Agnieszka Radwanska had already started her comeback in Saturday's Wimbledon final against Serena Williams. But one key point ignited it, caused a mini meltdown from the heavily-favored Williams and set events in motion that led to a decisive third set at the All England Club.
Serena was serving at 4-3 but faced a break point against the third-seeded Radwanska. As she's done this entire tournament, Serena looked to her serve to bail her out of a top spot. She hit where she wanted. If Radwanska could have gotten her racquet on it, she wouldn't have been able to play a good return. Serena likely would have put away the point with ease and gotten it back to deuce.
All of that was moot though. A linesman called the ball long. Not only wasn't it long, it wasn't even on the line. Not only wasn't it on the line, it wasn't even close to the line. It was clearly visible to the naked eye.
Serena easily won her challenge but the bad call threw her off. She lost the replayed point and looked to be on the verge of tears as she went on to lose the second set 7-5.
She and Radwanska then entered a decisive set with the Wimbledon title on the line.
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