Coco Gauff’s semifinal match on the U.S. Open suffered a prolonged delay when three environmental protesters interrupted the match. Two have been eliminated quietly however one other, who had glued their ft to the ground, had refused to depart.
Gauff was dumbfounded. She went over and spoke together with her staff and might be heard asking if she might depart the courtroom. The reply, for that second, was “No.”
“(*45*)’re on the telephone negotiating,” she was overheard saying. “It’s like a hostage state of affairs.”
Finally, after practically 50 minute delay, the match resumed with Gauff up one sport within the second set after successful the primary.