We’ve been around the globe with the world’s best tennis players, bringing you VIP access into exclusive parties and top tournaments. Before we say goodbye to another great year in tennis, we’re serving up our favorite laugh out loud moments of 2018.
We love this sport and are just as obsessed with the pros off-court, especially the exciting, unexpected, glorious, and hilarious. From racing around with Maria Sharapova, being in awe of Roger Federer, looking as royal as Serena Williams, to on court wardrobe malfunctions, you just never know what will happen next!
When tennis players and celebrity collide, they create a funny combination that can’t be beat. Take this surprising crossover at the Australian Open, where the GOAT of tennis met an icon in fake news, Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy.
This epic prank for UK’s Sports Relief saw Comedian Michael McIntire barge into Andy Murray’s hotel room, waking him up for an impromptu game show. With a slew of special guests, the tennis star was asked to remember the score of his first Grand Slam win against Novak Djokovic, try to identify Tim Henman by touch alone, and play a spicy trivia game with Geri Halliwell.
After Naomi Osaka’s historic US Open win, she appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show to talk about her victory, however, the talk show host tried to heat things up by playing matchmaker. In a moment that had everyone talking, Ellen embarrassed Naomi by texting her celebrity crush Michael B Jordan. After multiple exchanges on social media, the story continued with the actor sending a half-naked photo for Osaka’s birthday and an invite to his most recent movie premiere. Game. Set. Match.
It’s been a crazy ride for us all and we hope you’ll join us in 2019 for more behind-the-scenes and beyond the game coverage!