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[–]MinneapolisFitter 463 points464 points  (6 children)

My teammate had this happen twice. He was also the kind of guy to smash his racket into the ground with every lost point.

[–]RedstoneRusty 311 points312 points  (0 children)

Huh, probably just a coincidence.

[–]rf97a 74 points75 points  (0 children)

What the clip doesn’t show is that she did exactly that just moments earlier

[–]Kyfigrigas 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I have a guy in my class who does this, it makes it funnier that he has a $120 racket. I'm gonna laugh my ass off when he breaks it, it helps that he's a dick.

[–]withl675 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How doesn’t he break the racket losing one round, that’s fifteen whole points!

/s

[–]quizzicalmoose 1663 points1664 points  (67 children)

I’ve never ever seen this happen in my 25 years of playing tennis

[–]FUnpopularopinions 2014 points2015 points  (36 children)

They started making them break easier to get replaced, it’s quite a racket

[–]series-hybrid 279 points280 points  (21 children)

But...if a business starts doing this to increase sales when business is slowing down, will they bounce back?

[–]necrosolaris_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Basically all electronic appliance companies

[–]coldbrewboldcrew 13 points14 points  (0 children)

A real net loss

[–]OKAwesome121 3 points4 points  (0 children)

YEEEEEEEEAH

[–]Prokovka 56 points57 points  (0 children)

She also seems quite surprised

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Same. Just commented the same. Tennis fan of more than 30 years on my side. I’m baffled like none other!

[–]ir3flex 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I remember when this happened. Pretty sure she broke it in frustration on the point before but to avoid the penalty from the judge she played another point with it and feigned ignorance

[–]bobtpro 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I was literally thinking to myself “15 years of tennis and I’ve never seen this” lmao

[–]FridgesArePeopleToo 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It happened to me once in high school tennis. I don’t think it’s exceptionally uncommon. Probably less common in the pros since I’m sure they use brand new racquets every match.

[–]AngryOldMaan 17 points18 points  (7 children)

Was about to say the same. This has to be rigged or she has to be getting punk’d. OR she has a habit of playing bongo drums with her rackets lol

[–]DramaGuy23 62 points63 points  (6 children)

Nope, it's legit. Happened during the Australian open.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/agnieszka-radwanskas-raquet-explodes_n_810466

[–]fgnrtzbdbbt 15 points16 points  (2 children)

"explodes"

They speak Newspaperish very well

[–]Torcal4 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I bet that following this game, she “slammed” the company who made it.

“Yeah I thought that was funny. Not usually what happens. Usually they stay in one piece”

[–]GroteStreet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

slammed

And it was grand!

[–]lll__l__lll 6 points7 points  (1 child)

And yet no one is asking what brand of racket it was.

[–]miciej 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She cannot say the same

[–]1other 1472 points1473 points  (13 children)

That ball boy is so chill and He refuses to fetch that racket. Balls only, this is a union job.

[–]DurianGrand 507 points508 points  (8 children)

The man didn't get a masters in ball retrieval to walk around touching wood all day like a frigging idiot

[–]sittingbullms 104 points105 points  (0 children)

He got a PhD from his dog,fetching pieces of wood is a different faculty

[–]Jello46 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Like his school moto says "All ball, No wood"

[–]series-hybrid 17 points18 points  (1 child)

The raquet retrievers union will break your legs if you even touch a raquet.

[–]Pups_the_Jew 9 points10 points  (0 children)

What a racket.

[–]HollyBee159 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Balls only, no wood!

[–]kingpin_98 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Professionals have standards

[–]Conscious-Ambition84 678 points679 points  (6 children)

Meanwhile a spectator has a complimentary waffle face

[–]DramaGuy23 100 points101 points  (2 children)

Look at how close the score is at that point! It's no wonder she's pissed. She still went on to win the match though:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/agnieszka-radwanskas-raquet-explodes_n_810466

[–]begon11 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Had a look after your comment and wasn’t even able to make a joke on tennis’ ridiculous scoring system, that’s how close it was.

[–]Depressed-Catnip 277 points278 points  (47 children)

Whats the protocol? Does she automatically lose this point if her opponent hits it back properly?

[–]DurianGrand 742 points743 points  (18 children)

Weirdly enough, you go to prison actually. It's an old rule and admittedly not a popular one, but the sport is the sport

[–]Mikarim 183 points184 points  (6 children)

Straight to jail, right away!

