Tsonga tweeted out a letter that the girl sent to him during this year’s Australian Open, thanking him for what he did for her. The letter reads:
“Dear Mr Jo-Wilfried Tsonga,
I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for helping me out on court during your round 2 match. I’m not sure if you remember me but I was the ball girl you escorted off court.
I would also like to take the opportunity to apologise for the times when you asked for the ball but I did not service it to you or acknowledge you. I had picked up a virus which I was unaware of and it caused me to become dizzy and lightheaded. This also affected my vision and hearing. I apologise for not being able to perform my duties as a ball kid to the high standards that are expected.
Thank you so much for the kindness that you showed me. I really appreciate that you were able to see that I needed some help and were kind enough to escort me off court.”
She ended the note by wishing him well during the next round of matches he is set to play, and she signed off as “Giuliana, AO Ballkid no. 180.”