Ouch! Tennis player Ekaterina Makarova takes a blow, literally [VIDEO]

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | 0

Ekaterina Makarova certainly had a bad day in the office at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday.

The Russian doubles star not only suffered an upset first-round loss along with compatriot Elena Vesnina, but also took a heavy blow on her face as she shed tears in despair.

After conceding the first set to the Australian-Russian combination of Daria Gavrilova and Daria Kasatkina, the top seeds had another moment of misery during the early games of the second set as a powerful forehand shot from Gavrilova landed straight on Makarova’s face.

No wonder, Gavrilova appeared as stunned as Makarova, who held her forehead, grimacing in pain.

Gavrilova and Kasatkina went on to complete a 6-3 4-6 10-6 victory in a one hour and 34 minutes.

A similar incident had also happened during the Rio Olympics earlier this year, when Andrea Hlavackova fractured her cheekbone after taking a volley of Martina Hingis.



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