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Tennis Player Svetlana Kuznetsova Cuts Her Ponytail Off Mid-Match In Bizarre Video

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25/10/2016 4:04 PM IST | Updated 25/10/2016 4:04 PM IST
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This is the bizarre moment a Russian tennis player chopped off her own ponytail in the middle of a match.

Svetlana Kuznetsova was 1-2 down in the third set to world number three Agnieszka Radwańska when she took the unusual step. 

According to the Guardian, she requested a break in play during the WTA opener in Singapore on Monday and a pair of scissors, before hacking off her hair.

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Svetlana Kuznetsova holds a handful of her hair

Once the ponytail was removed, Kuznetsova returned to court where she claimed victory, winning 7-5, 1-6, 7-5.

She later posted a clip of her impromptu haircut on Instagram, with the caption: “Sometimes you gotta do it not by best hairdressers and not at [the] best time.”

Kuznetsova later explained that her hairstyle had been bothering her during play.

According to BBC Sport, she said: “It was bothering me a lot. When I was hitting the forehands I hit a good shot and it would hit my eye.

“I thought, ‘what’s more important? My hair, which can grow, or the match?’”

This is not the first time a tennis player has been spotted giving themselves an on court haircut. 

While playing Rafael Nadal during last season’s ATP finals, Andy Murray gave himself a quick fringe trim.

It seems that was less effective than Kuznetsova’s haircut, since the British player went on to lose against the Spaniard.

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