Agnieszka Radwanska has hit out on the French Open after the world #2 became the latest shock casualty.
The Eastbourne-bound ace fell to Tsvetana Pironkova in three sets, having led by a set and 3-0 before on Sunday before rain set in.
Paris was washout yesterday, and they resumed today despite the rain at Roland Garros.
As a result Radwanska lost 10 games on the trot and was bounced out of the 4th Round 2-6 6-3 6-3 by the unseeded Bulgarian.
The angry Pole, who has never got past the quarter-final stage at the French Open, fumed: “I had surgery a few years ago and I couldn’t really play in those conditions, end of story.”
“I’m just so surprised and angry that we have to play in the rain. I mean, it’s not a $10,000 tournament – it’s a Grand Slam.”
“How can you allow players to play in the rain? I cannot play in those conditions.
“I don’t know who allows us to play in these kind of conditions. I don’t think they really care what we think. I think they care about other things, I guess.”
Radwanska, who lost for the first time to a player outside the world’s top 100 – Pironkova is world #102 – concluded: “The ball gets so heavy after actually a couple of shots and it’s slippery as well.
“You know everything is just getting harder. But what can you do? It’s getting worse and worse every game.”
Pironkova admitted: “I could say I’m surprised, but I think coming to the tournament I was in a very good shape.
“My results in the previous tournaments didn’t show it, but I was feeling good and right now I showed that actually I’m feeling in a good form.”