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Tim Henman was disqualified at Wimbledon after leaving ball girl in tears

Wimbledon after he hit a ball girl with the ball after losing a point.It was one of Henman's first outings at SW19, still at the tender of 20, as he paired up with doubles partner Jeremy Bates in 1995. The pair were involved in an entertaining first-round matchup - but Henman let his emotions get the better of him in the fourth set.Henman took a ball from his pocket and volleyed it - but the ball accidentally hit the young ball girl in the ear.
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Top garden trends for 2022 include bird feeders and baths - but garden gnomes are out
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