It’s Grand Slam time in a tennis universe and as players contest for stardom during a year’s final major, one can design flared tempers and grand slamming of a few rackets when things are not going their way.
Latest in a list of Marat Safin-esque on-court meltdowns is a American up-and-coming star CoCo Vandeweghe, who mislaid 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday during a US Open to compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
With a cherished match-up with Serena Williams available a winner, Coco fell behind 5-0 in a initial set. She afterwards responded by outstanding her pole on her chair, afterwards burst it on a justice 3 some-more times.
Finally, with a throng egging her on, Vandeweghe lifted her aloft to them and slammed it once some-more – only to make certain a pole was shop-worn over any salvation.
The fans during Louis Armstrong Stadium were entirely enjoying CoCo Vandeweghe’s pole demolition. So was her opponent.
“I was enormous adult on a sideline there,” Bethanie Mattek-Sands pronounced after violence her associate American in a second turn of a US Open on Wednesday.
After Vandeweghe fell behind 5-0 in a initial set, she crushed her pole on her chair, afterwards slammed it on a justice 3 some-more times. Finally, Vandeweghe lifted her arms to a throng and smacked it once more.
“I was down 5-0 and we really had a lot of shaken energy, restrained frustration, and we let it rip,” Vandeweghe pronounced later.
“I suspicion she was done,” Mattek-Sands recalled, “and she only kept going. we was like, Go large or go home. You competence as good destroy it.”
Vandeweghe concurred that she was meditative forward to her intensity subsequent opponent: Serena Williams. “It’s only hapless that we was meditative that way,” she said.
Instead of confronting Serena, she leaves a US Open with a viral video. The shave was already all over a Internet and TV and many other players told her about it in a locker room.
Well, as Mattek-Sands said, Go large or go home, indeed!
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— ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) Sep 2, 2015
With inputs from AP