WATCH: Dominic Thiem fumes as he is ousted from interview room by Serena Williams
Serena Williams left Dominic Thiem fuming at the French Open on Saturday after ousting him from the main press room during his post-match interviews.
Thiem was discussing his third round victory over Pablo Cuevas when Williams, fresh from her disappointing defeat to Sofia Kenin, reportedly insisted she have the room to get her media duties out of the way early.
The incident, and French Open officials who facilitated it, clearly and understandably upset the world number four.
“I don’t really get it, seriously. I mean, what the hell? No, but it’s a joke, really…I have to leave the room because she’s coming?”
[Hears of possible delay]
“I leave also then. I’m not standing around. I can also do what I want.”
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 1, 2019
“I don’t really get it, seriously,” he said after being told he would need to move to a different room.
“I mean, what the hell? No, but it’s a joke, really.
“I have to leave the room because she’s coming?”
Thiem initially moved to a smaller room before deciding he’d had enough and left without speaking to the press.
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