WTA player Yanina Wickmayer was in the final of the 50 000 usd ITF tournament in Clearwater, up 6-1 and 1-1 against Julie Coin when she apparently hit a serve from her opponent that went out backwards a little too hard and it hit a linesman on the shoulder. She was immediately excluded from the match and all her points won that week taken away from her, plus the fact that she could not appear for the doubles final for which she had also qualified with her team mate Maria-Elena Camerin. Has anyone seen this incident? It seems like an extremely harsh penalty in a world where people like ATP player Daniel "Crazy Dan" Koellerer are hardly stopped in their violent ways. I haven't seen the incident, so I cannot really judge about it, but it would seem strange that someone who reached the final and is winning it would knowingly and consciously hit a linesmen. She claims that during the whole week, there were no linesmen where she hit the ball, that it hit the ground before it touched the linesman's shoulder. Any comments?