Found January 18, 2012 on
Outside the Boxscore:
For those of you who don't know, the Australian Open tennis tournament is currently going on down under and it provided us with this rather amusing moment.
The moment happened during a singles match between Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Lleyton Hewitt when a ballgirl was instructed to remove a cricket from the court.
As evidenced in the below video, she didn't want any part of that cricket:
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Since when is it a ball girl or boy’s responsibility to corral wild animals and creepy insects that wander on the tennis court? Last time I checked wrangling wayward tennis balls was the only thing noted in their job title or description. And is a cricket on the court that much of a distraction or safety hazard that it has to be immediately removed? I mean, what’s the worst...
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