The ball touch the net and it seems to stay detained on the border. Decide which way to fall and the uncertainty turns to laughter for Victoria Azarenka, the protagonist of the shot. It happened in the Ostrava WTA, Czech Republic, and its rival Barbora Krejcikova (rival of Nadia Podoroska in the fourth round of the last Roland Garros) suffered it beyond 2-6, 6-2 and 6-1.
The third set of the match was played, Azarenka served to take the round pass. He was 5-1 and 15-0 when he played a very short slice, of those that are about to stay on the net. But I was destined to do something else.
It could be said that not for the faint of heart or that remembers the movie Match point by Woody Allen but it happened in a professional WTA match. The ball it was suspended for at least one second in the upper margin of the net before chopping on the court.
Not her own former world number 1 and recent US Open finalist could believe it. He stayed so branded waiting for that moment who crouched down to put his knee on the ground and he put his hand to his face holding back the laugh after seeing that he had won that incredible point.
“Is he netcord (moment when the ball touches the upper band of the net and falls on the other side) most shocking I’ve ever seen”A fan wrote on Twitter. Own Azarenka replied to the message: “Same” (“Equal”).
If you have not played behind closed doors due to the pandemic, that shot would have remained in the retina of many more.