Single Bee Delays U.S. Open Match, Nearly Outwits Three Ballkids

A stubborn bee with a really excellent sense of comic timing caused a brief delay during a first-round match at the U.S. Open, pestering Kimiko Date-Krumm to the point where three ballkids had to come out and put on a slapstick routine in an attempt to chase it away.

They did not end up chasing it away, I don't think. At 1:53, the ballgirl with the towel appears to smash it good. It died a hero.

Date-Krumm is currently down in the third set to Venus Williams.