Tennis star screams at Citi Open fan and refuses to play match with security called

Hours after the match, Andreescu took to social media to voice her opinion on the events that transpired earlier that day. With her tongue firmly in cheek, she tweeted to her 220,000 followers: “What a wonderful sport,” using a smiley face to capture her sarcastic tone.

Andreescu only recently returned to action after an ankle injury kept her sidelined for several months, having made it to the third round of Wimbledon before losing to Ons Jabeur. And she has spoken candidly about the difficulties she has experienced in making the step up to top-level tennis.

“You’re alone out there, you’re alone on the court, you don’t have anyone really helping you,” she told The Guardian in May. “It’s like a lonely, lonely journey in a way.

“But if you try to find love in the process, that’s the most important thing, basically, love and appreciation.”