Who is Ania Palus? Woman who Nick Kyrgios claims had '700 drinks' says 'heat' got to her
In the Wimbledon championship match against Novak Djokovic, Nick Kyrgios lost his cool when he thought a ‘drunk fan’ was trying to disrupt the game. In the Wimbledon championship match, Kyrgios defeated Novak Djokovic in the first set but lost the next two before losing the final set to rage. He was especially furious with one Center Court spectator whom he thought was annoying him.
He fumed at the umpire about the spectator, “She's distracting me when I'm serving in a Wimbledon final. There's no other bigger occasion, you didn't believe me and then she did it again. It nearly cost me the game. Why is she still here? She's drunk out of her mind and speaking to me in the middle of a game. What's acceptable?” "Nothing is acceptable," the umpire remarked, and Kyrgios responded, “Ok kick her out. I know exactly which one it is. The one in the dress, who looks like she's had about 700 drinks, bro."
Later, Kyrgios also got into a furious argument with his team in his box after dropping the second set. Before attacking his team during the break, Kyrgios was spotted shaking his head as he made his way to his chair. He yelled, “Why don't you say something? Why? You said nothing that whole point, 40-love down, nothing.” The person Kyrgios earlier referred to as his 'greatest blessing,' his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi, was spotted frantically attempting to calm him down as he stormed off the court. With most of Centre Court laughing at him, Kyrgios seemed to realize he was wasting his time and dropped the point.
Meanwhile, the lady claimed to have only consumed two drinks and was trying to support the tennis player. The 32-year-old Ania Palus, a Polish lawyer, who was removed from the Wimbledon Grand Slam final said, "I wanted to give him support. Maybe I took it too far... but I only had good intentions." On drinking she claimed, she only drank a Pimms and a rosé. Ania was given water and allowed back into the match after about 15 minutes in order to watch the rest of the final.
'I’d only had two…but it WAS rather hot' says ‘700 drinks’ woman who Nick Kyrgios had thrown off Wimbledon Centre Court https://t.co/V16V8n2kts— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) July 11, 2022
According to Daily Mail, she said, "It's the temperature for me, I had no hat. I'm really sorry." In the final, Kyrgios had a fantastic start, challenging the six-time Wimbledon champion and taking the first set 6-4. However, Djokovic recovered in the second set and won it with a 6-3 decision. Despite Kyrgios' best attempts, the Serbian player kept up his strong play in the third set, winning it 6-4. The game has entered a crucial stage at the moment as it is 6-6 in the fourth set. Kyrgios also received a code violation before speaking to the chair umpire. The Australian player also used F-word during the heated conversation.
According to The Sun, Kyrgios also had an explosive temper issue during this year's third-round showdown against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Australian player was said to be a little more composed till he reached his first Grand Slam final, but the strain on Centre Court caused him to lose it. Kyrgios received a $4,000 fine for an audible obscenity, bringing his total fines for the past two weeks to $15,000 in total. Meanwhile, he received £1,050,000 in prize money for coming in second place.