In a world where it didn't really happen if it didn't make social media, fans have more access than ever to elements of their favorite players' lives. Here's what went on this week on The Social Net:


Happy Halloween

As usual, lots of players wore costumes for Halloween this year. But the real standouts were little ones who dressed as tennis players—such as Kevin and Kelsey Anderson's daughter, Keira, who was a perfect Billie Jean King:

And two little girls who crushed the Naomi Osaka look: 


KO Kenin

The postseason period is the perfect time to mix up your training methods, and Sofia Kenin, coming off of a breakthrough 2020, threatens to pack even more of a punch going forward: 


Trying a new element for my training ???? #amanyara @amanyara_resort

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See also: Kristina Mladenovic's unconventional way of getting a ball over a net.


Coaching Carousel 

Another sign that it's fall on the tennis calendar is coaching changes. Felix Auger-Aliassime, David Goffin and Karolina Pliskova all used social media to cordially announce splits with their coaches: 


J’ai récemment pris la décision d’arrêter ma collaboration avec mon entraîneur de longue date, Guillaume Marx. Notre collaboration se termine dans l’intégrité et le plus grand respect pour chacun. Au cours des six dernières années, j’ai eu la chance de travailler avec un entraîneur passionné et dévoué entièrement à ma carrière et à la réussite de mon projet. Il a su être un garant de la continuité de mon développement tennistique et humain à travers tous les défis auxquels nous avons fait face. C’est en grande partie grâce à lui que je suis rendu à ce stade de ma carrière, et c’est pour cette raison que nous pouvons être fiers de ce que nous avons accompli ensemble. Par dessus tout, il a inculqué en moi des valeurs fondamentales qui me serviront le reste de ma vie. Et ça, c’est inestimable. Je garde en mémoire que de souvenirs positifs de tous ces moments passés ensemble et j’en profite pour lui souhaiter une réussite méritée dans ses futurs projets. Je continuerai de mon côté à travailler avec Frédéric Fontang et le reste de mon équipe. Merci pour tout Guillaume Je serai éternellement reconnaissant. . I’ve recently decided to part ways with my long term coach Guillaume Marx. Our collaboration ends in the utmost integrity and respect for one another. In the last six years, I have had the chance to work with a coach that was passionate and devoted entirely to my career and the success of my project. He helped me develop as a tennis player and a person regardless of the many challenges we faced along the way. He is a big reason why I’m now at this stage of my career and that’s why I think we can be proud of what we’ve accomplished together. On top of it all, he has taught me fundamental values that will serve me for the rest of my life. And that, for me, is priceless. I will remember only positive memories of the moments we’ve shared and I take this opportunity to wish him all the success he deserves in his future projects. On my part, I will keep working with Frederic Fontang and the rest of my team. Thank you for everything coach I will be eternally grateful.

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Maxin' & Relaxin'

One more mainstay of the offseason is players finally having some time for self-care. To see how it's done, look no further than Gabriela Dabrowski, Petra Martic and Belinda Bencic: 


Looking for ????????

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That's it for this edition of The Social Net, stay tuned for more to come next week.