On Thursday, June 6, WTA CEO Steve Simon issued the following statement:
“There’s no doubt that scheduling has been challenged by weather conditions and the WTA understands the scheduling issues presented at Roland Garros.
"We are, however, extremely disappointed by the scheduling of both women’s semifinals on outside courts. This decision is unfair and inappropriate. The four women who have played so well and made it this far have earned their right to play on the biggest stage.
"We believe other solutions were possible which would have been to the benefit of fans as well as all players.”