Woman imitating bee during tennis match forced to say sorry as player 'wants her out'
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A woman was forced to say sorry to tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas after he said he 'wants her out' for pretending to be a bee while he was trying to serve.
It's hard enough trying to hit a fuzzy apple into a small box at high enough speeds to bamboozle your opponent and stop them from returning the serve, never mind with distractions.
At first, he waved his racket around to try and waft away whatever it was that was bothering, him but the annoyance didn't seem to stop despite his best efforts.
Something was clearly wrong and he eventually went over to the umpire to ask for help, and that's when we all learned exactly what the issue the Greek tennis star was suffering from.
"There's a person imitating a bee behind me," he told the umpire after he could take no more of the annoyance, with the man in the big chair promising to 'take care of it'.
Tsitsipas added that he was hearing 'a buzz right before I serve' and asked the umpire if they thought that was acceptable.
However, the tennis star decided he wanted to sort things out himself and headed towards the fans watching the match who were right behind him.
Determined to find out exactly who was pretending to be a bee and making buzzing noises whenever he tried to serve, one member of the crowd helpfully pointed the woman out.
Tsitsipas then headed back over to the umpire's chair to tell them who was buzzing in his ear while his opponent came over to ask what was going on.
Quickly explaining the situation to Shelton, who had asked whether someone watching their match was talking to him, he told the umpire: "It's that lady over there. I want her out. She needs to go."
The umpire instead said he'd ask her to stop and Tsitsipas went over to confront the woman again, who could be seen appearing to say sorry for trying to put him off his game.
Fortunately that seemed to bee the end of it and the match was able to continue, with Tsitsipas winning in two sets.
Earlier this year, Tsitsipas celebrated making it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open by inviting his 'favourite actress' Margot Robbie to watch his next match.
Sadly for the Greek she didn't show up, though he admitted it might have been for the best as he could have been distracted, and he ended up losing to Novak Djokovic in the final.
Last year, he spoke about Djokovic being allowed to play in the Australian Open despite not being vaccinated when it had been a requirement for players.
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