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Boycott talk surprises Mattek-Sands

Updated: September 2, 2012, 7:35 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands was surprised by reports that ATP World Tour are weighing a decision to boycott the Australian Open in January over prize money in the early rounds.

It was an issue that came up at a WTA player meeting in the first week of the U.S. Open, and Mattek-Sands is a recently named member of the player counsel.

"This is the first we've heard of it," Mattek-Sands said. "I know some of the men on the counsel and the guys in general. Obviously ...

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