Things are heating up — extremely literally — in Miami, as the hardcourt start to the season is about to give way to the clay. Novak Djokovic continues his stranglehold of the No. 1 position in the ATP, and Serena is still atop the rankings, but beneath that, things have been flipping around quite a bit on the women’s side.
Victoria Azarenka, back in the WTA top five on Monday after making the Miami final, has quite simply been pure fire.
This Vika believer posted this tweet in 2015. #NailedIt
— The Overrule (@theoverrule) September 9, 2015
Azarenka’s been on a tear in 2016, beating Serena Williams for the Indian Wells title and practically cruising to the Miami Open finals.
— The Overrule (@theoverrule) April 1, 2016
She’s picked up some adorable fans along the way, too.
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) March 29, 2016
The much-discussed Nick Kyrgios has hit another milestone in his young career, reaching his first Masters 1000 semifinal in Miami. (Unfortunately for Canadian fans, it came at the expense of Milos! But something tells us we’ll be seeing a lot more matches between the two big servers.)
— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) April 1, 2016
Not going to lie – I’m extremely interested to see a batch of new tennis kits. Tomas previews his RG look here:
— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) March 31, 2016
And this fan(?)’s response…
— Nicolò (@Nicuss09) March 31, 2016
Zebras are amazing, so I’d take it as a compliment. Plus, Ana’s rocking it too.
— Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic) March 31, 2016
Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry wore a sleeve the other night. Milos is taking full credit. 😀
— Milos Raonic (@milosraonic) March 30, 2016
It’s already pretty hard to miss Petra Kvitova in a crowd, but she’s taken some extra precautions here…
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) March 23, 2016
We’re still waiting on a Vasek Pospisil album…
— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) April 1, 2016
Is this the German Easter Bunny? Scary.
Hey there buddy. pic.twitter.com/xoko65qnYy
— Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) March 22, 2016
This is an EXCELLENT question Genie!! Still waiting…
What's gonna happen at the salon today?? 😜😈🤔 pic.twitter.com/iXDWoukvUn
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) March 31, 2016
Lucie’s on a road to nowhere. 🙂
Highway to heaven??😄 Still to short.. #miami#bridges 🛣⛔️👈🏻 pic.twitter.com/R4wnAn7kO2
— lucie safarova (@luciesafarova) April 1, 2016
The Miami heat was also talked about a lot, and I’m not entirely sure what or where Monica is capturing here, but it looks both super scary and super cool.
— Monica Puig (@MonicaAce93) March 29, 2016
Thanks for the spring cleaning reminder, Carol!
getting my life 2gether 😜🤓 pic.twitter.com/3xaoxWT2Ah
— carolzhao (@CarolZhao95) March 23, 2016
So excited he forgot the ‘c’. It happens. Bring on the _lay season!
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) March 29, 2016
And finally, Happy April Fool’s Day! Australia did it best:
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) March 31, 2016
Feature photo: Christopher Levy