Jodie Burrage Stops Match to Assist Unwell Ball Boy at 2022 Wimbledon

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJune 27, 2022

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Jodie Burrage of Great Britain reacts against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine during the Women's Singles First Round match during Day One of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
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Monday's match between Jodie Burrage and Lesia Tsurenko at Wimbledon briefly came to a halt when one of the ball boys became faint.

Burrage helped tend to the ball boy after noticing he began to look unwell.

Richard Conway @richard_conway

Jodie Burrage helping a poorly ball boy at Wimbledon and feeding him some Percy Pigs as the rain clears. Throw an entertaining pigeon into the mix and that’s Wimbledon bingo. <a href="https://t.co/6bNp0Fn1ki">pic.twitter.com/6bNp0Fn1ki</a>

"Just tried to get him some sugar, gave him a Gatorade and a gel," she said of the moment. "The gel is not the nicest thing, so they managed to find some Percy Pigs somewhere along the line in the crowd, which he got down and then started to feel better. Hopefully he's feeling better now."

BBC 5 Live Sport @5liveSport

'Getting that sugar in him really helped!' 🗣<br><br>Percy pigs to the rescue! 🐷<br><br>Britain's Jodie Burrage helped a ball boy who was taken unwell during her first-round defeat at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wimbledon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Wimbledon</a>.<br><br>She caught up with <a href="https://twitter.com/gigi_salmon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@gigi_salmon</a> after her appearance on court 18 earlier today 👇<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BBCTennis?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BBCTennis</a>

After the match resumed, Burrage lost to Tsurenko in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

While Burrage was unable to get out of the first round in the women's singles draw, she still has an opportunity to chart a different course in women's doubles. She's teaming with Eden Silva to play the Dutch combo of Arianne Hartono and Demi Schuurs.