It's been a rough few weeks for line judges in tennis.
After one judge was the innocent victim of David Nalbandian's outburst last month, another is the innocent victim of a fluke incident in an actual match.
This time it came on tennis' biggest stage — at Wimbledon, during a fourth-round match between Mardy Fish and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Fish unleashed a 118-mph serve during the first set. The ball went screaming by Tsonga but connected with the line judge beyond the baseline.
Not only did the ball hit the line judge, but it also appeared to strike her in the eye. Regardless, she still made the call.
See video of the blow in the video below, courtesy of SportsGrid.com.
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