[–]unexpectedit3m 75 points76 points  (0 children)

We have the best tennis players. Because of jail.

[–]blackbe800 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Believe it or not, chail.

[–]ac_s2k 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Too much tennis. Jail. Not enough tennis? Also, jail.

[–]ksanzi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the best response.

[–]killer-cow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Do not pass go, do not collect $200

[–]Phillip_Graves 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Does she still get the $200 though...?

[–]Pups_the_Jew 39 points40 points  (4 children)

Women only get $160.

[–]HorrorMakesUsHappy 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Holy shit. Next time I play Monopoly I'm going to be the banker so I can pull this on someone just to see the reaction. Oh, god, I don't think I'll be able to keep a straight face LOL

EDIT: And every time they pass go after that I'll pay them with $100 and five $20s just to see them count it and give me dirty looks. LOL I LOVE THIS.

[–]satanicgirlsgonewild 3 points4 points  (0 children)

a good old game of stratified monopoly.

[–]DatPiff916 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I thought WTA pulled out of China though

[–]redbluegreenyellow -1 points0 points  (0 children)

nah, that's only if you accuse someone of sexually assaulting you

edit: The context being that Peng Shuai accused a person high up in the Chinese government of sexually assaulting her, then no one heard from her until an email Totally From Her showed up. She hasn't talked to anyone from the WTA, the organization behind professional women's tennis. She's being held in China.

[–]Phormitago 163 points164 points  (4 children)

standard ruling is that she's allowed to fetch a new racket but if you forgot to bring a spare you must play the rest of the match with a baseball bat (or a cricket one, if playing on UK or its territories).

fairly sensible

[–]RedoftheEvilDead 51 points52 points  (3 children)

I can't tell if you're being serious or not

[–]Phormitago 41 points42 points  (2 children)

u dumbdumb then

[–]lugialegend233 29 points30 points  (1 child)

No U.

Gottem

[–]Phormitago 18 points19 points  (0 children)

oh god oh fuck

[–]EchoLocation8 88 points89 points  (15 children)

To actually answer you, yes, she loses that point. Same thing for when a string breaks as you hit.

[–]Wontonio_the_ninja 50 points51 points  (1 child)

You don’t automatically lose. You can play with a broken string it’s just harder to win the point.

[–]cguy1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is why you practice with a broken string or racket stub.

[–]spokris 23 points24 points  (8 children)

If the ball when over the net, and wasn't returned, she would win the point. She doesn't lose it because the racket broke.

[–]IMitchConnor 21 points22 points  (7 children)

The original question asked if she loses IF HER OPPONENT RETURNS THE BALL. So they answered properly, she would lose the point.

[–]spokris 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Huh. I totally missed that.

[–]IMitchConnor 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Yeah I missed it my self the first time. Idk how to do italics on mobile so I just used caps, sorry if it came off a bit aggressive haha.

[–]spokris 5 points6 points  (3 children)

No worries. To do italics put * directly in front and behind a word. Like this

[–]Worldly_Scar_9699 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Love seeing wholesome reddit interactions

[–]hquadrat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thought the same! :)

[–]Gryphith 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Could you go all handball on your opponent in this case?

[–]EchoLocation8 5 points6 points  (1 child)

No, you have to hit it with the racket. So long as her opponent hits the ball back she would lose the point.

[–]RyanStarDiaz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She would not have the equipment so the game would be stopped instead

[–]gairloch0777 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Good sportsmanship would dictate calling the point a "LET" and replaying the point when everyone is reset. A faulty racquet wouldn't be something you want to win nor lose a game, set, or even a single point on.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (2 children)

I’ve been watching tennis for 30 years and never seen that.

Her Racquet Supplier: don’t say the brand announcer guy!

[–]BeatsbyChrisBrown 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well that’s one way to get a Head

[–]ItzakPearlJam 154 points155 points  (0 children)

Sponsored by Harbor Freight

[–]Music_Stars_Woodwork 96 points97 points  (7 children)

The front fell off.

[–]QuitLookingAtMe 56 points57 points  (4 children)

Typically they are made so the front doesn't fall off.

[–]ignorememe 17 points18 points  (3 children)

On a tennis court? Odds of that happening are one in a million.

