Mexican Open: Nick Kyrgios bemoans lack of action taken against Daria Gavrilova following her temper tantrum
American Coco Vandeweghe, who has also found herself in trouble with tennis authorities, appeared to support Kyrgios with a reply to his tweet.
Outspoken Australian Nick Kyrgios has bemoaned a recent outburst by Daria Gavrilova, saying that he would have been "banned for six years" had he behaved in a similar manner to his compatriot.
Gavrilova lost her temper during a match against American Madison Brengle at the Mexican Open on Monday, the Australian throwing her racket after misfiring on a serve and nearly hitting a ball-kid.
I would be banned for 6 years and been on every paper and news channel for the next month https://t.co/zyQLl2i6eA
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) February 27, 2018
The racket then bounced up and slammed into the umpire’s chair, yet Gavrilova escaped punishment and went on to win the match 4-6 6-3 6-3. Kyrgios, known for tantrums and controversial moments of his own, tweeted a video of the incident and wrote: "I would be banned for 6 years and been on every paper and news channel for the next month." American Coco Vandeweghe, who has also found herself in trouble with tennis authorities, appeared to support Kyrgios with a reply to his tweet that included an emoji of a woman shrugging.
Double standards everywhere ♀️ — CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) February 27, 2018
"Double standards everywhere," she commented.
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