Tennis player disqualified after hitting official with racket
Darian King is a player on the Challenger Tour, a minor league pro tennis circuit. He was playing in a tournament in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Monday, when he became upset after losing a point. King reacted by throwing his racket at the tarp behind the court. The racket then hit the lineswoman standing near the tarp and she fell to the ground.
The announcer replays the incident several times, trying to determine just how hard the racket hit her.
After much deliberation, including a replay review, King was disqualified. It's one of the more unusual conclusions to a tennis match in recent memory.
- Dan Gartland