The Latest

J.K. Rowling and the Tale of #TennisTwitter

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has attended Wimbledon as a guest in the Royal Box several times in recent years, taking in the action from tennis’ best seat in 2012 and 2013. While she wasn’t in the stands for the 2015 ladies’ final between Serena Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza on Saturday, Rowling certainly made her presence — and her rooting interests — felt on social media and — dare I say — cast a spell over all of tennis Twitter.

*shows self out*

Okay, so this is a whole lot of #slay in one photo.

As reigning queen of England — sorry, Elizabeth — it’s only natural that Rowling be emotionally invested in her country’s greatest sporting event.

Even if she herself isn’t very good at it.

Alongside the great tennis on display, the dulcet tones of Andy Roddick — a solid value add himself to the BBC booth this fortnight — began to suck her in.

Rowling’s loyalties were testing by Muguruza’s thumping game, and her fight back, as the Spaniard rallied from *1-5 in the second set to get back on serve.

But in the end, Rowling’s fandom — and Serena’s history-making effort — reigned supreme on the day.

She even took time out of her celebrating to drag the haters quicker than you could spell Hogwarts.

Tennis Twitter welcomed her with open arms.

Come back soon, J.K. We’ll save a seat for you.

Advertisements
About Victoria Chiesa (114 Articles)
One time, Eva Asderaki told me I was lovely. It was awesome. @vrcsports

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: