Tennis Today: Serena Williams tributes and getting to know Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios stunned

In Tennis Today, tributes to Serena Williams as she celebrated her birthday on Wednesday while Nick Kyrgios does Nick Kyrgios things.

What’s on the site
Serena Williams celebrated her 37th birthday on Wednesday and our 10-fact tribute included Mmmbop and a scene with Peter Dinklage.

In the latest round of GOAT discussions, Australian great Rod Laver gives his opinion.

The two wildcards for the 2019 Davis Cup have been announced with Great Britain and Argentina going straight into the main draw for the revamped tournament.

The carnage continued at the WTA Wuhan Open as Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza were all dumped out.

Meanwhile, Cameron Norrie claimed the scalp of Borna Coric at the ATP Shenzhen Open.

What’s in the news
In’s latest exclusive, they talk to Heather Watson about the controversial US Open final, sexism, on-court coaching and being on your period while playing tennis.

Sports Illustrated’s Mailbag has a breakdown of “a wildly successful Laver Cup”.

The WTA’s Original 9 signed $1 contracts to create professional women’s tennis 48 years ago and spoke to Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz and Rosie Casals about “WTA Independence Day”.

What’s on social media
Get to know Nick Kyrgios with the ATP Tour’s The Last Time…it includes missing a flight because of Facebook videos.

And then there is this from the China Open archives.

Patrick Mouratoglou’s tribute to Serena.

Serena herself posted a lovely message about her daughter.

The decision to hand Argentina and Great Britain wildcards for the 2019 Davis Cup hasn’t exactly been met with great fanfare.

What’s on TV
WTA Wuhan Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1

WTA Tashkent Open
LIVE BT Sport 2