NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Friday, July 13, 2007
U.S. Open to close lockers rooms to reporters
Last year at the U.S. Open, after Andre Agassi played the final match of his career, female reporters were barred from the men's locker room, in violation of U.S. Open media rules. Despite inviting gender equality, male reporters still went to the men's locker room, and female reporters to the women's locker room. To correct this discrepancy, the USTA has decided to close both locker rooms to all reporters. Other exclusive player areas will be open to members of the news media.