Laura Clark Wiki – Biography
Laura Clark is an Owensboro line judge in professional tennis. She is in the limelight after she was hit by a tennis ball struck by Novak Djokovic at the US Open. She was calling a fourth-round match at the US Open when the world No. 1 champion accidentally hit her with a ball. As Djokovic headed to his seat for the changeover, he hit a ball behind him without looking. The ball hit Clark in the throat, and she fell to the ground holding her throat.
The incident caused the disqualification of Djokovic, who was the heavy favorite and top seed to win the Open. Under Grand Slam guidelines regarding “abuse of ball,” Djokovic was booted from the tournament, with the action deemed “reckless.’’
Owensboro resident Laura Clark was accidentally hit by Novak Djokovic's errant tennis ball on Sunday. https://t.co/VuUlaoYVqq
— Eyewitness News (@WEHTWTVWlocal) September 7, 2020
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. At just 18 he entered the top 100 of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
He currently holds 17 Grand Slam singles titles under his belt, two spots from Roger Federer, who currently holds the record for most Grand Slam title wins.
Soeren Friemel, the US Open referee, explained that under the Grand Slam Code of Conduct, Djokovic would be disqualified regardless of intent.
According to the Grand Slam rulebook, “Players shall not at any times physically abuse any official, opponent, spectator or other person within the precincts of the tournament site.”
Laura Clark Age
Laura Clark’s age is unclear.
Clark is resting comfortably at a hotel and is under observation by the tournament doctor. Her friends told WKBR that she was not seriously hurt. She will return to work when she and the doctor deem it appropriate, the source said.
The USTA has been hesitant to release her name as trolls have sent death threats and vile comments to her social media accounts.
Djokovic has since apologized for his actions after he was dismissed from the prestigious tournament. He apologized in a statement on Instagram, writing: “This whole situation has left me really sad and empty.
“I‘m extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I’m not disclosing her name to respect her privacy.