Azarenka complained about the low temperature (Reuters)
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka complained about lousy weather at the French Open tennis “Roland Garros” on Sunday, in light of low temperatures and light rain during her first-round match at the Roland Garros sand courts.
Belarusian Azarenka and rival Danka Kovinic have knocked off the field after the match was halted while Azarenka was runner-up to the US Open champion 2-1.
The supervisors asked Azarenka to stay on the field until a decision was made regarding the resumption of the match, but she refused, saying, “No. The temperature is 8 degrees. I live in Florida, and I am used to the hot weather.”
Kovinic, who is from Montenegro, said she did not want to wait in the stadium because it was already freezing.
Azarenka added, “It’s ridiculous. It’s so cold. Why is that, are we sitting here like ducks ?!”
The two players returned to the match after a 50-minute delay, and the Belarus player quickly broke her opponent’s service to consolidate her lead and resolve the confrontation 6-1, 6-2.
The French Open is usually held in May and June but was postponed due to the Corona pandemic.