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4. What's the score again? June 24, 2004
To err is human. But to mess up the score of a taut match? At Wimbledon? On Centre Court? In 2004? Having lost the first set, Venus Williams was trailing KarolinaSprem 2-1 in a second-set tiebreaker. Sprem won the next point and suddenly the score was 4-1. Chair umpire Ted Watts was asleep at the switch and, amazingly, neither player protested. Sprem went on to win the match and Williams gamely diffused the embarrassment, noting, "I don't think one call makes a match." Weirdly enough, tennis officials endured more embarrassment at the next major, the 2004 U.S. Open, when Serena Williams was jobbed by adverse overrules and non-calls in a quarterfinal match against Jennifer Capriati.
5. Household name ... or not: Sept. 6, 2003
Already a top player with a major title to her name, Justine Henin-Hardenne won a breathtaking semifinal match against Capriati and then thumped Kim Clijsters to win the 2003 U.S. Open. You would think that she'd have been by then a household name, at least in tennis circles. But when a suit from JP Morgan Chase presented Henin-Hardenne with the winner's check, he referred to her as "Christine." (She had the good form not to thank the Bank of New York in response.) The following year a blustery USTA president -- not one to learn from mistakes of the past -- mangled the name of the women's champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova, pronouncing it as something sounding like "Sweat llama."
6. Title what? Aug. 29, 2002
With Title IX coming under fire by the Bush administration, it seemed like a good time to ask women tennis players -- multimillionairesses who benefited enormously from the sacrifices of Billie Jean King, et al. -- to reflect on the legislation. Looking as if she had been asked about her third eye, Jennifer Capriati responded, "I have no idea what Title IX is."