Wimbledon set to appoint first FEMALE umpire for men's singles final

Wimbledon set to break with tradition by appointing its first FEMALE umpire to oversee a men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini

  • Wimbledon set to appoint its first female umpire to oversee a men’s singles final
  • The prestigious job is likely to be allocated to Marija Cicak, who is from Croatia
  • The 43-year-old Cicak is one of the game’s most experienced umpires to date
  • Cicak has even been an elite ITF Gold Badge holder for the past 10 years 

Wimbledon is set to break with tradition by appointing its first female umpire to oversee a men’s singles final.

According to sources at the All England Club, the prestigious job is likely to be allocated to Marija Cicak from Croatia. She is one of the game’s most experienced umpires and has been an elite ITF Gold Badge holder for the past 10 years.

Cicak, 43, was in the chair for the marathon Wimbledon men’s semi-final between John Isner and Kevin Anderson in 2018.

Wimbledon set to break with tradition by appointing its female umpire to oversee a men’s final

 The prestigious job is likely to be allocated to Marija Cicak, who is from Croatia

Her other notable matches have included the women’s Wimbledon final of 2014 when Petra Kvitova beat Eugenie Bouchard.

Now she is expected to make history when Novak Djokovic takes on Italy’s Matteo Berrettini on the Centre Court.

Wimbledon overlooked highly-regarded WTA Tour official and former player Clare Wood when it appointed Gerry Armstrong as referee last year to replace Andrew Jarrett. 

But now it looks likely to follow other sports events in promoting female officials to one of its highest-profile tasks.

Djokovic will face Matteo Berrettini in the final after the Italian saw off Hubert Hurkacz




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