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Tennis players disqualified for on-court misconduct

Kyrgios was disqualified from his second round match against Norway’s Casper Ruud at the Foro Italico after the volatile Australian hurled a chair on to the court.

2017 – Denis Shapovalov (Canada), Davis Cup

Shapovalov was defaulted from a Davis Cup tie against Britain’s Kyle Edmund after the Canadian inadvertently struck a ball into the umpire’s face.

2012 David Nalbandian (Argentina), Queens’s Club Championships

Nalbandian was disqualified from the final after injuring a line judge by kicking an advertising board into his shin.

2009 – Serena Williams (US), US Open

Williams was defaulted on the final point of her US Open semi-final against Belgian Kim Clijsters following an argument with a line judge, who reported the American for verbal abuse.

2007 – Stefan Koubek (Austria), Open de Moselle

Koubek was disqualified from his opening round match against Sebastien Grosjean in Metz after using abusive language to the tournament supervisor while disputing a call.

2007 – Anastasia Rodionova (Australia), Cincinnati Open

Rodionova was defaulted from her opening round match against German Angelique Kerber after the Russian-born Australian hit the ball at fans cheering for her opponent.

1996 – Irina Spirlea (Romania), Palermo Ladies Open

Spirlea became the first WTA player to be disqualified after directing abusive language at an official during her second round match against Stephanie De Ville in Palermo.

1995 – Carsten Arriens (Germany), French Open

German qualifier Arriens was disqualified from the Paris Grand Slam during his opening round match against Brett Steven of New Zealand after hitting a line judge with his racket.

1995 – Jeff Tarango (US), Wimbledon

Tarango walked out on his third round match against German Alexander Mronz after a row with the umpire.

1995 – Tim Henman and Jeremy Bates (Britain), Wimbledon

The British doubles pair of Jeremy Bates and Tim Henman became the first players to be disqualified from Wimbledon in the professional era after Henman accidentally fired a ball into the head of a ball girl following a point.

1990 – John McEnroe (US), Australian Open

The American was disqualified from his fourth round match against Mikael Pernfors after being handed three code violations.

John McEnroe argues with the Australian Open tournament in 1990.

John McEnroe argues with the Australian Open tournament in 1990.Credit:The Age Archives

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