Poor Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep. Both were bounced from a rainy French Open on Tuesday after neither could sustain leads from Sunday.
The second-seeded Radwanska was up a set and 3-0 against Tsvetana Pironkova but upon return the Bulgarian won 10 straight games and eventually took the match 26, 63, 63 to advance to her first French Open quarterfinals.
Afterward, Radwanska didn’t appreciate having play in the wet, cold conditions.
“I’m just so surprised and angry, that, you know, we have to play in the rain,” Radwanska said. “It’s not a $10,000 tournament. It’s a Grand Slam. How can you allow players to play in the rain? I cannot play in those conditions.
“The second set we played pretty much in the rain. I don’t think they really care what we think. I think they care about other things, I guess.
“So, well, I’m just pissed.”
Radwanska added that she had hand surgery a few years ago, and playing in heavy conditions didn’t help.
Halep followed by blowing a 5-3 first set lead from Sunday to fellow French finalist Sam Stosur to lose 76, 63. She took blasted the officials.
“No one cares about the players, in my opinion,” Halep said. “I don’t care that I lost the match today. But I was close to getting injured with my back, so that’s a big problem.
“The court was not good. The balls were wet, completely wet during the match. I think it’s too difficult to play tennis in these conditions.”
The winners both saw things differently. S”We have played in all sorts of conditions,” she said. “Usually if the court is not fit for play, like if it’s slippery, they would cancel the match right away.”
Added Stosur, “If the umpire says we’re stopping, we’re stopping. I don’t know what the forecast is,” Stosur said. “I know what it feels like out there and I know it was raining for the first time we went out today, but the court was okay for the most part.
“I don’t think Simona was complaining about it. Again we’re told to play, we play. If it gets too wet you’ve got to say something. Yeah, like it’s not good out there, but it was fine for us.”
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