Woman Accused Of Having '700 Drinks' And 'Distracting' Nick Kyrgios At Wimbledon Final Speaks Out
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The woman accused by Nick Kyrgios of having '700 drinks' at the Wimbledon men's final has revealed she only had 'good intentions' and claims she was just cheering him on.
Kyrgios singled out the crowd member during his first-ever Grand Slam final for shouting between his first and second serves, claiming that it nearly affected his performance.
He told the umpire: "There's no other bigger occasion and they did it again and it nearly cost me the point."
Then, he added: "She's [the shouting spectator is] drunk out of her mind so kick her out.
"I know exactly who it is - she's the one who looks like she's had about 700 drinks."
Well, now she has spoken out.
Lawyer Ania Palus revealed she had consumed just two drinks and was merely trying to cheer the Aussie tennis star on.
"She's drunk out of her mind and talking to me in the middle of a game. She's the one who looks like she's had 700 drinks."— Chris Hammer (@ChrisHammer180) July 10, 2022
Classic Nick Kyrgios#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/mhDw7M2Zbd
"I understand what it is like to be an underdog so I wanted to give him support," she said, as per The Telegraph.
"Maybe I took it too far so for that I am sorry but I only had good intentions."
The lawyer told reporters that she battled with depression and knew that Kyrgios did too which was why she was trying to cheer him on.
The medical lawyer added that the heat was partly to blame for her behaviour.
London's temperature reached into the 30s on the day of the Grand Slam.
"It’s the temperature for me, I had no hat ... I’m really sorry," she said, as per the The West Australian.
She was given water by Wimbledon staff before being allowed back in for the rest of the match.
Kyrgios received a code violation for cracking it over her cheering.
Nick Kyrgios has probably taught Prince George a few new words today #wimbledon— Avis Bus Rentals (@Kazlenka) July 10, 2022
The Aussie tennis star's outburst has since gone viral on social media, and was in full view of the crowd which included Duchess Kate and her eight-year-old son Prince George.
People on the internet very quickly all made the same joke.
One Twitter user said: "Prince George is gonna pick up all kinds of new words while listening to Nick Kyrgios today."
Another added: "Prince George getting a whole new vocabulary list today."
Kyrgios continued to sweat throughout the match, dropping the F-bomb several times in front of the two royals and the crowd.
He was later fined $5,800 (USD $3,958 or £3,302) for 'audible obscenity' by the court.