"They basically lied to the media so they could avoid giving refunds": Tennis fans react as Kalinina confirms WTA Final couldn't be played on Sunday

Tennis fans put the Rome Open on blast after Anhelina Kalinina revealed that the late start of the WTA Final wasn't the choice of the players as the event claimed.

Organizers of the Rome Open have made claims that the WTA final was played due to players choosing to play the final late as opposed to Sunday for example. The claim was that the players were given a choice of what to do and they chose to play. That proved to be false as Anhelina Kalinina explained that the players were never given a chance.

Kalinina explained how she understood the situation:

"I mean, as I understood we don't have any other choice because tomorrow they have fully booked schedule. They kind of cannot put us tomorrow."

We bring you some reactions below.

Fans blast the Rome Open

"So Rome organizers lied and told journos and tv commies that both women wanted to play the final on the same day just so they can hold ladies final at 11pm (and avoid giving refunds?). I am glad the crowd booed tf out of them every time they were mentioned."

"Oh for gods sake— so they basically lied to the media and everyone yesterday then so they could avoid giving refunds? The WTA have been very useless and very silent over the debacles that have been Madrid and Rome."

"Also just noticed this… So the assumption now has to be that the tournament told everyone they gave the players the choice even if that wasn’t the case? What a couple of tournaments it’s been for shafting the women. You’d think they’d learn from Madrid’s questionable decisions,"

"I don't how much WTA cares about they're players. BTW, sorry to the whole tennis family from an Italian for the bad image that this year tournament has offered. I'm not referring to Rain delays (it's raining like ages here unfortunately) but for the prices and organizators."

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