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Lauren Davis Stung By Wasp At Sony Open, Florida (PICTURES)

25/03/2013 09:23 GMT

Lauren Davis' third-round defeat to Alize Cornet at the Sony Open stung - literally - when a wasp pricked her.

Ignominiously, the 19-year-old was stung on her backside during her encounter with France's Alize Cornet, and she then drew blood on her thigh due to an errant fingernail.

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Davis feels the pain of her wasp sting

Davis was adamant the incident did not contribute to her 2-6 6-3 6-2 loss but she and her opponent both physically suffered in the stifling Floridian humidity.

On-court temperatures soared into the 90s and both players left the court in wheelchairs after their three-set encounter.