Paris - When you've got to go, you've got to go but at Roland Garros this
year, tennis players desperate to dash to the toilet may have to grin
and bear it following a rule change.
French Open chiefs have decided to limit toilet breaks during a match to one per player.
Previously, women players were allowed two toilet breaks in a three-set match while men could go three times in a five-setter.
However, the sight of a player dashing from a court in the heat of
battle - often when a set has been lost - has left opponents and fans
irritated, claiming that the move is merely a tactical manoeuvre.
"For men it's a little bit different because they can play maybe
five, six hours, easy," said Karolina Pliskova, the Roland Garros second
seed this year.
"Maybe I think they should have two, that would be better. But the women, I think one is enough. Maybe too much!
"Because you always have time to go before."