Czech Republic’s tennis star Karolina Pliskova is in hot waters once again after hitting the umpire's chair in the second-round clash of Eastbourne International.
The 31-year-old faced Russia’s Daria Kasatkina in the second of the competition where she ended up on the losing side, despite winning the first set, with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Both players showed immense skills and competitiveness as the match lasted nearly two hours.
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However, one incident caught all the attention when the 18th-seed hit the umpire’s chair with anger after she raised her hand in protest of the line umpire’s call while her opponent took advantage of that and hit a winner.
This was not the first time Pliskova has shown anger towards the umpire as she did something similar back in the 2018 Italia Cup as well where she lost to Maria Sakkari.
The Louny-born will be hoping to control her emotions and start fresh in the upcoming Wimbledon where she failed as the runners-up in the 2021 edition against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty.
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In the last edition, Pliskova suffered a shocking defeat in the second round against Britain’s Katie Boulter with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.
This year, Pliskova’s record is far from impressive where she has lost 13 times in 32 outings, where her longest winning streak was just four matches.