Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who is on the WTA Player Council, says that she will be ready to play in December if the season is extended till then once the tennis suspension is lifted. In recent weeks, there have been rumours that when the tennis season resumes, the calendar may be extended to playing in November and December to make up for the events lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the TennisActu website, the Russian says that the current calendar of playing from January to November anyways requires a change, "If it is necessary to play in December I will be ready, in any case it is necessary to change this calendar where we play without stopping from January to November.".
Speaking about the current situation, Pavlyuchenkova says, "We have announced a resumption date but there is really no agreement, everything can change. It does not look like an offseason at all as some say because the only thing that I can do is motivate myself physically and hit the ball because I'm lucky to have a court not far from home.
I'm lucky because some people can't even do all that. " The Russian also announced her split from French coach Sam Sumyk after six months, saying that the energy between the two was not correct. Pavlyuchenkova is a former junior World No.
1 and winner of two junior Grand Slam titles. She peaked at No. 13 in the world rankings in July 2011. The Russian has won twelve singles and five doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as five singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.
• Hong Kong Open: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova pips Beatriz Haddad Maia; enters last-8• Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova posts message after being denied entry into Czech Republic• Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova explains decision to skip grass season, Wimbledon• French Open: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova strides back into last-8 in Paris• Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova follows Serena Williams on exclusive French Open list• Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova identifies why Maria Sharapova was so special and unique