This year's women's final was yet again between the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena. Venus had a torn ligament in her calf muscle and could not really play. So it was decided by the All England Lawn Tennis Club to substitute her for a look-alike so as the not to disappoint the fans who had paid a lot of money to watch a live match.
The quality of tennis has been fantastic this year and because of a new roof, the equipment to televise matches have been running non-stop for two weeks. This time they were not stopped or cooled by rainwater. Suffice to say that the cameras were in danger of overheating and so it was decided by the BBC to give them a rest - a day-off!
The cash-strapped BBC allegedly took the brave decision to save money (something new to them) and not have to pay the many film crews, sound Engineers et al. Instead, it was decided that it would be easier to show one of finals from two or three years ago which also featured the Williams sisters. Those girls have won so much, it is getting quite boring so the BBC, who are no strangers to repeats, did not have to look hard to find one!
The alleged repeat was spotted by an eagle-eyed viewer, Victoria Station, from Northampton who was watching the final between the Williams sisters a couple years ago live at Wimbledon. She saw herself with her father in the audience. Apparently, her father had died last year at Christmas.
Victoria told In Seine News: "this episode has really upset me and I shall be taking this matter further!"