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a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players

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After Ball Girl, its next largest holdings are Santa Clara, California-based semiconductor maker Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), at 11.
A DEDICATED Gateshead football fan who has served as a mascot and a ball girl for her favourite club has been back on the pitch to collect a special prize autographed by her team.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC was forced to apologise after leaving a ball girl shaken up as he booked his quarter-final place.
When asked about the incident involving the ball girl, which came in the sixth game of the deciding set, after he planted a loose forehand into the net to end a 20-shot rally, Djokovic said: "I'm sorry.
And the day's Amusing Ball Crew accolade goes to the ball girl who stood motionless as a Belinda Bencic serve fizzed past her ear only to rebound off the backboard and clump her on the bonce.
This was the worst part for the mother of 11-year-old Aoife Carey who, as reported in the Telegraph, had also waited many years to be chosen as a ball girl, but her family will not be going to watch City play outside of Coventry.
Tim Henman, pictured left, and Jeremy Bates were disqualified in 1995 when a ball struck in anger hit a ball girl during their doubles match at Wimbledon.
His comical protests when a thumping winner was wrongly called out prompted laughter and cheers and the 23-year-old further endeared himself to the fans when he had to wave his arms to attract the attention of a distracted ball girl.
She took up tennis after a childhood stint as her older brother's ball girl.
MICHAEL LLODRA was forced to quit his second-round match against Tommy Haas at Wimbledon yesterday after a heavy collision with a ball girl and the umpires chair.
Lisa's interest in soccer began seven years ago when she became a ball girl at Villa Park where her father, Abdul, was commercial director.
I was 11 years old and I was a ball girl in South Africa, where I'm from,'' Kloss said.
Karlovic's reaction at losing such a tight match was to throw his racket from the net into the scoreboard corner, narrowly missing the ball girl operator.
We really want to try to expand and we really believe in taking tennis to the people, so our whole theory is about giving back to communities that might not get to see the best tennis players in the world," says Kloss, who was a ball girl before turning pro.
25 years ago CONCERNS raised that a 16-year-old ball girl was responsible for Liverpool's last gasp equaliser against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup were rubbished by all concerned.