Tennis fans didnt' like the way the trophy ceremony was handled at the Rome Open slamming the event on social media as it was unfolding.
The trophy ceremony didn't go as smoothly as the organizers wanted as the crowd was booing, the order in which it's traditionally done was wrong and it just wasn't a very good look. It was the second event in a row where the trophy ceremony for the WTA side drew criticism by many and we bring you some of the fan reactions below:
"You should be ashamed! this ceremony is one big embarrassment. No respect for girls."
"This is joke not a final WTA1000. Shame on you. The trophy ceremony was scandalous and such amateur. You even didn’t knew who is Kalinina and who Rybakina, you switched trophies, you got the order wrong. Winning trophy to Rybakina gave some hostess, instead tournament director"
"What a disaster! Who organizes that important match so late at night when the temperature drops and is so easy to get injured. WTA shame on you!"
"This ceremony is chaos, what is going on and why are the crowd booing?"
"The WTA Trophy ceremony was just disaster… totally disrespectful for both players…"