CAROLINE WOZNIACKI claims she and her family were subjected to sickening verbal abuse during one in every of her video games within the Miami Open.
The Australian Open champ, 27, alleges safety did nothing to cease the vile slurs – which included her mother and father being advised to die.
World No 2 Wozniacki misplaced 6-zero four-6 four-6 to No eighty two Monica Puig and took to Twitter after the sport to doc the "horrible" expertise she had to endure.
She wrote: "Final night time I misplaced a troublesome match to a fantastic opponent and good friend Monica Puig on the Miami Open.
"I’m absolutely conscious that tennis is a recreation of wins and losses.
"Nevertheless, during the match final night time individuals within the crowd threatened my family, wished dying upon my mum and dad, referred to as me names that I can't repeat right here and advised my fiance's niece and nephew (who’re 10 years previous) to sit down and shut the f*** up, in the meantime safety and employees did nothing to forestall this and even accepted this to happen.
"Whereas I all the time encourage followers to cheer for his or her favorite participant, and I thrive on a difficult environment, when sure strains are crossed, it makes tennis depressing for each rivals.
"I hope the Miami Open chooses to take this significantly as a result of it's a horrible instance to set for the subsequent era of tennis gamers and followers.
"I want Monica all one of the best for the remainder of the event."
Puig, 24, is from Puerto Rico and many Puerto Ricans have settled in Miami.
A lot of social media customers backed Wozniacki after her assertion.
One wrote: "Sorry this occurred to you Caroline. Organisers ought to have taken these individuals (who threatened your family) out of the stadium instantly and ought to ban them."
One other posted: "So unhappy you had to expertise this dreadful abuse."
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI claims she and her family were subjected to sickening verbal abuse during considered one of her video games within the Miami Open.