Super Ballkid to the Resue
Ballkids in tennis matches are normally there to perform a few tasks like getting towels for the players, dry the courts and of course deliver the balls to the players while trying to avoid getting hit in the face with the ball????. But this one kid had to call upon some super powers when an unwanted guest appeared on the court.
German Sabine Lisicki was playing her Thailand Open match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza when a huge insect landed next to her on the playing surface interrupting play.
Lisicki tried to gently remove the invader off the court with her racquet before a ball kid came sprinting to the rescue executing a stomp that any WWE wrestler might be proud of. Lisicki was clearly shocked as she turned away horrified before laughing it off.
Check out the incident and Lisicki’s reaction in this Twitter video clip by @Ashish TV ????
.@sabinelisicki wanted a more gentle approach.
— Ashish TV ???????? (@Ashish__TV) January 29, 2019
Lisicki, a former Wimbledon finalist who is on the comeback trail, would go on to lose the match 6-3 6-4. Still, clearly, the insect fared off much worse given it lost its life. Poor fellow!
Photo Credits: Wikipedia