New York, USA, 3 September 2020 | tennis.com.au

The US Open began in New York this week. It is the first Grand Slam tournament played since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown professional tennis for five months – and as this week’s social round-up highlights, our Aussie players are loving being able to compete again …

John Millman upset the No.22 seed in his opening round:

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Alex de Minaur scored his first singles win since January to move into the second round:

Ajla Tomljanovic has been feeling the heat:

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Storm Sanders is feeling thankful:

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And with no fans allowed on site, Ellen Perez took advantage of the spare seats in the stands:

Meanwhile, Daria Gavrilova is perfecting her player impersonations at home in Melbourne. Her latest effort is of world No.2 doubles star Barbora Strycova:

Matthew Ebden is training hard in Perth:

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Destanee Aiava is staying cool in Sydney:

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Kimberly Birrell visited some happy students on the Gold Coast as part of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow:

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Nick Kyrgios made a powerful statement:

And ICYMI, Todd Woodbridge and Casey Dellacqua served up the latest tennis news in their weekly social media show Headline Hits: