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‘She Dragged Her A**’- Caroline Wozniacki’s Sly Dig at Coco Gauff’s Australian Open Slayer Stirs Up Forgotten WTA Drama Amongst Fans

Published 01/22/2023, 10:37 AM EST

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After some remarkable performances, the Latvian WTA player, Jeļena Ostapenko has reached the quarter-final round of the Australian Open. During an incredible run, she outclassed some of the top WTA players including the American tennis prodigy, Coco Gauff. The former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, was also there at their fourth-round match as she has taken up a commentator role for the Grand Slam event in Melbourne.

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While talking about Ostapenko, she made some on-air comments about her that suggested she didn’t use to enjoy her practicing sessions with the Latvian player. A slew of fans also took note of Wozniacki’s controversial statement. The fans further flocked in on social media to react to those comments made by the former tennis player.


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Fans react to comments of Caroline Wozniacki about Jeļena Ostapenko at Australian Open

After moving away from the tennis court, Caroline Wozniacki has taken up the role of commentator and analyst for this season’s Australian Open. The former world no. 1 player was there in the commentary box for the exciting fourth-round fixture between Jeļena Ostapenko and Coco Gauff. While talking about the players, Wozniacki made an on-air comment about her old on-court rival.

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She mentioned her old practice session with the Latvian tennis player. Wozniacki said, “Let’s just say I practiced with her once and chose not to do so again.”


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Later, a number of fans also took note of those comments made by the former tennis player. Some of the fans saw that statement as a huge ‘disrespect’ towards the Latvian. Notably, one of the fans criticized Wozniacki by saying, “why is a retired player throwing shade at an active player? like, what is the point besides bitterness/clout chasing 😭😭”

Meanwhile, one of the fans mocked Wozniacki by sharing her head-to-head (0-4) record against Ostapenko.

Another fan commented, “its bcs she dragged her a**”

Meanwhile, one of the fans brought to light an old statement made by Ostapenko about her old rival. It stated, “Apart from herself, nobody considers her No. 1. Tennis that relies solely on opponent’s mistakes is not tennis. It’s up to you to win, you should not wait for gifts from the others.”

While sharing those comments, the fan also said, “This comment from Jelena makes me believe the feeling was mutual.”

Other fans reacted in a similar way,


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Anurag Gusain


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Anurag Gusain is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in English from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching superstar Rafael Nadal play.
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