Judy Murray says Aryna Sabalenka’s dressing room footage ‘should never have been released’

Aryna Sabalenka smashes a racket after losing US Open final (Eurosport)

Aryna Sabalenka smashes a racket after losing US Open final (Eurosport)

Judy Murray has criticized the release of training room footage showing the WTA world number one Aryna Sabalenka Take out their frustration after losing in the US Open final.

Sabalenka lost to Coco Gauff 2:6, 6:3, 6:2 on Saturday as the young USA star won her first Grand Slam at the age of 19.

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The footage, originally shared by Eurosport France on X, shows the 25-year-old hitting a racket on the floor in a training room before throwing it into a bin.

Wider angles of the video show a camera crew in the background filming Sabalenka, which is part of the Netflix docuseries Breakpoint, in which she appeared in the first season. The documentary, which features flying footage, was renewed for a second season following its success.

Many social media users agreed with Murray that the footage should not be shared in areas such as classrooms. However, when others saw the wider-angle footage, which also featured the camera crew, they argued that the video was not private since Sabalenka knew she was being filmed.

Aryna Sabalenka defeated Madison Keys (John Minchillo/AP) (AP)

Aryna Sabalenka defeated Madison Keys (John Minchillo/AP) (AP)

Some commentators were even happy about the “human reaction” of one player. Responses praised the world No. 1 for managing her emotions off the pitch and allowing Gauff to enjoy her win. Others said the footage made them “like her even more.”

One I’m more impressed that she saw it. This requires enormous emotional intelligence. However, I agree [sic] That shouldn’t have been published.”

Sabalenka shared a light-hearted response on Instagram in response to Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy’s humorous reaction to the footage when she said, “I’m dying” in an Instagram Story, followed by seven laughing emojis in response to the video , which featured Portnoy’s face overlaid with the caption, “Me after @sabalenka_aryna lost.”

Sablenka officially took first place in the world rankings on September 11th at the conclusion of the US Open after Iga Swiatek’s loss to Jelena Ostapenko on September 4th, ending the Pole’s 75 consecutive weeks at number one.

She became only the eighth player to be number one in both singles and doubles and the 29th woman to reach the top spot in the WTA rankings.


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