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Mardy Fish Powerful Serve Injures Line Judge at Wimbledon 2012

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A line judge was hit in the eye by American player Mardy Fish´s 118-mph serve during his fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Wimbledon on Monday. A line judge was hit in the eye by American player Mardy Fish's 118-mph serve during his fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Wimbledon on Monday. Fish was leading Tsonga 4-3 in the opening set, when he delivered a huge serve down the middle of the court. The serve landed wide and line woman shouted that it was a fault but the next sound that came was when ball banged on her face. Tsonga went straight to the line judge, as he was at the receiving end and she was standing at his side; and asked her if she was OK. The Frenchman asked, "Do you want a chair?" The line woman, who looked a little embarrassed because of this incident, waved him off. However, she trembled after that and said that her eyes were watering.Tsonga went to the chair umpire to call for help. The line woman was helped off from the court and play resumed later. Being a line judge in a tennis match has become a tough job these days, as one was hit by Argentinean star David Nalbandian at the AEGON Championships two weeks back. Nalbandian had gotten angry after losing a point and kicked a three sided advertisement board that was lying around lineman's chair. The board got broken and cut line judge's shin, which started to bleed. Nalbandian was disqualified from the match and fined for unsportsmanlike behavior.