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Momentum Shifts After Inept Call at Wimbledon

I am (and always have been) a devout fan of the Williams sisters. But let the record reflect that once again, the incompetent officiating in professional tennis has weighed heavily in the outcome of another Grand Slam.

Associated Press

Williams was serving at 4-4, 15-0 when her serve was ruled an ace, even though TV replays showed the ball clearly out. The mild-mannered Davenport pleaded in vain for chair umpire Gerry Armstrong to overrule the call.

“If I did my job that poorly, I wouldn’t be able to be out here,” she told Armstrong. “I don’t understand why you’re sitting here. It’s not even close. You don’t have the guts to overrule?

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