Posts Tagged ‘Australian Open’

AUSTRALIAN OPEN DELAYED BY BALLBOY PEEING HIMSELF

January 19, 2010

Play was suspended for nearly an hour Tuesday at the Australian Open tennis tournament when one of the ballboys peed his pants. The stoppage occurred during a match between Christophe Rochus of Belgium and American Donald Young.

Tournament officials used sawdust and a blower to clean the urine off the court.

ETHNIC VIOLENCE ERUPTS AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 23, 2009

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Australian fans went to a riot today and a tennis match broke out.

For the third straight year, ethnic Serbs and Croats clashed at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Violence erupted in the stands with punches being thrown and people being hit with everything from bottles to flagpoles. The incident began when a group of Serbian fans watching the match of countryman Novak Djokovic began hurling racial taunts at Croats in the stands.

A FoxSports report described onlookers as “horrified” at the level of violence. More than 150 people were ejected from the stadium. Shockingly, Australian police did not make a single arrest in the fracas.