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

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Showing frustration on the court is pretty standard for tennis players, but it ended badly for 17-year-old Italian player Maria Vittoria Viviani.

Viviani was disqualified from the junior girls tournament at the Australian Open after she hit a ball kid with a ball in frustration on Sunday.

Viviani had just lost a point from an unforced error against her Chinese opponent Xin Yu Wang in the first set. Annoyed, she hit a ball away with her racquet toward the side of the court.

That ball then hit a ball kid in the chest, but the force was minimal, according to Italian news outlet …

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