Tennis player disqualified after hitting official with racket

Tuesday October 28th, 2014

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.

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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

[via Slate]

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