Daria Gavrilova–Australian tennis player of Russian extraction, put her foot in her mouth when she said she is “good from behind” in front of the whole crowd at Melbourne stadium. Gavrilova beat Kiki Mladenovic 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (11-9) to reach the fourth-round of the tournament.
When the 21-year-old was asked how she managed a comeback in the game after loosing the first set, she responded saying, “Because I’m good from behind.”
According to Mail Online UK, at first Gavrilova did not realize what she said. “I just yeah.. I am good from behind. Oh..” However, the moment she realized what she said, she panned the crown with her hands on her mouth.
That surely was an awkward moment for the popular star. The Australian crowd at Melbourne burst out laughing at her embarrassing slip of tongue.
Gavrilova became an Australian national last December. She has been in good form this whole summer as she continues her journey through to the fourth round. She has been one of the favorites at the Australian Open 2016 and has also made quite a fan base for herself.
“I’ve got nothing in my head. I’m just really excited and I want to hug the whole stadium,” said Gavrilova.
In a very shot span, the Russian has gained huge fan following after she was elected to start representing Australia in 2014. “I just want to play again. I want to play again on Sunday. I’m just really happy. I can’t explain it,” she said.
The Australian Open 2016 has been in news given its many controversies regarding match fixing scandals and gambling. Swiss legend Roger Federer has also asked for a strict punishment from the Tennis Federation to curb these allegations.