WATCH: Simona Halep shows sportsmanship by replaying point awarded to her

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 | 0

Simona Halep showed why she’s loved by many tennis fans – not just in her country Romania, but all across the globe.

During her quarter-final match against Croatia’s Petra Martic at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Wednesday, Halep demonstrated true sportsmanship by replaying a controversial point awarded to her.

It happened after a Halep return was called out during Martic’s service game early in the first set. However, hawk-eye proved that the ball just about got in touch with the baseline.

The chair umpire called the point in Halep’s favour, much to the dismay of Martic.

The Romanian, however, requested the point to be played again before going on to pull off a 6-4 6-7 6-3 win. She will now face Japanese powerhouse Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals on Friday.

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