Nick Kyrgios girlfriend's telling reaction to Australian Open antics

Costeen Hatzi, pictured here watching on as Nick Kyrgios advanced to the second round at the Australian Open.
Costeen Hatzi watched on as Nick Kyrgios advanced to the second round at the Australian Open. Image: Getty

Nick Kyrgios' new girlfriend liked what she saw on Tuesday night as her man marched into the second round of the Australian Open.

Costeen Hatzi was on hand to watch Kyrgios beat British qualifier Liam Broady in a 6-4 6-4 6-3 demolition job.

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The Sydney-based blogger could be seen standing and applauding on a number of occasions as Kyrgios pulled out all the tricks.

Hatzi also posted a number of photos of Kyrgios in action on social media before accompanying him to his post-match press conference.

Kyrgios then reposted one of his new girlfriend's photos, writing "OMG" in the caption.

Kyrgios stepped out with Hatzi at Melbourne Park on Sunday, confirming rumours about their new romance.

The pair only recently started dating after Kyrgios' tumultuous relationship with Chiara Passari came to an end last year.

Kyrgios and Passari reportedly had to be separated by police in October after a row while in hotel quarantine in South Australia.

The tennis star then returned home to Canberra alone in what appeared to be the straw that broke the camel's back for the relationship.

Passari had previously posted an image on Instagram which she claimed showed Kyrgios asleep in bed with another woman.

She has also posted a variety of screenshots allegedly showing private conversations between her and Kyrgios, including messages from the tennis star for her collect her things from his house.

Hatzi and Kyrgios have since gone public with their romance, sharing a number of photos on social media with each other.

Nick Kyrgios lights up Australian Open in opening round

Kyrgios produced a typically lively display on return from a bout of Covid-19 to set up a blockbuster second-round clash with tournament favourite Daniil Medvedev.

Less than a fortnight after testing positive to the virus, Kyrgios put some spark into a previously subdued Melbourne Park on Tuesday night.

The 26-year-old, wearing a red basketball-style singlet and trademark jewellery, lived up to his billing as the game's greatest showman as he broke Broady's serve in the opening game and whipped the John Cain Arena crowd into a frenzy.

Costeen Hatzi, pictured here during Nick Kyrgios' victory at the Australian Open.
Costeen Hatzi applauds during Nick Kyrgios' victory at the Australian Open. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

He then blasted a 220km/h ace and followed it up with a cheeky underhand serve through his legs as he held to love to set the tone for the match.

Kyrgios sent down six aces in his first two service games and finished with 21 for the match, while landing 81 per cent of first serves in a dominant display.

"I had some doubts, a lot of messages (asking) if I was going to play, but I just couldn't ask for a better team," Kyrgios said.

"The last week has been tough, I did isolation, my girlfriend was there and I was lucky enough to have a tennis court just to hit some serves.

"Obviously I served f***ing well today."

with AAP

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