The Wimbledon Streak (Anna Kournikova)

Report by Charlie Bain. Mirror Group Newspapers.
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Ace Streaker at Wimbledon

Anna Kournikova was barely expecting this when the umpire called "New balls, please". But serial streaker Mark Roberts had cheekily timed his moment yesterday to dash naked on to Wimbledon's Court 14.

And blushing beauty Anna was left covering her face as he uncovered his all on his 157th public appearance in the nude.

Dad-of-three Mark, who has stripped from the Grand National to Crufts and TV shows, performed a jig and somersaulted over the net with "Only the balls bounce" - the slogan of Anna's new sports bra ad's - emblazoned across his chest.

Spectators cheered, and Russian Anna, 19, was able to giggle after winning a women's doubles match: "It has never happened to me before. I buried my face in my towel and tried to think about the next game".

Jobless Liverpudlian Mark, who was ushered out, said: "Everyone loved it". But not bookies William Hill, who offered 2-1 against a Wimbledon Streak. They sighed: "Seems we've lost our shirt like he has".