Murray and Sears have first child
World number two Andy Murray and his wife, Kim Sears, welcomed in their first child, a baby girl, Sophia Olivia, in early February. Soon after losing another Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic, Murray, who married Sears last April, rushed home to be with his wife, who gave birth about a week after the first major of 2016 wrapped up Down Under.
Betting accusations rock the tennis world
The world of tennis was hit with an array of rumors, allegations and revelations about match fixing over the last couple of months. A BBC and Buzzfeed report the night before the Australian Open started much of the talk, and a recent investigation by The Guardian, revealed more information about various umpires from around the world being suspended or banned for their involvement.
Wozniacki poses in body paint for SI Swimsuit Issue
For the second straight year, Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki posed for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. This time around, however, Wozniacki ditched the bikini for some body paint.
Raonic, Bouchard compete in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Canadian tennis stars Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic put down their rackets and stepped onto a different court at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto. The two competed on Team Canada during the Celebrity Game, and helped lead their team to a 74-63 victory. Raonic even threw down a two-handed dunk right before halftime.
Serena builds new school in Jamaica
Serena Williams did not spend any time sulking after her Australian Open final loss to Angelique Kerber. The 21-time Grand Slam champion headed down to Jamaica to help build a school. Her organization, The Serena Williams Fund, along with Helping Hands Jamaica, teamed up to build the Salt Marsh Primary School.
Billie Jean King on the campaign trail with Hillary
Tennis legend Billie Jean King, who broke down many barriers in her time as a tennis player and after her playing career, recently campaigned with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as the former New York senator tries to break down her own barrier and become the country’s first female president.
Tweets from the pros
►John Isner (@JohnIsner): Thanks to the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte for the amazing hospitality. #rcmemories
►Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska): G'day mate! Happy Australia Day from Melbourne
►Mardy Fish (@MardyFish): Really excited to announce my new partnership with @championporsche !!!
►Venus Williams (@VenusesWilliams): First title of the year, Asia is very lucky for me! Thank you to all the fans and the Taiwan …
►Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal): I ignore the odds and take every serve as a fresh start.
►Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole): That feeling of coming back to your country ... #proud #excited #Serbia #BelgradeAirport #NikolaTesla
►Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki): Danish girlssss!! Double trouble! @ninaagdal @si_swimsuit by @lebrechtmedia @playerstribune
►Noah Rubin (@Noahrubin33): Things become so insignificant 10,000 feet in the sky.
►Victoria Azarenka (@Vika7): In case Peyton retires for @broncos I'll be ready :)
►Justin Gimelstob (@justingimelstob): 1 of my fav people 2 talk tennis w/ @judmoo what a tournament 4 her, both her boys and Joana Konta making runs!
►Eugenie Bouchard (@GenieBouchard): Views from Doha #bikershorts
►Roger Federer (@RogerFederer): On my way to Melbourne
►Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic): Arts education at the Hermitage Museum after my training today! #WhenInRussia
►Nick Bollettieri (@NickBollettieri): With compatriots @JohnIsner, @JackSock and @IMGAcademy's Jairo Aldana @RioOpenOficial