With the 2015 season barely underway, players and fans alike are all a’Twitter – or Instagram, depending on your preference – with new arrivals, old favorites, and whacky snaps. Keep up with all the latest media updates with TTI on Follow-Up Friday!
A New Year’s Touchdown
The much-anticipated 2015 season finally kicks off for the WTA this week, both Down Under and in Southern China at the Brisbane International, the ASB Classic in Auckland and the Shenzhen Open, respectively.
Social media was inundated with posts from players descending into the New Year. From luggage to airport insights the tournament headliners took it upon themselves to start their season off with a bang.
Roger’s Emoji QuestEmbed from Getty Images
Ever the social media maverick, Roger Federer took to Twitter this week, armed with a personalized hashtag for fans. #Emojisinpics bucked the trend for a slew of funny photos sent in to the Swiss Maestro. Lets hope some recreates my personal favorite…💅 (the painted nails).
From Rafa’s New Year’s hat, Novak’s tennis family portrait, Berdych’s model moment to Grigor’s team reunion, the ATP welcomed in 2015 with aplomb:
The Many Faces of Serena
She should be renamed “Selfierena,” the undisputed Queen of tennis has mastered a skill without help of a racket via social media, with her penchant for intimate portraits.
Side note: Watch out for a sneaky appearance from the ever entertaining Oracene Price:
Samantha Jane: Stosur as Social Media Queen
News broke this week of otherwise reserved Sam Stosur’s bombastic debut to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. With a rather charming handle by way of @bambamsam30, it’ll be interesting to see the 2011 US Open winner share her personal life with the world. With an amassed 2.7k followers in under 18 hours, the TTI staff urges you dear readers to give her a follow.
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