Serena Williams teases Christopher Eubanks over modeling gig with luxury brand

Williams comments on Eubanks becoming the new J. Lindeberg tennis ambassador.

by Dzevad Mesic
Serena Williams teases Christopher Eubanks over modeling gig with luxury brand
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Serena Williams teased Christopher Eubanks following the American's collaboration with J. Lindeberg, telling the 27-year-old she knew his "legs" would land him a modeling gig one day. 

Eubanks, who made the Wimbledon quarterfinal last year, has been announced as the newest ambassador for Swedish clothing brand J. Lindeberg. J. Lindeberg, which began as a golfing enterprise, today offers a wide range of clothes that include tennis, golf, and ski clothing. 

"Tennis star @chris_eubanks96 joins the @jlindebergofficial team. We’re excited to welcome Chris as our newest ambassador," J. Lindeberg said in a statement.

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Eubanks, who made a big breakthrough last year, is thrilled to be working with J. Lindeberg.

”I am incredibly excited to be partnering with J. Lindeberg. To see a brand that offers so much individuality offers a world of possibilities with creative expression," Eubanks said in a statement.

Williams teases Eubanks: Knew your legs would land you a modeling gig 

Eubanks and Williams have a good relationship, having been hitting partners numerous times. 

Reacting to the news in the comment section, Williams wrote: "I knew your legs would land you a modeling gig one day! (the hands up emoji)." Eubanks responded by posting three hands-up emojis. 

Williams also received a response from J. Lindeberg, who wrote: "@serenawilliams Chris was (fire emoji)."

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Chris Eubanks © Chris Eubanks & J. Lindeberg - Instagram
Christopher Eubanks
Christopher Eubanks © Christopher Eubanks & J. Lindeberg - Instagram

Meanwhile, world No. 34 Eubanks is preparing to kick off his Australian Open campaign by playing against Taro Daniel. On Monday, Eubanks will be kicking off his fourth main draw appearance at Melbourne Park.

When Eubanks takes on 30-year-old Daniel, it will be their first meeting on the main level. Previously, Eubanks and Daniel met once in 2018, when the American beat the Japanese in the New York Open qualifying event. 

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After picking up back-to-back first-round exits at Melbourne Park in 2019 and 2020, Eubanks clinched his first Australian Open win last year when he beat Sonwoo Kwon before losing to Jiri Lehecka in the second round. It remains to be seen if Eubanks can make a more notable run this year and earn his new best Australian Open result.

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