I remember reading an article a few years back about a match in Amelia Island in which the lines on the court were set improperly and the court was too short. I thought that Jennifer Hopkins was one of the players in the match, but I cannot remember exactly. Does anyone remember this or have any more information?
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:09 PM
NY times article:
TENNIS; Kremer's Victory Allowed to Stand
Published: April 9, 2002
Anne Kremer's victory over Jennifer Hopkins in the opening round of the Bausch & Lomb Championship yesterday in Amelia Island, Fla., was allowed to stand despite taking place on a court that was improperly lined.
Kremer beat Hopkins, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, in the first match of the day on the Stadium Court of the Amelia Island Plantation facility. Kremer had 16 double faults and Hopkins had 13.
The excessive number of double faults prompted tournament officials to measure the court.
It was discovered that the back line for the service box was 18 feet from the net, 3 feet short of the normal distance.
Bert Evatt, head of court maintenance, accepted the blame.''I measured them wrong,''he said.
WTA officials met after the match to discuss whether to replay the match.
Six hours later, the WTA announced that the result would stand.
Hopkins did not want to talk about the lining error, offering a ''no comment'' while waiting for the WTA ruling. Kremer was not available for comment.
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:21 PM
Anne :hug: In 2002 she had a good rank. I wish she could get back to that rank, but it is unlikely
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:29 PM
I wish she could, too. I admire her so much for keeping on trying. :hearts: