Venus makes a new friend: the social round-up

Published by Daniel Irvine

A TRUE LEGEND: Venus Williams during her third round run in Toronto; Getty Images
What has been happening on social media in the tennis world?

Venus Williams is pretty damn cool. At 37 she’s still one of the game’s biggest stars, so who wouldn’t want to be friends with her?

One ball kid in Toronto certainly does, going rogue and taking the opportunity to try ahead of her third round match:

After a straight-sets loss to Elina Svitolina, perhaps Venus will have time to make her new friend’s birthday party after all?

In Montreal, a camera man discovered a new way to get Rafael Nadal’s attention:

Meanwhile it is business as usual for Lucie Safarova, scoring another win:

Another great day at the office! ????#quaterfinals #rogerscup #pojd ????????????

A post shared by Lucie Safarova (@lucie.safarova) on

Caroline Garcia is still flying:

Diego Schwartzman is dancing his way into the quarterfinals:

Naomi Osaka’s day did not go quite to plan:

Osaka’s injury meant #AceQueen Karolina Pliskova advanced:

Denis Shapovalov prepared for his showdown with Rafael Nadal by hitting with fellow Canadian (and 17-year-old four-time Olympic medalist) Penny Oleksiak:

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has been exploring:

Off court in Toronto ?????? ???????? #exploring

A post shared by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ???? (@nastia_pav) on

Sania Mirza and Sorana Cirstea went out for dinner:

Sania also made time to visit the Niagara Falls:

Ajla Tomljanovic has found a new (and hairy) doubles partner:

Team work always ????

A post shared by Ajla Tomljanovic (@ajlatom) on

Tomas Berdych is the latest tennis player to go to a Coldplay concert (it seems everyone is lately!):

Dustin Brown is enjoying a #baecation with Nick Kyrgios‘ sister:

Andrea Hlavackova wished herself happy birthday:

And finally, get ready for a lot more tweets from Janko Tipsarevic:

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