Caroline Wozniacki is considering a boycott of the Miami Open after the manner in which event officials responded to the treatment of her family at the tournament in March.
The Australian Open champion claimed that her family received death threats from the crowd during her defeat to Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig. Wozniacki felt let down by tournament director James Blake’s unsymathetic response.
Blake released a statement at the time, saying: ‘During the match, we had tournament and WTA staff as well as security courtside. They never witnessed, nor were they notified of any specific threats made to the players or their families.
If we had been notified, the situation would have been dealt with immediately.’
The world No. 2 was left fuming at the lack of action taken by the tournament and revealed she struggled to sleep in the immediate aftermath. ‘I slept horribly for probably four or five days after that, I wasn’t at ease,’ Wozniacki said.
And the tournament may be without another of the game’s biggest stars in 2019 as Wozniacki seriously considers staying away. ‘I just have to make a decision next year on whether I feel like I want to go back or not. I haven’t made that decision yet,’ she said.
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