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‘Wow how fast’: Jelena Ostapenko’s chilly Aus Open handshake

‘Wow how fast’: Jelena Ostapenko’s chilly Aus Open handshake


Jelena Ostapenko has been criticised for her chilly handshake with Elena Rybakina after her quarter-final loss within the Australian Open.

The Latvian seventeenth seed was outclassed 6-2 6-4 by Elena Rybakina on Tuesday because the reigning Wimbledon champion continued her cost in the direction of one other grand slam title.

Ostapenko lower a annoyed determine for the complete match, complaining in regards to the dwell digital know-how and gesturing that the road calls have been manner off.

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After Rybakina sealed victory with an ace, Ostapenko barely made eye contact along with her opponent, giving her a really chilly handshake on the internet.

Viewers seen the 2017 French Open champion, who has a historical past of icy handshakes after her matches, couldn’t get off the courtroom fast sufficient.

Legendary American coach Brad Gilbert tweeted: “Wow how fast to Penko simply stroll straight off the courts.”

The incident introduced again reminiscences of a somewhat frosty handshake between Andy Murray and Roberto Bautista-Agut after their third spherical match.

The fired up Spaniard and the shattered Brit slapped arms and barely made eye-contact as the 2 didn’t change any phrases earlier than shaking the chair umpires hand.

Ostapenko had rediscovered career-best on the Australian Open, however the 25-year-old has repeatedly said she has no religion in anyway within the ball monitoring know-how that has changed human linespeople.

“I’m not likely proud of the system they’re utilizing,” Ostapenko stated in her post-match press convention.

“However couple occasions it was actually, like, not even by couple of centimetres.

“It was way more than that. However I can not do something about it, as a result of it’s the manner as it’s,” she stated.

“However I really feel like some strains, generally the system isn’t, the way you say, not ignoring, however generally the calls are — to start with, they’re actually late generally.

“You already hit the ball, and you then hear ‘out’, which is generally not the best way it’s with the road umpires.

“And second of all, some balls have been fairly, the way you say, not somewhat out. They have been a bit out they usually weren’t referred to as.

“Truthfully, in my private opinion, I want it will be the Hawk Eye system and the road umpires, as a result of I really feel like that manner it’s extra exact and (with) a lot much less errors, for my part.”

Ostapenko stated she’d even prefer to see the return of linespeople.

“To have simply the Hawk Eye system, as a result of that is the dwell system, however to have a Hawk Eye however nonetheless have the road umpires,” she stated.

“I believe it’s additionally, I don’t know, that manner it seems to be somewhat higher for me on the courtroom how it’s.

“Not simply the calling-wise however basically how the courtroom seems to be. As a result of with no line umpires, for me it seems to be somewhat empty.”

Rybakina will face two-time Australian Open Victorian Azarenka within the semi-finals on Thursday.



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