During her win over Dayana Yastremska, former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki said that the 23rd seeded used a medical time out in the second set as a tactical tool. Yastremska had lost the first set 5-7 after being 5-1 up in the first set and while she was down 4-5 in the second set, she took a medical time out for a leg injury, which did not go down to well with the Dane, who will be retiring after this tournament.
The Dane told the media, "Yeah, obviously she tried to break my rhythm. And at 5-4 I don't think there is anything wrong. She was running just fine. So that's a trick that she's done before, and I knew that it was coming.
But I was just trying to stay focused. I had match point. I had chances. I didn't take them. Some of them she played well; some of them I played too passively. In the end I just tried to keep focusing, just keep grinding, keep hanging in there.
And I finally made it at 6-5 for me, and that was a nice relief."
However, Sascha Bajin, the coach of the 19 year old, stood up for his charge on Twitter, saying that Yastremska, finalist in Adelaide last week, was truly injured.
Bajin posted, "Just to shut some people up and end this useless convo.
Dayana was really struggling with her leg, but since y'all are doctors and coaches you know better than she herself or our whole team who's working with her."
Wozniacki is through to the third round of the Australian Open and will meet Ons Jabeur on Friday
Just to shut some people up and end this useless convo.
Dayana was really struggling since days with her leg, but since y’all are all doctors and coaches you know better then she herself or our whole team who’s working with her. #focusOnYourself — sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) January 22, 2020