Kristyna Pliskova was forced to retire from her second round match at the Jiangxi Open after cutting her hand on a courtside fan.
The bizarre incident occurred while the No.3 seed – twin sister of world No.1 Karolina Pliskova – was leading Nao Hibino 3-0. Footage taken from the event shows Pliskova attempting to move the fan, only to reel back after the blades sliced through a finger on her playing hand.
Pliskova, la primera tenista en la historia que abandona un partido por… cortarse un dedo con el ventilador(China)????pic.twitter.com/2hu1sYZeBx
— Pablo Stecco (@PabloStecco) July 28, 2017
After a brief consultation with the onsite medical team, a clearly irritated Pliskova decided to call time on the match – and her participation in the tournament.
Kristyna Pliskova has retired due to a hand injury.
— WTA (@WTA) July 27, 2017
Although there has been no update, it is not thought that the world No.41’s injuries are serious, or should prohibit her from playing in the US hard court swing.
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