Bee swarms Venus Williams during U.S. Open match

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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.
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Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York
Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams (C) of the U.S. and ball boys capture a bee while playing Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams of the U.S. and ball boys capture an insect at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York
Venus Williams (C) of the U.S. and ball boys capture a bee while playing Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York
Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York
Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts an insect while preparing to serve to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams of the U.S. attempts to capture an insect while playing Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Venus Williams of the U.S. attempts to capture an insect while playing Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York
Venus Williams of the U.S. attempts to capture an insect while playing Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

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