The out-of-the-ordinary scene caught the attention of tennis fans on Twitter. They took no time to air their thoughts about what transpired at the WTA 1000 tournament, which is taking place at the Panamerican Tennis Center in Guadalajara, Mexico.
"I already suspected Guadalajara would be a joke of a 1000 even before the tournament began, but I wasn't expecting bees to be the reason LMAO," a fan remarked.
One user humorously questioned whether the organizers at the Guadalajara Open had a "plan bee."
"Do you have a Plan B?" they asked.
One fan asked if the bees were tennis fans.
"This is so bizarre. Are they tennis fans?" the fan asked.
"Bees have taken over the umpires chair here in Guadalajara, got to be a first for reasons your match is delayed #kvitova vs #pera," another fan tweeted.
"How crazy is this...a queen bee & her hive have landed on the ump's chair on the main stadium at Guadalajara Open. So Petra/Bernarda match is on hold. bzzzzzz," a user chimed in.
"Guadalajara still open lol...Or shoot to Apple Bees real quick” is that a pun intended? Haha," another user wrote.
Here are a few more reactions to the bee incident at the Guadalajara Open:
Kvitova subsequently beat Pera 6-3, 7-5, and will take on Bianca Andreescu in the next round.
Several big names in the fray at Guadalajara Open
Coco Gauff, Paula Badosa, Aryna Sabalenka, Maria Sakkari, Caroline Garcia, and Daria Kasatkina are some of the big names taking part in the Guadalajara Open, the final WTA 1000 event of the season.
Guadalajara was chosen as the venue for the WTA finals in 2021 after the tournament was shifted from Shenzhen, which was initially slated to host the event.
The Guadalajara Open is part of the updated WTA calendar and is taking place for the first time owing to the cancelation of tournaments in China and Russia this season. Guadalajara also hosts the Abierto Akron Zapopan, a WTA 250 event.