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The tennis world has let rip at Jelena Ostapenko after yet another poor showing of sportsmanship following her exit at Wimbledon.
World No.103 Tatjana Maria stunned the tennis world to defeat Ostapenko to reach her maiden Wimbledon quarter-final.
However, while plenty were talking about the remarkable run of the 34-year-old at this year's Wimbledon, the behaviour of Ostapenko also raised eyebrows.
Ostapenko often finds herself in the headlines for her on-court behaviour and did so again after storming off court to a chorus of boos from the crowd.
Following the loss, Ostapenko didn't immediately greet her opponent with a handshake.
Instead, she stormed to her bag.
Ostapenko quickly returned to Maria for a handshake.
She then threw her water bottle at the chair, knocking it to the floor, before walking off court.
Her poor behaviour at the end of the match sparked backlash from the tennis community and those in the stands.
What a disgraceful player Ostapenko is, I have zero respect for her, pathetic. Glad she got booed by the crowds as she should, lol! Eat that lost! 🥴🥴🥴 #Wimbledon
— Iwan 🧣/////93 SG11 (@folklovermore93) July 3, 2022
Can we please acknowledge that Ostapenko is the worst sport in the game right? She's an absolute brat and I'm thrilled for her opponent.
— Keith Lawrence (@KeithJa93599629) July 3, 2022
Court One has the spice… again.
Boos as Jelena Ostapenko *storms* off court after missing two match points and then losing to Tatjana Maria.
Ostapenko drills a water bottle onto her chair, knocking it over on the court and it stays scattered. #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/pflLRJp5Aa
— Jonathan Jurejko (@J_Jurejko) July 3, 2022
"Code violation, Chair abuse, Warning Miss Ostapenko"pic.twitter.com/sJ2CuUedj9
— Set Tenis (@settenisok) July 3, 2022
— GPatt (@GJPatterson) July 3, 2022
Ostapenko has damaged the sacred grass of Wimbledon and will certainly get a huge fine
— Tennis World (Mike) (@secondserves) July 3, 2022
#Ostapenko having a tantrum…didn’t wait at the net for the handshake, throwing her chair around and stomping off court to boos from the crowd…….Wimblies don’t like bad manners
She was outplayed….Well done #Maria #Wimbledon2022
— Kristie (@ThePastIsTense) July 3, 2022
Tatjana Maria's stunning Wimbledon run
Maria saved two match points at 4-5 in the second set before running down Ostapenko and sealing victory in two hours and eight minutes.
With a previous best grand slam result coming with a third-round appearance at Wimbledon in 2015, the German will play compatriot Julie Niemeier on Tuesday for a most improbable place in the last four.
"There's always the belief that I can do it," said Maria, who had her first daughter in 2013, then a second last April.
"That's why I came back after the first one. It's why I came back after the second one. If not, if I don't believe I can do these things, then I would not be here.
"So there's always this believing and keep going and improving and trying my best at the end.
"I'm now in the quarter-final of Wimbledon, so it's really amazing for me.
"This means also that you always have to keep going. Doesn't matter how old you are, doesn't matter how many kids you have - you just have to keep going and to believe in yourself."
If Maria goes on and lifts the Venus Rosewater Dish on Saturday, she'll have achieved a feat that not even Serena Williams has managed - winning a grand slam as a mother.
She is now just three matches from becoming the first tennis mum since the great Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 to win Wimbledon.
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