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By Chris Oddo | Wednesday August 16, 2017

As the sweet sixteen in Cincy beckons, we look back at the social media highlights of the first few days of the Western and Southern Open.

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1. Caroline Wozniacki works on her jump shot and makes us think that the life of a professional tennis player is really not that hard after all.




2. Billie Jean King shows support for Maria Sharapova after it was announced that the Russian had been given a wild card into the U.S. Open main draw.



3. A bug scares Frances Tiafoe and he ends up breaking his necklace—something you don’t see every day.




4. Maria Sharapova glams it up for the cover of Hamptons Magazine.




5. Every picture tells a story. Here are Angelique Kerber and Ekaterina crossing paths at a changeover on Wednesday in Cincinnati. It was one of the more dramatic matches of the summer.



6. Remember that viral video of Rafa Nadal banging his head on the ceiling before his match with Gilles Muller? This is Rafa from Wednesday night in Cincinnati. The man has learned his lesson—look around before you jump.




7. Genie Bouchard hopes to be “winning ugly” at the U.S. Open—hence the extreme training.




8. We did a separate blog post on this but in case you missed it, this video of Simona Halep explaining why she bailed on her private plane and drove six hours from Buffalo to Cincinnati is absolutely priceless!




9. Svetlana Kuznetsova has a laugh with media about her beautiful braces of a decade ago.




10. Petra Kvitova gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at a recent photoshoot for L’occitane USA.

 

 

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