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Kim Clitjers asks rude fan to face her serve in Wimbeldon – makes him wear a skirt as well (video)

While Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza faced off for the women's finals at Wimbledon, an unusual action of a different sort was playing out at a friendly match in the same tournament.  Former World no. 1 Kim Clijsters and her Australian doubles partner Rennae Stubbs were facing off former World number 2 Andrea Jaeger and Conchita Martinez in a friendly match.  Suddenly, an Irish tennis enthusiast Chris Quinn started issuing directions to Clijsters on how he thought her serve might go better.

Staff correspondent, NewsCrunch

While Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza faced off for the women's finals at Wimbledon, an unusual action of a different sort was playing out at a friendly match in the same tournament.

Former World no. 1 Kim Clijsters and her Australian doubles partner Rennae Stubbs were facing off former World number 2 Andrea Jaeger and Conchita Martinez in a friendly match.

Suddenly, an Irish tennis enthusiast Chris Quinn started issuing directions to Clijsters on how he thought her serve might go better.

Instead of ignoring the rowdy spectator, as is the norm, Clijsters went and asked him to come on to the courts from the stands and face her serve.

Remembering the Wimbledon tradition of wearing white, the tennis star then grabbed a white skirt from her own bag.

Commentators quipped that it was not going to work out as the portly man tried to drag up the tiny skirt up his legs. Beating all odds, he finally managed to do it.

Quinn then faced off serves from Clijsters. Surprisingly, he managed to return the first serve, though the second one crashed into the nets.

Quinn protested and demanded another chance, but went on to lose that point as well.

The spectators were by then in raptures - a shot captured Clijsters sitting on the court laughing hard.

But there was no stopping Quinn. He could not stop gushing after the event and thanked Clijsters for making him a hero in front of his three daughters.

He hugged the greats, took a photograph and went back to the stands. It did not look like he planned to stop heckling players on the court anytime soon- after all, it got him to tick off playing in Wimbledon from his bucketlist.

In a future interview to the press, Quinn vehemently denied that the entire thing was staged, as was the suspicion of a few news outlet.

Kim Clitjers asks rude fan to face her serve (video)

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