Grrr! Karolina Pliskova bashes her way onto list of notable tennis meltdowns
Karolina Pliskova wasn’t the first, nor will she be the last, player to completely lose her temper.
On Wednesday in Rome, the former No. 1 became so angry that she bashed her racket into the umpire chair just after a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 loss to Maria Sakkari.
Former world number one Karolina Pliskova attacked the umpire’s chair with her racquet after being on the receiving end of a controversial call during her match at the Italian Open against Greece’s Maria Sakkari.
Let’s just say Pliskova didn’t hold back. When all was said and done, she put a hole right through the chair. And here we thought she had a powerful serve.
Pliskova destroyed the chair umpire after losing the match pic.twitter.com/i05vKZKxSr
— enrico maria riva (@enricomariariva) May 16, 2018
Do you think Pliskova’s opponent was just a little scared?
— Luke Mayes (@lukemayes8) May 16, 2018
Tennis in some respects is very much like life itself. Serenity now, fury later.
This is what happens when you constantly bottle up your emotions. One day it just all comes out like a volcanic eruption. Express yourself, don’t repress yourself. #Pliskova pic.twitter.com/PU2lSYA6Uj
— The Overrule (@theoverrule) May 16, 2018