Johnson was taken to Wimbledon police station where she was held until the end of the match. A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said “no further action” would be taken. Once again a female got away with it. Usually stiff and proper, The All England club was unexpectedly light-hearted regarding the moment. “Whilst we do not wish to condone the practice, it did at least provide some light amusement for our loyal and patient supporters, who have had a trying time during the recent bad weather,” a club statement said. A Centre Court spectator, 57-year-old travel agent Peter Goord, said the streak even drew a humorous reaction from the royals. “When she got in front of the Royal Box, she lifted it up and showed everything off,” Goord said. “The Duke of Kent was laughing like mad. She then ran into the policemen’s arms. There was no way she was trying to get away.”
Wimbledon officials expressed concern before the opening of the tournament two weeks ago that a streaker might appear — coaxed on by several of Britain’s large bookmakers offering odds on it happening. Before the tournament, William Hill bookmakers reduced the odds on a streaker interrupting Centre Court play during the final to 4-1.
It was believed to be the first incident of streaking ever at Wimbledon. Johnson graduated from Manchester University with a degree in graphic design.