The tennis season is a grind with a ton of highs and lows. That being said, athletes still find ways to have fun with family members or fellow players on tour. Enjoying oneself is key factor to overall success no matter the field.
It’s no secret that Bianca Andreescu took the tennis world by storm in the early parts of 2019. Unfortunately the 18-year-old had to put her season on hold in mid-March due to a shoulder injury sustained as a result of her tennis heroics. But if these videos are any indication, it won’t be long until we see her back on the court!
Félix Auger-Aliassime showed off his speed and touch with this amazing shot against Malek Jaziri in the second round of the Barcelona Open. The 18-year-old won the second-round match to advance but ultimately fell to World No. 7 Kei Nishikori in the following round.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) April 24, 2019
Fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov also had a magnificent shot this past week. The 20-year-old displayed his powerful backhand and busted out the guitar afterwards.
Is Simona Halep changing her backhand?
The World No. 2 experimented with the one-handed backhand and asked Stan Wawrinka for tips. The three time Grand Slam champion liked what he saw!
Love it 💥! Great technique 👌🏻. Missing a bit of spin 🙄! But footwork much better than mine 🤔🤦🏻♂️
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) April 25, 2019
Like mother, like daughter. We may have another legend on our hands.
Speaking of adorable children, Aussie No. 1 Ashleigh Barty’s niece Lucy, got the home crowd of Australia rocking ahead of her Fed Cup match.
Lucy must have been a lucky charm because her aunt won two singles and a doubles match against Belarus! Thanks to that performance, the Aussies advanced to the Fed Cup final for the first time in 26 years.
— TennisAustralia (@TennisAustralia) April 21, 2019
A movie is coming in the next 12 months about legendary tennis player Li Na. The two time Grand Slam champion hopes to inspire girls and young women with this film. The audience gets to witness the hard work, sacrifice and perseverance during Li’s journey.
I’m just going to throw it out there… MUST WATCH!
A movie about Li Na's life is coming in the next year. 😍
Here's what we know… pic.twitter.com/z46LLZOMpa
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) April 24, 2019
The ATP Finals has found a new home from 2021 to 2025 in Turin, Italy. This video is magnificent, from the beautiful scenery to the raw emotions on the court.
You have a minimum of two-years to plan your trip… What are you waiting for?!
THE RESULTS ARE TURIN 🇮🇹
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) April 24, 2019
World No. 1 Naomi Osaka tweeted an intense image with an even better caption. The 21-year-old is attempting to capture her third consecutive Grand Slam at Roland-Garros at the end of May. It will be a tough challenge for anyone to slow her down!
Kid is back and in black. pic.twitter.com/gpyLozJxrl
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) April 25, 2019
(Feature photo: Mauricio Paiz)