Phillip Island Trophy tennis players terrorised by flocks of seagulls

Phillip Island Trophy tennis players terrorised by flocks of seagulls

Did we accidentally change the channel to National Geographic?


They say birds of a feather flock together.

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That's perfectly fine, as long as they do not flock to a major sporting event bringing the game to a sudden halt.

Unfortunately, one group of seagulls couldn't care less about the Phillip Island Trophy Women's Tennis match that was busy taking place in Melbourne, Australia. 

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During their match, Bianca Andreescu and Madison Brengle had to stop playing multiple times because seagulls were interrupting the game. 

As nighttime fell, the birds were swooping down during the second and third set.

It turns out they weren't trying to join the game but instead were trying to rummage through the garbage for food.

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They were brave enough to do this because of the lack of crowds in the arena due to the COVID-19 lockdown. 

The icing on the cake, however, was that the ball boys and girls, as well as the other officials, had to keep the court clean, which meant they had to almost constantly wipe away bird poo.

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Both players were extremely irritated and angry, pointing out that they were in danger of slipping on the excrement.

The players became so frustrated that Brengle almost went after one of the birds with her racket, while Andreescu was robbed of an ace when a seagull flew too low during her delivery.

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Although the individuals involved in the match were not too happy with this experience, Twitter has been having a field day with the footage:

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In the end, Andreescu came out on top and won the game 7-6, 4-6, 6-3.

The birds also left the game more than satisfied and hopefully, that means that they will not be returning any time soon.

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