Backpedaling isn't just about cycling.

Amélie Mauresmo apologized Thursday on the Tennis Channel media for her remarks on women's tennis, delivered the day before at a press conference.

The director of Roland-Garros made a point of addressing "the players who felt bad following what I said".

“People who know me, who have known me on and off the pitch, throughout my career, through everything I have done, know that I am a great fighter for equal rights, women's tennis and women in general," added the former world No.

Champions of the present, like Iga Swiatek, or of the past, like Martina Navratilova, did not appreciate Mauresmo's remarks.

Directions for next year

Asked about the 90% male night sessions since the start of the tournament, the latter had assured: “It is not a regret.

It is more complicated by having only one match to schedule a women's match.

At the moment, men's tennis offers more appeal.


A statement taken out of context according to the ex-champion, who sketched lines of thought for next year with Tennis Channel, with the possibility of scheduling two matches in the night session or a women's match and another of double.


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