A few years ago, I remember stumbling upon Kelsey’s Twitter account. I thought it was really cool that she was sharing a ton of candid stuff about what life was like being married to an ATP player and traveling with the tour. As time goes by, Kelsey has basically become everyone’s favorite player spouse. (Step aside, Mirka!)
I really like that she interacts so much with the tennis fan community. She follows a lot of bloggers and tennis fans, and she’s just so incredibly down-to-earth in the way she talks to people on that platform. She will also without fail thank fans for their support for Kevin.
Here are just five reasons why Kelsey is the best:
1. She and Kevin are seriously cute together.
I can’t embed the video on here, but you must go watch this really sweet ATP piece on Kelsey and Kevin at home.
2. She supports equal prize money. Jon Wertheim recorded a podcast with Kelsey at Wimbledon just a few days ago. You should definitely go listen to the whole thing, but I wanted to highlight her great comments on equal prize money:
A lot of guys will complain about this, saying “the women don’t play as long” and “our tour is more valuable because it’s more popular at the moment.” But historically, it hasn’t always been that way. So it just kind of depends. Personally, I think equal prize money is great because I, as a woman, think if you want to compete in a professional sport and be successful, tennis is it. If they want to keep it that way, and keep women’s tennis as the premier professional sport where people can make a livelihood as a female athlete. It’s just got to stay that way. I understand how people feel differently, and I understand why. But I don’t think the men are losing anything by allow the women to accept equal prize money.”
3. Always enthusiastically rooting for Kevin.
Coaching violation @KelseyOAnderson Kevin takes the first set 7-6. pic.twitter.com/NJxqt3a5k7
— The Overrule (@theoverrule) July 6, 2015
Awww, I don't think @KelseyOAnderson's grin could be any bigger. ♥ pic.twitter.com/ZgpszKEVTI
— Katie Bee (@breakpointsaved) July 6, 2015
4. She’s got a fun sense of humor, even when it stems from the pain of Kevin losing 57668p997898 consecutive matches (approximate) against Tomas Berdych.
Gotta be honest people, I'm not confident even the great Rafa is a force strong enough to stave off another Anderson vs Berdych match…
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) January 23, 2015
Death, taxes and Anderson v. Berdych…
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) May 6, 2014
Ok, I am taking things into my own hands… I am getting a restraining order @tomasberdych 😉
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) May 7, 2014
Me, being a good wife, feeding a delicious and nutritious dinner to @kevinanderson18 pic.twitter.com/JoBAudWAtp
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) February 16, 2015
5. She does basically the same things that hardcore tennis fans do on Twitter. She’s definitely one of us!
Me stalking the @Wimbledon draw on Twitter right now: <refresh> <refresh> <refresh>
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) June 26, 2015
I wish these commentators would quit talking about Tim like he's come from nowhere to end up in this match. He made 3R Usopen you pigeons!!!
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) January 21, 2015
THIS IS TENNISSSS!!!!!
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) August 27, 2014
Other fun things:
Great article about Kevin by @crosscourt1: http://t.co/i2n2M0Wpq0 Anyone who doesn't like Kev because he married me, go jump in a lake!
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) April 20, 2015
Hands off ladies, he's mine! Haha https://t.co/3mEi58J6uX
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) April 23, 2015