Caroline Wozniacki Reveals Her Feud With Controversial Star Jelena Ostapenko At Australian Open


Retired Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki has lifted the lid on her feud with controversial Latvian star Jelena Ostapenko while commentating at the Australian Open. 

Ostapenko, who won the 2017 French Open, shocked fans and experts with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over seventh-seeded American Coco Gauff on Sunday.

Caroline Wozniacki (pictured) has lifted the lid on her feud with controversial Latvian star Jelena Ostapenko while commentating at the Australian Open

Ostapenko (pictured), who won the 2017 French Open, shocked fans and experts with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over seventh-seeded American Coco Gauff on Sunday

Ostapenko (pictured), who won the 2017 French Open, shocked fans and experts with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over seventh-seeded American Coco Gauff on Sunday

Wozniacki was doing broadcast commentary for the match when stated: ‘Let’s just say I practiced with her once and chose not to do so again’.

The former World No. 1 isn’t the first person to have a run-in with Ostapenko, who has gained a reputation for controversy on the court.

She had a bitter row with Ajla Tomljanovic during Wimbledon in 2021, where she labelled the Aussie ‘the worst player on the tour’.

The former World No. 1 isn't the first person to have a run-in with Ostapenko (pictured), who has gained a reputation for controversy on the court

The former World No. 1 isn’t the first person to have a run-in with Ostapenko (pictured), who has gained a reputation for controversy on the court

 Tomljanovic protested against Ostapenko using a medical timeout after she had won six games on the trot, accusing her of ‘lying’ in order to get a break.

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After a belated handshake, the war of words got personal. 

Ostapenko: ‘If you think I’m faking it, you can talk with the physio. Your behaviour is terrible. You have zero respect.’ 

Tomljanovic: ‘You’re the one to talk.’ 

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Ostapenko: ‘What? You’re the worst player on tour.’ 

Ostapenko had a bitter row with Ajla Tomljanovic during Wimbledon in 2021 (pictured), where she labelled the Aussie 'the worst player on the tour'

Ostapenko had a bitter row with Ajla Tomljanovic during Wimbledon in 2021 (pictured), where she labelled the Aussie ‘the worst player on the tour’ 

Following the ugly encounter, former Aussie player turned commentator Casey Dellacqua revealed that she wasn’t surprised by Ostapenko’s behaviour. 

‘Ostapenko’s got a reputation, I believe, of not being the fairest competitor on tour,’ Dellacqua said. 

The fiery Latvian was booed off the court at Wimbledon last year after throwing a water bottle at her chair after a loss to Tatjana Maria in the fourth round.

Ostapenko was also criticised by fans for calling her opponent, who has returned from a year-long maternity leave, ‘lucky’ to win.

Some fans have labelled the 25-year-old a 'tennis brat', but Ostapenko doesn't seem to mind

Some fans have labelled the 25-year-old a ‘tennis brat’, but Ostapenko doesn’t seem to mind

Some fans have labelled the 25-year-old a ‘tennis brat’, but Ostapenko doesn’t seem to mind.

 ‘With me it’s never boring on the court, so I think that’s what the fans like,’ Ostapenko said after her victory against Gauff

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‘Of course, sometimes I can go a little bit too much, but I’m an emotional person in general. So it’s always hard to find this balance.’



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