But, while strict rules allow time, there is a lack of penalties for players who violate the rules for not using that time for the right purpose. The line referee and other staff members only follow the player without supervision. There is not even a limit to the time to the bathroom, while there is a maximum of five minutes in case of injury. It is also because there is no agreement on the distance from the game field to the toilet.
Men’s tennis matches follow the same pattern. Due to the shorter playing time, the maximum is only three sets of female players should take a break. Meanwhile, male players need three sets of wins if they play in the Grand Slam, so they have two breaks in a five-set match.
But this rule is not enforced in the lower level tournaments WTA and ATP. At a professional tournament in Lexington last week, Yuxuan Zhang, after losing a quick set 1 with a score of 1-6 after 24 minutes, went to the bathroom for nearly 10 minutes – while the pitch was only allowed two minutes. . Zhang stated that the bathroom was too far away from the field. 33 minutes later, the player outside the top 200 in this world lost white set 2 with the score 0-6.
Two similar examples are found in Verena Meliss and Emily Webley-Smith. No player who wins the first set will leave the field as in the above cases. Granted, the hot weather in Kentucky meant that players needed to go to the restroom to change into sweaty clothes, but the fact that they had been on the pitch for less than half an hour.
A staff member of the organizers revealed that he often left the field during the youth tournament matches to go to the bathroom to text. He saw a player being given a banana by relatives and when peeled off, there will be a piece of coach paper with some tips. All of these behaviors are completely banned at professional level tournaments.