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Alize Cornet reprimanded for taking t-shirt off on court at US Open

Alize Cornet reprimanded for taking t-shirt off on court at US Open

Cornet lost to Johanna Larsson 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the US Open, but the match was more notable for an incident following the permitted break in play between the second and third sets.

"Alize Cornet came back to court after 10 minute heat break (sic)".

Alternatively, it's possible she just didn't care about a couple of randos seeing her in a sports bra.

She was handed a code violation by umpire Christian Rask - which amounts to a warning - as WTA rules state female players are not allowed to change clothing on court, and must do so in the dressing room.

Many people, including some of Cornet's fellow players, blasted the decision at the Grand Slam tournament in NY as sexist, given that male players regularly change shirts on the court.

Judy Murray, mother of Britain's former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Andy Murray, noted the discrepancy between how men and women players are treated when it comes to on-court etiquette.

Male players are often seen swapping their shirts when taking a seat at the change of ends, with the umpire's permission.

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Former Australian tennis player, Casey Dellacqua, responded to Murray's tweet and wrote: "Ridiculous".

She was warned and not penalized a point, but the decision was widely criticized, sparking claims of sexism. The statement said no code violations for similar actions will be assessed going forward. "We regret that Ms. Cornet was assessed a code violation".

"Had her fresh shirt on back to front".

Due to the extreme heat at the tournament in NY - with temperatures reaching 38 degrees - female players were given a ten-minute break during the second set on Tuesday.

Players must respect strict rules of conduct set by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) while on court. Changed at back of court. "Fortunately, she was only assessed a warning with no further penalty or fine".

'All players can change their shirts when sitting in the player chair, ' a statement read. We follow WTA proceedures regarding bathroom breaks.

Earlier in the week, the French Tennis Federation ruled that Serena Williams couldn't wear a black catsuit at the French Open.


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