Here's a sampling of the latest social-media foibles and feats from pro tennis players and observers:
Donna Vekic upset No. 31 Caroline Garcia, a home-nation favorite, in the first round at Roland Garros. And she did so in style. Mimicked style.
When you were really looking forward to the party but someone else showed up wearing the same outfit as you pic.twitter.com/YcS1ECXBlB— WTA Reactions (@WTAreactions) May 24, 2015
Matchy-clashy: Garcia fell 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 against Vekic.
When you and your twin do everything together pic.twitter.com/PaHAP9tG85— WTA Reactions (@WTAreactions) May 24, 2015
Mikhail Youzhny retired after falling behind two sets to love in his French Open-er, but not without a bang, reviving a classic move: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi-CgSO9Evw
Youzhny retires. Was it a headache?— Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) May 24, 2015
Roger Federer tore through his first-round affair on court, but then suffered a bad touch for a few seconds on court before security personnel responded:
Fan runs on to court for selfie with Federer before security finally intercepts. Not a good look....— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) May 24, 2015
#Federer says tourney officials apologized to him. Also says he speaks for all players: "On the court is where we work, we should feel safe"— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) May 24, 2015
Sincere question: Have Roland Garros officials learned nothing from Monica Seles' stabbing, nor from recent plays made by attendees approaching Federer, Rafael Nadal, and others on court?
Fed was unamused by the incident, to be sure, but his purple-and-pink look catalyzed a comparison:
Ecco. My Little Roger. pic.twitter.com/6EaTKvMDqh— Giulio Fedele (@fedele_giulio) May 24, 2015
It's well documented that Novak Djokovic foregoes gluten in his diet, which he credits with making him more energetic and toned. Thus we get moments like this:
And eat your candy-loving heart out, Sugarpova: The Djoker has parlayed his diet choices into a successful side business.
Not everyone feigns that they're impressed by his eating habits, however:
@DjokerNole so it had no flavor?— Jesse Miller (@jessejmiller) May 22, 2015
Last, a harmless and subtly hilarious slice of fan fiction:
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