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WTA Istanbul - Radwanska and Wozniacki complain about court

Say surface is slow and sticky
WTA Tennis  27 Oct 2011 - 08:51 / by Prakash / reads 2750.
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World no. 8 Agnieszka Radwanska isvery happy with the court surface being used at this week's WTA Championships in Istanbul. The temporary indoor hard court is built on top of a basketball court. "It's pretty slow. It's weird bounces, and surface very sticky so it's hard to run, as well," she told reporters.

Caroline Wozniacki added: "It's slow and doesn't bounce very high. It's sticky and you feel it in the legs. It's a little bit uneven too. But for me I like it. You just need to be prepared for longer matches."




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