Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk booed at French Open after refusing to shake hand of Belarusian opponent
Marta Kostyuk was dramatically booed off the court at Roland Garros after snubbing the handshake request of Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.
Second seed Sabalenka beat her opponent 6-3, 6-2 in a convincing performance of just over an hour and then offered her hand to the Ukrainian but was left waiting.
The pair have played previously and the same post-match outcome occurred, with Kostyuk refusing to speak to Sabalenka due to Belarus's support for Russia in the war of aggression against Ukraine. Fifty-four drones attacked Kyiv on Saturday night.
Kostyuk was by far the fans' favourite during the match, with the Parisian crowd cheering points won by the 20-year-old world No 39, but that soon turned as they took umbrage with her lack of sportsmanship - despite Russia and Belarus's invasion of her homeland.
Sabalenka originally thought the booing was for her and sarcastically bowed to the crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier.