WATCH: Madrid police serve up shock for Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic's bid to arrest her slide on clay in Madrid appeared to be under threat when she had an encounter with police in the Spanish capital.
The world number 22 has lost both WTA Tour matches on the red surface this season either side of a victory over Coco Vandeweghe in France's Fed Cup defeat to the United States.
Mladenovic arrived in Spain attempting to go one better than last year, when she was runner-up to Simona Halep in the Madrid Open final.
The two-time grand slam doubles champion was in for a shock as she stepped up her preparations for the tournament when the car she was travelling in was pulled over by law enforcement.
It proved to be a false alarm for the 24-year-old, who can concentrate on serving aces rather than worry about a sentence as the officers were only after a photograph.
Mladenovic took the request in good spirits, jokingly putting her hands on the roof of the vehicle and pretending to surrender before posing for an alternative shot.
The French star tweeted a video clip of the incident and wrote: "When the policia asks you to pull over (your driver is freaking out)....and, for an unexpected reason! A pleasure to be back in Madrid."
When the policia??asks you to pull over(your driver is freaking out)....and, for an unexpected reason!-- Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) May 2, 2018
Un placer estar de vuelta Madrid pic.twitter.com/M5hpaCrmoe