Sara Bejlek is the Czech tennis player who will be remembered at the US Open for her overly affectionate congratulations, defined as inappropriate and bordering on harassment, which have aroused indignation on social media. The 16-year-old player explained how she felt after watching the video.
Inappropriate congratulations. Czech tennis player Sara Bejlek tried to debunk the case involving her father and her coach.
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It will no longer happen that they pat her on the butt to compliment her. He will no longer be her father, nor her coach. The tennis player from the Czech Republic, Sara Bejlek, breaks the silence on the story that has seen her protagonist in spite of herself, due to the attention she has undergone – as can be seen from her words – without malice. The qualification to the main draw of the US Open thanks to her success against Heather Watson has taken second place compared to the gesture that has caused a lot of uproar, as much indignation and fueled the debate on social networks.
Unseemly and sexist Palpatina. Thus was defined that way of congratulating that the 16-year-old describes with much less emphasis and deflates the case. Indeed, there has never been for her. Neither she has ever felt violated. The video, which showed her exultation and then the ‘warm’ compliments received from her father and her coach, went around the world. No one, starting right from the young player, imagined that such a strong controversy could explode for her embrace with so much caress that to most she seemed boorish and without demeanor, an unacceptable harassment.
The experience of the 16-year-old Czech tennis player at the US Open ended in the first round on the scoreboard, to discuss what happened at the end of the match that had earned her the qualification for the American tournament.
The defeat in the match against compatriot Ljudmila Samsonova (6-1, 6-3) put an end to her experience in the American slam in the first round but Bejlek’s presence at the tournament will remember that disputed episode. In the images of the scandal you could see the attitudes considered inelegant of her father, Jaroslavand the coach, Jakub Kahoun. However, she diminishes the significance of what happened and tries to resize it by giving it the right weight.CopyAMP code.
“It was a spontaneous reaction – he admitted in an interview with the New York Post -. It was a simple manifestation of joy”the reaction of Bejlek who told the surprise for so much indignation and above all for that behavior that he did not perceive as inappropriate. “I saw the video … I understand that for some that gesture may seem inconvenient but that is my father and will always be. And I have known my coach since I was 8 years old, it also happens that he gives me massages – he added -. I have already discussed with my staff and it will not happen again. “
Bejlek tried to downplay the strong controversy that arose from that unseemly attitude that made social media talk a lot.
Last reflection by the young tennis player on the story. “If such a situation had occurred in the Czech Republic no one would have said anything – he concluded -, nor would it have become a coincidence… but I understand that in the United States it is different and has provoked many comments. However it will not happen again “.