Tennis authorities are struggling to deal with players’ outbursts on the court. At the French Open. In a second round match against Ekaterina Alexandrova, Irina-Camelia Begu threw her racquet in frustration. The racquet bounced on the court and almost hit a boy in the stands. Surprisingly, Begu was not defaulted from the tournament.
The incident scared the boy, who started crying. The supervisor was called and the match was paused. Irina-Camelia Begu went on to win the match beating Alexandrova in three sets.
Begu apologized for the incident after the match.
It’s an embarrassing moment for me, so I don’t want to talk too much about it. I just want to apologize. My whole career, I didn’t do something like this, and I feel really bad and sorry
Begu received a code violation for the incident but was allowed to continue playing despite constant booing from the crowd. After winning the match, she took pictures with the child and his family.