HOW ANNA TATISHVILI LOSES £41,000 FRENCH OPEN EARNING FOR THE WEIRDEST REASON

HOW ANNA TATISHVILI LOSES £41,000 FRENCH OPEN EARNING FOR THE WEIRDEST REASON

American player Anna Tatishvili formerly ranked world number 50, who used her protected ranking to enter the 2019 French Open has lost her entire French Open first-round earnings of almost £41,000 for falling below the standard expected of a professional player at a Grand Slam.

Tatishvili lost 6-0 6-1 to Greek 29th seed Maria Sakkari in 55 minutes.


 

Anna was playing her first tour-level match since October 2017, after suffering from an ankle injury.

 

Under Grand Slam rules, the match referee has the right to dock appearance money if it is felt a player used their protected ranking to play a tournament despite not being fit enough.

 

“All players are expected to perform to a professional standard in every Grand Slam match,” Grand Slam rules the state.

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