The girl having a ball

7 December 2015

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What goes through the mind of a ballkid when a professional tennis player draws attention to them?

Zoe Theodorakopoulos had this happen at the 2014 China Open when she got the chance of a lifetime to be a ballkid overseas. She was awarded the title of Ballgirl of the Year in the 2014 Australian Open, and has been involved in matches with names such as Djokovic, Federer and Ivanovic. Despite now being too old to be a ballkid, she has ambitions to be a professional tennis player.


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Tim Sperliotis is a first year journalism student at La Trobe University. You can follow him on twitter: @tsperliotis13.