Rogue sprinkler at Wimbledon causes chaos on court
They're becoming sentient!
Artem Sitak and Laura Siegemund's mixed doubles match against Ken Skupski and Darija Jurak was taking place on day five on Court 15 at the All England Club when suddenly a sprinkler went off.
The players, umpire and ball boys and girls were left scurrying for cover when the water started spraying across the the court.
After the initial burst, one man appeared to have momentarily halted the problem, but before a more permanent solution could be found, things escalated...
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2019
The water returned with a vengeance, sending courtside furniture flying and players running yet again.
So much water fell on the court that officials ruled the match had to be moved to the adjacent court 16.
Siegemund and Sitak eventually dried themselves off and completed a three-set victory over Skupski and Jurak, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.