The event’s 10th seed was 2-1 up towards Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic within the first spherical when she took issues into her personal arms after gentle rain paused the match.
When she was requested to stay on court docket by a match official whereas a choice was taken about whether or not play ought to proceed, the Belarusian tennis participant stated she wouldn’t keep it up ready exterior.
“I am not going to sit down right here as a result of I’ll get frozen,” she instructed the supervisor.
After complaining that it was solely eight levels Celsius (46.four levels Fahrenheit), the two-time grand slam winner stated she lived in Florida and was “used to sizzling climate.”
“It is ridiculous, it is too chilly. What is the level? Sitting right here like geese,” Azarenka added.
Talking concerning the interruption, Azarenka stated: “I believe it is very tough in the mean time to have these situations. So positively not going to sit down right here and complain, however generally I believe there are smarter methods to deal with conditions.”
Over within the males’s draw, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who’s hoping to win his 13th French Open title, has additionally pressured that situations are totally different this yr, after the clay event was delayed from Could to late September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The ball is tremendous gradual, heavy. It’s totally chilly. Sluggish situations,” Nadal stated.
The Spaniard additionally stated that he has “all the time” been “beatable” on clay, commenting that Novak Djokovic has defeated him “quite a lot of occasions” on the floor.
Nadal’s opening match towards the Belarusian Egor Gerasimov is scheduled for Monday.