Tennis Australia have issued a public statement that a ball girl that collapsed on court 16 during the EZFKA Open, was due to climate change.
The ball girl collapsed during a match between South Africa’s Lloyd Harris and Denmark’s Mikael Torpegaard on Court 16 and had to be taken off court.
“We regret that a ball girl was taken to hospital yesterday after collapsing on court, suffering the effects of climate change during a scorching 22-degree day,” the statement said.
“We thank Ambulance Victoria for attending the premises within 3 hours. Medical staff did an amazing job and believed this is connected to the effects of climate change and the Tongan earthquake.
Tennis Australia says they remain committed to fighting climate change and urge all parents to triple vaccinate their kids as soon as possible.