Romanian tennis player Irina-Camelia Begu bounced her racquet into the crowd narrowly missing a child who was brought to tears
The world number 63 crashed her racquet into the court after losing serve in the third set of her French Open contest.
The racquet flew off the court landing in the crowd, scaring a young child who broke out into audible sobs.
Officials halted the match and handed Begu a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Begu eventually went on to win the match, defeating katerina Alexandrova 6-4 in the decisive third set.
The incident has raised eyebrows in the tennis community, with many believing she should have been disqualified for the act, and is being compared to an incident that saw Novak Djokovic disqualified from the 2020 U.S Open for striking a ball at a line judge.
A contrite Begu comforted the young boy and posed for photos with him following the contest.
She expressed regret for the incident saying “It’s an embarrassing moment for me, so I don’t want to talk too much about it. I just want to apologise,”
“My whole career, I didn’t do something like this, and I feel really bad and sorry. So I’m just going to say again: sorry for the incident.”
Bryan Hoadley contributed to this post
China hides maskless crowd by editing World Cup broadcast
China has made an effort to hide the rest of the world from its citizens by editing out crowd scenes from World Cup coverage
A China coverup has come to light as the country attempts to censor its World Cup broadcast.
Protests against China’s strict zero-covid strategy are engulfing its major cities, as Chinese TV feeds are edited to steer clear of crowd scenes.
State television removed camera shots of maskless crowd goers and instead shows closeups of coaches and players.
This has its citizens questioning why the rest of the world is getting on with normality, while they remain under strict lockdown.
The World Cup comes at a turbulent time for China, as millions remain shut away from the rest of the world.
It also comes just weeks after Xi Jinping secured a third term, with many are now demanding an end to his rein.
Tech giant could bid for Man Utd
Apple could be the next owner of English football giant Manchester United.
Reports suggest the American tech giant is considering a billion-dollar bid to take over the club.
It was confirmed earlier this week that the American Glazer family’s ownership of the football club is set to end.
The family sent a note to the New York Stock Exchange saying they’re exploring “strategic alternatives” for the English football club.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is apparently keen to explore opportunities that owning Manchester United could provide, and is weighing up an official bid for the club in the region of $7 billion.
Japanese fans help clean up Qatar stadium, in pure class act
In a show of good faith, Japanese soccer fans stayed back to clean the stadium
Japanese soccer fans stayed back to clean up the Qatar stadium, where they even had their own plastic bags with them.
The supporters of the Samurai Blue are earning praise for cleaning up their mess after the game.
Japan had a stunning win over Germany in their opening match of the FIFA Men’s World Cup.
It’s become a common sight at some stadiums and events in Japan.
It’s a very common sight, according to one Japanese fan, who says the practice is not unusual.
FIFA has also posted an image from the Japanese change rooms after the game, with no mess in sight.
Japan beat Germany 2 – 1 in the match. They will now take on Costa Rica in Group E.
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