Fort Worth Dickies Arena crowdless: Iga swiatek very disappointed
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 33734
The WTA Finals 2022 in Fort Worth, at least from the point of view of the crowds present at the Dickies Arena, are not enjoying the hoped-for success. The first four days of competition saw all the players present in Texas take the court, including the undisputed world number one Iga Swiatek.
The Pole secured first place in the Tracy Austin Group by easily beating Daria Kasatkina and Caroline Garcia. It will be the Russian and the French who will compete for the second semifinal, considering that Coco Gauff was eliminated after losing the first two games.
Swiatek expressed her disappointment at the lack of attention shown by the American crowd for the event that brings together the best eight players of the season. She said: "I hope to see the stadium full soon, but we'll see.
I hope to have this chance, because I like to feed on the energy that the crowd transmits." Iga, on the court, is playind a very dominat tennis, despite de disappoint for the lack of crowd on the stands.
Lack of corwd at the WTA Finals
Pam Shriver, former number three in the WTA ranking, tried to analyze the reasons for the story through her Twitter account: "There are at least two reasons for the lack of public participation.
Halloween is an important holiday here, people prefer to be with family. Many people stay home to give candy and sweets to children. A major NFL event took place on the same night as the tournament and a Texas team was involved in the World Series.
Furthermore, two months of promotion of the event are not many." Shriver's arguments are valid, but it would still be necessary to reflect and analyze in detail the situation of the women's circuit. Journalist Jose Molgado showed a clear picture of the first days of competition and the reaction of the public at the WTA Finals 2022.
The absence of people is evident in the photo and it is clearly possible to define the empty stands. The hope of the players and the organizers of the tournament is to see the stands empty at least in the final stages of the important event.
Crowd for the first singles match of the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, featuring US's #1 Jess Pegula. pic.twitter.com/QRbyFrepfJ — José Morgado (@josemorgado) October 31, 2022