"They just judge that it's going to be a crappy match": Jabeur believes it is time to change perspective as tickets for women's matches being resold

Today's (Sunday) night shift's match at Roland Garros (French Open) will feature women players and Ons Jabeur was asked about spectators reselling their tickets after finding out that was going to be the match.

The night shift match at Roland Garros is the most expensive ticket of the day and generally, we've seen men's matches in that slot. It worked well for the event until many started complaining that there are no WTA matches scheduled in that time slot. Tournament director Amelie Mauresmo defended the decision explaining that the best match of the day usually gets.

Her picking ATP matches was proven right when a large number of fans started reselling today's night shift tickets when the announcement came that it would be Sabalenka against Stephens at that timeslot. Jabeur shared her thoughts when notified about that:

"It is time to change that vision, because I find that people don't watch many female matches, and they just judge that it's gonna be a crappy match. But it's not the case. There are a lot of extraordinary matches. Women are training, making a lot of efforts, playing extraordinary matches. I met many people who say, Well, the female matches, blah, blah, blah, and I ask them, Did you watch a female match? They said no. How can you judge a female match without watching it?"

She added:

"I hope that is going to change the mentality of giving a chance for these women who fight on a daily basis. Because honestly, we do a lot of efforts. We make a lot of sacrifices that men don't have to do on the tour. We must schedule everything in our professional life, and it is time to change that, to change that vision."

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