on Wednesday morning.
The noisy gathering of a dozen are protesting the presence of Israeli
tennis player Shahar Peer in the 2010 tournament.
The second round match between Peer and Magdalena Rybarikova
(Slovakia) was stopped after the conclusion of the first set, won 6-1 by
Arguments continued between Peer, who clearly wanted to continue
playing, and the tournament's officials.
Peer's coach then left the grandstand to join the melee, telling the
officials "If we don't finish this match now - when will we play it -
The Israeli's opponent Rybarikova remained in her chair and seemed
unwilling to continue the match.
After some more debate, it was decided that the match should
continue much to the obvious disgust of the Slovakian...
Police soon cleared the protesters. One man was arrested but it is fair
to say that they made their point.
That sentence construction sucks. I hope they mean the police proved their point by arresting someone. However, it would also certainly be true that the protesters have proved a point, as long as the point is that they're ignorant idiots.