US Open: Spectator Arrested For Jumping Over Court Wall

Updated: 01 September 2016 17:44 IST

The spectator was charged with interference in a sporting event and was issued a ten-year no trespassing order by the US Tennis Association

US Open: Spectator Arrested For Jumping Over Court Wall

New York:

The US Tennis Association says a spectator was arrested by police after he jumped over a wall surrounding a U.S. Open court at the end of a match.

USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said the man got onto Court 13 after Kateryna Bondarenko's 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Zheng Saisai, the last match at that court Wednesday night.

Two tournament security guards moved the man away from Bondarenko, and he then was handcuffed and arrested by police, according to Widmaier, who added that neither player was harmed.

He said the spectator was charged with interference in a sporting event and was issued a 10-year no trespassing order by the USTA.

Widmaier called it "always very disappointing when some knucklehead behaves in this way."

Topics : Kateryna Bondarenko Saisai Zheng Tennis
Highlights
  • A spectator was arrested after he jumped over a wall at US Open court
  • The man got onto Court 13 after the match ended
  • The spectator was charged with interference in a sporting event
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