Furious Karolina Pliskova attacks tennis umpire's chair

by Theguardian

Tennis
Enraged world No 5 smashes hole with racket Czech upset by line call at tournament in Rome

World No 5 Karolina Pliskova lost her cool over a line call and bashed a hole into the umpire’s chair with her racket after suffering a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 defeat by Maria Sakkari in the Italian Open second round.

Pliskova had argued heatedly with umpire Marta Mrozinska after her smash was called out when serving at 30-30 and 5-5 in the final set, and her Greek opponent won the game before serving out the match.

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