Match of the US Open (US Open tennis) between the Italian Flavia Pennetta and Romanian Monica Niculescu was interrupted by a falling drone court. This reports the New York Daily News.
“I was a little scared. My first reaction was that it was a bomb,” admitted the Italian tennis player.
As a result of the police actions the owner of the drone was arrested. The owner of the gadget was a 26-year-old teacher Academy of innovative technology Brooklyn Daniel Verley. He is charged in the use of technology in an undisclosed location.
The game was suspended for several minutes to restore order, writes lenta.ru. None of those present at the stadium did not suffer because the drone fell on an unoccupied space. The meeting ended with the victory of Pennetta (6:1, 6:4), that came out in the third round of the US Open.
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Last year for a similar offence, was detained Daniel FAE who tried to launch a drone during a semifinal match of the US Open. On the court then had the same Pennetta, who played with American Serena Williams.