Scandal at Roland Garros: a tennis player threw her racket and almost hurt a child who was in the stands

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*The embarrassing moment the singles player threw her racket and almost injured a small spectator

The experienced tennis player Irina-Camelia Begu, who is ranked 63rd in the international ranking, was lucky to not be disqualified this Thursday in his commitment to Roland Garros against the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova (N.31) after He threw his racket against the ground and bounced towards the stands, being close to hitting a child.

Frustrated at looking down 2-0 on the scoreboard third set, the 31-year-old Romanian hurled her racket onto the court as she retired to her chair to rest. After hitting the brick dust, she herself was ejected and she was about to hit a spectator present in the first rows of the stands.

From fright, he little boy burst into tears and had to be comforted by his parents. Begu he also took an interest in him and apologized, though that didn’t save him the trouble. boo of the public of the court 3 before a new gesture of anger from a tennis player on the circuit.

The tournament supervisor came to the scene, but after seeing that The incident had no major consequences. the tennis player only received a warning (warning) and ended up winning the match by 6-7 (3/7), 6-3 and 6-4. Video of the scene quickly went viral on social media.

I would like to apologize for this incident. I have never done anything like this in my career. It was an embarrassing moment. I hit the racket on the ground and I didn’t think it was going to bounce like that. I repeat: I’m sorry and I don’t want to talk about it anymore”, declared the Romanian at a press conference after the match.

It is already the second incident of this type that occurs in this edition of the Roland Garros in a sport like tennis, characterized by its fair playbut in which this type of episode is becoming more and more frequent.

Last Tuesday, Andrew Rublev (N.7) hit a ball with such force against his chair after having lost the first set against the South Korean Soonwoo Kwonthat the ball bounced off and was close to hitting the head of one of the track keepers. I’ve lost my mind. It’s not professional on my part and I hope I never repeat it again”, the Russian apologized.

some like spanish Rafael Nadal (N.5) already They have demanded stronger sanctions against this type of attitude on the pitch.In sport we have to be a positive example especially for children”, justified the legendary singles player from Mallorca.


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