Player chops own hair dur­ing WTA fi­nal

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SVET­LANA Kuznetsova hacked off part of her own hair at a changeover as she beat Ag­nieszka Rad­wan­ska 7-5 1-6 7-5 at the WTA Fi­nals.

The Rus­sian, 31, who qual­i­fied for the event ahead of Bri­tain’s Jo­hanna Konta, cut her thick plait in half with scis­sors at the start of the third set.

“It was both­er­ing me a lot. When I was hit­ting the fore­hands I hit a good shot and it would hit my eye,” she said.

“I thought, ‘what’s more im­por­tant? My hair, which can grow, or the match?’” Kuznetsova asked the um­pire to sup­ply her with a pair of scis­sors to carry out her im­promptu hair­cut.

De­fend­ing cham­pion Rad­wan­ska said she was un­aware of the in­ci­dent, but agreed with her op­po­nent’s pri­or­i­ties.

“I didn’t even know that,” said the Pole. “Good thing she didn’t cut her any­thing else. I think hair is not very im­por­tant.”

It was just one dra­matic mo­ment in a three­hour match in which Kuznetsova re­cov­ered from 4-1 down to take the first set, saved a match point in the third and was tear­ful at a changeover be­fore pre­vail­ing.— BBC.

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