Cicak to be 1st female chair umpire in Wimbledon men’s final

There will be a female chair umpire for the Wimbledon men’s singles final for the first time in the history of a tournament first played in 1877

WIMBLEDON, England — There will be a female chair umpire for the Wimbledon men’s singles final for the first time in the history of a tournament first played in 1877.

Marija Cicak, a 43-year-old from Croatia, will officiate Sunday when Novak Djokovic faces Matteo Berrettini for the championship at the All England Club.

The club announced Cicak’s selection on Saturday.

Cicak is a gold badge chair umpire and a member of the WTA Elite Team since 2012.

She has worked at 15 consecutive Wimbledon tournaments.

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