The mark of a true sportsperson if how defeat is accepted. And often, tennis players are unable to hide their emotions in the face of a loss. Here are a few examples when defeat tasted extremely bitter during the Australian Open 2014 tournament. (All images courtesy AFP)
Russia's Maria Sharapova seems to have accepted her defeat here as she crashed to Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the 4th round.
Benoit Paire of France reacts during his 3rd round clash.
Seeded 27, Paire lost the match to an unseeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.
Jelena Jankovic - seeded eight - gestures to indicate, perhaps, that she has already gifted her 4th round match to Simona Halep of Romania.
Japan's Kei Nishikori fought extremely hard against world number 1 Rafael Nadal. His efforts though could not halt the Spaniard in the 4th round.
Flavia Pennetta could have dug up the court in her frustration.Nothing went the Italian's way as her Chinese opponent - Li Na - cruised to an easy 6-2, 6-2 triumph in the quarterfinal round.
"Class is class!"Blaz Kavcic seems to suggest exactly this as he went down to Roger Federer in the second round.
Monica Puig made no effort to hide her emotions after her 2nd round defeat to Pennetta.
It has been a long time since Caroline Wozniacki made a deep impact in a Grand Slam. She seems to agree in this image.
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