Tennis Players at French Open Startled by Sonic Boom as Fighter Jet Breaks Sound Barrier

A sonic boom shook Paris on Wednesday morning, sparking brief confusion and fear among tennis players competing in the French Open.



a group of people on a court with a racket: Alessandra Tarantino/AP/Shutterstock Dominik Koepfer (R) congratulates Stan Wawrinka with his win in the second round match of the French Open


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Alessandra Tarantino/AP/Shutterstock Dominik Koepfer (R) congratulates Stan Wawrinka with his win in the second round match of the French Open

Citizens, athletes and spectators heard the loud clap ring out — and though Paris police confirmed shortly after that the noise was just a fighter

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