Brit ace Harriet Dart rows with umpire after she crashes out of Wimbledon to world's richest tennis star Jessica Pegula | The SunJune 30, 2022
HARRIET DART was involved in a furious row with umpire Paula Vieira Souza after losing her second-round match at Wimbledon.
The British No2 was upset that opponent Jessica Pegula – the richest tennis player in the world – was allowed to make a late challenge to a line call on match point.
The Hawk-Eye replay went the way of the No8 seed from the USA.
Ultimately it allowed her to complete a thrilling comeback win 4-6 6-3 6-1.
Dart, 25, had her chances in a seesawing match that featured 11 breaks of serve.
She won the first set after letting her early lead slip and then threatened to fight her way back into the second.
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But Pegula, 28, ran away with the third set.
Despite the late controversy, she deserved her victory.
Dart had been in strong form heading into this year's Wimbledon.
She reached the quarter-finals at Nottingham and Eastbourne in the build-up to the Grand Slam.
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However, she came up against late bloomer Pegula – the world No9 and eighth seed at SW19 – and was no match in the end.
Having won the first set, Dart began to get frustrated as the match wore on and the American worked her way back.
And her temper boiled over after the match as she ranted at the umpire for the controversial late decision.
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