Bee swarms Venus Williams during U.S. Open match

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Ball persons attempt to swat away a bee from Kimiko Date-Krumm, of Japan, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament against Venus Williams, of the United States, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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The most exciting moments of the match between Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm came midway through the second set after a bumblebee started buzzing around Date-Krumm’s face as she tried to serve. With two ball girls and a ball boy enlisted to help, play stopped for a full minute as the group tried swatting the bee with the racquet and towels. The bee finally flew away, only to land on Williams a few minutes later. As Date-Krumm danced away from it, the small crowd roared, reaching its highest volume of the day.
Danielle Elliot

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