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Caroline Wozniacki Says Unruly Fans Threatened Her And Her Family During Miami Open

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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 sense—Puig is American, by way of Puerto Rico, and lives in Miami, whereas Wozniacki is from Denmark. But there’s passionate home crowd behavior, and then there’s what Wozniacki described in a tweet this afternoon:

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Retired NBA player David Lee, who is Wozniacki’s fiancée, was in attendance, and seconded her observations:

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Here are highlights of the match. They come by way of the Women’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.

Staff Writer, Deadspin

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