France's Alize Cornet has said that she is also not sure whether she would go and play the US Open in New York in August and says she is angry about the qualifying tournament being dropped from the Grand Slam event in New York.
Alize Cornet says she is not sure if she will play the US Open in New York
The 30 year old Fenchwoman spoke to Le Parisien and said the growing number of cases in the United States and the related restrictions are some of her concerns when it comes to playing the US Open.
“The on-site measures will be very strict. This gives the picture that it is far too early, but that we are doing it anyway because the business must continue. To be honest, I have a lot of trouble with the event, especially when I see how they want to organize it.
When will I make my decision? I'm waiting, but I don't know what I'm waiting for. My interest as a player would be to go, but is it my interest as a human? I do not know. " The former World No. 11 also says she is angry about the fact that the qualifying event has been dropped from the US Open when it was the lower ranked players who have struggled most during the current shutdown and called for more unity in the tennis world among the players.
"It is a shame that there are no qualifications. I don't know how they propose this! We have been talking about the players who struggle the most for months, and the first decision of the US Open is to penalize them.
Already that tennis is unequal.. I am fully committed to having someone represent us and to stop going in all directions. There are too many speakers but nothing changes. We could have gotten together and said: sorry, we're not coming at the US Open.
They weren't going to play it without players. This is where we are really stupid." Alizé Cornet has won six singles and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour and is a former World No. 11. The US Open is scheduled to begin in New York in late August as of now.
She has reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. In 2014, she defeated World No. 1 Serena Williams on three occasions. She also won the junior singles title at the 2007 French Open. which was her best result as a junior.