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Ball-girl felt lucky to play Haas


Ball-girl 'over the moon' to play against Haas

Ball-girl Chloe Chambers felt very lucky after having a knock-up with 24th seed Tommy Haas in front of more than 10,000 fans at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Haas invited the 15-year-old to play on Court One after his opponent Michael Llodra had to retire after he crashed into another ball-girl, Erin Lorencin.

Chambers, from Wimbledon, told BBC Sport: "I was very nervous in front of those people, I didn't want to mess up.

"I'm over the moon I got to play. Words can't describe how lucky I was."

She added: "People all around the world have been calling. The response I got from my friends and family was amazing.

"I felt really sorry for Erin, but she's okay now."

A lot of my friends did text me afterwards, my brother was laughing

Erin Lorencin

Lorencin, who had been crouching by the umpire's chair when she was hit by Llodra, said she had now fully recovered.

"I remember he ran for a drop shot," she said. "I was looking the other way and then I was confused.

"I was very shocked, I didn't expect it to happen. The only thing that hurt was my ear.

"A lot of my friends did text me afterwards, my brother was laughing."

The 15-year-old will be able to continue as a ball-girl in her second year at Wimbledon.

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