Dominic Thiem attracted quite a bit of criticism for his comments on helping out lower ranked players financially. The multimillionaire and grand slam finalist stated he didn’t want to contribute to a fund that helped tennis players during Corona Virus.
Algerian female tennis player Ines Ibbou penned an open letter in response in which she talks about the difficulties for her as a tennis player trying to break through. Like Thiem, Ibbou was a top ranked junior and many commentators labelled her a miracle coming from a country without indoor tennis courts or performance tennis coaches to make it to 24 in the world u14.
Top coach Kris Soutar commented it is an incredible video. Every coach, player and decision maker in tennis must see this. Before he called for equality for all.
You can view the complete video below.