This is Darian King throwing his racket out of pure frustration. It’s frowned upon, but understandable. Emotions are high. People react differently when frustrated. I, for example, frequently tomahawk my putter into the rough after a tough putting episode. We all respond differently.
The racket hits the tarp next to the lineswoman then falls into her afterwards. I know the initial throw scared her — we all would be startled in that situation — but her flop routine afterward may be Oscar worthy.
She lays there for several minutes after being next to a racket meeting a tarp? Are you kidding me? The racket literally fell into her. It couldn’t have hurt, like not even a little bit.
King ended up getting DQ’d. Cue Johnny McEnroe.