Thursday at the 2014 Open GDF Suez started with quite a disappointment as #2 seed Petra Kvitova had to withdraw before her first singles match due to health concerns.
Kvitova’s withdrawal made life easier for local favorite Alize Cornet who only had to deal with Lucky Loser Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova instead of the Czech Wimbledon champion.
Other matches of the day included Elina Svitolina’s duel with Galina Voskoboeva, Andrea Petkovic’s two-set victory over Kristina Mladenovic as well as the all-Italian duel between Sara Errani and Karin Knapp, their match being the scene of what certainly was the most bizarre sight of the day.
Just as their match was coming to a showdown, a bare-chested man stormed on court, jumped over the net and, followed by half a dozen security guards, escaped back into the stands where he was most likely met by even more disgruntled security personal.
You can check out plenty of photos of the incident as well as of all the other matches below!
Photos by: Jimmie48