In recent times the world of tennis has seen several disputes and controversies that have characterized both the men's Tour (see Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andy Murray's story) and the women's Tour. The latest controversy arose during the match valid for the Round of 16 of the US Open between the Spanish Garbine Muguruza and the Czech Barbora Krejcikova.
During the second set, the Spanish player was ahead 6-5 (after losing the first) and the Czech called a medical timeout that lasted over six minutes. At the resumption, Krejcikova managed to overturn the set and she won the match with the result of 6-3; 7-6.
In the quarters the Czech was then easily eliminated by Aryna Sabalenka, victorious with the result of 6-1; 6-4. It's been two days ago but we continue to argue about this diatribe.
Krejcikova's words on Muguruza
Intervening after leaving New York, Barbora Krejcikova made the following statements: "It was very difficult, my energy tank was completely empty.
This year I played a lot, there were many matches and I arrived here impressed by the long season. I fought on every ball but the last two nights have been really hard for me. It is part of the playing process that every tennis player faces anyway.
The words of Muguruza? I only know what I read online, not her press conference. I tried not to read either her words or her comments, she has been playing for longer than I have. I imagine that her words are very negative, I did not expect to receive these accusations and at the end of the match I tried to understand what was happening, I felt humiliated by a tennis player who still won two Grand Slam tournaments.
This is something that has never happened to me before. It's difficult, I'm sad because after that match I got to the locker room with difficulty and I was in really bad condition, I had cramps and I was very sick. There are things I've been through that no one has seen and it's really hard for me."