Spectator scandal in Miami over Wozniacki
Wozniacki complains about spectators at the WTA tournament in Miami. Among other things, they are said to have offended the family during their second-round bankruptcy.
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki has publicly complained about the behaviour of some spectators at the WTA tournament in Miami and called on the organizers to act.
In her defeat against Olympic champion Monica Puig from Puerto Rico (6:0, 4:6, 4:6), “people in the audience” threatened her family, wrote the Australian Open winner on Twitter. No one had taken any action against it.
“They wished my mother and father to die, insulted me with words I cannot repeat here and told my fiancé’s niece and nephew (both ten years old) to sit down and shut up,” Wozniacki said.
“Neither the security guards nor the staff have done anything to prevent this and have even accepted it happening,” said the 27-year-old: “I hope the Miami Open will take this seriously because it is a terrible example for the next generation of players and fans.
The safety of the players is our number one priority,” said the former professional: “During the match, tournament and WTA staff and security personnel were present. They have not heard any threats against the players or their families, nor have they been made aware of them.”