In the last hours, it was announced that the 2021 WTA Finals will be played, from November 8, in Guadalajara, on hard surface, bringing together the best players on the world circuit.
However, there are already those who oppose it from the other side of the world. As is the case with Craig Tyzzer, Ashleigh Barty’s coach.
The coach of the No. 1 in the world raised his voice, against the tournament being played there. “We have just realized that it will be played in Mexico, at an altitude of 1,500 meters, and that they use pressure-free balls there,” said Tyzzer, according to Reuters.
“Balls without pressure fly. It is a ball that, if you use it under normal conditions, does not bounce. It is not the best news for the best players in the world to play in conditions they have never experienced before. Unknown conditions, a country where they have never played, I think it’s ridiculous. As a show it’s scary“.
Ashleigh Barty, a winner this year in Melbourne, Miami, Stuttgart, Wimbledon and Cincinnati before losing in the third round of the US Open to Shelby Rogers, is expected to return to the circuit in early October.
Once it was known that the Chinese tour was canceled due to the Covid pandemic, the WTA managers looked for a suitable location for the contest that will bring together the best in singles and doubles, to put an end to this season. It should be remembered that the competition belongs to Shenzhen until 2030 and will return when the health situation allows it.