For the second year in a row, Australian heads have opened the Australian bottle selection.
The fans turned off in the droves to be part of the day of one of Melbourne-based grand slam yesterday. But not everyone was happy.
On the stands, fans were questioned why Open organizers decided to import bottled water from China.
"In what universe do we need to import bottled water?" – wrote a journalist and tennis fan Rachel Baxendale on Twitter.
Her commentary, depicting water with the words "official Australian open water", was rewritten more than 500 times and received over 250 comments.
Among those who were running was Senator Derrin Hinch, who believed that the money was too good for the organizers.
"In the universe, where the tennis deal cost Australia millions of dollars a year," he wrote.
The transition to Ganten, a Shenzhen based company since 1992, was underestimated by the organizers last year.
In her statement Tennis Australia, Australian Open is a global event with a "long history of partnership with international brands."
"Water Gantt is a premium brand that is associated with other great tennis and sporting events.
"Australian Open continues to expand its global reach and partnerships helping to develop sport at all levels in Australia."
Tennis Australia has not responded to a request for comment this year.
Some commentators in social networks quickly pointed out that the Australians had no problems when the French company Evian sponsored Open.
"The current indignation of Chinese bottled water sold at the Australian Open is much larger than the days when Evian was" official water, "Preston Towers wrote on Twitter." No bonus for guessing why it will be. "
Others suggested that the Outdoor should throw out plastic bottles at all.
"The idea for the next year: throw plastic for a one-time use, serve water fountains, and if people do not bring their own bottle of beverage, make them buy" – wrote Alexander Makkyrnan.
"No need to buy water in bottles. BYO container and use fountains ", wrote Sarah Bank.
Australian Open considers official partners the following international sponsors: Emirates, DeRucci, Haagen-Dazs, Lavazza, Toshiba and Piper-Heidsieck.