Monica Niculescu hit back at Caroline Wozniacki over claims that she was trying to put off her opponent with loud grunting and insisted she had never heard a world No. 1 ‘talk like that’.
The Australian Open champion controversially stopped midway through the first set of her third-round Qatar Open match to call for the umpire to intervene and claimed that Niculescu was trying to ‘put people off’.
Wozniacki came out on top in a 7-5 6-1 win, but criticised the world No. 92 – who took out Maria Sharapova in round one – for changing the sound and timing of her grunting in… Read the full story