Venus Williams Nails A Ball Boy In The Groin

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The life of a ball boy at the US Open is an exciting one – you’re around some of the greatest players the sport of tennis has ever seen, and all you have to do is keep the balls orderly and stay out of the way. Unfortunately for one of them, a stray hit by Venus Williams sent him home with some serious groin contusions.

The event happened on September 1st, and it hurts to watch. Venus Williams has one of the fastest serves in modern tennis, clocking in at 129 miles per hour at its peak. So when she blasts one of those across the net and it makes a beeline for a poor ball boy’s crotch, well, it’s serious. The young man was standing at attention, ready to retrieve any errant balls in Williams’ match with Greeceā€™s Maria Sakkari, but he couldn’t move out of the way fast enough.

After the impact, which you can watch in the video above, the ball boy crumpled to the ground and the game was briefly stopped. He managed to recover his composure and serve for the rest of the match, which Williams won 6-3, 6-4. Nobody from the press managed to hunt him down to talk about his ordeal.

Read more at Metro.