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Watch: Fans Fight Over Sabalenka Headband

One of the fiercest skirmishes of the Australian Open didn't occur on court.

It happened in the crowd.

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Moments after Aryna Sabalenka dismissed Katie Boulter, 6-3, 6-4,  in the second round, the 11th-seeded Belarusian showed her appreciation for Aussie fans tossing her headband into the crowd.

That set off a fierce tug-of-war between two ladies in the front row showing dogged determination to the sweat-soaked souvenir.  

Jedd Zetzer captured a crazy scene captioning his tweet "Two old ladies fighting over Aryna Sabalenka's headband, which she threw into the crowd!"

The prolonged pull-fest eventually ended in a draw: Security guards on scene took the headband away and escorted both ladies back their respective corners, er, out of Melbourne Arena. 

Photo credit: Mark Peterson/Corleve