Kazakhstan’s world No 50 blasts Russian for not applauding her winning points – as she loses 6-0 6-0 to Alize Cornet
A TENNIS star launched an incredible on-court tirade against her coach – accusing him of watching “dumb videos” and asking: “Are you stupid or something?”
World No 50 Yulia Putintseva was also furious Russian coach Roman Kisliansky failed to applaud her winning points – as she lost 6-0 6-0 to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.
Putintseva, 22, targeted a gobsmacked Kisliansky when he came courtside to help her just three games into the tournament match in New Haven.
The 2016 French Open quarter-finalist angrily asked: “Why are you chewing all the time and looking your dumb videos? “Are you stupid or something?”
Kisliansky responded: “What is wrong with you, Yulia?”
This failed to mollify the Moscow-born ace as she hit out: “What is wrong with you?
“You have never applauded me when I won a point.
“You were sitting and watching your stupid videos.”
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Kisliansky could only ask: “Are you ok?”
At which, Putintseva let rip again, saying: “Are you ok? I have played a long game and you did not applaud me once.”
Kisliansky pointed out: “It was your opponent mistake. How can I applaud to that?”
But the curt Kazakh, who reached 27th ijn the world in January, replied: “So what?
“They (the crowd) applauded my mistakes. So, you can do that to.”
Her coach queried: “What will (you) do better on the court if I start clapping? Do you have any plan?”
Putintseva had had enough of him by now.
She said: “Yeah, just go away from here. You can stop supporting me. Why have you come here?”
Kisliansky, though, stayed professional – offering advice that either did not register or was simply not enough to stop Cornet rolling off the next nine games.
He said: “You need to come closer to the ball. You are playing the ball from too far back.
“You are just waiting for the ball to come to you. I came here to give you advice”.
Putintseva had saved her fiercest swipe until last, saying: “You better wipe that stupid smile from your face.”
Kisliansky replied “I get it” and walked away.
Putintseva, however, later apologised on social media.
She posted: “Yesterday was hell! Unfortunately there are days in tennis when you can do nothing.
“I would like to apologies to my coach Roman Kisliansky for what I said!
“My emotions quite often blind me, but I am working on that and will try to make some conclusions from this game and this situation.”
Kisliansky has yet to publicly respond.
And Putintseva has not clarified if their working relationship is still intact.