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Garbine Muguruza wants women’s Laver Cup

AFP
Published : Sep 29, 2017, 5:07 am IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2017, 5:08 am IST

Caroline Wozniacki, the world number six, also warned a women’s Laver Cup would be tough to arrange.

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their semi-final match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (Photo: AP)
 Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their semi-final match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (Photo: AP)

Wuhan: A Laver Cup-style tournament would be “awesome” for women’s tennis, world number one Garbine Muguruza said, but warned it would be difficult to schedule in an already packed calendar.

Muguruza said she had seen clips of Team Europe’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battling Team World for the maiden title last weekend in a packed stadium in Prague.

“I just love that people go and watch tennis and the stadium was full,” she said. “It would be awesome to also have it on the women’s side.”

But the 23-year-old Spaniard, speaking at the Wuhan Open in China, warned it would be tough to find a date.

“It could be a mess to figure out when we could do it. No matter what you want to do with our schedule, it’s very hard,” she said.

The Laver Cup format, similar to golf’s Ryder Cup, saw Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Tomas Berdych representing Europe against the Team World’s Sam Querrey, John Isner, Nick Kyrgios, Jack Sock, Denis Shapovalov and Frances Tiafoe.

Caroline Wozniacki, the world number six, also warned a women’s Laver Cup would be tough to arrange. “If it did happen on the women’s side everyone would have to stick together in wanting to play that week and not go for another tournament. So I’m not sure if it would work,” she said.

Early autumn is a particularly hectic period for top female players as they launch themselves into the Asian swing in Tokyo before zooming off to Wuhan and then Beijing in a bid to qualify for the WTA Finals.    

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