US Open: Serena Williams :”Officials should not have switched Safina’s match”
Serena Williams felt Dinara Safina had every right to feel annoyed after U.S. Open organisers bumped the Russian off Arthur Ashe Stadium for her third-round match against Petra Kvitova.
Safina and Kvitova were scheduled to kick off Saturday night’s programme on the main arena but after the daytime schedule overran by almost three hours, they were moved to the smaller Louis Armstrong Court.
By switching the match, James Blake and Tommy Robredo could start their clash simultaneously on the Ashe arena.
“Why didn’t they move the men’s match again? They were second on.
I have to take her side on this. She was first on. They should have moved the men’s match. Simple as that, that’s how it should be done.
If you’re supposed to play a match, you’re supposed to play it, and then you move the next match.” Serena Williams said.
Safina slammed the organisers for favouring the men’s match and said: “I’m number one player in the world, why did they move me? I don’t think it’s a fair decision they made.”