The American is having a great start to this year's events and it's a welcome change of dynamic after a few early exits in the previous few weeks. She's also one of the more outspoken WTA players on the Tour opting to speak out on several issues she deems are important.
She's also not afraid to tackle tricky questions like the prize money disparity and she tackled another one following her busy day at Roland Garros. Asked about none of the first four days featuring a WTA night match, Pegula shared her thoughts.
Yeah, I think it's tricky. I know last year we went over I think the scheduling. I did see that fact or whatever kind of circulating. I honestly haven't really checked into it. I'm sure it will come up in our council, especially this week, to go over the schedule, because I think we're always trying to work with the tournaments to making those things kind of aware.
Last year's events didn't feature too many WTA night matches either. Tournament director Amelie Mauresmo caught a lot of criticism by implying the disparity is due to bigger interest for ATP matches. While Pegula hasn't given it a lot of thought she does want more spotlight on WTA matches.
But to be honest, I haven't really given it much thought. But yeah, that's something that hopefully we can get corrected and keep highlighting women's matches. There are so many great matchups, so the more we can get those in prime time slots is always better.
Day five schedule won't have a WTA match either as Gael Monfils will take on Holger Rune so perhaps day 6 will do the trick.