The Australian Ajla Tomljanovic and the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko starred in the anger of the tournament by engaging in a discussion and an exchange of statements, at his party and at a press conference.
Tomljanovic reproached Ostapenko for asking for medical attention when he was 4-0 down on the scoreboard and told the chair umpire: “You know he’s lying, right?”
The end of Ostapenko-Tomljanovic.
“Your behavior is terrible, terrible!”
“You’re the one to talk!”
“You have zero respect, yes?”
– Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) July 3, 2021
When he left, Ostapenko told Tomljanovic that if he did not believe him he could ask the physio, he told him that his behavior had been terrible and that he had not shown any respect. “You’re here to talk,” replied the ‘aussie’.
Already at a press conference, hostilities continued. “She can’t say anything about my injury, because she doesn’t know anything. It has been very disrespectful, because any tennis player can be injured. You can’t say anything unless it’s my physio or the doctor. You can’t call me a liar in front of everyone. She is the tennis player with the worst behavior on the entire circuit. Winning doesn’t give you the right to do what you want, “said Ostapenko.
“If I had been at 50% I would have won.
For his part, Tomljanovic, pointed out that he has already seen other players in his career who have requested medical time to stop the rhythm of the match.
“I don’t think she was injured. Nothing was wrong with her and then at 4-0 she asked for physio. Call me a liar. It’s to laugh. It is a disgraceful behavior because she is a Grand Slam champion and the children see her as an example. If she was injured, she could have handled it differently, “said the Australian.