Sunday, July 17, 2011

Video: Alarm siren delays play during Wimbledon semifinal

Victoria Azarenka's shrieking was only the second most annoying noise disrupting play in the first Wimbledon women's semifinal. A smoke alarm rang throughout Centre Court early in the three-setter, briefly delaying the match before the players gave up and played two points through the siren.

The alarm was accidentally started by a cleaner who sprayed too much air-freshener by a bathroom smoke alarm.

"I didn't have a problem with the alarm," Petra Kvitova said after winning the match in three sets. "Victoria did, but I don't know why."

Maybe because she thought the alarm was trying to steal her thunder.

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