Tennis: the Italian public in Rome booed a Russian player

Tennis: the Italian public in Rome booed a Russian player

| Friday 12 May 2023

Fans of the little yellow ball know it. The Roman public is boiling and very chauvinistic. And if he logically pushed his compatriot Elisabetta Cocciaretto opposed to Anastasia Potapova in the first round of the WTA 1000 in Rome, he also did everything to destabilize the Russian. The latter, however, won 6-4, 6-4. And annoyed by the opposing public Potapova asked the crowd to be quiet after her victorious match point.

Which unsurprisingly created quite a bronca. It must be said that Potapova is not shy. She had been talked about in March by entering the Indian Wells court with a Spartak Moscow jersey . The Russian had been strongly criticized by several players including world number one Iga Swiatek, judging that Potapova supported Russia, at war against Ukraine...

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