Beauty of a player is among the things taken into consideration when deciding on the court selection at Wimbledon and it has been confirmed by All England Club spokesperson Johnny Perkins.
“Good looks are a factor,” said Perkins, and added that court selection is “a great big mixture of where the players are in the draw, who they’re playing, what their ranking is”.
Svetlana Kuznetsova was among those bewildered by the situation:
It’s weird. If you look at the schedule, it’s not only about me. It’s about Dinara on Court No 2, Venus (Williams) on Court No 1 and the girls who are not very highly seeded they play on Centre. I respect them. They’re great players for sure. But this is what’s weird for me; what’s their strategy, what’s their plan of making the schedule?
Kuzzy, I’m illustrating this article with your photo! 🙂
Despite the frustrations of the supposedly less-pretty top players, BBC is benefiting from Wimbledon’s scheduling policy.
A BBC source said:
No one has heard of many of the women now, so if they are pretty it definitely gives them an edge. Our preference would always be a Brit or a babe as this always delivers high viewing figures.