Ashberty’s camp has been hit by a “horrible” change to the tennis season. It may see her miss a multi-million dollar payday.
Her coach, Craig Tyzzer, may not defend her title at the end of the season’s WTA Finals in Mexico, due to “ridiculous” play conditions and tournament timing at the venue. I said I couldn’t.
The WTA Finals, contested by the world’s top eight single players and eight double teams, will be moved from Shenzhen, China to Guadalahara this week for the Covid-19 pandemic, starting November 8.
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Titzer will open the Australian Open 2022 when playing in Mexico, as Bertie, who won the 2019 WTA Finals before the 2020 edition was canceled, will also have to undergo two weeks of home quarantine when returning to Australia. Said that it could jeopardize the preparation of.
The 2019 edition of WTA Finals has a $ 19 million prize pool, making it the richest event on the WTA calendar. Bertie put $ 6.4 million in his pocket by winning two years ago. This is the largest check in men’s or women’s tennis history.
“We found that we were using a pressure-free ball at 1500 meters above sea level in Mexico,” Tizer told AAP Wednesday.
“A ball without pressure will definitely fly. It’s a ball that won’t bounce when used under normal conditions. It’s not the best publicity that the best girls in the world are doing things they’ve never done before.
“In situations where they have never played, in countries where they do not play, and at altitude, I find it ridiculous. As a spectacle, it’s just scary.”
Bertie, who Suffering from the third round exit at the US Open this month, “I’m physically and mentally tired,” says Tyzzer.
“Indian Wells (next month) is still on the radar, but she just needs to rest,” he added. “So I just told her to run away and spend the holidays.
“It’s certainly not easy to have to come back and do two weeks (in quarantine) after attending and playing the event in Mexico, which will ruin the summer as well.
“It’s a decision we have to sit down and ponder.
“At first I was told that it was Hong Kong, but I was told that it was Prague, but suddenly I heard that it was in Mexico.
“It’s like the last minute. It doesn’t surprise me because they’re really trying to promote the best girls in the world to the top 8 as showcases and put them in their current location.”
Bertie has been on a journey since leaving Australia in March and is looking forward to returning as much as possible.
she Winner of Wimbledon in July However, she suffered a surprising loss to American Shelby Rogers at Flushing Meadows, ending her hopes of winning another Grand Slam title this year.
“I’m sorry, it’s hard to swallow,” Bertie said after the match. “Every day there are winners and losers, and I’m crazy about tennis.
“You cannot win every tennis match you play.
“I’m proud of myself and my team for all the efforts I’ve made in the last six months. It was pretty incredible. I don’t think I could ask for it any more honestly. I don’t change anything. “