By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday April 7, 2021
Alizé Cornet was not thrilled to listen to in regards to the potential postponement of Roland-Garros by one week. Talking in an interview with Tennis Channel’s Steve Weismann on Wednesday after her victory over Elise Mertens, she took a poke at France’s present Minister of Sport.
“It stays between us, however our Sports activities Minister is a catastrophe,” Cornet mentioned, referring to Roxana Maracineanu. “Sorry I’ve nothing in opposition to her, however she solely takes dangerous choices from sport, it’s like she doesn’t care.”
Alize Cornet not pleased to be informed of the reported postponement of Roland Garros on Tennis Channel.
(I additionally love that she says “it stays between us” throughout a stay tv interview.) pic.twitter.com/IKkS96VQJo
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) April 7, 2021
Cornet added that Roland-Garros is perhaps culpable as effectively.
“I do know it comes from the federal government, I’m fairly positive,” Cornet mentioned. “And it’d come additionally from the match, as a result of I heard that they may have extra folks in the event that they postpone for one week, however nonetheless I believe it’s a fairly egocentric determination to be sincere, as a result of the calendar goes to undergo from this postponement.”
Cornet mentioned that it will be good if the powers that be gave extra thought to the gamers, the calendar and the opposite tournaments.
“I perceive it’s not a simple time for the match however we have now to consider the gamers and the calendar—all of the tournaments, they’ve to slot in this calendar.”
When requested in regards to the rumors later, World No.1 Ashleigh Barty weighed in and careworn that the well being of the nation needs to be an important consideration.
“Whether or not it is going to occur or not, that is above my paygrade,” mentioned Barty. “That is not my determination to make. I am extraordinarily grateful and lucky that I’ve a possibility to hopefully play in one other Grand Slam at Roland-Garros. Clearly I do know that France goes by a tough interval in the meanwhile and I really feel for them, I believe it is a third wave for them, so clearly a really powerful time for the entire nation. For the time being I believe the well being of the nation needs to be prioritized and clearly if we’re lucky sufficient to play at Roland-Garros it is going to be actually particular.”