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Alize Cornet at centre of cheating storm

sports Updated: May 28, 2016 08:44 IST

PARIS: Alize Cornet was at the centre of a cheating storm after she was accused of faking injury by an opponent. Cornet called for a medical timeout and required treatment during changeovers in the final set of her second round clash against Germany’s Tatjana Maria. At one stage, the 26-year-old, grimacing in pain, was helped off court to her chair by a trainer and tournament supervisor. But Maria believed that Cornet was deliberately playing for time in order to allow her cramping to ease. At the end, Maria, 28, angrily admonished Cornet, furiously pointing her finger at the French player who won the match.“You know why I’m mad at you. You know what you did,” she raged. Cornet insisted she was not a cheat.

First Published: May 28, 2016 08:44 IST