Fernando Alonso accidentally causes freak eye injury for ex-tennis star at Australian Grand Prix

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Former tennis star Jelena Dokic suffered a freak injury after debris from Fernando Alonso’s car hit her in the eye.

The Spanish driver was competing in the Australian Grand Prix qualifying when he went off track at Albert Park in Melbourne, accidentally spraying fans with gravel in the process.

Alonso went off-track and sprayed the crowd with gravel

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Alonso went off-track and sprayed the crowd with gravelCredit: AFP

The 40-year-old, who reached number four in the world, was okay but required treatment.

Taking to Instagram with a video of her having her eye cleansed, Dokic said: “When you go to the Formula One weekend at the Australian Grand Prix and a car going off track happens right in front of you, literally and all the rock debris flies right into your eye.

“Fernando Alonso ran off track and the rock debris that you see flying off the back wheels went straight into my right eye.

“Had to get treated for it but all good. Just a bloodshot and scratched eye. I will survive.

“Amazing and quick work by the paramedic at the Mercedes Benz lounge.

“Thank you all that took care of me.

“I am all good. Ready to watch some more F1,” with two laughing emojis.

She then added: “Oh and I can confirm that the makeup somehow stayed and didn’t come off. Amazing.”

This resulted in Dokic receiving treatment, as shared on Instagra

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This resulted in Dokic receiving treatment, as shared on InstagraCredit: IG: Dokic_Jelena

Despite going off track, Alonso secured P10 in qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez finished first, second and third respectively.

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