Tennis Today: Serena Williams the face for dating app while Naomi Osaka does what she does best
In Tennis Today, Serena Williams to feature in Bumble’s new ad campaign while Naomi Osaka does what she does best: entertain everyone during press conferences.
What’s on the site
Andy Murray was dumped out of the Brisbane International, but the former world No 1 says he knows what he has to do get back to his best.
Not the best of news for Kyle Edmund with the Australian Open just around the corner.
Novak Djokovic says he can still shift up a “gear or two” after he was forced to battle back again in Doha.
VIDEO: David Ferrer explains why he is retiring.
What’s in the news
Serena Williams will be the face of dating app Bumble’s year-long ad campaign “The Ball is in Her Court”, reports Reuters.
The campaign, which “urges women to make the first move in all aspects of their lives”, will kick off on February 3 during the Super Bowl.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Sydney is stepping up its efforts to be one of the hosts for the inaugural ATP Cup in 2020 as it has announced the Ken Rosewall Arena is to get a roof as part of a A$50.5million revamp.
What’s on social media
Novak Djokovic is in love and it’s easy to see why.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 4, 2019
Naomi Osaka entertains the press.
— #BrisbaneTennis (@BrisbaneTennis) January 4, 2019
World No 1 Simona Halep at the zoo.
— WTA (@WTA) January 4, 2019
And here are the pics from Halep’s Instagram account.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas ticking off things from his to-do list.
TennisTV coming up with the goods as usual.
What’s on TV
WTA ASB Classic
Live – BT Sport
WTA Shenzen Open
Live – BT Sport
WTA Brisbane International
Live – BT Sport
Live – TennisTV / Eurosport 1
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ATP / WTA Hopman Cup
Live – Eurosport 2
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