Ball girl becomes FOURTH person to collapse at Wimbledon

Ball girl becomes FOURTH person to collapse at Wimbledon

Ball girl becomes FOURTH person to collapse at Wimbledon after ball boy and two spectators passed out and halted play during the opening week

  • Ball girl collapses on court 11 at Wimbledon today and received medical help
  • Paramedics rushed to her side as junior boys’ match was halted temporarily
  • Latest in a string of similar incidents with some believed to be heat-related 

By Joseph Curtis For Mailonline

Published: 10:13 EDT, 9 July 2019 | Updated: 11:52 EDT, 9 July 2019

A ball girl has passed out at Wimbledon today in the latest incident of a person collapsing at the tournament.

The youngster was taken ill on court 11 during the boys second round match between Shunsuke Mitsui and Nicolas Alvarez Varona.

She was treated on court by paramedics with the match temporarily halted while the girl was attended to.

It comes after a match was suspended last week on Court 12 when a spectator collapsed, prompting an evacuation. 

The reason for the collapse today is still unknown but some of the previous incidents have been heat-related, although this year’s tournament has not been as warm as previous events.

A ball girl collapsed at Wimbledon today prompting medical treatment from the emergency services, pictured

The youngster fell ill on court 11 during a junior boys’ match and her collapse is the latest in a string of incidents at this year’s event

Emergency services were called to a medical emergency and paramedics were seen rushing into the stands while the clash between Jan-Lennard Struff and Mikhail Kukushkin was pauised.

The club later said a 60-year-old woman had received medical attention and was transported to a local hospital. 

Two people fainted within minutes of the tournament started on the first day of action last week.

A fan was taken ill on Court 12 while watching British hopeful Heather Watson in action against US teenager Caty McNally.

And not long after a ball boy collapsed while in action on court 11, prompting medical attention from stewards and line judges.

The incidents are all believed to be heat related, with temperatures hitting 75F last week.

Intense heat has previously plagued the tournament,  with several spectators collapsing when temperatures reached 89F in 2017.

Organisers have recommended wearing sunscreen and hats and drinking plenty of water if sitting in areas exposed to the sun. 

Marcos Giron, right, of the US paused his match with Feliciano Lopez last Monday when a ball boy received medical attention from stewards after collapsing

Emergency services were sent to Court 12 (pictured) at the All England Club at around 4.15pm on Friday following reports of a medical emergency


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