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The Ten Tennis Players to Follow Throughout the U.S. Open

From 22-year-old Laura Robson’s Drake cupcakes to Serena’s dance videos, a guide to the winning tennis Instagrams.


For the world’s best tennis players battling it out at the U.S. Open, which officially kicked off on Monday, the challenge is twofold: Winning on the courts and at capturing it all on Instagram. Here’s a guide to the best contenders for following the action, which’ll keep Flushing Meadows in New York buzzing until September 10.

Who: Venus Williams Handle: @venuswilliams Why: She may be second to Serena in holding the most Grand Slam titles, but when it comes to hair, Venus has her sister beat: She’s been sporting red braids this summer everywhere from New York to Rio.

Who: Novak Djoković Handle: @djokernole Why: The #1 men’s singles player in the world, Djoko, who’s Serbian, is all about enthusiasm, whether for Enrique Iglesias or playing the violin.

Who: Andy Murray Handle: @andymurray Why: The Scottish player, #2 in the world, isn’t afraid to show off his muscles (and his dog, Rusty.)

Who: John Isner Handle: @johnrisner Why: The star server, who stands at 6’10”, is another big animal lover, and has a dog named Ollie.

Who: Ana Ivanovic Handle: @anaivanovic Why: Also from Serbia, Ivanonic is ranked #25 and happens to be a master at foodstagrams.

Who: Fabio Fognini Handle: @fabiofogna Why: Italy’s #1 player, Fabio hangs out everywhere from Rio to pool floaties to the woods.

Who: Serena Williams Handle: @serenawilliams Why: Between her various magazine covers and runway appearances, Serena also finds time for Snapchat filters and some serious dance vids.

Who: Garbiñe Muguruza Handle: @garbimuguruza Why: Venezulan and just 22, Muguruza’s feed is part workout, part ombré hair inspiration.

Who: Laura Robson Handle: @laurarobson5 Why: The British 22-year-old, back from a three-year injury, knows a good #drakeoncake when she sees one.

Who: Caroline Wozniacki Handle: @carowozniacki Why: The Danish player does yoga with a view and takes selfies with Serena.

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