By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday April 7, 2021
Alizé Cornet was not thrilled to listen to concerning the potential postponement of Roland-Garros by one week. Talking in an interview with Tennis Channel’s Steve Weismann on Wednesday after her victory over Elise Mertens, she took a poke at France’s present Minister of Sport.
“It stays between us, however our Sports activities Minister is a catastrophe,” Cornet stated, referring to Roxana Maracineanu. “Sorry I’ve nothing in opposition to her, however she solely takes unhealthy choices from sport, it’s like she doesn’t care.”
Cornet added that Roland-Garros could be culpable as effectively.
“I do know it comes from the federal government, I’m fairly certain,” Cornet stated. “And it’d come additionally from the match, as a result of I heard that they may have extra folks in the event that they postpone for one week, however nonetheless I feel it’s a fairly egocentric choice to be sincere, as a result of the calendar goes to undergo from this postponement.”
Cornet stated that it will be good if the powers that be gave extra thought to the gamers, the calendar and the opposite tournaments.
“I perceive it’s not a straightforward time for the match however we’ve got to consider the gamers and the calendar—all of the tournaments, they’ve to slot in this calendar.”
When requested concerning the rumors later, World No.1 Ashleigh Barty weighed in and careworn that the well being of the nation must be crucial consideration.
“Whether or not it may occur or not, that is above my paygrade,” stated Barty. “That is not my choice to make. I am extraordinarily grateful and lucky that I’ve a chance to hopefully play in one other Grand Slam at Roland-Garros. Clearly I do know that France goes by means of a troublesome interval in the meanwhile and I really feel for them, I feel it is a third wave for them, so clearly a really robust time for the entire nation. In the meanwhile I feel the well being of the nation must be prioritized and clearly if we’re lucky sufficient to play at Roland-Garros will probably be actually particular.”