Tennis tournament in Corona-crisis: the flying bouquet of flowers for the winner

gave up After the final was won by Mona Barthel when the score was 4:6, 3:4 injured and Tamara tournaments Korpatsch as the winner of the first tennis in the ti

Tennis tournament in Corona-crisis: the flying bouquet of flowers for the winner

gave up After the final was won by Mona Barthel when the score was 4:6, 3:4 injured and Tamara tournaments Korpatsch as the winner of the first tennis in the times of Corona to feel could, there were two memorable scenes. First of all, the award ceremony. The Darmstadt organizers from the TC Bessungen had been awarded the contract for the preliminary round of the tournament in the part of the Germans to Ladies’ Series by the German Tennis Federation (DTB) with a hygiene concept that you have to abide by meticulously.

Not a ball children, no line judges, no spectators, a couple of sponsors, gap-free documentation of each possible chain of infection and Social Distance also at the award ceremony. The victory bouquet has reached Tamara Korpatsch in flight, tournament boss Roland Ohnacker threw it to her – a scene to Remember, was so-so in times of Corona.

The second scene a little later. Behind the fence Ohnacker in the conversation with the parents of Tamara Korpatsch. It money wasn't for the price. 5000 Euro had earned the winner. When it would be paid? Normally, you get to tournaments a check. Oh - nacker had to fit. For the prize money, the TC is Bessungen not responsible for the DTB takes over, a total of 370,000 euros for the entire series of 24 women and 32 men compete. Tamara Korpatsch, which is listed at Position 111 in the world rankings would, to the finals of the tournament to beat and this win could earn € 25,000.

5000 Euro you safe, and also is a amount that helps you and your family. That is to say money has become scarce during the Corona restrictions, since months there are no tournaments, no possibility of prize money to collect, there are in the current season, no Bundesliga, which is guaranteed in normal years, for many players, a kind of basic financial security. For professionals, such as the 25-year-old Tamara Korpatsch the Corona-crisis is also a crisis. "This is already a concern," she says, "even if I have to now get through. I have something to get from the emergency assistance for the self-employed, also from the WTA, the professional Association, there was something, a few savings, which has up to now passed on, but of course you think already, when is it finally going again, how long can I keep this up.“

A light to view the US Open, the 31. August to take place under clearance and quarantine conditions, without an audience and without a qualifying competition. Barbara Rittner, head of women's tennis in the DTB, the planned tournament is critical. "The health goes," she says. "I'm not keen on it, to fly to New York. For me the Sport is moving in the Background.“

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 20:19

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