While looking at some photos from the match which saw her take home the trophy, one in particular caught Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka’s eye.

“Was looking at pics from AO and I just noticed the ball girl in this,” Osaka tweeted along with some loving emojis.

It wasn’t long before Marle van der Merwe, 16, got a text from her mum while at school.

The ball girl told the Herald Sun that “no other player ever does that”, describing the gesture as “special”.

The pic has been retweeted 4500 times.

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