The Social Serve: Aussies support their peers
Social media sleuth Joel Smith digs up the best of tennis in the social stratosphere this week.
Whether you are in Shepparton or the Netherlands, watching on TV or not watching TV – Twitter continues to keep fans updated on their favourite players including …
… our Junior Davis and Fed Cup teams who cruised to victory in the Asia/Oceania qualifying finals in Shepparton. The support from their fellow Aussie tennis players was great to see.
— Michael Dobbie (@MichaelDobbie) April 9, 2015
— Samantha Stosur (@bambamsam30) April 8, 2015
— Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) April 10, 2015
— Lleyton Hewitt (@lleytonhewitt) April 11, 2015
— Sam Groth (@SamGrothTennis) April 11, 2015
With Fed Cup duties of their own, Jarka is keeping us all informed.
— Jarmila Gajdosova (@tennis_jarkag) April 12, 2015
Back in Australia, there’s also plenty going on. Sam Groth is happy to be home …
On my way back to Australia for a couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone at @mensclaycourt for the week, one of my favs.
— Sam Groth (@SamGrothTennis) April 9, 2015
… Thanasi Kokkinakis is getting more famous by the minute …
— Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) April 14, 2015
… Ben Weekes is experiencing #firstworldproblems …
— Benjamin Weekes (@BenWeekesTennis) April 14, 2015
… and winter is not coming; according to Sally Peers, it has already come.
— sally peers (@sallypeers3) April 12, 2015
Tweets were overflowing for cricket commentator and player, Richie Benaud, after he sadly passed away during the week. Vale Richie Benaud.
Sad to hear about Richie Benaud #RIPRichie
— James Duckworth (@JamesDuck21) April 9, 2015
Sad news about a great Australian Richie Benaud. Not only a fantastic player but the voice of cricket! #RIPRichie
— Lleyton Hewitt (@lleytonhewitt) April 10, 2015
— John Peers (@johnwpeers) April 10, 2015
Also sparking significant conversation on Twitter was a “royal” tennis wedding …
— Todd Woodbridge (@toddwoodbridge) April 11, 2015
Congrats to you and Kim @andy_murray hope you have a great wedding!
— Matt Ebden (@mattebden) April 11, 2015
… as was Jordan Spieth’s resounding victory at the US Masters …
— Lleyton Hewitt (@lleytonhewitt) April 13, 2015
In other news, Dasha was on a train somewhere in Italy, possibly reading about herself?
The girl on the train……. pic.twitter.com/zDmJcKCsoP
— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) April 8, 2015
And finally, we end this edition of the “Social Serve” with an obligatory #selfie. This week’s winner: Alex Bolt (@bolt_15)