Picture this: Angered by a line call, a tennis player pulls out his phone and uses it to snap a photo of the mark left in the clay by the ball.
Maybe the sort of thing that would happen at a public court, if two pals got into a tiff during a match and one wanted evidence for later - except in this case, it was a professional who did it at the French Open.
Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine set down his racket and briefly became an amateur photographer in his 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 loss to seventh-seeded Richard Gasquet of France in the first round of the Grand Slam tournament Monday.
Stakhovsky plans to show the picture to the tournament supervisor in hopes of avoiding losing some of his prize money.
''I'm now expecting a fine, actually, so I'm going to go and fight,'' Stakhovsky said.
''I believe it was a bad call, it was a bad judgment. After all, we are playing on clay, where you should be clearly able to read the mark,'' he added, ''and unfortunately, not all of our referees are able to d...