Barbora Krejcikova ‘humiliated by Grand Slam champion’

Barbora Krejcikova broke silence on the battle against Garbine Muguruza, said she was 'humiliated by a Grand Slam champion'

Barbora Krejcikova said she was 'humiliated by a Grand Slam champion'

World No 9 Barbora Krejcikova said she felt ‘humiliated’ by the charges levelled by Garbine Muguruza after their fourth round clash on Sunday.

Krejcikova, who squandered a 4-0 lead in the second set and faced set points at 4-5, was seemingly struggling at the end of the set.

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She took a medical time out tat 6-5 hat lasted more than eight minutes and then took longer breaks between points, trying to catch her breath.

After losing the match 3-6, 6-7 (4), Muguruza was frosty with Krejcikova at the net and called her ‘unprofessional.

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“I just know what she told me at the net. I don’t know what was happening after, I just tried not to look at it,” the Czech player said after going down 1-6, 4-6 to Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals.

“Yeah, I guess she has a lot of fans because she’s just playing longer than I do.

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“I just didn’t expect that I’m going to be accused like this. Also I was watching a little bit at the end of the match so I knew what was actually happening.

“I just felt right now that I got really humiliated by a Grand Slam champion, which I’ve never seen.”

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Krejcikova declined to do the on-court interview and was escorted off the court by the tournament staff.

“It’s tough. I’m sad about it because, to be honest, when I step out of the court, it took me actually one hour to get to the locker room,” she added.

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“I was in really bad shape. I was just cramping. I felt really, really bad.”

The Czech player is enjoying a breakthrough season in singles. She won the French Open singles as well as doubles title.

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Having played 98 matches, singles and doubles, so far this season, Krejcikova said one of the reasons she was blown away by Sabalenka was because, “the tank was empty.”