"Make it a little bit easier on us": Elena Rybakina slams WTA for current schedule due to injury concerns

Monday, 29 April 2024 at 07:36
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Elena Rybakina has been fairly outspoken in the past about the WTA calling the leadership 'weak' while in Canada last year and being at the forefront when it comes to berating scheduling woes. She has criticised the schedule of players this time around and injuries being more of a risk as a result.
Rybakina saw off Mayar Sherif on Sunday and will now face Sara Bejlek on Monday afternoon for a spot in the Quarter-Finals of the Madrid Open. But speaking to Tennis Channel afterwards, she admitted that especially with injury concerns that the WTA should make it easier on them health wise.
With murmurings albeit shut down as such of a 10th Masters 1000 incoming, it will be very much no off-season for a lot of players soon which will create its own issues in an already stacked schedule. "For us, it’s very difficult schedule, that's for sure. Of course, people want to see quality matches. It’s not easy to perform when you are traveling so much and you have week by week tournament," Rybakina said on Tennis Channel.
"I think the most important thing to have this consistency so the players don't get injured, that's the most important so I will say just to make it a little bit easier on us just health wise."

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