'Atrocious': Controversy erupts over Australian Open player's 'shameful' act

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Australian Open fans have slammed Caroline Wozniacki’s opponent, Dayana Yastremska, of gamesmanship after she took a medical timeout at the end of the match.

Wozniacki was one game away from victory in the second set, 5-4, after claiming the first when her opponent called for the trainer and received a medical timeout.

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The former World No.1 went on to claim the victory 7-5, 7-5 but said she wasn’t surprised with her opponent’s decision and accused her of using the same stunt before.

“Yeah, obviously she tried to break my rhythm,” Wozniacki said after the match.

Caroline Wozniacki (pictured left) accused her opponent Dayana Yastremska (pictured right) of gamesmanship in the final moments of the match. (Getty Images)

“And at 5-4 I don't think there is anything wrong. She was running just fine.

“So that's a trick that she's done before, and I knew that it was coming.

“But I was just trying to stay focused. I had match point. I had chances. I didn't take them. Some of them she played well; some of them I played too passively.

“In the end I just tried to keep focusing, just keep grinding, keep hanging in there. And I finally made it at 6-5 for me, and that was a nice relief.”

Tennis expert, Ben Rothenberg, also appeared to express his shock, or lack there of, when Yastremska took the medical timeout.

The former World No.1 Wozniacki, now ranked 36th, will retire at the end of the tournament after a glittering career.

Cori Gauff’s insane comeback

American teenage sensation Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff has fought back from the brink to advance to the third round of the Australian Open and set-up a showdown with Naomi Osaka.

Gauff reached the third round on her Australian Open, debut after the 15 year-old American defeated Romanian veteran Sorana Cirstea in a thrilling three-set clash.

The youngest player in the draw fought back against a woman almost twice her age, the 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory coming after her first-round win over Venus Williams.

Fans couldn’t believe the excitement and maturity Gauff showed when trailing the Romanian in the third-set.

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