It’s officially December, which means tennis off-season training is in full swing. Last week, players were still enjoying their sunny vacations… but now it’s back to work (mostly!) as each of them look to get into shape for the 2019 tennis season.
Genie has been putting on the hard yards on the tennis court, but obviously had to pay tribute to the start of the holiday season. We have a feeling she doesn’t mind the Christmas music that is playing literally everywhere in North America! 🎅
December 1st mood pic.twitter.com/Y6Rp276IJp
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) December 1, 2018
Can Serena make even more history in 2019? Only time will tell, but daughter Olympia and husband Alexis Ohanian are making history as one of the cutest tennis families EVER.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 3, 2018
Less than a month ago, Sascha Zverev was pulling off a stunning upset over Novak Djokovic at the Nitto ATP Finals in London. Clearly the off-season has turned these rivals into pals!
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) December 3, 2018
We’re not sure it’s gonna catch on, Borna… but your groundstrokes are looking as fluid as ever 😂
— borna coric (@borna_coric) December 4, 2018
Victoria Azarenka has made it no secret that she’s a jack of all trades when it comes to sports, and after trying on some figure skates last week she’s traded her tennis racquet for a baseball bat this week. That world-class backhand makes for a pretty good swing of the bat, eh Vika?
Not too bad for the first time hitting baseball 🤔
What you guys think?
Ball was coming I think a bit over 60-65mph
I’m so competitive that now I want to go to practice more and more and so professional I need my own bat and gloves and helmet 😂 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/AxYiYu0YsX
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) December 4, 2018
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been on 🔥 this NHL season… can Denis Shapovalov draw inspiration from his favourite team and bring the heat in 2019?
— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) December 5, 2018
One of the perks of winter in Canada, Naomi: No mosquitos!
I’m currently being terrorized by a mosquito.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) December 7, 2018
Mandatory moment of appreciation for one of the most incredible shots in men’s tennis: the Stan Wawrinka one-handed backhand.
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) December 7, 2018
Sure, we’re a few days away from #MotivationMonday, but leave it to Stefanos to bring the sage advice any day of the week.
The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.
— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@StefTsitsipas) December 7, 2018
The 2017 Australian Open champion and the 2018 Australian Open champion are gearing up for the 2019 Australian Open with none other than… each other! I’ll bet even their practice sets are worth of a Grand Slam final.
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) December 7, 2018
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