Aussie tennis star Ajla Tomljanovic will get a brutal actuality test in face-off with the opponent she labelled as ‘disgraceful’ finally 12 months’s Wimbledon
- Ajla Tomljanovic and Jelena Ostapenko squared off at Eastbourne Worldwide
- Tennis rivals have been embroiled in a fiery verbal trade at Wimbledon final 12 months
- Tomljanovic accused the world quantity 14 of faking an damage to halt momentum
- Aussie star labelled Ostapenko ‘disgraceful’ which left the Latvian seething
Aussie tennis star Ajla Tomljanovic has been left red-faced by the opponent she labelled ‘disgraceful’ at Wimbledon final 12 months.
The world quantity 45 was overwhelmed by defending champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-4 6-4 within the second spherical of the Eastbourne Worldwide, a standard warm-up occasion to the grand slam match in London.
This time there was no unhealthy blood on courtroom, with the previous French Open champion showcasing her class from begin to end.
Simply over 12 months in the past was a really totally different story, with Tomljanovic accusing Ostapenko of mendacity about being injured when she took a medical timeout late of their match on the All England Membership, which the Aussie gained 4-6 6-4 6-2.
With Ostapenko trailing 4-0 within the deciding third set, the Latvian, presently ranked 14 on this planet, referred to as for the coach.
Aussie tennis star Ajla Tomljanovic has been left red-faced by the opponent she labelled ‘disgraceful’ at Wimbledon final 12 months
The world quantity 45 was overwhelmed by defending champion Jelena Ostapenko (pictured) 6-4 6-4 within the second spherical on the Eastbourne Worldwide, a standard heat up occasion to the grand slam match in London
Tomljanovic, who as soon as dated polarising tennis star Nick Kyrgios, was seething at what she believed was a deliberate try to halt her momentum with the match on the road.
‘You understand she’s mendacity, proper? Everyone knows,’ she informed the chair umpire on the time.
‘Are you taking into any consideration that she regarded advantageous?’
The pair then had a fiery trade on the internet post-match, with Ostapenko labelling the Aussie ‘disrespectful’.
Tomljanovic doubled down within the press convention, once more questioning whether or not Ostapenko was truly hampered by damage.
‘There was nothing mistaken together with her the entire match, however then why on 4-0 she calls it? So I believe that that is a transparent cause that she simply needed to get me off my sport,’ the fired-up Aussie informed reporters.
The rivals shook fingers after Ostapenko’s victory on the Eastbourne Worldwide, a far cry from the tense scenes at Wimbledon final 12 months
‘Then to high all of it off, for her to name me disrespectful on the finish of the match is laughable.
‘I believe it is disgraceful behaviour from somebody that may be a Slam champion, as a result of youngsters have a look at her and so they see that?
Ostapenko, who gained on the clay at Roland Garros in 2017, insisted her damage was real – and really worsened within the third set.
‘I believe it was very disrespectful what she did. I imply, how will you say ‘liar’ or one thing if you recognize zero about my damage,’ the Latvian said.
‘You can not say that. In entrance of everyone, name me liar? I do not suppose it is respectful from her aspect.’
Spherical one motion from the long-lasting grass courts at Wimbledon begins on June 27.