US Open final shock: The runner-up smashed the racket and threw it at the audience

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 16:18 PM (GMT+7)

(Sports news, tennis news) In the final of the US Open 2021, the 17-year-old female tennis player also had a more frightening racquet situation than Novak Djokovic’s.

Video of the 17-year-old tennis player’s shocking racket throw

The US Open women’s singles final 2021 is a separate story of two teenage tennis players (18, 19 years old), and in the women’s doubles final this tournament also has two other teenage players present. 17-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff and 19-year-old Caty McNally, the 11th seed in women’s doubles, have reached a Grand Slam final for the first time.

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Coco Gauff (left) has an action that is condemned by the audience at the final of the US Open women’s doubles 2021

Facing experienced couple Samantha Stosur (Australia) and Zhang Shuai (China), the two American teenage girls lost set 1 (3-6) but were leveled (6-3) in set 2, entering the last set they lost early break and then lost 3-6.

Frustrated by not being able to step up to the championship, Coco Gauff was extremely angry, Coco Gauff was furious, pounding the racket on the floor and then throwing it very hard at the audience.

Gauff, after going to shake hands with the two opponents, realized the mistake and went to apologize to the fans. The 17-year-old girl explained after the match: “I regret losing the final. I didn’t mean to do it but it was my fault. It was not the right course of action, I acted on emotions. I don’t regret hitting the racket, but I do regret throwing it too far and almost hitting a kid.”

The audience expressed dissatisfaction with the 17-year-old tennis player and the players at the US Open 2021.

“Players should not do this. Medvedev kicked the camera, Djokovic threw his racquet in the trash and smashed the racket. The organizers need to make laws to prevent this behavior,” one person wrote.

“These vandals will hurt someone one day. It’s condemnable,” another wrote.


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