Surprisingly, within the first spherical of the ITF Championship in Landisville, the whole lot occurred between Ekaterina Gorgodza and Coco Vandeweghe. The match between the world’s one hundred and sixty fifth and one hundred and sixtieth tennis gamers was interrupted by a storm of Georgian Gorgoza, who was 2-0 within the third set.
The primary set was given to the American, who was as soon as the ninth tennis participant on this planet. At 4:3 within the second set, Vandeweghe appeared injured and determined to finish the sport 5:3. Both she did not serve the ball simply, or she pushed the ball very far.
The sport was then suspended because of the excessive temperature, and Coco refused to proceed the sport, so the referee and the sport director got here to speak to her.
Then there’s a warm-up which will by no means have been seen in tennis historical past. The Georgian tennis participant watched in disbelief that Van der Weich didn’t wish to return the ball to her. She sliced the ball with a weaker hand, hit the ball with a forehand, and shortened the ball…
“I do not know what occurred to Coco, however I do know I’ve by no means seen this earlier than,” commented Ben Rothenberg, probably the most well-known tennis journalist.
The unusual scenario shouldn’t be over. After a protracted dialog, the People determined to proceed the sport, however nonetheless didn’t attempt their finest. Then one level was interrupted as a result of sturdy winds, and the entire recreation was interrupted as a result of an enormous storm and didn’t proceed.