In our Daily Dose of Social Media: Swiatek's Tiramisu, Murray's racquet switch and ATP stars cut food in half

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 at 15:08
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In a daily dose of the top social media content you may have missed among the craziness of the Rome Open features Iga Swiatek, Jelena Ostapenko, Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu among others in some of the top moments from Monday.

Iga Swiatek's win 'tastes better than Tiramisu'

Known for her love of the Italian dessert which she has previously said she basically bases her diet off while she is in Rome, one of Swiatek's fans decided to get her own homage in the stands.
Swiatek who will face Madison Keys tomorrow in the Quarter-Finals of the Rome Open saw off a valiant effort from Angelique Kerber today 7-5, 6-3. The former World No.1 who previously got pummelled by the current World No.1 at the United Cup has had a real stand-out week. After not finding her best since her return, Kerber leaves with her head held high.
While for Swiatek, she gets to continue in Rome and also likely eat another tiramisu. Even the interviewer referenced it and pointed the sign out to Swiatek.
“As the sign says, your wins taste better than tiramisu 😂.. an amazing match between the former #1 & current #1.. how much did you have to raise your level today," the interviewer said.
To which Swiatek lauded Kerber. “For sure Angie was playing well. I felt like every point mattered... I have huge respect for Angie. It’s nice that she’s back and playing well. She’s a really nice person. I always enjoy these matches for sure.”

Jelena Ostapenko 'the selfie queen'

A polarising figure to some with a lot of tennis fans calling her the queen due to her no-nonsense approach to tennis which sees her show her disgust and anger at situations and as priorly, her poker face is very much non existent.
Ostapenko again scrapped through on Monday defeating Rebecca Sramkova 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 and the 26-year-old former Roland Garros champion continues to scrap and fight despite not playing her best. The true mark of a champion for sure. But the fans can't get enough of her as they all clamoured to have their selfie with the Latvian post match.

Andy Murray undergoes racquet switch in shock move

To many a racquet switch is a fairly pedestrian move and something perhaps to shrug your shoulders at but in the case of Andy Murray, it is a big deal. The former World No.1 has been with Head his whole career and has been synonymous with the brand. Of course alongside his new AMC offshoot of the Castore Sportswear brand.
But it seems that as well as playing Roland Garros for the first time in years, he is also looking to find some semblance of an edge. The Brit has moved on to a Yonex racquet as he plays in Bordeaux over the next week. He will aim to get himself right for Roland Garros. He plans at the very least to play doubles in Paris. He will team with Dan Evans. Then it is very much onto Wimbledon and then the Olympic Games.
With his farewell seemingly imminent, Murray isn't leaving any stone unturned in his pursuit of a final send-off to remember. Will it work though? Time will tell.

Tsitsipas, Fils, Ruud, Norrie attempt to cut food in half exactly first time

ATP players can find lines on a court, but can they find the middle of a donut. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Arthur Fils, Casper Ruud and Cameron Norrie among others attempted to cut food in half exactly the first time.
In a new challenge on the ATP social account, some of the top ATP stars were asked to cut a myriad of items before weighing them on a scale. If they got it exactly the same each half, they won a point. But as they soon found out, it isn't that easy.

Raducanu stars in new Mountain of Youth campaign

Emma Raducanu will attempt to climb the tennis mountain again in the coming months. But she has climbed the Mountain of Youth at least looking stunning in a new advertisement for water brand Evian.
Raducanu has been sponsored by the company for some time since her US Open success. She has also been seen on billboards promoting Wimbledon tickets for those who enter the competition. The Brit after not playing last year will be a major selling point during this year's tournament. She will hope to play Roland Garros and ascend that mountain but whether she will or not depends on withdrawals. She is currently entered into qualifying, but also Strasbourg next week so the jury is still out whether she will play again before grass.

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