WTA player Aleksandra Krunic, who is also on the WTA Players Council, says she is not in favour of the player relief programme proposed by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, of Serbia. Speaking to BTU, the 27 year old Krunic, who is ranked No.
218 in the world rankings, says, "Girls don’t agree that they need to pay 600-700 players. Unanimously. And I agree with this, although I’m always for justice, let’s do the same for everyone. "But if Grand Slams are giving money, then, first of all, you want to help people, who play them.
If you don’t qualify for the Grand Slams, you don’t earn anything. “It turns out that someone in the top 500 will earn more during coronavirus now than he earned in a year. If you have been in the top 500 for a couple of years, if you do not have a coach, you cannot afford it, then, of course, you should expect that you will be in the red.
We all went through this." “We all know what life is outside the top 200. To ask the girls for 30 thousand dollars to help someone, again there will be questions: “Who should I help?”, “And for whom is it?”.
One will want to help the 250th, the second – 700, the third – to anyone. Krunic is the latest player to make comments against the Djokovic proposed fund. She has been ranked in the Top 40 in June 2018. World No. 3 Dominic Thiem was among the biggest names to speak against the proposal and say that he would rather choose which players or causes his money goes to.