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Watch: Unlikely Wimbledon internet star from Ireland to auction Kim Clijsters' skirt

By Press Association

A Wimbledon and internet star who squeezed into Kim Clijsters' skirt after shouting advice from the crowd is to auction it for charity.

Chris Quinn, captain of Greystones Lawn Tennis Club in Wicklow, was pulled from the stands to tackle the former grand slam champion's serve after heckling players in the ladies' invitation doubles on Friday.

But the 46-year-old's antics became an online sensation when Clijsters spotted his blue shorts and green t-shirt would have breached the strict dress code at the All-England Club.

Mr Quinn is to raffle the former gear for the Gavin Glynn Foundation, which helps sick Irish children who have to travel abroad for treatment.

"I have the skirt, or the skort as they call it, and we are going to auction it for charity," he said. "I wouldn't normally be the extrovert like this. I'll roll with it for as long as I can."

Millions of people have watched the clip. Clijsters and the other players paid tribute to Mr Quinn for being such a good sport and applauded him before leaving the court.

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