Stunning Serbian umpire Marijana Veljovic sends fans wild in Australian Open bust-up with Kyrgios

TENNIS fans were delighted to see more of umpire Marijana Veljovic in her row with Nick Kyrgios.

The stunning Serb tried her best to calm down the Australian hot-head as he complained about the net technology.

The monitor which picks up which serves clip the top of the net was blamed by Kyrgios throughout Wednesday's enthralling tie against Ugo Humbert.

And while that certainly spiced up the Australian Open clash, so did the appearance of Veljovic, if social media is anything to go by.

Dimitri Peppas posted on Twitter: "More footage showing the umpire please instead of Humbert vs Kyrgios."

Another tennis fans was wondering why the 34-year-old Serbian hadn't 'accepted me on Insta'.

And she was described as 'standout' and 'unflappable' by another on social media.

'World class', 'a star' and 'stunning' were just some of the other adjectives used to describe the umpire.

Veljovic refused his calls to switch off the technology as the second-round match went to five sets.

After one let call, Kyrgios appealed to the Serbian official, telling her: "Reset the machine because the ball is this high off the net."

French No29 seed Humbert claimed the first set 7-5 and hit back with the third set after Kyrgios looked to be back in the match.

Coming back from a match point, a tense tie-break saw the home favourite snatch the fourth set in front of a boisterous Melbourne crowd.

The fans certainly had his back as further let calls were met with groans.

Kyrgios was handed a penalty point for smashing his racket and even managed to send the monitor flying with one powerful serve.


Last month Veljovic boldly faced off with Swiss star Roger Federer after he was penalised for swearing and even caught the eye of Eugenie Bouchard.

Alongside a love heart eye emoji, the 25-year-old tweeted: "The umpire in this Roger/Tennys match is super pretty."

Veljovic has openly expressed how she wants to encourage more women to get into tennis umpiring.

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