Chris Evert criticized Simona Halep after her defeat in the semi-final in Indian Wells to Naomi Osaka. Commenting the match on ESPN, the 18-time Major winner said: 'No. 1 players don’t act like this on the court. This is unprofessional.
I wish Simona would just scream or something. Just show that you care. I just sometimes don’t see that fight – that fight that we saw with Venus (Williams) and (Daria) Kasatkina and every other great player.' Osaka said: 'I didn't want to look too much on the other side of the court, because I felt then I would lose my focus.
But I was a little bit surprised, especially, like, the start of the second set. Because I feel like she gave me three free points, but I didn't try to think too much about it.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer is much more vulnerable in defense, says Jeremy Chardy