Injured ball boy teaches Maria Sharapova the art of silent comedy
The thing I noticed when the ballboy face planted (into actual plants) at the women’s final of the Internazionali BNL D’Italia was that he made less noise than Maria Sharapova does executing a drop shot.
No grunt. No gut-wrenching ‘ouffwaaaahhh!’ as he went down. Just silence.
The ballboy refused to make a drama from a personal crisis, getting to his feet and producing an umbrella which he unfurled in the manner of a young Charlie Chaplin and other masters of silent comedy: