"You know she lies": Tomljanovic and Ostapenko clash before reaching Wimbledon's fourth round

Ajla Tomljanovic, an Australian, has reached the Wimbledon fourth round with a record-breaking performance. However, her win over Jelena Ostapenko was marred by gamesmanship controversy.

"You know she lies": Tomljanovic and Ostapenko clash before reaching Wimbledon's fourth round

Tomljanovic finished the 2017 French Open on top in the third and final set. Her 24-year-old opponent, however, called for a medical timeout due to an apparent abdominal injury.

However, 28-year old Tomljanovic immediately became suspicious of Ostapenko’s tactics.

Ostapenko lost seven consecutive games and went to her courtside seat to tell the umpire that she couldn't continue. I am in pain."

Tomljanovic made an appeal for the court supervisor's attendance.

"You know she lies, right?" We all know."

Tomljanovic was still annoyed by the situation. They were finally able to resume play after an 11-minute delay, during which Ostapenko was treated off-court.

The victory was won by the world No. 75, 4-6,6-4, 6-2.

The net was a scene of intense angst as Tomljanovic resisted their handshake.

Ostapenko then told Tomljanovic that she would check with the physio if she was faking her injury. After this, Ostapenko said: "Your behavior is terrible, terrible. You show no respect."

Five Australians are trying to make it to the round 16 at Wimbledon this Saturday. They include Nick Kyrgios and Ashleigh Barty, who are both world No.1.

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