Karolina Pliskova lashes out umpire's chair in shocking tantrum


Former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova unleashed on the umpire's chair after her controversial defeat to Greece's Maria Sakkari at the Italian Open on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time).

In the third set with the sixth seeded Czech serving 6-3, 3-6, 5-5 (30/30) she had an overhead shot incorrectly ruled out and both the line judge and the umpire said they could not find the mark. Pliskova argued but the call ultimately stood even though replay clearly showed Pliskova's ball catching the line.

Karolina Pliskova lashes out umpire's chair in shocking tantrum
Karolina Pliskova lashes out umpire's chair in shocking tantrum

The 20-year-old Osaka failed to convert any of her six break points before conceding the match in just under an hour.

And with no hawkeye technology in place to give a definitive decision, the call stood against Pliskova, who ended up losing her serve and Sakkari went on to win the set, and the match, 7-5.

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Sakkari visibly winced as Pliskova vented her fury, taking several steps backwards before the Czech had stormed off, before shaking the umpire's hand.

But the drama didn't end there - after the players shook hands, Pliskova then took a number of big swings with her racquet against the umpire's chair, taking a chunk out of its side. The victory means the 24-year-old Gavrilova recorded her first top 10 victory of the year, and her first back-to-back match wins since Acapulco in February.

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