Alize Cornet penalized for taking off shirt at U.S. Open

Alize Cornet sits in the shade during a break. After changing into this shirt she was given a code violation for the

Cornet changed during a break between the second and third sets but had to adjust her top on court after realising she had accidentally put it on incorrectly.

"All players can change their shirts while sitting in the player chair".

A male umpire then assessed Cornet with the code violation.

"And as players, as representatives of the WTA Tour, I believe we're going to do the best we can to make sure that we are the most progressive sport and continue to break those boundaries, because it's unacceptable". However, luckily, she was assessed a warning only and there was no further penalty above a warning.

Many people, including some of Cornet's fellow players, blasted the decision at the Grand Slam tournament in NY as sexist, given that male players regularly change shirts on the court.

"Alize did nothing wrong", the WTA said in a statement.

Alize Cornet has won six Women's Tennis Association titles over the course of her career. "Not fair. Not right", one outraged fan said on Twitter.

While women rarely change clothes on court during professional tennis matches, men switch shirts all the time, usually during changeovers, often to catcalls from the crowd.

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The WTA rulebook states that female players are not permitted to change attire while on court.

The WTA, the global organising body for women's tennis, said the decision to issue a code violation was not based on a WTA rule.

Another added: "So, hold on ..." As pointed out by The Spun, in a recent match Novak Djokovic spent several minutes bare-chested before putting a shit back on. An extreme heat policy was in effect during their match at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, allowing the players a 10-minute break between sets to cool off and hydrate.

The French player went down to Larsson 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the match Tuesday.

As Laura Wagner wrote for Deadspin, "This was a judgment call on the part of the chair umpire, who could clearly see what the issue was, and he inexplicably chose punitive action".

The row comes amid an ongoing debate about the treatment of women tennis players.

The tournament was blasted for double standards over the incident, especially as it came just days after the French Open said it would ban Williams from wearing her "Black Panther" catsuit again at Roland Garros.

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