“The Same F**ing Thing”: Nick Kyrgios Gets Obscenity Violation During Mixed Doubles with Venus Williams at Wimbledon

Published 07/02/2021, 1:41 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his third round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Five-time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams, who was defeated by Ons Jabeur in the singles draw at Wimbledon Championships, teamed up with the exciting Aussie Nick Kyrgios to play the mixed-doubles event.

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Their first-round matchup was against the all-American duo of Austin Krajicek and Sabrina Santamaria. The prospect of Kyrgios pairing up with a legend like Venus Williams can lead up to a few entertaining matches on the mixed doubles draw.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Venus Williams of the U.S. in action during her second round match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Let’s see how the match progressed.

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Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams won a comfortable first set during their first match together at Wimbledon

Right from the start, the American-Aussie pair took the lead as Kyrgios dominated with his serve and hit a lot of smashes. On the other hand, Venus Williams aided the Australian with her quick work at the net.

In between the points, the duo could be seen chuckling which proved that they were having a fun time playing with each other. Their opponents couldn’t do much after losing out their service game initially. They were outclassed by Venus and Kyrgios.

Even though things got a bit tight towards the end of the first when the Australian took was trying to serve out the set. However, the serving skill set of Kyrgios is an asset on any surface, especially on grass as it came to his aid and helped the entertaining duo won the first set, 6-3.

In the second set, the scores were leveled at 3-3. Each pair didn’t let go of their service games and kept going on the baseline rallies. When fans were expecting Kyrgios to catch up with an argument over something or the other, it was Venus Williams who started arguing with the umpire over the net cord.

Kyrgios got into a heated argument with umpire after losing serve in the second set

Venus and Kyrgios were arguing about the net cord beep going off amidst the crowd noise. They also mentioned that it couldn’t be heard sometimes. When the situation resolved with umpire intervention, the duo had lost a bit of concentration as they lost the second set to the all-American duo.

This match could turn out even more exciting in the third set as there is no match tie-breaker for the mixed-doubles event. Adding to the argument by Venus, Kyrgios also got into an argument with the umpire as they were broken in the second set.

What are you fucking talking about? It’s the same fucking thing. It’s bullshit,” Kyrgios yelled at the umpire during the change of ends.

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The Australian tennis star was given a code violation for the verbal abuse. After an intense display of tennis from both the ends in the final set, it was the epic combo of Venus Williams and Nick Kyrgios that won the match.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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