WATCH: Coco Vandeweghe handed code violation for extended banana break at Australian Open

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018 | 0

For Coco Vandeweghe, her first-round match against Timea Babos at the Australian Open on Monday was both bizarre as well as disappointing.

The American No. 1, who is currently ranked a career-best 9th in the world, was handed a stunning 6-7 2-6 defeat by the 51st-ranked Babos.

During the one-hour 46-minute tussle, Vadeweghe was also given a code violation by chair umpire Fergus Murphy for taking too long during a changeover as she was yet to finish a banana, which she claimed was not provided to her on time.

“I’m waiting for the bananas,” Vandeweghe hit back at Murphy, as quoted by “Why should I feel uncomfortable because the court is ill-prepared?”

As for Babos, she goes on to lock horns with Carla Suarez Navarro, who beat Magdalena Frech 7-5 6-3 in the other opening rounder.

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