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On the eve of the Fourth of July, Serena Williams stood alone as the last American in singles at Wimbledon. Her 6-3, 7-5 victory over Petra Kvitova ended the Czech's reign as champion under the Centre Court roof as glowering skies and sporadic rain made it another miserable day for players and spectators alike.
But there was nothing Mardy Fish or Brian Baker could do to prevent a European takeover of the men's quarterfinals. Fish, one set up against athletic Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overnight, played well but not well enough to prevent a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat. Baker was simply outhit by Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber and lost 6-1, 7-6, 6-3.
So with David Ferrer ousting Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro with surprising ease (6-3, 6-2, 6-3), the tournament's final eight are comprised of players from Serbia, Switzerland, Britain, Spain, France, Russia and two from Germany. Fish was not surprised. "It's the way the circuit is. It's a European-...
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Mardy Fish, fault! Oh! Ball across the nose. Eyes are watering.
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For those of you who wanted to be a Wimbledon line judge when you grow up, the below video might change your mind.
During a fourth-round match between Mardy Fish and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a hard serve from Fish ended up deflecting into the face of a female line judge behind Tsonga:
The line judge would be okay and for those of you who want to know, the serve was 118-miles per hour.
A lineswoman at Wimbledon had to leave the court Monday after accidentally being hit in the face by a serve from Mardy Fish during the first set of his fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The 118 mph serve bounced off the court and hit the lineswoman in the eye. The lineswoman might have been able to move out of the way, but she stayed in her position to make...
You wouldn't think a tennis line judge would have a dangerous job. But two weeks after a player was defaulted for having a temper tantrum that injured a line judge, another line judge was hurt Monday.
This time, at Wimbledon. American Mardy Fish hit a 118-mph serve into the right eye of a female line judge.
Fish led Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-3 in the first set and crushed a serve...
The first week of Wimbledon 2012 showcased some of the more interesting early round matches in recent history. While the ATP tour has been criticized for its top-heavy predictability, there have been quite a few surprises on the Wimbledon grass thus far. Only eight of the top sixteen seeds in the draw have survived to the famed Wimbledon second Monday; a jam-packed Sweet 16 with...
EYE ON THE BALL
It's been a rough few weeks for line judges in tennis. After a line judge was the innocent victim of David Nalbandian's outburst last month, another line judge is the innocent victim of a fluke incident at a tennis match. This time it came on tennis' biggest stage at Wimbledon during a quarterfinals match between Mardy Fish and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Fish unleashed a 118...
A Wimbledon line judge has to be replaced after failing to get out of
the way of a Mardy Fish serve during his match with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga,
the Frenchman rushing to the aid of the judge, who is then escorted
off-court by the umpire.
Not a big tennis fan, but this is interesting enough to watch over and over again. Seriously she was paying so much attention to where...
It's all fun and games until you get an 118 MPH tennis serve in your eye; at least for one line judge at Wimbledon officiating over the Mardy Fish/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga quarterfinal match. Ye-ouch.
That is definitely going to leave a mark.
From the USTA: USTA Player Development announced on Thursday that it will award wild cards into the 2012 US Open to the American woman and the American man who earn the most ranking points at select USTA Pro Circuit events this summer. The USTA first used this format for its 2012 French Open wild cards, won by Melanie Oudin and Brian Baker, rather than a traditional wild card playoff...