Iga Swiatek has hit out at US Open up organisers for working with various tennis balls to the males which she promises “many players” have complained about.
The US Open up is the only Grand Slam where by two unique sorts of balls are utilised for the men’s and women’s tournaments, with the latter using lighter balls.
This could be a disadvantage to the more durable-hitting gamers and Swiatek has known as on equality in conditions of the balls that need to be made use of.
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“We make much more issues [with these balls], for absolutely sure,” Swiatek informed the push following her 6-4 7-5 get around Sloane Stephens at the Cincinnati Masters. “So I don’t think that is truly awesome to check out visually I you should not know why they are diverse than men’s kinds.
“Fifteen many years ago probably women of all ages had some elbow injuries because the balls were heavier and they changed them to women’s balls. But proper now we are so physically properly ready that I do not consider it would come about.
“I come to feel, it’s really tricky to handle them, but everybody has the exact same ailments, so we are attempting to deal with that. I do not get why they are unique, actually.”
In 2019, the North American swing observed the WTA tour use diverse balls at various tournaments. This 12 months that has modified with the United States and Canadian functions using the similar balls as the US Open up.
On the other hand, this is even now inconsistent with the relaxation of the year where the women use the exact balls as the adult men.
‘I assume all those balls are terrible, specially following like a few game titles of actually hard enjoying, they are finding extra and additional light.
“At the finish, you just cannot even provide at 170km/h mainly because it is likely to fly like insane. I think they are really lousy.”
Swiatek retains discussions with WTA
Complains about the balls ended up also made by Ash Barty’s former coach, Craig Tyzzer, who claimed the Australian would under no circumstances acquire in New York. Barty, who has retired from tennis, hardly ever went outside of the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
Environment No. 1 Swiatek has revealed she and other leading gamers have talked over the problem with WTA Steve Simon.
“I know that lots of gamers complain, and many of them are leading 10 [players],” claimed Swiatek.
“Me and Paula Badosa very last calendar year talked with Steve about modifying to men’s balls. I really don’t imagine it would be a challenge due to the fact it is even now the identical enterprise.
“Maybe we need to force a bit more. I stopped pushing and trying to convince WTA simply because the war in Ukraine took place and I refocused on a little something else.”
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Resource: Euro Sports