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The Madrid Open apologizes for not allowing the women’s doubles finalists to make remarks.

The organisers of the Madrid Open have apologized to players and fans for the “unacceptable decision” to deny the women’s doubles finalists the opportunity to make presentation statements.

Beatriz Haddad and Victoria Azarenka On Sunday, Maia defeated Americans Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-4.

After their matches, all of the singles and men’s doubles finalists addressed the crowd.

According to organizers, they have apologized immediately to the four players implicated.

‘Which century were they in?’ – Pegula on Madrid Open Tournament CEO Gerard Tsobanian stated, “We sincerely apologize to all the players and fans who expected more from the Mutua Madrid Open.”

“It was unacceptable to deny our women’s doubles finalists the opportunity to address their fans at the end of the match, and we have apologized directly to Victoria, Beatriz, Coco, and Jessica.”

“We are reviewing our protocols internally and with the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and are committed to improving our process moving forward.” We made a mistake that will not be repeated.”

When asked by BBC Sport earlier this week, organizers stated they would “not comment on the matter.”


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