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'Ball dogs' fetch in Champions Tennis competition

Reuters London, England, United Kingdom Dec 07, 2018, 03.59 PM (IST)

Tennis ball girls were replaced by canine counterparts on Thursday at the opening of the Champions Tennis tournament. The animals helped retrieve stray balls between the points from Mansour Bahrami, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Henri Leconte and Mikael Penrnfors during a doubles match. The three dogs, called Hattie Tina and Melvin, were provided by the charity Canine Partners, which trains dogs to help people with disabilities. The World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Please keep discussions on this channel clean and respectful and refrain from using racist or sexist slurs as well as personal insults. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us on our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews