31 March 2015 | Tennis Australia

After defeating top-100 player Aljaz Bedene in the qualifying stages of the Miami Open, young gun Omar Jasika demonstrated exactly that.

Omar was not the only one making waves in Miami. Plenty of other Australians took centre stage – Daria Gavrilova stunned Maria Sharapova, Thanasi Kokkinakis made his debut on Stadium court and James Duckworth qualified and made the second round.


Veteran Lleyton Hewitt surprised everyone by arriving to play at Key Biscayne.

Hewitt may have not passed the first round, but there’s always the excitement of Australia’s upcoming Davis Cup tie in Darwin to focus on. He’s also excited about being on Twitter and how easy it is now to talk to One Direction band member, Niall Horan.

Twitter has been proving a positive platform for the Australian players, with the camaraderie between them at an all time high – and it’s been great to see.

Even Andy Murray and Todd Woodbridge weighed in on the Aussie’s momentum.

Apart from the tennis action, you may have noticed that the Cricket World Cup (#CWC15) took over the Twittersphere for the past six weeks. It was only a matter of time before our Aussie tennis players added to the conversation.

This only increased when Australia was crowned World Cup champions for 2015.

Elsewhere, Oliva Rogowska, Anastasia Rodionova and Nick Kyrgios used Twitter this week to make community announcements.

In the world of photo sharing, Storm Sanders (@stormcsanders) used Instagram this week to announce that she is on the comeback trail. Welcome back Storm! Meanwhile, Thanasi Kokkinakis (@the_kokk1) has announced that he is now preparing for the clay season.

So pumped to be back at it again, its been a long and windy journey but it's just the beginning and I'm so so so excited to be back

Not even sweating….. #hotasfuaar #hometime ✈️✈️ #adelaide Time to get ready for the clay

A photo posted by Thanasi Kokkinakis (@the_kokk1) on

Ben Mitchell (@benjamin_mitchell11) had these wise words for the week …


… while Harry Bourchier (harrybourchier) was either passing time or hanging out with his nanna.

tranquility ⌚️

A photo posted by H A R R Y (@harrybourchier) on