Hungarian tennis player's nasty act at the tournament has garnered 3 million views on Twitter. Video
Hungary's eighth-seeded Amarissa Toth (No. 548 WTA) erased a line from an out in her match against China's Zhang Shuai (No. 45 WTA) at the WTA250 tournament in Budapest. The incident happened in the first set at 5:5.
The game was tied 15:15 when China's No. 3 hit a line drive, but the side umpire gave her an out. Shuai called for a supervisor, but while he was on his way, Toth wiped the ball's mark with her foot.
The home stands supported the cheater by booing Shuai who tried to protest. After that, Zhang had a panic attack. The athlete in tears refused to continue the fight.
The video has garnered more than 3 million views on Twitter in 24 hours.
This "success" of the Hungarian rival was joyfully welcomed by the fans. Amarissa herself was also not too worried about what happened. "All the work in training for nothing, when you want to shoot close to the line and even hit it, but still counted out," wrote Shuai under the video, thanking everyone for the support.
Famous tennis player Daria Saville said on Twitter that the Hungarian's reputation is over.
It should be noted that in the second round Amarissa Toth will play with Ukrainian Kateryna Baindle (maiden name Kozlova). The meeting will take place on July 20 at 12:00 Kyiv time.