Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Pliskova smashes umpire's chair in anger

Pliskova smashes umpire's chair in anger

With the deciding set even at 5-5, Pliskova had a shot that was wrongly called out by a linesperson.

Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova was incensed with a horrendous call during her second-round match with Maria Sakkari at the Italian Open on Wednesday. She argued with the umpire on several occasions during the match about points that went out of her favor and calls that were obviously wrong when shown on replay.

Sakkari moved past the former World No.1 in a contentious two-hour and 21-minute barnburner, breaking Pliskova's eight-match streak of three-set victories this season.

Instead of shaking hands with Mrozinska, Pliskova left a hole in the umpire chair-a move that will very likely result in a fine though none has been announced yet.

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Pliskova lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Sakkari, who got her first-ever win against a top-five opponent.

Pliskova was incensed with umpire Marta Mrozinska and the line judge, even calling on Sakkari herself to verify that the ball had landed in.

For Sakkari it was the first top five win of her career and she will face the victor of the second-round match between 11th seed Angelique Kerber of Germany and Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu.

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