During a third round match at Wimbledon, an umpire took a moment to politely remind spectators not to open bottles of champagne while players are serving.
The reminder came after a fan interrupted the match between Anastasia Potapova and Mira Andreeva by opening a bottle of bubbly, causing a brief disturbance in an otherwise calm atmosphere on Court 3.
Umpire John Blom made the announcement to thunderous laughter and applause. Potapova, who was about to serve, smiled and nodded in agreement. However, despite the light moments, the match did not end well for the 22nd seed. The 16-year-old Andreeva won 6-2, 7-5 and reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her young career.
Andreeva, competing in her second Grand Slam after making her French Open debut earlier this year, is now looking forward to taking on American Madison Keys in the next round. The match against Keys will determine who secures a place in the last eight of the tournament.
The incident reminds the spectators to respect the concentration of the players and the overall etiquette of the game. Wimbledon, known for its traditional and dignified atmosphere, encourages fans to enjoy the matches while following the guidelines and maintaining the integrity of the game.