posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 12:13 PM
WIMBLEDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams and Andy Roddick accused Karolina Sprem of being unsporting in accepting a point awarded to her in error during
her upset victory over Venus Williams at Wimbledon.
British umpire Ted Watts made the blunder in the second set tiebreak Thursday when he handed Sprem a point after she faulted on a first serve. The
Croatian went on to win the second-round match 7-6, 7-6, condemning Venus to her earliest defeat at Wimbledon for seven years.
"As a competitor and a professional you should be able to distinguish between right and wrong," champion Serena said when she was asked about the
incident in her sister's match.