'You are wrong, know the rules of the game......' - Coco Gauff lashes at umpire over overruled call of 'out' vs Iga Swiatek in semifinals at Roland Garros 2024

Tennis star Coco Gauff was quite disappointed about the umpire's decision to overturn a serve from her opponent, Iga Swiatek, in the recently concluded semi-final game.

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Tennis star Coco Gauff was quite disappointed about the umpire's decision to overturn a serve from her opponent, Iga Swiatek, in the recently concluded semi-final game. The American-born star suffered a straight-set loss against the Polish star, which made her rule out of the marquee event as well as ended her dream run of winning the Grand Slam. In addition, the 23-year-old Swiatek sought to tie the score again with her opponent, but Gauff saw a chance at 0–15 in return.

Coco Gauff was unhappy and lashed out at the umpires while stating that they should first know the rules of the game before making a decision, which can harm the players at such a grand level. The USA-born star was seen in tears, and her emotional reaction made her fans criticise the umpires after her French Open exit.

"He called it and then I hit it, I'm 1000% sure. If he called it before I hit it, I saw my reaction - I didn't even finish my follow-through! Are you serious?! He called it before I hit it. Can you ask him? They are booing because you know you are wrong! He called it before I hit the ball. I have the right to finish my swing," Coco Gauff told Tourte.

It is a Grand Slam semi-final, know the rules of the game: Coco Gauff

"You are wrong, and it's the second time it has happened. It is a Grand Slam semi-final, know the rules of the game," she added further.

Meanwhile, tennis commentator Chris Evert also feels that Coco Gauf was right and calls the umpire's decision "awful." The former Tenis star also felt that the umpire was wrong and that Gauff wouldn't be lying to him.

"She is right, by the way. Coco Gauff is right, absolutely. She would never, ever tell a lie to the umpire. She is crying. That is awful, awful officiating, the umpire's decision. She is saying that she had a play on it," tennis legend Chris Evert said on commentary.

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