Madrid Open apologizes for treatment of women’s tennis stars

May 11, 2023

The Madrid Open has apologized for a series of miscues in which the women’s stars received unequal treatment compared to the men’s players.

The women’s doubles finalists — runners-up Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula and champions Victoria Azarenka and Beatriz Haddad Maia — did not receive the opportunity to make the traditional post-match speeches, even though the men’s doubles finalists did. JWS