Yastremska battles past Tomljanovic to clinch Thailand Open


This year, she started on the right note by reaching the quarter-final in Hobart, third round at the Australian Open (lost to Serena Williams) and then winning her second WTA title in Hua Hin, Thailand on Sunday, 3rd February.

So what exactly happened that has got Kyrgios' goat?

Yastremska's match against Linette was suspended for 10 minutes by light rain at 3-3 in the first set.

After a quick first-set win, the eighth-seeded Yastremska seemed down and out for the majority of the next two sets, but she broke the 25-year-old Tomljanovic twice with the Australian serving for the match.

In the second set, Tomljanovic, after two all, dominated play with more solid baseline game whereas Yastremska was overwhelmed with unforced errors, losing four games in a row to drop the second set in 31 minutes.

The Aussie questioned the umpire about whether Yastremnska had specified her injury.

With Tomljanovic needing only to serve for the match, Yastremska requested for a medical timeout complaining about a problem with her left leg.

"No, she didn't tell me", the umpire said.

"Every umpire is supposed to ask a player ..."

The teenager won four consecutive games, including a tie-breaker, to win the match and fall to the hardcourt in tears.

"I can not deny her", Zhang said.

There were quite a few on Twitter who agreed with Kyrgios' assessment on Yastremska's gamesmanship but others pointed out the need to be tough enough to handle such situations which might have well been within the laws of the game.

Last fall, Yastremska won her first title in Hong Kong.

"Thanks to my coach for always believing in me".