'I had to pick it up' - Barbora Krejcikova fumes at time violation at Australian Open in match against Jelena Ostapenko
“You know why [I was delayed]? Because I broke my necklace. I had to pick it up. And I’m getting a time violation. What’s next?” barked an irate Barbora Krejcikova after she was hit with a time violation after she took an eight-minute toilet break during her third-round win against Jelena Ostapenko at the Australian Open. Stream the 2022 Australian Open live and on demand on discovery+.
'I broke my necklace!' - Krejcikova furious at time violation after bathroom gaffe
The 26-year-old took an eight-minute toilet break between sets, meaning she received a time violation. And she did not take kindly to the umpire’s intervention as she felt she had a valid reason for the delay – a broken necklace.