‘Officially a Very Big Wi*ch’- Coco Gauff’s Controversial US Open Opponent Pulls Another Ridiculous Stunt to Draw the Wrath of Tennis Fans

Published 09/06/2023, 8:01 AM EDT

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The ongoing US Open has all tennis fans glued to their seats because of the high-intensity games. Recently, Coco Gauff’s first-round opponent, Laura Siegemund, who is no stranger to controversy, has been grabbing headlines since the beginning of the tournament. She pulled yet another stunt during her doubles encounter.

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The first-round controversy was all about the German tennis player’s delayed tactics and her 19-year-old opponent lashing out. But this time it’s a totally different story, which has caught the tennis fans’ reactions in the most amusing way ever. The folks on Twitter just cannot get enough of the unpredictable 35-year-old antics.

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After creating chaos in the first round of the singles part of the tournament, the 2020 US Open Doubles champion has grabbed attention all over again. While the German tennis star has reached the quarterfinals of the doubles category, during the force round of the tournament in between matches, she did a backward roll while trying to pull a shot. Seeing that, a fan took to his Twitter account to share the back roll, and wrote, “The backwards roll“.

In no time, other tennis fans filled the comment section with their humorous and uncertain comments regarding Siegemund’s antics on the tennis court. A fan said how the German tennis player has endured a tumultuous time on the court recently. She wrote, “Seigemund really been going thru it lately huh.” 

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Another fan made a humorous request to the 33-year-old tennis player, “Ma’am be serious.” 

Some fans also shared their not-so-amused reactions. A fan wrote, “Annoying af. This why I can’t stand Siegemund LMAO.” 

In addition, a fan also came up with a name for her. “Siegemund is officially a very big WITCH now,” she added.

Many fans also took to Twitter and expressed their opinion on the same. Some kept praising Gauff while others kept taking digs at the German star. When talking about Siegemund’s on-court antics, one can not forget another recent US Open match when she faced Gauff and was defeated.

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Siegemund’s previous incident with Gauff  

A week ago, when the first-round incident took place, the German tennis player made it clear that it was not she who was the problem. But that the world’s 7th-ranked tennis player made her feel like a cheater, crying out after losing the first round.

For context, the 19-year-old had a little argument with the chair Empire regarding her opponent taking more than the assigned time to serve the game, creating this continuity to the game.

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What did you think about the previous opponent of Coco Gauff pulling off humorous and weird stunts on the tennis court? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.
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