Wimbledon Umpire Warns Fans Not to Pop Champagne Bottles

During Anastasia Potapova and Mirra Andreeva’s match Sunday, the umpire admonished the crowd to refrain from opening champagne bottles while a player is serving.

“Ladies and gentlemen, please, if you are opening a bottle of champagne, don’t do it as the players are about to serve,” said Australian umpire John Blom. 🍾

All England Club policy stipulates fans are required to open corked bottles before they arrive in the stands of a court.

Andreeva would upset No. 22 Potapova in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the fourth round.