Found July 04, 2012 on
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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 the ball landed and didn't even see it coming up to smack her in the face. Nothing like a big yellow ball smacking you in the eyeball at 100 MPH. Video Below.
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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.
If there is one thing we have learned this grass season, it’s that being a line judge is dangerous business. Thankfully, this time it was purely accidental. And since she’s okay, it’s rather funny too.
And how sweet was Jo checking to make sure she was okay. I know many a girl who would take a ball to the face to get Jo’s attention…
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.
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A Wimbledon chair umpire made a one-handed grab of an errant return volley from France's Jo Wilfried Tsonga during the first set of his men's quarterfinal tennis match Wednesday against Germany's Phillip Kohlschreiber.
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Apparently it’s a prerequisite for Wimbledon chair umps to have soft hands and cat-like reflexes.
Sweet one-handed grab of a Jo-Wilfried Tsonga backhand by the chair umpire during Tsonga’s quarterfinal match against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Not exactly a bullet, but no floater either. Just hard enough for the ump to make a potential stinger of a shot seem harmless with a “no...
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...
Recall Mardy Fish firing that 118 MPH ball at that line judge at Wimbledon last week? Yesterday was Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's turn. Except officials are on high alert and this catch by the chair umpire is...
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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.
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Yesterday, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga provided us with the below effort after his Wimbledon quarterfinal win over Philipp Kohlschreiber:
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