Momentum is development for the WTA to interchange the Brisbane Global with their model of the lads’s ATP Cup subsequent yr.
However international No.2 Karolina Pliskova says she received’t be backing the undertaking – and is the primary to confess it’s for purely private causes.
A few of tennis’ largest stars had been vocal of their disapproval of the ladies’s Brisbane Global being compelled to play 2nd mess around to the ATP Cup previously week.
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A conflict with the inaugural 24-team males’s match’s round-robin suits has ensured the star-studded Brisbane Global box have needed to toil away on out of doors courts and now not characteristic on primary stadium Pat Rafter Enviornment till Thursday – 4 days into the week-long, season-opening event.
Twin Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova mentioned it used to be now not honest whilst former US Open winner Sloane Stephens claimed it used to be downright disrespectful. They joined a refrain of popularity of the formation of a WTA Cup staff event in 2020.
However Czech gun Pliskova – on course to win 3 Brisbane Global titles in 4 years – doesn’t need it to occur.
The 2017 and 2019 Brisbane champion believed she used to be on a excellent factor in Queensland and didn’t need the rest to switch after shifting into this yr’s semi-finals with a difficult 3 set win over American Alison Riske.
“Smartly, as I’ve been somewhat a success in this event, I’d stay it as it’s,” the second one seed mentioned.
“No staff competitions for me. In fact it (WTA Cup) is evidently fascinating extra for gamers, for some gamers, for fanatics possibly since you see extra suits, you notice doubles, and you notice the nations in opposition to every different.
“I believe it may be a laugh however I’m now not about it.”
Pliskova will hope to proceed her golden run in Brisbane when she strains up in Saturday’s semi-final in opposition to reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka. She has a 2-2 occupation face to face document in opposition to the twin grand slam champion after coming off 2nd best possible of their closing assembly, closing yr’s Australian Open semi-finals.
“Closing time we performed it used to be in Melbourne closing yr and it used to be beautiful shut, the entire suits are at all times one destroy in every set,” Pliskova mentioned of her document in opposition to Japan’s Osaka.
“There’s now not many probabilities as a result of she will be able to serve smartly and I will serve smartly, so it’s going to be about a few issues (to decide end result).
“I believe she’s taking part in beautiful excellent this week, so it’s going to be tricky however I’m taking a look ahead to it.”
Within the different Brisbane Global semi-final on Saturday, international No.7 Kvitova takes on former US Open finalist Madison Keys.