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Tennis pros: Don't hit ball kids 'cos your hopes and dreams will be dashed

Tennis pros: Don't hit ball kids 'cos your hopes and dreams will be dashed Showing frustration on the court is pretty standard for tennis players, but it ended badly for 17-year-old Italian player Maria Vittoria Viviani.Annoyed, she hit a ball away with her racquet toward the side of the court.

Sweet thank you card from ball girl to tennis pro Jo Wilfried-Tsonga goes viral

Sweet thank you card from ball girl to tennis pro Jo Wilfried-Tsonga goes viral There isn't always room for niceties in the world of professional sport, but French tennis player Jo Wilfried-Tsonga has bucked the trend.You might remember him helping out a ball girl who was in tears after being struck by a ball at last year's Australian Open, stopping the match to accompany her off the court.

'Eff everything and everyone': Tennis comeback star gives best speech ever

'Eff everything and everyone': Tennis comeback star gives best speech ever 34-year-old tennis star and self-confessed "tough cookie" Mirjana Lucic-Baroni isn't one to mince words.She was happy AF on Monday, having just defeated 21-year-old Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Australian Open winners dance like absolute champions

Australian Open winners dance like absolute champions Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova just won their second Australian Open title, and they sure know how to celebrate it.The women's doubles tandem beat Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai in a tense match, and, after posing with the trophy, proceeded to bust out a coordinated, clearly pre-arranged dance number.

Turns out there is hope for true love, and it's from Twitter

Turns out there is hope for true love, and it's from Twitter Genie Bouchard learned what we all did a couple a weeks ago — never, under any circumstances, should you bet against Tom Brady.The Patriots did, of course, win the Super Bowl, so Bouchard and 20-year-old Mizzou student John Goehrke hit the Nets game in Brooklyn Wednesday night.

Two bros were playing a casual game of tennis. Then Serena Williams showed up.

Two bros were playing a casual game of tennis. Then Serena Williams showed up. It's a crisp evening as you and a friend play a casual game of tennis.You're getting the blood flowing, breathing some fresh air, and decompressing just a bit.

That ball was on the line! In/Out sensor keeps tennis players from disputing calls

That ball was on the line! In/Out sensor keeps tennis players from disputing calls There is always that one guy on the tennis court, someone who fights line calls in his favor.Pros started using electronic line calling back in 2004, yet club players and juniors have been stuck with fighting among themselves.

Tennis fans queuing all night for Wimbledon opening is ridiculously British

Tennis fans queuing all night for Wimbledon opening is ridiculously British Today marks the start of the Wimbledon 2017 Championships and these tennis fans really don't mess around.Some waited for over twelve hours for a chance to snag a ticket.

How and why tennis became synonymous with powerful women

How and why tennis became synonymous with powerful women One hundred and forty years ago, tennis amateurs William Marshall and Spencer Gore strode onto grass courts to face off in the first-ever Wimbledon championship, thus initiating the event into the sporting world's zeitgeist.In the following century and a half, some of the traditions established in those nascent Wimbledon years have held steadfast, while others have faded into antiquity.

Flying ants have invaded Wimbledon and it's impossibly gross

Flying ants have invaded Wimbledon and it's impossibly gross Remember the Euro 2016 final when a moth attacked Christiano Ronaldo in an attempt to give all moths the viral publicity they've been secretly craving for years?Well, other insects have clearly been taking notice.

Gandalf and Professor McGonagall had a magical time at Wimbledon

Gandalf and Professor McGonagall had a magical time at Wimbledon It really doesn't get much more magical than Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Ian McKellen hanging out together.Everyone's favourite witch and wizard pairing visited Wimbledon on Wednesday to take in some of that sweet tennis action.

Tennis star Kim Clijsters invites Wimbledon spectator to put on a skirt and play

Tennis star Kim Clijsters invites Wimbledon spectator to put on a skirt and play But when one overzealous spectator couldn't help but shout advice, she took the opportunity to have some fun.During a doubles match on Friday, Clijsters asked her partner, Rennae Stubbs, whether she should serve wide or down the middle.