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Tennis players ring in the New Year

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Andy Murray celebrated 2014 with his team in Doha, Qatar. (Photo via Twitter)

Andy Murray celebrated 2014 with his team in Doha, Qatar. (Photo via Twitter)

Chances are, most professional tennis players rang in 2014 before America even had lunch on New Year’s Eve. With tournaments this week in Australia, New Zealand, India and Qatar, players stayed up past their typical bedtimes to welcome the new year (that is, if their competitive schedule allowed). You can’t party too hard when you have to train early on New Year’s Day. Such is the life of a tennis pro.

From Rafael Nadal to Andy Murray, from Serena Williams to Maria Sharapova, the players celebrated and sent their well-wishes upon the arrival of 2014:

Serena Williams: The WTA’s No. 1 capped off her 2013 with a win (a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International) and then struggled to fight off her jet lag.

Rafael Nadal: Nadal celebrated with friends and family in Doha.

Andy Murray: He celebrated New Year’s with his team, a mask, and a feather boa.

Novak Djokovic: Djokovic is finishing his Australian Open preparations in Dubai.

Maria Sharapova: Sending her New Year’s wishes from Brisbane.

Andrea Petkovic: Quoting an Arctic Monkeys song, because she’s Petko.

John Isner: Spiffed up for the Hopman Cup Ball with his girlfriend.

Sloane Stephens: Team USA representing in Perth.

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Laura Robson: It was a quiet evening for the teenager, who has already arrived in Melbourne for the Australian Open.

Eugenie Bouchard: Partying up with Milos Raonic at the Hopman Cup Ball.

Maria Kirilenko: Having withdrawn from the Australian Open, Kirilenko was back in the States ringing in the New Year with her fiancee, Alexander Ovechkin.

Petra Kvitova: Another Hopman Cup Ball attendee.

Edouard Roger-Vasselin: The Frenchman gives us a glimpse at the party going on at the Chennai Open.

Svetlana Kuznetsova: Cristal, obviously.

  • Published On Jan 01, 2014
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