LIVE: Slam winner loses cool at ‘blind’ umpire

Jelena Ostapenko always wears her heart on her sleeve when she plays, ensuring there is never a dull moment.

Locked in a tense third set battle at 4-4, Ostapenko lost her cool with Norwegian chair umpire Julie Kjendlie, claiming she incorrectly awarded her opponent Victoria Azarenka a point.

With the advantage in deuce, Azarenka won the game to hold serve before Ostapenko began arguing with Kjendlie that the ball had bounced twice down Azarenka’s end.

Holding up two fingers to Kjendlie, Ostapenko could be heard saying: “You’re blind”.

Taking a seat in the break, Ostapenko continued to make her disappointment heard, even referencing a previous game umpired by Kjendlie.

“I never want to have you on my match again,” she could be heard saying.

“You will never be on my match.

“I don’t want you on my matches, you ruin my matches.”

In her fury, Ostapenko was unable to get Kjendlie on side.

Azarenka went on to win the match 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

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