USTA: Spectator arrested for jumping over court wall at U.S. Open

by: AP | September 01, 2016

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Court 13, seen above, is the field court where Kateryna Bondarenko and Zheng Saisai were playing before a man came on the court. (AP)

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Tennis Association says a spectator was arrested by police after he jumped over a wall surrounding a U.S. Open court at the end of a match.

USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said the man got onto Court 13 after Kateryna Bondarenko's 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Zheng Saisai, the last match at that court Wednesday night.

Two tournament security guards moved the man away from Bondarenko, and he then was handcuffed and arrested by police, according to Widmaier, who added that neither player was harmed.

He said the spectator was charged with interference in a sporting event and was issued a 10-year no trespassing order by the USTA.

Widmaier called it ''always very disappointing when some knucklehead behaves in this way.''

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