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The Social Slice: Australian Open Edition
The first Grand Slam of the year is all over tennis fans' timelines.
Published Jan 22, 2022
Every week, dozens of tennis players from around the world post on their social media. From funny videos to training updates, there are simply too many accounts to keep track of. That's why we do the work for you by selecting the best posts from across the world of tennis.
Welcome to the Social Slice:
So far, Rafael Nadal is breezing through the Australian Open. He dropped one set in the third round, but the Spaniard is looking like a lock as he continues to move towards the second week. The No. 6 seed shared photos from his third round win over Karen Khachanov, mentioning that he is looking forward to a quick break and tour around Melbourne.
So far there has been a fair share of upsets. Down Under. Anisimova had one of her own, taking out reigning champ Naomi Osaka after a fierce three-set battle. With the win, the American reaches the fourth round of the major for the second time in her career. It's only getting tougher from here as she will face world No. 1 and Ashleigh Barty on her home turf next.
Arguably an even bigger upset, Kovinic defeated US Open winner Emma Raducanu in the second round. Although she managed to reach a career best third-round showing, Simona Halep ended her
his propels her to a career-best third round spot at the Australian Open. However, Simona Halep put an end to her run
just like Anisimova, Kovinic has a big challenge waiting for her, the No. 14 seed Simona Halep.
The No. 7 seed competed in an early contender for match of the tournament. Carlos Alcaraz found himself down two sets, but his no-quit mindset told the Spaniard things are just getting started. He captured the next two sets to force a deciding set, but the Italian claimed the battle with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10-5) score.
Even Berretini acknowledged the spirit of Alcaraz, calling him a "fighter" on Instagram.