BNP Paribas WTA Finals: Singapore 2016 - Day Two
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Athletes have to dedicate a lot of time, resources, and focus in order to reach success. This is why hardworking athletes deserve our respect — especially female athletes, who often have to put up with a lot of discrimination, sexism, and body-shaming in their respective sports. And one female athlete has proven to be an ultimate badass on the court.

During the WTA Finals in Singapore, Svetlana’s braided ponytail was extremely irritating. Every time she hit a forehand, her braid smacked her in the eye.

Even before the match was over, the official WTA Twitter account was able to get this out to its followers:

But Internet positivity aside, the haircut worked in Svetlana’s favor. She ended up winning the grueling three-hour match, and still found time to post about her new (and impromptu) haircut on Instagram.

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All hail Queen Svetlana.