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Watch: Caroline Wozniacki Accuses Opponent Of Excessive Grunting

Watch: Caroline Wozniacki Accuses Opponent Of Excessive Grunting

It has been a good start to 2018 for Caroline Wozniacki.

At 27-years-old, one of the finest tennis players of her generation finally managed to secure a Grand Slam win; overcoming Simona Halep in an incredibly tight Australian Open final.

Yet, without much chance to rest on her laurels, Wozniacki was back in business in this year's Qatar Open event.

Safely through to the quarter-final of the event, the Danish player did not enjoy the most straight forward of matches against another Romanian opponent in Martina Niculescu.

Although she would take the match in straight sets, Wozniacki took serious umbrage with what she felt was Niculescu's excessive gamesmanship.

The method of her apparent sneaky tactics? Creative grunting, of course.

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Going to the extent of recreating for the umpire the contrasting sounds that were coming from Niculescu on Wozniacki's shots, the umpire was having none of that.

According to some of those covering the event however, Wozniacki's complaints won't sit well with a locker room that holds Niculescu and her conduct in high regard.

Wozniacki however reaffirmed her belief that Niculescu had "tried to get into her head".

The Dane will now play Angelique Kerber in the quarter-final.

See Also: Watch: Roger Federer Is Pulling Out All The Tricks In Rotterdam

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