Player Julia Georges tweeted: “What a nice view every morning here in Acapulco,” and posted a beautiful picture of the beach from her balcony.
The world’s tennis players sound like a travel brochure at their tour stop this week. I’m thinking a new slogan for the place could go something like this:
“Acapulco. Fun, sun, beheaded bodies found at the shopping mall.”
We know athletes don’t live in the real world with the rest of us, but this is ridiculous. I can’t even believe the men’s and women’s tennis tours didn’t cancel the event, rather than risk the lives of their players.
The players feel a false sense of security from their usual isolation and disconnect. No matter what kind of protection the Mexican government has promised, they should be scared for their lives.