Coco Vandeweghe

The Australian Open saw quite the upset Sunday night, with unseeded Hungarian player Timea Babos knocking off Coco Vandeweghe, the American who was the 10th seed. Babos’ 7-6 (4), 6-2 win also saw Vandeweghe (seen above at last year’s U.S. Open) get quite upset, as she slammed her racket down at one point and reportedly shouted obscenities at her opponent:

Earlier in the match, Vandeweghe picked up a code violation for taking the court late:

That’s quite the night for Vandeweghe, a semifinalist in last year’s Australian Open. And it was quite the night on the other end for Babos, ranked 51st in the world in singles heading into this match. She put up a historic result:

Oddly enough, this comes less than a week after Vandeweghe tried to defuse some “arrogant” criticisms of her in an ESPNw piece from D’Arcy Maine:

Some highlights:

“I think probably the biggest misconception about me is I’m arrogant,” said the 26-year-old who advanced to the semifinals at both the Australian Open and US Open last season. “I don’t find myself to be arrogant when I’m around people or even walking around, but I seem to get called arrogant a bunch. And that I don’t understand.

“It doesn’t make me feel great. But at the end of the day, I’ve never been big about what people say about me or let it really affect me. … When I was 13 or 14, it bothered me when people made fun of me, like any person. But I know who I am.”

In that article, Vandeweghe also complained about WTA fines, saying “It’s a business, and they’re looking out for tournaments and sponsors, which they should as a business. But there’s no one protecting the players anymore.” We’ll see if she gets a further fine from her actions here.

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