Sport360 picks out the highlights from the sporting Twittersphere with Novak Djokovic, Flavia Pennetta, Serena Williams and Virat Kohli all featuring this week.
Novak Djokovic gave his best “This is Sparta” impression together with Gerard Butler, the star of the movie ‘300’, after defeating Roger Federer to win the US Open.
— Jelena Djokovic (@JelenaRisticNDF) September 14, 2015
Tennis world salutes Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta had the ultimate mic-drop moment as she announced her retirement during her victory speech at the US Open. The world was in shock and raced to send in their congratulations. Looks like her boyfriend, ATP player Fabio Fognini managed to get his hands on her trophy as well.
— Rena (@_irenka23_) September 13, 2015
@flavia_pennetta congrats I’m so happy you won. You deserved it. I am also happy for the rest of your life’s journey. I will miss your smile
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) September 12, 2015
Wow!! @flavia_pennetta talking about finishing off in style!! Couldn’t happen to a nicer person! Congratulation and happy retirement
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) September 12, 2015
That smile so well deserved!!
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) September 12, 2015
— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) September 12, 2015
Drake faces the heat
After Serena Williams was stunned by Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals, the Twittersphere blamed rapper Drake, who was in her box during the match, for the world No1’s loss.
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) September 11, 2015
— Karen (@runitupdamiddle) September 11, 2015
Drake is the Jessica Simpson to Serena’s Tony Romo. #BlameDrake
— Madelyn Burke (@MadelynBurke) September 11, 2015
Drake the curse bruh. First Kentucky NOW Serena.
— Neiman Marcus (@_MHooks) September 11, 2015
Virat Kohli announced he is coowner of the UAE Royals tennis team in the IPTL which prompted Sachin Tendulkar to ask him if he could play for him. Meanwhile, Djokovic shows us his softer side and gets words of love from Entourage actor Jeremy Piven.
Not sure you have what it takes @sachin_rt paaji!
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 11, 2015
We love you brother! Get after it and enjoy… https://t.co/jypaVccAlT
— Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven) September 11, 2015