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:


G.E.M.S. 'This or That'

Strict quarantine rules are back, and so are TikToks from tennis players. Elina Svitolina made a (distanced) This-or-That Challenge video with Gael Monfils, turning the partner trend into a laptop-throwing activity you probably won't want to try at home: 


Not even quarantine can separate us ???? @thegaelmonfils ##4u ##couples ##fyp ##tennis ##4upage ##australia ##quarantine

♬ original sound - hotfm976


Hotel Tennis

Practice time in Australia is limited too, and Daria Kasatkina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova found a TikTok workaround to that as well—though it's unclear how beneficial this kind of training will prove in tournament play: 


Isolation tennis with @nastia_pav ???? ##tennis ##Australia @ausopen ##gettingready

♬ Eye of the Tiger - From "Rocky" - Rock Guitar Version Originally Performed by Survivor - Msmd


Powerful Ground Game

January is the time of year when players are often at their most competition-ready, and Serena Williams' daughter, Olympia, seems to be no exception, looking fiercer every time she takes the court:


Trophy Pose

At the Antalya Open, Alex de Minaur captured his first trophy of the season, and it was an Insta-worthy one, despite its non-traditional shape and colors. 

"That looks exactly like my fruit bowl at home," Paul Annacone said on Tennis Channel Live.


Not-So-Secret Sisters

Naomi Osaka reached a new level of influence this week by becoming a Louis Vuitton House Ambassador. The move's announcement itself, though, prompted another A-list association for Osaka:  

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