French Tennis Player Handed Code Violation For Fixing Her Backwards Top

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US Open officials have been accused of sexism after handing Alize Cornet a code violation for adjusting her shirt on court.

Realising that her shirt was on back to front when she returned from her ten-minute "heat rule" break following the second set of her match with Johanna Larsson, Cornet swiftly took it off and put it on correctly.

In response, the umpire handed the French player a code violation - despite the fact male players are allowed to change on court.

Judy Murray, mother of British tennis player Andy Murray and former Great Britain Fed Cup captain suggested the sanction was sexist. The Nike bodysuit Williams wore during this year's French Open was created to help with blood circulation, as Williams suffered unsafe blood clots as a complication during childbirth - she had her daughter back in September last year.

USA player Bethanie Mattek-Sands called the decision "weak", while Australia's Casey Dellacqua said the violation was "ridiculous", according to the Guardian UK.

Male players regularly change their shirts on court at the change of ends.

"Players who do change their shirts will not be assessed a code violation", US Open Director of Communications Chris Widmaier said Wednesday.

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And I can see that the last tournaments, it went really high, from struggling in the match to competing at a really high level. I played some good stuff, although spending three hours and 17 minutes on court was more than I would have liked.

Said another critic on Twitter: "Busted for code violation".

'We regret that a Code Violation was assessed to Ms. Cornet yesterday.

A clearly perplexed Cornet challenged Rask on his decision, asking why she was getting a violation. We have clarified the policy to ensure this will not happen moving forward.

Indeed, Novak Djokovic went unpunished when he removed his shirt completely on the same day Cornet received her warning. We follow WTA proceedures regarding bathroom breaks.

WTA rules state women are not allowed to change while on the court, according to the Daily Mail.

Cornet lost 6-4 3-6 2-6 to Sweden's Larsson in the searing NY heat.

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