"Nassau County public health officials have issued a 40s notice for all people who have had prolonged contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus. Since the players are staying in Nassau County, the quarantine requirement prevents them from reaching the USTA Billiea Jean King National Tennis Center.
The USTA is obliged to follow the guidelines of the State, the city and the County. All people who have been in prolonged contact with the infected player will have to remain in their rooms for the remainder of the forty period.
Kristina Mladenovic is one of these people, and since the doubles tournament has begun, the team of Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos has been disqualified from the US Open." With this statemente we can read the clamorous disparity in treatment between a woman and a man in tennis: in fact, if we see what happened first to Adrian Mannarino and Kristina Mladenovc then, we see how there is still no balance between men's and women's Tour, in terms of equality of conditions.
US Open: the clamorous disparity between Kristina Mladenovic and Adrian Mannarino
In Flushing Meadows, after what happened with Benoit Paire and the positivity at Covid-19 in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center bubble.
Kristina Mladenovic was disqualified from the women's doubles together with Timea Babos, before the second round match against Alison Riske and Gabriela Dabrowski. This happens after the three-hour delay that the New York State Department of Health put off the match between Alexander Zverev and Adrian Mannarino.
The Frenchman seemed unable to play that match, sparking a real spy-story leak. However, the unequal treatment between Mannarino and his countrywoman Mladenovic put in place by the tournament board is sensational. In reality, despite this scenario will lead to new controversy on the disparity of treatment between the players of men's and women's single, it must be said that the decision to let Adrian Mannarino play and not to let Kristina Mladenovic play did not depend so much on USTA, but from Nassau County and the New York Health Offices and Administrations.
A few days ago, after the defeat against Varvara Gracheva in the second round of the women's singles, Maldenovic had harsh words against the bubble and the tournament: "What we are experiencing here is a nightmare.
I'm not looking for an excuse for my defeat, it's not the fault of the USTA if I haven't converted my four match points. Now I only have one wish and that is to get my freedom back. I would really like to tell you about the many things that are happening here; the way they are treating us is abominable.
The conditions here they are atrocious. If I had known that to play cards for 40 minutes with a player who tested positive but already negative, I would have found myself in these conditions, I would never have set foot in this tournament."