Tennis Player Receives Code Violation For Briefly Removing Her Shirt Before Set

French tennis players Alize Cornet has been issued a code violation for taking off her top at the US Open

French tennis players Alize Cornet has been issued a code violation for taking off her top at the US Open

When Cornet returned to court she realised her shirt was back-to-front and quickly took it off and put it on correctly.

Due to the extreme heat at the tournament in NY - with temperatures reaching 38 degrees - female players were given a ten-minute break during the second set on Tuesday.

The chair umpire, Christian Rask, then gave her a code violation. Afterwards, social media users called the punishment "sexist".

The WTA has not commented on Cornet's code violation. Male tennis players can change on the court as often as they'd like.

Former Australian tennis player, Casey Dellacqua, responded to Murray's tweet and wrote: "Ridiculous".

Twitter user Alissa Warren also said: 'Busted for code violation #alizecornet took 10 sec to turn top right way but #novacdjokovic can sit for minutes half-naked.

Andy Murray's mother Judy Murray, a tennis coach in her own right, claimed there are double standards at play.

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The US Open has been accused of sexism after a male umpire punished a female tennis player for something men frequently do without fear of sanctions. After changing into this shirt she was given a code violation for the on-court wardrobe change.

Cornet's treatment is a stark contrast to Djokovic's, and Fox 35 Good Day Anchor Bob Frier believes this is "totally sexist".

French tennis player Alize Cornet was given a code violation after she removed her shirt during a match at the US Open. "Sorry, but that's wrong".

During Djokovic's match with Marton Fucsovics, which he won three sets to one, the players - like Cornet and Larsson - were permitted a 10-minute respite from the heat.

Cornet was in the tournament against Swedish tennis player Johanna Larsson. Heat breaks were prompted in both men's and women's matches - resulting in the need for fresh attire.

On Tuesday, temperatures close to 38C (100F) at Flushing Meadows were made more stifling by humidity levels of over 50%, with five male players forced to retire due to heat-related issues.

She lost the match to world No.81 Larsson 6-4, 3-6, 2-6.

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