We'll see if Miami courts are faster. Right now we can only speculate.
Agreed. There's patronizing vibe in their commentary. Especially Sidor has plenty of witty remarks which perhaps are good for men's tennis, but sounds a bit unpleasant when they are talking about ladies.
Speaking of Sidor, he said Americans respect Iga, but they try to make her life harder by speeding up courts etc. I don't think it's about Iga or any other player, because main American star - and big hope - is Coco Gauff, and she dislikes fast hc. Also USA is a big country, people have all kinds of opinions - e.g. in San Diego Iga was adored during the tournament. You could see during trophy ceremony that bosses are absolutely delighted by Iga's personality and sense of humor. US Open was a bit different last season, because of Serena's retirement - Iga started under the radar, and organizers scheduled her first matches on Louis Armstrong, fastest court out there, also known as graveyard of champions. This may look like plain malice, but it's tough to say if that was the case.