to handle followers.
The lads’s doubles finalists have been allowed to take action following their match a day earlier and event organizers apologized to gamers and followers “who count on extra of the Madrid Open”.
“Not giving our girls’s doubles finalists the possibility to handle their followers on the finish of the match was unacceptable and we now have apologized on to Victoria, Beatriz, Coco and Jessica,” event CEO Gerard Tsobanian stated.
Azarenka had stated on Twitter that it was “laborious to elucidate” to her son Leo why she was not capable of communicate on the ceremony.
“We’re working internally and with the WTA to evaluate our protocols and are dedicated to enhancing our course of shifting ahead,” Tsobanian stated.
“We made a mistake and this is not going to ever occur once more,” he added.