Tara Moore recalls when intoxicated fan at Wimbledon repeatedly called her 'b----'



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Tara Moore recalls when intoxicated fan at Wimbledon repeatedly called her 'b----'

British tennis player Tara Moore reveals she was once heckled at Wimbledon as the insulting fan kept calling her the B-word. On Saturday in Indian Wells, former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka was heckled by a fan during her second round match against Veronika Kudermetova.

Osaka was visibly upset, cried throughout the first set and repeatedly asked the chair umpire to remove the fan from the stands. Moore reacted to the Osaka news by recalling the time she was heckled by a fan at Wimbledon.

"Once at Wimby, a guy who was incredibly intoxicated kept screaming at me saying “GSM (my opp last name) you c----- b****” every time I was about to serve I asked the ump to get him removed but she said he’s part of the debenture tickets so she had no authority to remove him," Moore tweeted.

Moore has made three Wimbledon main draw appearance

Moore suffered back-to-back exits at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2014.

Moore clinched her lone Wimbledon victory in 2016, when she defeated Alison Van Uytvanck before losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round. Meanwhile, Osaka addressed the heckling she received. "Hi," Osaka said, greeting the crowd.

"I just wanted to say thank you. I feel like I cried enough on camera. To be honest, I've gotten heckled before and it didn't really bother me. But heckled here. ... I've watched a video of Serena and Venus getting heckled here and if you've never watched it you should watch.

I don't know why but it went into my head and got replayed a lot. I'm trying not to cry but, I just wanted to say thank you and congratulations [Veronika]. Thank you." Osaka's Indian Wells campaign came to an end on Saturday as Veronika Kudermetova claimed a 6-0 6-4 win over the 2018 Indian Wells champion.