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Donald Young warned for outburst on tennis court

Donald Young has learned a valuable lesson on the tennis court, and others might want to take note of it today. What lesson did he learn? Even if you don't curse when a play does not go your way, you can still get warned for it. That is exactly what happened to Young during a tennis match. On April 16, The Washington Post reported on the strange warning Young received during a match at the Sarasota Open.

Donald Young gets warned for not cursing on the tennis court.
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

What did the judge warn Donald Young for? The young player yelled 'son of a biscuit' after an unforced error that he was not happy about. He hit the ball into the net to make it 30-All. Soon after the statement was made, the judge gave him a warning, and the young tennis player was even shocked that he received the warning like he did. He took a minute to question the judge about the warning while his opponent got ready for his next serve.

Video of the incident makes it clear that Young did not curse at all after the error. Did the judge mishear the statement Young made? Or did the judge really intend to warn the tennis player for the outburst? It isn't clear which is the case here. Young was not happy over the warning. That much is clear.

How did Young do in the match after the warning? Young managed to defeat Alexander Zverev in the first round of the Sarasota Open. Young is currently ranked 81 in the ATP World Tour, and he is only 24 years old. His opponent in this match is only 16 years old.

It is not uncommon to hear cursing on the tennis court. Some tennis pros are actually known for their cursing on the court. Anyone remember John McEnroe? He is one tennis player that is well-known for his cursing on the court. What do you think? Was it right for the judge to warn Young over the use of 'biscuit' during this tennis match?

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