Lois Goodman's appearance Friday was brief. Her arraignment and a bail hearing were postponed to next Wednesday.
Police brought Goodman back to Los Angeles late Thursday from New York City, where she was to have served as a line judge for next week's U.S. Open, one of many high-profile tournaments she had worked since 1979.
Her husband, Alan, died on April 17 at the couple's condominium. Authorities briefly accepted her explanation that she returned home to find a broken coffee mug on the floor and her husband lying unresponsive in bed after most likely falling down the stairs.