Found June 25, 2012 on
In super important tennis news, Wimbledon camera operator ‘Colin’ tripped backwards over a canvas barrier trying to get footage of Elena Vesnina signing autographs and ended up trapped under his own apparatus. DAMN YOU, CAMERA THREE.
The commentary team calmly points out his fall and notes, “thank goodness it was a grass court he landed on”, as if a foot-and-a-half fall backwards onto a clay court would’ve shattered his spine. Wimbledon should start playing on spiked steel courts just to validate them.
The worst part had to have been looking like such a goon in front of Elena. We’ve all been there, Colin.
[h/t Busted Racquet]
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Oh Elena Vesnina. Beating Venus Williams at Wimbledon and then signing that big ole tennis ball...setting that poor camera man off balance like that.
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Racket bag slung over her shoulder, resignation written across her face, Venus Williams weaved through fans milling about on the sidewalks that players must traverse to get from Court 2 to the Wimbledon locker rooms. Looking lethargic, and rarely showing off the power-based game that carried her to five Wimbledon titles and seven majors overall, Williams departed meekly Monday with...
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A cameraman at Wimbledon had a very embarrassing moment Monday as he fell over backwards and was pinned to the ground by his own camera. It happened as the cameraman (whose name is Colin according to some sources) had his tripod positioned to film Elena Vesnina signing autographs after her first round upset victory over Venus Williams. It's unclear why Colin fell, although...
Five time Wimbledon ladies champion Venus Williams has been eliminated from this year's Wimbledon, losing 6-1, 6-3 to Russian Elena Vesnina.
It's the first time since 1997 that Venus had lost in the first round at the All England Club.
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Five-time champion Venus Williams lost in the opening round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1997, falling 6-1, 6-3 to Elena Vesnina of Russia.
Williams lost the first five games and then saved two set points before making it 5-1. But she was broken for the fourth time in the next game as Vesnina clinched the set with a forehand return winner.
Williams put up more of a fight...