maria balls dont bounce Maria Sharapova Makes Balls Stop Bouncing

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Something funny happened on the court today darling, my balls stopped bouncing!

While warming up for her next match in the Australian Open, Russian tennis babe Maria Sharapova noticed something strange on the court.

“I thought Nike had put some extra cushioning on my shoes!” she exclaimed.

The chair umpire came out to expect the area and tried to bounce a ball on the spot, and you won’t believe what happened.  It’s like someone put velcro on the court.

The explanation for what happened is that shifting temps in Melbourne caused an air bubble to form under the surface, completely absorbing the impact.  Workers came out and drilled two small holes in the court, allowing the play to continue.

Sharapova went on to win the match, and advance to the fourth round.



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