Fan takes legal action against Nick Kyrgios after allegation that she was ‘drunk out of her mind’ at Wimbledon final
Jill Bolte Taylor, a 37-year-old mother of two, is seeking a restraining order after the Australian Open champion allegedly shouted at her at the end of Friday night’s grand-slam match with Maria Sakkari.
Taylor claims he drunkenly challenged her to a fight and called her a “cocky little twit” after the pair were separated from the rest of their team.
The Australian Open final saw the pair face the winner of Friday night’s first doubles match, after the team of Sakkari and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands had been eliminated. Taylor’s legal team said the pair were separated shortly before the match.
Bolte Taylor’s legal team said at a press conference on Monday that the pair separated shortly before the start of the match. (Photo: Twitter/@jillboltexer)
On Sunday, Bolte Taylor took to Twitter to call out Kyrgios for the alleged comments after the match and added that she would be taking legal action in Australia.
“The bottom line here is that NICK KIRGRES DID NOT DARE TO CALL ME A ‘COCKY LITTLE TWIT,’ AND WAS NOT ABLE TO GET OUT ON THE FIELD AS I WAS,” she wrote. “He then followed me after the show, saying he wanted to fight. The last thing a pregnant woman wants is a drunken fight, no matter what the circumstances.
“You can quote me on that. The bottom line is I have had enough of this. We are making a complaint to the appropriate authorities.”
She added: “I was very drunk out of my mind, and there are a lot of crazy people in sport and in life. There’s very few sane people in sports and life.”
Kyrgios reacted quickly when his name