Social round-up: Giving back and getting ready
What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
Let’s begin this week’s social round-up with some travel updates from some of our top-ranked Aussie players, who are beginning to make their way to New York for the US Open:
Without fail every time I enter the US and customs asks my purpose for travel and I say tennis they ask me if I have played @serenawilliams 😅
— Ellen Perez (@EllenPerez95) August 15, 2020
World No.43 John Millman shared a reassuring update:
First impressions of the US Open series are really positive. It’s noticeable how hard the USTA has worked to create a comfortable and safe environment. I’m pumped to be back playing. Top effort from the entire USTA team.
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) August 17, 2020
Ellen Perez is having fun at her New York hotel:
— Ellen Perez (@EllenPerez95) August 18, 2020
Meanwhile, Daria Gavrilova got cheeky with former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic and played a prank on fiance and Australian Open doubles finalist Luke Saville:
12 seconds. You? https://t.co/mL78xGQGqd
— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) August 16, 2020
Sam Stosur wrote about her 2020 experiences for Australian Tennis Magazine:
— Samantha Stosur (@bambamsam30) August 16, 2020
Nick Kyrgios is campaigning for his local community:
I grew up near tennis clubs. Delivering racquets to kids in Gungahlin in 2019 showed me tennis is pumping but they need clubs to play at! The kids of tomorrow deserve the opportunity. Get behind this!!#Tennis4Gungahlin Who’s up?
@ABarrMLA @TennisCanberra @foundation_nk pic.twitter.com/56SKZh8g6R
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 19, 2020
Zoe Hives achieved another milestone in her comeback:
Lleyton Hewitt is sporting some new Davis Cup attire:
World No.1 Ash Barty featured on the ABC television show One Plus One:
Mark Philippoussis made a surprise appearance on The Masked Singer – a television singing competition:
And ICYMI, former Grand Slam champions Casey Dellacqua and Todd Woodbridge have started a new weekly Twitter show: