VIDEO: Japanese tennis player suffered the same fate as Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros
The women's tennis pair consisting of Miyu Kato (Japan) and Aldila Sutiadi (Indonesia) is disqualified from "Roland Garros" after Kato accidentally hit a girl who was collecting balls on the field.
The video clearly shows that Kato did not intend to hit the girl, and the incident led to a disqualification at the request of opponents Sara Soribes Tormo (Spain) and Maria Bouzkova (Czech Republic).
The referee then made the final disqualification decision after consulting with representatives of the Roland Garros organizers.
The girl who was hit by the ball was in tears, she did not suffer major physical injuries, so she was taken off the field.
A similar situation was observed at the US Open in 2020, when the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the Grand Slam tournament in New York because he accidentally hit the line judge Laura Clark with the ball.
A controversial ending to a women's doubles match as Kato/Sutjiadi were disqualified for hitting a ball girl ❌ pic.twitter.com/qaFHF8UpnT
- Eurosport (@eurosport) June 4, 2023
Sara Sorribes and Marie Bouzkova, a 1/4F de #Roland Garros por desqualificación de Kato/Sutjiadi
Kato le ha given un pelotazo a una recogepelotas con el punto ya terminado pic.twitter.com/qT54pQvS5y
— Fran Marco (@FranMarco19) June 4, 2023