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6 million in 6 Seconds

The great thing about tennis is that a lot can happen in six seconds. You can capture that moment a player has been working toward their entire a career: winning a championship point, the moment of frustration when things just aren’t going their way, or those candid off court moments. As I hit 6 million loops on vine–by far the majority thanks to “the tennis,” I thought what better time to look back on a few of my favorite posts.

Given how serious they can be on the court, it’s always great to see players having fun when not having to save match points.

Personally, I always enjoy getting a sneak peek into what is going through a player’s head mid-match, and these vines were a couple of my favorite candid changeover moments from Novak and Andy.

Exchanges between players and the chair are always entertaining, sometimes controversial, and make perfect vine material.

Ultimately, it is the passion and dedication of the players that make this sport what it is. Some of my favorite vines are the “in the moment” reactions from the players that really show just what this sport means.

Oh Serena, where do I begin? She is the player that launched a thousand gifs, loops, and memes. A couple of my favorite Serena vines include her return to Indian Wells in 2015, as well as the 6 second Serena slam.

And of course the vine that started it all. The one, the only, Jelena Jankovic:

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GSG Rewind: 2012 Grand Slam Championship Points

Winning the last point of a Grand Slam can mean a lot of things.  It can be the introduction of a new champion, or reaffirming the status of another.  It’s also the mix of joy and disappointment that is always present in sports: one player wins, but one has to lose.   It’s the moment that has tennis fans holding their breathe, and the world ready to crown a new champion.  Here are the 2012 Grand Slam Championship Points:

Australian Open

Champion Victoria Azarenka: Grand Slams: 1, Australian Open Titles: 1

Azarenka d. Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0

Vika Champ Point

Champion Novak Djokovic: Grand Slams: 5, Australian Open Titles: 3

Djokovic d. Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5

Novak Champ Point

French Open

Champion Maria Sharapova: Grand Slams: 4, French Open Titles: 1

Sharapova d. Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2

Maria Champ Point

Champion Rafael Nadal: Grand Slams:11, French Open Titles: 7

Nadal d. Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Nadal Champ Point

WImbledon

Champion Serena Williams: Grand Slams: 14, Wimbledon Titles: 5

Williams d. Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Serena W Champ Point

Champion Roger Federer: Grand Slams: 17, Wimbledon Titles: 7

Federer d. Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

Roger Champ Point

US Open

Champion Serena Williams: Grand Slams 15, US Open Titles: 4

Williams d. Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Serena USO Champ Point

Champion Andy Murray: Grand Slams: 1, US Open Titles: 1

Murray d. Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

Andy Murray Champ Point