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Monica Puig came roaring back after a dispiriting first set to beat Caroline Wozniacki, 0-6 6-4 6-4, in a Friday Round of 64 match at the Miami Open. Highlights make it seem like the crowd was broadly pro-Puig, which makes senseā€”Puig is American, by way of Puerto Rico, and lives in Miami, whereas Wozniacki is from Denmark. But thereā€™s passionate home crowd behavior, and then thereā€™s what Wozniacki described in a tweet this afternoon:

Retired NBA player David Lee, who is Wozniackiā€™s fiancĆ©e, was in attendance, and seconded her observations:

Here are highlights of the match. They come by way of the Womenā€™s Tennis Association, and so they are of course focused on the tennis and not the bad fans, but you get a sense of how enthusiastic the crowd was, generally, in their support of Puig:

There is nothing more pointless on earth than urging sports fans to quit being jerks, but, hey, sports fans: quit being jerks.

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