Tennis: Defaulted player apologizes for stray shot that hit ball girl


Disqualified Japanese tennis player Miyu Kato issued an apology Sunday night after a ball she hit between points struck a ball girl during a French Open women’s doubles third-round match.

The incident earlier in the day resulted in the disqualification of Kato and Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi when they were up 3-1 in the second set after dropping the first 7-6(1) against Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic and Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo.

“I would like to sincerely apologize to the Ball Girl, my partner Aldila & team, & my supporters because of today’s unfortunate mishap,” Kato said in ...

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