Friday, March 14, 2014
OP141. Ad court, ad nauseam
France’s tennis star, Alize Cornet,
Requests service balls in a strange way:
From the droite, never gauche,
She won’t vary a skosh
Thus confounding young ball boys all day.
During her service games Mlle. Cornet will face away from the net to accept balls for the next point from only the ball attendant on the ad court side, to her right. She does deign to permit the deuce court attendant to handle her towel.
I have used the Anglicized form of her first name. At home in Nice (with her cat Papyrus) she would be called “Ah-lee-zay.”