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WIMBLEDON: Line judges beware. Here is video of Mardy Fish’s 118 mph serve to judge’s eye (Also Video of Nalbandian Judge Incident)

REPORTING FROM WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND — You wouldn’t think a tennis line judge would have a dangerous job. But two weeks after a player was defaulted for having a temper tantrum that injured a line judge, another line judge was hurt Monday.

This time, at Wimbledon. American Mardy Fish hit a 118-mph serve into the right eye of a female line judge.

Fish led Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-3 in the first set and crushed a serve up the middle, wide. The line judge yelled that the ball was out, and the next sound you heard was a thud off her face.

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