The coach of former world number one Serena Williams Rennae Stubbs has lambasted the handshake of Italy’s Martina Trevisan with Germany’s young tennis star Noma Noha Akugue in the Hamburg Open.
The 29-year-old suffered a rather shocking defeat in the quarterfinal of the competition against the 19-year-old, that too despite winning the first set with a score of 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.
After the match, Trevisan shook hands with Noha Akugue without looking at her which left the youngster in tears.
Stubbs, who coached the 23-times Grand Slam winner a few years back, in a post on his Twitter account, lambasted the reaction of the Italian player.
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"And I’m sorry that was a pathetic 'hand shake'fif that’s what u call it from Trevisan! Bloody hell, the kid legit beat u and she’s in tears walking to the net and u barely shake her hand. Not approved!!!" Rennae Stubbs tweeted.
That reaction from an experienced opponent would have definitely hurt a young and promising player like Noha Akugue but for now, she will be keen on focusing on her next assignment where she will face Russia’s Diana Shnaider for a place in the final of the competition.