Irina-Camelia Begu has apologised after a second of insanity left a younger boy in tears throughout her win over Ekaterina Alexandrova on the French Open.
A annoyed Begu threw her racket onto the clay court docket after going 3-0 down throughout the third set and it bounced into the Court docket 13 crowd. Though it didn’t hit anybody, a younger spectator sitting close-by was frightened and began crying.
Play was halted because the chair umpire referred to as the supervisor, however the Romanian was solely handed a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Alexandrova was livid with the choice and smashed a ball out of the court docket in anger. The thirtieth seed misplaced her rhythm after that as Bengu went on to win 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-4.
Fortunate to not have been
Watch the second as Irina-Camelia Begu throws her racquet into the gang which prompted a baby within the crowd to cry #RolandGarros | #RG22 pic.twitter.com/hc7jAhy1Ba
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After the match Bengu gave the boy a hug and took images with him earlier than issuing an apology throughout her post-match press convention.
“It’s an embarrassing second for me, so I don’t wish to discuss an excessive amount of about it. I simply wish to apologise,” the 31-year-old stated.
“My entire profession I didn’t do one thing like this, and I really feel actually unhealthy and sorry. So I’m simply going to say once more, sorry for the incident and, yeah, it was simply an embarrassing second for me.
“It was a tough second as a result of I didn’t wish to hit that racket. You hit the clay with the racket, however you by no means anticipate to fly that a lot. It was, as I stated, an embarrassing second for me and I simply wish to finish it and never speak about it and apologise once more.”