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A familiar refrain: Just when we thought we’d seen it all on a tennis court, something stranger than strange comes along and we’re left wondering, what will these crazy tennis players do next? On-court espressos, Petko dances, shirts ripped, linesmen hugged, chewing on tennis balls, Can-Can dances, and now this.

A player that goes by the name Rika Fujiwara that does pushups intermittently between points. Kind of obsessive, right? Is she punishing herself? How can this be a good thing? We have no idea. Please tell us if you have a clue.

Laura Robson won the match, 6-1, 6-3, which was played at the Kurume Cup in Japan. Apparently Robson found it impressive, er, amusing, as well.