VIDEO: When Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came to the aid of an injured ball girl
9th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was playing his second round match at the Australian Open earlier today. Drawn against Cypriot ace Marcos Baghdatis in the first round, Tsonga today was up against Australian teen Omar Jasika.
With the pair rallying back and forth, Tsonga noticed that a ball girl behind him on court had taken ill in the Melbourne heat and was suffering a nosebleed. Pausing play, Tsonga took the balls she was holding from her, trying to attract attention to her plight.
Holding her by the hand, Tsonga walked the young girl off court, following which she was given medical attention.
The Frenchman told reporters after the match “I saw she was in trouble," Tsonga said. "It was normal to help her out of the stadium. I hope she's OK.”
He beat 18-year-old Jasika in straight sets – 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 to progress to the third round of the Australian Open.
Watch the heartwarming moment: