‘Your behaviour is terrible… you’re the WORST player on the tour’: Drama at Wimbledon as Jelena Ostapenko rages at Ajla Tomljanovic after losing third round match, with the Australian accusing her opponent of faking an injury in the final set
- Jelena Ostapenko raged at her opponent after she lost her match at Wimbledon
- The Latvian was beaten in three sets by 75th seed Ajla Tomljanovic on Saturday
- Ostapenko called a timeout deep into the final set which angered Tomljanovic
- The Australian accused Ostapenko of faking an injury to fake her rhythm
- Ostapenko was offended and told Tomljanovic ‘your behaviour is terrible’
Jelena Ostapenko raged at Ajla Tomljanovic immediately after losing her third-round clash at Wimbledon after the victorious Austrlian player accused her of feigning an injury.
The pair went to a third and final set when world No 75 Tomljanovic went 4-0 up, but was not happy when Ostapenko called for a time-out and claimed that the Latvian was attempting to break her rhythm by making up an injury.
When the Australian player sealed the decisive set 6-2, Ostapenko was furious that her opponent believed she was faking her medical issues, which promted her to shout ‘your behaviour is terrible’.
Jelena Ostapenko (right) and Ajla Tomljanovic (left) were involved in a fiery clash after their match
Ostapenko (above) called a timeout when Tomljanovic was 4-0 in the final set, which angered her opponent
When the players met to shake hands at the net, Ostapenko told Tomljanovic: ‘If you think I’m faking it, you can talk with the physio.’
The Australian replied ‘I hope you feel better’ but the Latvian was not finished there, shouting: ‘Your behaviour is terrible. You have zero respect.’
Tomljanovic repsonded: ‘You are the one to talk.’
A livid Ostapenko retorted: ‘What? Even if I have an injury. So bad, so bad.’
Tomljanovic thought Ostapenko was faking the injury in order to break up her rhythm
As the 24-year-old Latvian was leaving the court, she was heard describing Tomljanovic as the ‘worst player on the tour’.
World No 34 Ostapenko was expected to beat Tomljanovic in their Wimbledon showdown after the Latvian won the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament just before the beginning of the Championships in London.
But Tomljanovic, who has never been to the fourth round of Wimbledon before this year, will now take on surprise British teenager Emma Raducanu at the start of the second week on Monday.
When Tomljanovic sealed the win, Ostapenko said that Tomljanovic’s ‘behaviour is terrible’
The Australian bit back at Ostapenko saying that the Latvian ‘was one to talk’
The 18-year-old British player is currently ranked 338 in the world and only player her first WTA Tour match last month but has now won four Grand Slam matches at SW19.
The teenager has only just finished her A-Levels and was only entered into the tournament at the last minute via a wildcard. She is coached by Nigel Sears, who is Andy Murray’s father-in-law.
Raducanu beat World No 54 Sorana Cirstea of Romania on Court One earlier on Saturday to continue her dream run at Wimbledon.
Tomljanovic will now face 18-year-old British player Emma Raducanu (above) on Monday