British number 1 Johanna Konta left the court in tears after it was reported that she was verbally abused by fans in the match against Sorana Cirste this afternoon.
Konta who was leading the game 6-2 1-3 before the suspension of the game after Romanian Captain Ilie Nastase was told to exit the court for an unsportsmanlike conduct.
During the buildup to the game, Natase has been involved in some controversial incidents including an alleged Racist comments against Serena Williams unborn child.
Nastase launched a vicious tirade at a British journalist regarding the manner in which they reported his comments and subsequently celebrated a key point for Cirstea during the match too enthusiastically for the umpire’s liking.
After initially given a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct, the team captain was then told to leave the stands entirely, after which Cirstea broke Konta while being roared on by a raucous home crowd.
Play was then suspended as British Captain Anne Keothavong consoled Konta, while Simona Halep pleaded with the fans to calm down.The stoppage lasted around 15 minutes before both players returned to the court to resume the match.