Coco Gauff’s semifinal match on the U.S. Open suffered a prolonged delay when three environmental protesters interrupted the match. Two had 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 could possibly be heard asking if she might depart the courtroom. The reply, for that second, was “No.”
“They’re on the cellphone negotiating,” she was overheard saying. “It’s like a hostage scenario.”
Lastly, after practically 50 minute delay, the match resumed with Gauff up one sport within the second set after successful the primary.