If Daniela Hantuchova is wracking her brains for the reason behind her shock defeat to Arantxa Parra Santonja she should look no further than the dim-witted ballboy who deprived the Slovakian of her lucky ball.
With the match finely poised deep into the third set and the 22-year-old desperate for any help she could get, Hantuchova produced a game point with a service winner.
Clearly she felt the ball was invested with some magical force so she retrieved it from her opponent's side of the net and proceeded to serve out for 6-6.
But as she rolled it back to the ball collector, expecting him to keep the ball at her end, she could only watch aghast as he bowled it down to the Spaniard's end.
The Valencia-born player duly converted match-point in the tiebreak, even though she was sprawling on the ground as Hantuchova netted an easy winner.