Fans scratching their heads over Australian Open bottled water
Australian Open fans have questioned Tennis Australia's choice of official botteld water supplier at this year's tournament.
Her tweet has been retweeted more than 500 times and received more than 250 comments, one of which was from Senator Derryn Hinch, who said the deal was too good to refuse.
“In a universe where the deal was worth millions of dollars a year to Tennis Australia,” he wrote.
Tennis Australia claims the Australian Open is a global event with “a long history of partnering with international brands” and Ganten water has long been associated with other major tennis and sporting events.
“The Australian Open continues to expand its global reach and partnerships, which helps to grow the sport at all levels in Australia.”
The twitter post has sparked controversy and some salient points.
“The current outrage about Chinese bottled water being sold at the Australian Open is quite an amount larger than the days when Evian was the ‘official water’,” Preston Towers wrote on Twitter. “No prize for guessing as to why that would be.”
“Idea for next year: Ditch the one-use plastic, provide water fountains and if people don’t bring their own drink bottle make them buy one,” Alexandra McKiernan wrote.
“No need to buy bottled water. BYO container and use fountains,” Sarah Banks wrote.
Would choosing a local supplier help to grow our economy as well? What do you think of this deal?