“Couldn’t Care Less About US Sh*tty Open 2020” – Kristina Mlandenovic’s Brother Slams Tournament Protocols

Published 09/04/2020, 6:26 PM EDT
Kristina Mladenovic


French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic lost her second-round match after squandering match points against Russia’s Varvara Gracheva. Later she claimed it to be one of the most painful defeats of her career as she was 6-1, 5-1 up and then the battle went downhill and conceded a 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-0 defeat.

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Post her loss, she mentioned it was a nightmare living inside the US Open and claimed the tournament gave an ‘abominable’ treatment.

The players who are done with their US Open journey are not allowed to leave the premises until the next weekend. The tournament believes the players were previously in touch with Benoit Paire (who was tested positive for coronavirus) and they can be the potential carriers of the deadly virus and consequently make the bubble more unsafe.

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Following the strict protocols of the US Open, Kiki’s brother Luka Mladenovic tweeted disparaging the event. “I’m telling you now… We couldn’t care less about the US shitty Open 2020, cancel our games… Just let us go home. Make us go home. I never thought I would tweet that one day. But that’s REALLY where we are right now,” he wrote.

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Earlier on Friday the Belgian tennis player Kristin Flipkens expressed her rage on social regarding their strict policy of vacating Flushing Meadows and portrayed the ‘bubble in the bubble’ situation. She lost in the second round of the US Open and was planning to fly back home.

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Meanwhile on the courts of WTA, on day five of the US Open 2020 former champions Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber are through to the fourth round. Up next Osaka will take on Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit and Kerber will play Jennifer Brady.

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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