Kristyna Pliskova out after fan slices finger

Published by Bastien Thorne

Kristyna Pliskova was forced to retire from the Jiangxi Open after a fan sliced through her finger. Photo: Getty Images
Kristyna Pliskova was forced to retire from the Jiangxi Open after a courtside fan (mechanical, not humanoid) sliced through her finger.

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.

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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.

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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