What a REAL Aussie athlete looks like: tennis star Daria Gavrilova is comforted by her opponent in moving act of good sportiness after being forced to retire from the French Open
- Daria Gavrilova was comforted by her opponent Aleksandra Krunic
- The Australian player suffered a leg injury and had to withdraw during a set
- Krunic was praised for showing an act of good sportiness
Australian tennis champion Daria Gavrilova broke off after her dream of French Open became a nightmare and caused a great sportiness of her opponent Aleksandra Krunić.
Gavrilova burst into tears after suffering from a thigh injury, in the second set of the French Open on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old showed how much the game meant to her as opposed to fellow countrymen Bernard Tomic who barely broke sweat when he refueled in the first round of the Grand Slam tournament and Nick Kyrgios who didn't even show up.
Krunic went to Gavrilova after their game ended 6-3-2-2 early and put an arm around her shoulder while standing aside.
Daria Gavrilova got comfort from her opponent Aleksandra Krunić after an injury to the thigh, in the second set of the French Open on Wednesday (photo)
Gavrilova called in her trainer to help her already tied thigh, middle game (pictured)
Krunic showed no mercy and constantly dropped the wounded Australian as she struggled to close the game.
Gavrilova followed Krunic in the second set when her trainer was called and she decided that the pain was too much to bear.
After the game ended, Krunic put an arm around Gavrilova's shoulders as she seemed defeated.
The act of kindness was praised on social media with many people impressed by the sportiveness.
& # 39; Nice to see Aleksandra Krunić comforting Daria Gavrilova on her couch after the Aussie withdrew into a set, & # 39; a person posted on Twitter.
& # 39; Aww. Krunic went to Dasha to comfort, & someone else commented.
Gavrilova was on the verge of tears after undergoing the second set due to an injury (photo)
Tomic took only 82 minutes against Taylor Fritz in a new, forgettable run at the French Open.
There are calls for tennis officials to pay Tomic after he found it selfless to play – the first set lasted only 23 minutes.
Kyrgios early claimed the second Grand Slam tournament of the year & # 39; sucked & # 39; and said: & # 39; Get rid of the clay man who loves the clay? It is so, so bad. & # 39;
He withdrew from the tournament a few days before it started, not long after that he came out of the Italian Open, where he threw a chair across the court.
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