Czech Republic tennis player Karolina Pliskova lost to Maria Sakkari in Miami
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Karolina Pliskova Miami Open umpire chair video
Czech tennis star was furious after a wrong line call in the defeat against Maria Sakkari at the Miami Open
Thursday, May 17, 2018 – 9:59am
Former world No.1 Karolina Pliskova was in no mood to shake hands with the chair umpire after losing her Miami Open second-round match against Maria Sakkari yesterday.
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The Times reports that “controversy abounded” in Miami when a Pliskova smash in the deciding set was wrongly called out “despite clearly landing in”.
Sakkari was awarded the point, says the BBC, after no “physical marks” could be found on the clay after the line-call review. The point happened in the final set when Pliskova was serving at 30-30 and five games all.
This led to the Czech star to lose the match against Greece’s Sakkari 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 and when the players walked off court the No.6 seed decided against shaking hands with Polish umpire Marta Mrozinska. She then hit her racquet against the umpire’s chair “several times”, USA Today reports, leaving a gaping hole.
Clearly, former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova wasn’t happy with the chair umpire in her @ItalianOpen match against Greece’s Maria Sakkari. pic.twitter.com/fnVCu7cr6Z
— espnW (@espnW) May 17, 2018
During the match Pliskova had argued with the official on several occasions and after her furious reaction the Times says her coach Tomas Krupa “stuck his middle finger up at live TV cameras” and her twin sister …read more
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