Player defaulted for hitting line judge with ball

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Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - A tennis player was defaulted from her match at the Citi Open after hitting a line judge in the knee with a ball after losing a point in the third set.

Olga Puchkova, a Russian who is ranked 88th, was forced to forfeit against Paula Ormaechea of Argentina while trailing 3-6, 6-3, 4-1 in their second-round match Thursday.

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