US Open 2022: Teenage tennis star Sara Bejlek responds after ‘uncomfortable’ celebration with her dad went viral
Teenage tennis sensation Sara Bejlek has admitted the celebration she shared with her father on the US Open which went viral won’t occur once more.
The 16-year-old needed to undergo qualifying to get by to the primary draw and make her grand slam debut, which she did on Tuesday.
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However not earlier than social media went into overdrive over a video that confirmed her father after which her coach patting her repeatedly on her bottom whereas they embraced.
The world No.194 appeared fully unfazed by the arms of her father and coach patting her on that a part of her physique, waving and smiling to followers within the moments after.
However talking for the primary time because the trade, she stated the incident wouldn’t be repeated.
“Of course I saw the video,” she stated.
“It was a spontaneous reaction of the whole team. We rejoiced.
“It may certainly seem inconvenient and uncomfortable to some, but we have already discussed it with the team. It won’t happen again.”
After the video was seen by tennis followers on social media earlier within the week, it was labelled “inappropriate” and “creepy” by many, whereas one fan stated “They just do it different over there in Eastern Europe”.
The Czech stated whereas it might look jarring to individuals from outdoors her nation, it’s commonplace at house.
“Dad is my dad and always will be. And I’ve known the coach since I was eight years old. He tapes me, he massages me,” Bejlek stated.
“If something similar happened in the Czech Republic, no one would deal with it. But since we are in America, everyone comments on it.
“But as I say, we talked, and it won’t happen again.”
Bejlek misplaced her first spherical match to Russia’s Ludmilla Samsonova, 6-1 6-3.
De Minaur positive aspects candy revenge in New York
Elsewhere at Flushing Meadows, prime ranked Aussie Alex De Minaur showcased his ruthless streak in doling out some cold-blooded revenge and shifting mercilessly into the US Open third spherical.
De Minaur disposed of Chilean Cristian Garin 6-3 6-0 4-6 6-2 on Wednesday to energy into the final 32 at Flushing Meadows for the fourth time in 5 visits.
Garin was the offender who saved a match level and battled again from two units to like all the way down to beat de Minaur within the fourth spherical at Wimbledon – and the Australian No.1 hadn’t forgotten.
That crushing defeat on the All England Membership was among the many most despairing of de Minaur’s profession and the 18th seed readily admitted this week he was eyeing atonement in New York.
And the tennis velocity demon wasted no time going to work.
Clearly offended by Garin’s spirited Wimbledon comeback, when the South American performed lights out for the final two and a half units, de Minaur was intent from the outset of the return bout to set the report straight.
From 3-3 within the opening set, de Minaur turned the screws to reel off 9 video games straight to take a stranglehold on the match.
De Minaur, although, needed to rapidly regroup after dropping 4 consecutive video games to concede the third set.
However that solely made his victory extra satisfying, as he exorcised the demons of Wimbledon with a steely fourth set.
“I’m very happy with my level, but probably the happiest with how I was mentally. That, for me, was very important coming into the match and how I dealt with the circumstances,” de Minaur stated.
“Yeah, happy to get through another match. That’s what I’m so proud of, that I was able to bounce back and not let it affect me.
“I easily could have started thinking about what happened in Wimby, being two sets to love up and kind of letting that one escape away from me.
“But I kind of knuckled down, stuck to my weapons and my tactics and what I wanted to do. I was able to go on top on the third and play some great tennis to finish it off.”
De Minaur subsequent performs Spain’s twelfth seed and two-time US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday (Saturday AEST) for a spot within the fourth spherical.
Carreno Busta additionally reigned final month in Montreal, leaving de Minaur on guard.
“He’s obviously playing some great tennis. A very tough match. It’s going to be a battle,” he stated.
“I’m looking forward to it. Third round of US Open playing against a quality opponent who’s proven himself here.
“I’m just hopefully ready for the battle.”
Countrymen Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson, plus Australian ladies’s No.1 Ajla Tomljanovic, play their second-round matches in a while Wednesday.
– With AAP