The Argentinian ace was disqualified against Marin Cilic when he kicked the advertising hoarding that then injured the official – resulting in disqualification.
French ace Bartoli said:
“As a tennis player you go through a lot of things mentally during matches.
“Sometimes you have some ups and downs and you’re leading and you think the match is yours but then you’re losing – which is hard to handle as those bad comments go through your mind.
“But kicking is not a way to express your negative thoughts.”