World No. 9 Barbora Krejcikova took hard the words of former world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza following their clash at the US Open. In the US Open round-of-16, Krejcikova beat Muguruza 6-3 7-6 (4). Down 5-6 in the second set, Krejcikova took an off court medical timeout after looking pretty bad on the court.
After returning to the court, Krejcikova served out the 12th game and then won the second-set tie-break to book a straight-set win. Krejcikova tried to apologize to Muguruza at the net but the Spaniard called her unprofessional.
"I mean, I just know what she told me at the net. I don't know what was happening after. I just tried not to look at it. Yeah, I guess she has a lot of fans because she's just playing longer than I do," Krejcikova said of Muguruza.
"I would say I guess it was pretty negative, but that's the way it is. I mean, I didn't expect it because, yeah. I wasn't in a -- I don't know how to say it. I just didn't expect that I'm going to be accused like this."
Krejcikova felt 'humiliated'
"Also I was watching a little bit the end of the match so I knew what was actually happening. I just felt right now that I got humiliated by a Grand Slam champion which I've never seen," Krejcikova admitted.
"It's tough. I mean, I'm sad about it because, to be honest, when I step out of the court, it took me actually one hour to get to the locker room. I was in really bad shape. I was just, like, cramping. I felt really, really bad.
"I never experienced something like this, something from behind the scenes, that nobody knows and nobody has seen." Krejcikova's US Open campaign came to an end on Tuesday after she suffered a 6-1 6-4 loss to Aryna Sabalenka.