Tennis star goes on racket-smashing rampage to umpire's chair

The aftermath of Pliskova's attack

Camera Icon The aftermath of Pliskova's

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.

After vehemently arguing with the umpire to no avail Pliskova was furious when 42nd-ranked Sakkari was given the advantage and break point at a crucial stage of the match.

Pliskova was served at 30-all with the final set deadlocked at 5-5 and went on to lose the match very much based on that decision.

Pliskova did not shake Mrozinska's hand after the match and instead smashed her racket several times against the side of the umpire's chair, breaking the wood. Immediately afterwards, she proceeded to repeatedly strike the umpire's chair to drill a hole in it and then threw away the racquet in frustration.

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No fine was announced and USA Today reported that the Women's Tennis Association had not responded to queries regarding the incident, but event organizers have been clamping down on tennis players for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Sports fans also took to social media to point out that several calls made by the umpire were wrong.

"Four blows of her racquet".

"Nothing justifies destroying the umpire's chair".

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