The Social Serve: Grasscourt season open
Social media sleuth Joel Smith digs up the best of tennis in the social stratosphere this week.
Can you believe it? June is upon us and the French Open has come and gone for another year, which can only mean one thing… Yes, grasscourt season is officially open for business, and isn’t the backdrop stunning?
— Lleyton Hewitt (@lleytonhewitt) June 4, 2015
So the grass court season officially opens today!! Good luck to all the Aussie's in action today & this week. Let's go get it!!
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 8, 2015
Good luck to all the aussie boys over the grass season. Disappointed to miss it this year due to injury. https://t.co/VLamO5tBJW
— Matthew Barton (@mbarton16) June 8, 2015
There’s always a prelude to the main event and Sam Groth could not have written the opening chapter any better.
— Sam Groth (@SamGrothTennis) June 7, 2015
Jarmila Gajdosova also had the perfect start:
— Jarmila Gajdosova (@tennis_jarkag) June 8, 2015
Arina Rodionova unfortunately went straight to the climax:
I have love-hate relationship with grass… I love it, but it doesn't love me 😔. Third year in a row getting injured pic.twitter.com/8gyDAfhNYU
— Arina Rodionova (@arinarodionova) June 7, 2015
Lleyton Hewitt looked at home:
— Lleyton Hewitt (@lleytonhewitt) June 6, 2015
— Matt Reid (@MattReid12345) June 7, 2015
While Nick Kyrgios literally was at home.
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 3, 2015
You’d better get out there soon Nick, DJ Joel Fletcher might give you a run for your money.
been playing a fair bit of tennis lately. I think my serve is getting almost as good as @NickKyrgios
— Joel Fletcher (@Joel_Fletcher) June 3, 2015
But some players were still engrossed in the action-packed two weeks that were Roland Garros.
Had a great time at @RolandGarros this year… And super excited for a grass season to start tomorrow!! Bye bye clay!
— Arina Rodionova (@arinarodionova) June 3, 2015
And the city of love in general.
How good was Casey Dellacqua, by the way?
— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) June 5, 2015
Elsewhere, young gun Ellen Perez was mirroring her idol at the Bethany Beach event in the USA.
And Daria Gavrilova was doubling burgers and fries on Vine.
Hair was a hot topic of debate this week, with Dylan Alcott sharing some strong advice for #RG15 runner-up Novak Djokovic.
Novak can win all the grand slams he wants, but what I really need him to do is fix that Lego hair helmet haircut he has going on #RG2015
— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) June 3, 2015
Maybe Novak could learn a thing or two from those soccer players.
It's always surprise me how perfect are the hair of football (soccer) players! #howdotheydoit
— Anastasia Rodionova (@arodionova) June 6, 2015
If you didn’t know, 6 June has been crowned John Millman Day.
— アユミ☆Ayumi (@ayumingo1014) June 6, 2015
And Lleyton Hewitt is this month’s Australian Open #GuestGrammer. Follow the @australianopen Instagram account to track Lleyton’s journey to his final Wimbledon campaign.
— Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) June 5, 2015
Back to tennis, and the Aussie boys continue to climb the world rankings…
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 7, 2015
— HappySlamTennis (@happyslamtennis) June 7, 2015
…Slowly but surely Omar!
— omar jasika (@OJasika) June 8, 2015
And when Thanasi Kokkinakis is not on the tennis court, he’s either riding public transport or teaching James Duckworth a thing or two about the gym.
— peter luczak (@pkluczak) June 9, 2015
— James Duckworth (@JamesDuck21) June 8, 2015
Finally, it wouldn’t be a Social Serve without an obligatory Instagram #selfie, and while we did carefully consider Alex Bolt’s nomination, courtesy of Daria Gavrilova…
— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) June 8, 2015
We couldn’t go past this week’s “sweet” winner: Nick Kyrgios