Victoria Azarenka has accused Yulia Putintseva of dishonest of their opening spherical tie on the Qatar Open after she known as her coach over for medical consideration, simply earlier than Azarenka was about to serve within the third set.
The high-quality match was dragged down by this outburst because the tie was reaching a climactic level.
Putintseva was main the match 4-0, earlier than former world No 1 Azarenka pulled it again to 4-4, however Putintseva held on to make it 5-4, and it was at this level when the Belarusian was about to serve to remain within the sport on this decider that the Russian-born Kazakhstani known as over her coach.
Putintseva led closing set 4-0.
Azarenka got here again to 4-4.
Putintseva held for 5-4, then known as the coach.
Azarenka livid as she was about to serve to remain in it. ‘She wants a psychiatrist.’
Azarenka saved match level. Then broke. Then received it 7-5.
The handshake: pic.twitter.com/a1pAGJ0jBD
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Azarenka was left fuming and he or she marched as much as the chair umpire to complain about her opponent’s behaviour, exclaiming: “Earlier than my serve, she will try this. What’s the issue?
“She has to attend for me to serve, she threw her racquet like seven occasions.
“She wants a psychological coach, she wants a psychiatrist.”
Earlier on within the match when she let go of her 4-0 lead, Putintseva did smash various racquets in frustration at herself at being damaged twice in a row, and there was extra disappointment to come back as she misplaced the match 7-5, 2-6, 5-6 and needed to hear her opponent bellow out a roar of reduction when she claimed victory.
The feud was removed from over when the match was completed which was highlighted of their frosty handshake throughout the web which didn’t look honest from both participant.
Azarenka vented her irritation in the direction of her rival in her put up match interview, when she stated: “There was means an excessive amount of stuff on this match. Pointless stuff as nicely.”
Unsurprisingly, this isn’t the primary time the 2 have fought on court docket, the primary time being again in 2019 on the Grampians Trophy when Azarenka saved a match level in opposition to three time Grand Slam quarterfinalist to go on and win the match, main Putintseva to slam her racquet on court docket and ignore her opponent’s outstretched hand on the finish of the match.
The 2 time Australian Open winner will now go on to face American Madison Brengle within the second spherical of the WTA 1000 Qatar Open on February 22, with a giant alternative to climb up the rankings if she’s profitable.