BNP Paribas WTA Finals: Singapore 2016 - Day Two
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia cuts her hair in her singles match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore at Singapore Sports Hub on October 24, 2016 in Singapore. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) Julian Finney—Getty Images

All Hail This Victorious Tennis Player Who Cut Her Own Hair In the Middle of a Match

Oct 24, 2016

A tennis player was so determined to secure victory in a tennis match that she was willing to sacrifice the hair off her own head.

Svetlana Kuznetsova, a Russian tennis player, was competing against Agnieszka Radwanska in the WTA finals match; despite winning the first set, Kuznetsova found the later sets more challenging.

One strategy that may have helped her ultimately secure the win? Lopping off a significant part of her ponytail during the match, while on the tennis court, sans mirror — which really gives a nuanced meaning to going to great lengths to achieve your goals.

Watch Kuznetsova cut her own hair mid-game, below.

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