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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:27 am

Sharapova hides her blushes as streaker hits Centre Court
4th July 2006


The cheek of it: Sharapova's match is interrupted by the streaker

A streaker interrupted play by doing a cartwheel on Centre Court at Wimbledon today during the quarter-final match between Russian beauties Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva.

The man, who appeared to be in his late twenties and was completely naked except for white trainers and black socks, came on to the court on Sharapova's side and did a cartwheel.

Security staff came on to the court immediately and held out a large red blanket which he charged at before being wrapped up and ushered away, to great applause from the crowd.

Sharapova turned her back to the streaker during his performance while her opponent appeared to smile.

Play resumed after a matter of minutes with Sharapova one set ahead.The streaker was revealed to be 29-year-old Sander Lantinga from Berkhout, North Holland, in the Netherlands, who had been sat two rows back from the court.

He had been wearing an outfit held together with velcro that he was able to whip off in a matter of seconds.

A friend confirmed it had been a stunt for a Dutch television programme called, Try Before You Die.

Lantiga has worked at MTV and is also a DJ at 3FM radio in Holland.

A spokesman from the All England Club said procedures would be reviewed following the incident.

"The security operation at Wimbledon starts outside the grounds with the x-ray searching of bags, electronic detector arches and body searching," he said.

"Inside the grounds, while always the subject of close scrutiny, it is a tough compromise between containment and allowing the great views and closeness to the action that spectators have traditionally enjoyed.

"In this case, it was quickly apparent that the individual posed no threat to the players or the public and the incident was dealt with summarily and swiftly. We will nevertheless review procedures."

Police later confirmed the streaker had been arrested.

"A man in his late 20s was arrested for indecent exposure on the Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club," a spokesman for Scotland Yard said.

"He is currently in custody at a south London police station."

There is almost a tradition of on court streakers at Wimbledon.

In 2004, serial streaker Naomi McDonald stunned fans on Court 19 by sprinting on topless during British junior star Miles Kasiri's win over New Zealander William Ward.

In 2002, with men's finalists Lleyton Hewitt and David Nalbandian just back on Centre Court after a rain delay, serial streaker Mark Roberts cavorted around naked for nearly a minute.

And in 1996, 23-three-year-old student Melissa Johnson stole the limelight at the Wimbledon men's singles final. As Richard Krajicek and MaliVai Washington posed for pre-match pictures, Johnson grabbed the attention of many of the flashlights as she lifted up her mini apron.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:29 am

GB caught in action....

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:46 am

leave it to the Dutch , wish it was Sharapova who was streaking

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