The administration chargeable 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 concerning their resolution 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, mentioned on Sunday she was left disenchanted after organizers didn’t permit the finalists to handle followers.
The boys’s doubles finalists had 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 ladies’s doubles finalists the prospect to handle their followers on the finish of the match was unacceptable and now we have apologized on to Victoria, Beatriz, Coco and Jessica,” event CEO Gerard Tsobanian mentioned.
Azarenka had mentioned on Twitter that it was “arduous to clarify” to her son Leo why she was not in a position to converse on the ceremony.
“We’re working internally and with the WTA to evaluation our protocols and are dedicated to bettering our course of shifting ahead,” Tsobanian mentioned.
“We made a mistake and this won’t ever occur once more,” he added.