The Social Serve: The final countdown
Social media sleuth Joel Smith digs up the best of tennis in the social stratosphere this week.
With less than a week, until Wimbledon gets underway for another year, our players are going through their last minute preparations.
— Sam Groth (@SamGrothTennis) June 19, 2015
Oh, did we mention this is Lleyton Hewitt’s final Wimbledon… ever? #SadFace
— Lleyton Hewitt (@lleytonhewitt) June 20, 2015
— Jaymon Crabb (@JaymonCrabb) June 20, 2015
— Alexandra (@alejandra_msk) June 24, 2015
Don’t worry though. We’re sure Cruz will continue the Hewitt legacy. #HappyFace
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 24, 2015
Congratulations to Matt Ebden who received a Wimbledon wildcard after his recent winning form.
— Matt Ebden (@mattebden) June 21, 2015
Turns out that was not the only thing Wimbledon gave him.
— Matt Ebden (@mattebden) June 23, 2015
Especially since Thanasi has Liam Payne from One Direction in his support crew.
@TKokkinakis great match yesterday at queens you where a joy to watch man. Chin up lad, Big things coming for you in the future
— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) June 18, 2015
Off the court, Arina Rodionova announced that she has quit Twitter to focus on her Instagram career.
I appreciate my 19k followers on twitter but… My instagram feels really left out and sad with 300 ppl so to make it feel better i might…
— Arina Rodionova (@arinarodionova) June 17, 2015
However, her sister has moved her focus to offering free life advice.
I also have a picture with my dad but I prefer to call him instead of posting photos on social media…. #recommendyoudothesame
— Anastasia Rodionova (@arodionova) June 21, 2015
And Daria Gavrilova is hoping she still has a movie date with boyfriend, Luke Saville.
— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) June 19, 2015
Wimbledon qualifying is heating up and our Aussie boys are dominating.
— peter luczak (@PeterLuczak) June 23, 2015
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) June 24, 2015
Something else that is heating up is Thanasi Kokkinakis’ fashion sense.
— Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) June 22, 2015
No matter where our players are in the world, Australia is never far from their minds.
Finally it wouldn’t be a ‘Social Serve’ without an obligatory #selfie. This week’s winner is Harry Bourchier.