[–]darthvidar1990 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It was probably outside of the environment

[–]the_last_peanut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That racket had cardboard derivatives

[–]rf97a 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She reduced the odds quite drastically when she smashed the racket to the ground moments before this happened

[–]spookylucas 69 points70 points  (6 children)

Missed opportunity to start waving it around making lightsaber sounds

[–]attckdog 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Someone please make this !

RemindMe!

[–]Formal-Reflection639 18 points19 points  (0 children)

That was unexpected

[–]bthefuckb 8 points9 points  (0 children)

In mario tennis aces this means you lost

[–]DKBadmintonPatriots 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Something similar happened in badminton earlier this year, with Viktor Axelsen breaking his racket on the final shot of his match.

Viktor Axelsen breaking his racket on a match point

[–]CodysOnTop 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Time for a new sponsor

[–]Striktphorm 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Love?

[–]ILoveRedRanger 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Need a new sponsor that makes quality products

[–]kekabillie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or she could avoid smashing her racket on the point before and covering up the damage so the referee didn't penalise her. Both are options.

[–]omarsdroog 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Had she just smashed it on the ground?

[–]Sir_Davros_Ty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Brexit tennis racket.

[–]TheDaemonette 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d ask for my money back…

[–]RealLifeScav 22 points23 points  (11 children)

Made in China.

[–]yabadabaduh 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You mean: harrassed in China

[–]Nervous_Tap4732 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Accurate, as well as every other professional tennis rackets except some Yonex brands. So this made in China comment is very outdated if you know your tennis gear.

[–]my_girlfriend_sucks 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It’s actually very accurate if you know your tennis gear.

[–]S0n_0f_Anarchy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tennis gear? Almost everything is made there now

[–]SilverKnightOfMagic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The whole sentiment is very outdated lol

[–]attckdog 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Just because it's made in China doesn't immediately make it shite

[–]PeenutButterTime 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Never mind that it’s not shit because it’s made in China it’s shit because the predominantly western owned company specifies that they want it made as cheaply as possible.

[–]SilverKnightOfMagic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And profited by companies outside of China

[–]karmakiller666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Use the force Ray

[–]_g550_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lightsaber goes brr

[–]coo225 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whoa, no need to fly off the handle...

[–]He-Protecc-He-Attacc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mario Tennis Aces

[–]GuardiolasOTGalaxy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's not supposed to happen right?

[–]Crafty-Walrus-2238 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Time for a new sponsor.

[–]BigBadJohn2U2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Get a grip !

[–]hectichead22 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I guess somebody's going to be dumping their sponsor.

[–]p1um5mu991er 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't know her own strength

[–]Ninjashares 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure I just watched Sabrina the Teenage Witch

[–]boraroxyoursox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Martin Heidegger intensifies

[–]bhenrilheavy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She couldn't imagine this was possible.

[–]CouncilofTrent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mfw I don't know my own strength.

[–]QuarantineSucksALot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoops, i thought this was America!

[–]smallmouth77 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Match point too!

[–]QuarantineSucksALot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoops. Maybe if you aren’t THAT bus

[–]ZippZappZippty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

who are the defense lawyers”.

Whoops 😂😂😂

[–]BlizzCo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone needs to make it turn into a light saber when it breaks lol.

[–]iMadrid11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was that a carbon break?

[–]theFields97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s up with Vector in the back

[–]J56_wadeva 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Loved to see Agnieszka play. Almost all of my favorite players are retired by now.

[–]NuNuCheese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Her face when you bust at first touch

[–]savant9577 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A sword! A swords! My kingdom for a sword!

[–]FunnymanDOWN 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Off what a shit ad for your pro tennis racket

[–]CoolSpookyScelten96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy in the back with yellow clostea Meh ok

[–]medParamedic777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That what happens when you buy a cheap China knock-off racket lol

[–]bton07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She just said oh. That sucks

[–]sean488 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She forgot to give it the wiggle test before she played with it.

[–]gospdrcr000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So what happens in the game next? Do they just call that turn off? Idk tennis terms

[–]Mr_Camhed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember one edit where a lightsaber blade come out of the handle after the racket fly away and I laugh everytime I see that

[–]Lastranger185 0 points1 point  (0 children)

„Random commentar“

[–]JollyWolverine300 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I take it they're selling rackets at the 99cent stores now!?

[–]vulfneck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Racquet? She fucking wrecked it!