Eva Lys has joined in on criticizing the constant ball changes as the German tennis player is calling on the WTA to make changes after a shoulder injury forced her to retire from her Seoul match. On Thursday, world No 119 Lys retired to Marie Bouzkova in the round-of-16 after the Czech won the opening set with a 6-1 score.
After the match, 21-year-old Lys took to Instagram, where she blamed the constant ball changes for the shoulder injury she sustained. "Unfortunately had to retire today due to shoulder pain. I have been feeling amazing on court-which makes today's outcome even more sad.
I think it is time for the @WTA to rethink the ball change throughout the tournaments. Adjusting every week has been really tough on a lot of players. I will try my best to recover as fast as I can. Hopefully I will see you in Cluj," Lys wrote in a message posted on her Instagram Story.
Lys calls on the WTA to address the balls issue
Lys is just one of many ATP and WTA players who have recently complained about the constant ball changes in tournaments. Throughout the season, players have been complaining that the balls used in tournaments are not great and that they are causing injuries.
But since the start of the Asian swing, those complaints have skyrocketed as many players - including some star names - have complained about the constant ball changes. On Thursday, Lys became the latest player to criticize the constant ball changes on the Tour.
Before retiring injured against Bouzkova, Lys made a great start to Seoul as she saw off Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-2 6-4. After a strong start to the tournament, Lys' Seoul campaign ended in a very unfortunate way. The next on Lys' schedule is the Transylvania Open in Cluj-Napoca, which is taking place next week. It remains to be seen if Lys will be able to play in Cluj-Napoca.