Paris, May 26 (BUS) – A French Open player was allowed to continue her match – and ended up winning it – after she threw her racket and bounced back into the stands, the latest in a series of episodes involving professional tennis players. Their anger over their equipment.
Irina Camelia Bego, the 31-year-old Romanian ranked 63, had just dropped her starting point in the match while trailing 2-0 in the third set on Court 13 against 30th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in the second round at Roland. Garros.
Peugeot walked to the sideline and threw her racket, which broke out of the red mud and flew behind referee Anis Risese’s chair, landing among the spectators seated on the field. There were gasps from the fans and I heard a baby crying.
Play was delayed for five minutes while Rassi called a supervisor who came to the stadium and spoke to the official and then the people in the crowd and then both players, according to the AP.
Begu was warned for his unsportsmanlike behavior but was allowed to continue playing.
She won the first point after the first half and ended up claiming six of her last eight matches in the match with a 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4 victory to reach the third round of the French Open. For the first time since 2019.