The holiday season is different for everyone. Some tennis players celebrate Christmas at home with their loved ones – others enjoy their festivities across the world as they prepare for the 2019 season. And some spend it 40,000 feet in the sky as they make the long trek from their homes to the foreign destination they’ve chosen to start their season in!
Here’s a look at how your favourite players spent their Christmas holidays 🎄
After Genie made the trek from Honolulu (following a successful couple of wins at the Hawaii Open exhibition) to New Zealand for the ASB Classic in Auckland, she was one of the first to hit the big December 2-5 and tweeted out the start of the Merry Christmas text season.
It’s about that time when all those ‘Merry Christmas!’ texts start coming in
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) December 24, 2018
Merry Christmas from Santa and I!!! 🎅🏼🎄♥️ pic.twitter.com/ssyyiLdZJi
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) December 26, 2018
After reaching the final of the Hawaii Open exhibition, Milos stayed in Honolulu a little longer and had this cute message to share with his fans across the world.
— Milos Raonic (@milosraonic) December 25, 2018
Bianca will be playing qualifying in Auckland later this week to kick off what is sure to be an exciting 2019 season. But first – Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas from Auckland. I wish you all peace, love and joy <3 God bless 🙏🏼
— Bianca V. Andreescu (@Bandreescu_) December 25, 2018
Denis and his squad celebrated the holidays (and the end of the off-season!) in style 🤣
Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka had a nice holiday message for tennis fans featuring some custom-wrapped gifts.
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas to you too, Kei! 🇯🇵
Merry Christmas 🎄🎁
— Kei Nishikori (@keinishikori) December 25, 2018
Sloane Stephens and her boyfriend – Toronto FC superstar Jozy Altidore – looked fully festive in this adorable holiday photo: 👇
Merry Christmas from me and mine to you and yours ♥️🎄 pic.twitter.com/JKNwhPv9bM
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) December 26, 2018
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Not tennis power couple Dominic Thiem and Kristina Mladenovic! They spent their Christmas under the sun in Dubai ☀️
With love ❤️ D&K pic.twitter.com/FVBg9gaOPq
— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) December 25, 2018
Former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka speaks truths – those working over the holidays deserve all our respect!
I so so admire people who has to work on Xmas and are so polite and nice! You guys rock ❤️ thank you
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) December 24, 2018
Reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber sums it up perfectly. Not everyone (tennis player or not!) gets to spend as much time with loved ones as they might like – but the holidays are the best time to connect, if we can, with those nearest and dearest to our hearts.
⭐ Merry Christmas ⭐ I’m traveling all year but as long as I get to spend Christmas Eve with my loved ones it‘s all good 🎄❤ pic.twitter.com/Ijjwx2hD8j
— Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) December 24, 2018