There were SO many great social media moments this past year… but we went through the painstaking task of widdling them down to the absolute best. Here’s a look at the top moments of 2019!
Let’s just start by saying 2019 was – obviously – the year of Bianca Andreescu. She made history with a surprise run to the Indian Wells trophy as a wild card, before making a miraculous injury return at her hometown tournament Rogers Cup, where she also emerged victorious after a week of hard-fought matches. Better yet? She became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title at the US Open – and capped it off by becoming the first tennis player to earn the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s athlete of the year.
Here are a few posts from the 19-year-old after her massive 2019 #SheTheNorth moments.
Take a bow, Tennis TV! This is amazing.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 4, 2019
You know you’re a big deal when someone dresses like you for Halloween! Andreescu has inspired a nation.
Bianca Andreescu is officially at Halloween Costume levels of inspiration. 🎃😍
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) October 18, 2019
Novak Djokovic may have found a second sport in Japan! But he might need to gain a few pounds to have a chance. 😂
— ATP Tour (@atptour) September 30, 2019
This is still so adorable! One of many cute pictures of Serena Williams and daughter Olympia.
Vasek Pospisil’s 2019 was full of highs and lows. One of his highs was helping Canada to their first Davis Cup final ever!
This is only the beginning for Canadian tennis… trust me.
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Couldn't bring it home in the end but what a week. Wouldn't want to share this moment with any other guys. What a team 🇨🇦. Thank you everyone back home for your support 🙏. Thank you @daviscupfinals & @3gerardpique for an incredible event and treating us so well. Can't wait to be back ♥️#finalists
The definition of sportsmanship was on full display at Rogers Cup when Serena was forced to retire in the final against Bianca in a highly anticipated clash in Toronto. Karma? She got her rematch with Serena – and won it – less than a month later.
The Canadian is a class act!
Simona Halep is a rock star in her home country of Romania. How’s this for a post-Wimbledon victory lap?
Who else is still amazed that someone got a massive tattoo of Genie Bouchard’s face on their forearm?
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This is insane. How did I get to a point to deserve such a dedicated fan that they would get a tattoo of me on their body? If you told 8 year old me playing my first tournament that I would one day affect someone so much that they would permanently alter their body in my honour… I would not have believed it. And to have the chance to meet him in person! Michael told me I inspire him to do many things, like to go to work everyday, or sometimes even just to get up in the morning. Hearing this makes my heart the happiest it could ever be. Part of me also thinks you’re completely psycho Michael 🤣🤣🤣 I hope you don’t regret this! And now you are forced to be a fan for life lmao
A major moment for Denis Shapovalov came in the back end of 2019 when he captured his first ATP title at Stockholm!
He took the time on Instagram to thank everyone in his corner.
It’s safe to say the US Open won April Fool’s Day this year with this (regrettably untrue) news about ball-puppies.
Fake, but we loved it.
BREAKING: The US Open to add puppies to the ballperson team at the 2019 tournament for the first time.
All breeds welcome. pic.twitter.com/Yu5ySEhriF
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) April 1, 2019
Nick Kyrgios loves to interact with fans. At Wimbledon though, it was a fan that came up with a funny line to lighten up the mood.
We’re just going to end with this here because Alex de Minaur is adorable and, well, yeah. That’s it.
Feature photo: US Open