Monday, January 20, 2014

Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka take aim at each other


The bad blood between Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka began in Melbourne one year ago, and it boiled over again on Monday in their fourth round match.

Down a break in the seventh game, Sloane sprinted after a drop shot and smashed the ball directly at Azarenka, connecting in her groin area. Sloane tried to apologize but Vika wanted no part of it.

Let's review...


Sloane connects with the backhand...



Let's zoom in and slow that down...


"Sorry," she said...


Vika responds with a shot toward the head...


Sloane laughed it off because that's what adorable people do...


But she probably said terrible, terrible things about Vika in her mind as she walked back...


Azarenka went on to win, 6-3, 6-2, and she didn't need a medical timeout this time.