Karolína Plíšková smashes umpire's chair after second round upset

The aftermath of Pliskova's attack

She moved forward to the net as Sakkari sent a ball lobbing up high in the air towards here, offering up the chance of an overhead smash.

With the deciding set even at 5-5, Pliskova had a shot that was wrongly called out by a linesperson. She lost the final two games and fell to a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 defeat - and was less than happy about it.

Afterwards, she briefly congratulated her opponent before withdrawing her outstretched hand to the umpire and smashing the chair. She then hit her racquet against the umpire's chair "several times", USA Today reports, leaving a gaping hole.

On social media some tennis fans think Pliskova should be suspended while others say that the umpire and line judge should face action.

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Her twin sister, the 71st ranked Kristyna also became a part of the controversy after she bashed the umpire and WTA on Twitter.

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.

"This behaviour cannot be tolerated".

"Umpire and line judge were shockingly bad".

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