France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after defeating Britain's Daniel Evans during their fourth round match at the Australian Open
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after defeating Britain's Daniel Evans during their fourth round match at the Australian Open Andy Brownbill

Tsonga receives 'thank-you' note from ball girl

TENNIS: A year ago, French tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga received global plaudits after he came to the aid a young ball girl during his second round match who had been struck by a ball.

As she tried to keep her cool and not interrupt the match, Tsonga noticed her crying, immediately stopping the match. He headed over and checked on the youngster before assisting her off court to receive medical attention.

Twelve months on at the same event Tsonga has received a beautiful thank you note from the girl involved, Giuliana.

Tsonga posted the letter on Twitter, which read 'Merci' - thanks - on the front.

"I'm not sure if you remember be but I was the ball girl you escorted off court," she wrote.

"Thankyou so much for the kindness you showed me. I really appreciate that you were able to see that I needed some help and were kind enough to escort me off court.

"I wish you all the best for your upcoming games and I hope you are able to make it to the very end of the Australian Open!"

 

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