During third-round match at Miami Open, 16-year-old Linda Fruhvirtova completely dominated multiple Grand Slam champion Viktoria Azarenka to storm into the round of 16. Fruhvirtova won the match after Azarenka committed an early walk-over and decided to storm off the field after a heavy loss in the match. The Czech won in straight sets 6-2,3-0.
Azarenka was widely criticized after her act and was even called a “bad loser” because she retired despite physical injuries. Fruhvirtova has a dream tournament. He is currently ranked 279th in the world and was used to attending ITF events.
After a comfortable win over Danka Kovinic in the first round, the 16-year-old stunned 20th seed Elise Mertens in three sets 7-5,2-6,6-1 in the second round before defeating Azarenka.
“I hope to take a break and come back”: Victoria Azarenka
Azarenka has now released a statement on the matter, admitting that the past few weeks have been stressful in her personal life and that she should therefore not have stepped onto the pitch today.
“I shouldn’t have gone out on the pitch today. The last few weeks have been extremely stressful in my personal life. The last match took so much strength from me but I wanted to play in front of a great crowd that helped me get through my first match. I wanted to go out there and try, but it was a mistake.” She said.
She apologized to fans for what happened and said she will be making a comeback soon. She congratulated her opponent and wished her good luck.
“I hope to take a break and come back. I’m sorry for the fans what happened because you guys were great cheering me on. That was the only reason I decided to go on the pitch. I always look forward to the challenge and the competitive pressure, but today was too much. I must and will learn from this. I congratulate my opponent and wish her the best of luck in this tournament and the start of her professional career.” she closed.
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