- He clarified this was a merging of the two governing bodies (ATP and WTA) saying "These are tough times in every sport and we can come out of this with 2 weakened bodies or 1 stronger body."
Just wondering…..am I the only one thinking that now is the time for men’s and women’s tennis to be united and come together as one?— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 22, 2020
- WTA president Micky Lawler said it should be seriously discussed last year.
- Billie Jean King expressed support saying it had been her long term vision.
- Last week ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said he thought the two tours working more closely together is "a no-brainer" - Many high profile players (mainly female) expressed support for the idea
I agree, and have been saying so since the early 1970s. One voice, women and men together, has long been my vision for tennis.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 22, 2020
The WTA on its own was always Plan B.
I’m glad we are on the same page.
Let’s make it happen. #OneVoice https://t.co/FHbQHLiY6v
Hey @rogerfederer as you know per our discussions I completely agree that it would be great to get out of this world crisis with the union of men's and women's tennis in one only organisation 🎾👍🏻 https://t.co/fTCfvMiU4G— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 22, 2020
Yes Roger! Can wheelchair please come too? :) https://t.co/Uuh1YmyXWN— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) April 22, 2020
You are not the only one 😊— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) April 22, 2020
Yes, would be a good idea https://t.co/Xu9AXLFX7z— Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) April 22, 2020
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