These are fine days we're living in, friends. Spats between athletes don't end when they leave the court. No, they can go on and on for days ... and we're all invited to participate.
The scene: a Brussels Open qualifier between No. 99-ranked Coco Vandeweghe and No. 105-ranked Yulia Putintseva. The 18-year-old Putintseva won, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, and according to Vandeweghe, was not exactly sporting in her postgame comments.
Vandeweghe, the niece of former NBA'er Kiki Vandeweghe (yes, Kiki and Coco), took to Twitter to explain:
I have never played a person with worst sportsmanship... Putintseva...
— CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) May 20, 2013
...How can anyone comment on my game style after you have already won the match in such a negative way is unbelievable!... — CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) May 20, 2013
Her exact words were "You are a terrible player only serve. I win all the rallies" that comment is totally uncalled for... — CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) May 20, 2013
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...and on top of it