Late last night at the Miami Open, Canadian Bianca Andreescu defeated Angelique Kerber, a German tennis player who was ranked eighth in the world. This was the second time in the past week that Andreescu had beat her. This was a major accomplishment for Andreescu, but surprisingly the Canadian tennis star was actually insulted after her latest win and has yet to get a public apology.
The insult came from Andreescu's opponent, Angelique Kerber who following the match reportedly said to her "you're the biggest drama queen ever" while giving her a very short handshake. It's unclear what exactly led to the remark, but people believe it was related to Andreescu's medical support during the match. Due to a right shoulder injury, she took a medical timeout at one point and multiple times during the match she had a trainer come and work on her shoulder.
Now, however, one day following her very public insult to Andreescu, Angelique Kerber has a different message for her and it's almost a complete flip from her mood after the match. On Twitter, she stated that the match was a tough battle and went on to congratulate Andreescu and even say that her win was well deserved.
People aren't buying it though. Some seem to think that the Kerber who insulted Andreescu after the match was her true self while this tweet is just the result of some PR team just trying to clean up the whole "drama queen" situation.
In response to her tweet, some people even refuse to believe that Kerber is genuinely congratulating Andreescu.
I much prefer 1:30am shady Angelica to 11am PR team Angelica 😕— Peetah Pan 🐝 (@i_am_peterpan_) March 24, 2019
Others are also pointing out in her tweet, Kerber congratulates Andreescu on a good performance which, they think is actually a shady dig, adding onto the drama queen comment.
I mean they didn’t really elaborate on “performance” 😂😂 for all we know they could be talking about drama 🤣— Asparagus Hardcourterer (@samstennis189) March 24, 2019
Meanwhile, others are simply demanding a public apology for Andreescu, which as of right now has yet to be given.
That is what u should have said at the net. She beat u fair and square. I have always loved watching you, but you owe @Bandreescu a direct apology. It was uncalled for. She just beat you down w/more passion. Your entitlement has shown last several matches & it dont look good !— Mickey Goldberg (@milesgold) March 24, 2019
Did you apologize for calling her a drama queen?— Journalists Are Heroes (@CherylDeniece) March 24, 2019
An apology for your inappropriate remarks would be a show of class.— golfergeorge (@golfergeorge) March 24, 2019
If your PR team thought this would be helpful, fire them. You need to apologize as a first step to rebuilding your brand.— speechwriter (@PABsurvivor) March 24, 2019
After beating Kerber, Bianca Andreescu advances in the Miami Open and will face Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the third round.