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French Open: Victoria Azarenka slams line-call after loss to Serena

Paris: Victoria Azarenka has added her support to growing calls for a review system to be introduced to the Roland Garros claycourts in keeping with the three other Grand Slam tournaments.

Victoria Azarenka. Pic/AFP
Victoria Azarenka. Pic/AFP 

Her forthright comments came after a hotly-disputed line-call at the end of the second set in her French Open third round tie against Serena Williams late on Saturday.

With the American top-seed holding advantage point to level the set scores, an Azarenka drive to the baseline was called out late as Williams hit the return into the net.

Call overturned
The call was overturned, but the umpire ruled that the point be played again, agreeing with Williams that she had been distracted by the call. The point was played again and Williams clinched the set, going on to win the tie in the decider 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

"I think, my honest opinion, that call was bullshit, and everybody knows it. But it's part of the game. Sometimes it happens this way. But I think it wasn't a fair call."

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