World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki overcame a tough first set to beat Romanian Monica Niculescu in straight sets but that was not just it. Wozniacki was upset about the sounds coming from her opponent that she complained to the chair umpire about the same.
It isn't in the rule book that you are not allowed to grunt when the opposing player hits?" courtside microphones caught her asking the Umpire. The umpire said he thought everything was "regular", but Wozniacki added: "It's the only way she can win." She then imitated the grunts and later added that Niculescu was "a player that tries to get into your head".
She also told Danish TV that her opponent had used "unfair methods". "[I] just tried to let him know to pay attention to her grunting because she'll hit the ball and two seconds later when the ball is on my side and I'm right about to hit, she'll start grunting and make a noise," the Dane told reporters. "And she will change the grunt according to what she feels like." Niculescu responded to these claims by saying, "That was very bad from her, I have never heard a no.
1 to talk like that. I am really disappointed by what she said and I think she gives herself too much importance. I didn't want to get in her head. This is how I play." ALSO READ Andy Murray drops out from the Top 20 for the first time in 10 years!