Dominika Cibulkova breaks rules, fumes at umpire in press conference

Cibulkova got penalised during her second-round match against Su-Wei Hsieh at the US Open on Thursday

by Luigi Gatto
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Dominika Cibulkova breaks rules, fumes at umpire in press conference

Dominika Cibulkova got penalised during her second-round match against Su-Wei Hsieh at the US Open on Thursday as she extended the ten-minute heat rule between the second and third sets. Cibulkova, who won in three sets 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, shared her disappointment while speaking to reporters.

'[The umpire] told me I was one minute late,' said Cibulkova. 'I'm getting two points' penalty. You cannot be serious. It took me, I think, more than three minutes walking through the people, because there were so many fans and so many people.

I couldn't believe it.' Meanwhile the French player Caroline Garcia commented on how she dealt with heat during her win over Johanna Konta: 'The weather was difficult, but it was difficult conditions for everyone. You just have to try to get yourself ready the best you can.

Just wait in the cold. And you know it's going to be tough outside and you can't complain. It's the same for the other one. So I was just ready for it. Yes, that's what I wanted, to be dominant on court. And it was very important, because Joanna is very dangerous player, first round, especially.

So I was just ready for it and I went for it,' said Garcia, who will face the Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro next. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title

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