Sharapova raps Australian Open organizers over late scheduling

By Ian Ransom

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after twice Grand Slam champion Muguruza finally closed out a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5 win over former Melbourne semi-finalist Konta

Since when do women play best-of-five?

it's easy to see both sides in this argument. Playing to a post-midnight empty stadium is terrible, and it compromises the level of play. That said, there are plenty of other tough conditions that people have had to play under (extreme heat, extreme cold, sun in the eyes, noise, etc.) and that "survival" element is part of the game as well.

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because no one is interested, you know, in seeing two top-notch athletes going out on the court after midnight."

Well not interested in those 2 anyway. Federer vs Nadal would draw a full house at whatever time.

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Its all about the TV ratings. Night matches seem totally stupid to me.

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