Authorities say tennis player Mashona Washington, who lost today during doubles play at the BNP Paribas tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, has been arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department..
The arrest took place Monday at about 4:50 p.m. at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, 44-600 Indian Wells Lane, in Indian Wells, officials said.
Washington, 32, of Houston, Texas is scheduled to be arraigned May 14.
In 2004, she was ranked as high as 50th in the world in singles competition.
Washington was detained in the Riverside County Jail in Indio on Monday on suspicion of felony vandalism, according to jail records. The charge is specific to damage estimated at $5,000 or more, jail records stated.
She was released later that day in lieu of $5,000 bail.
No other information was immediately available.
Washington and partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost to Nuria Llagostera
Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, 6-1, 6-2, in a semifinal match today.
Mashona Washington, tennis player, arrested on Monday on a charge of felony vandalism. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)