Find out which women’s tennis players to connect with on Twitter.
If you love tennis social media is a great way to connect with your heroes. Hundreds of pro-athletes share bits of their lives on Facbeook and Twitter every day, while interacting regularly with fans. From rarely seen photographs of players practicing on the courts to a look at the causes the stars support, today’s women’s tennis players are taking over Twitter.
Here’s our guide to 10 top female tennis players to connect with on Twitter.
1. Victoria Azarenka
Azarenka is the current #1 ranked female player in the world. Born in Belarus, her Twitter page is very active. Her nearly 140,000 followers enjoy lots of personal pics on court and off and can weigh in on her match strategies and performance – and she listens!
2. Serena Williams
Currently ranked #3 in the world, Williams is not only a queen of the courts, she is the reigning queen on Twitter as well, with 3,236,618 followers. Whew! That’s a lot of people to keep up with, but she handles it with style and grace, updating followers about not only her life, but also causes that she supports.
3. Sorana Cirstea
Ranked #26 in the world, Cirstea is taking the social media world by storm of late. She’s young, beautiful and Romania’s top player. She provides a steady stream of updates to her Twitter account that includes photos, video clips and her own personal experiences and opinions.
4. Julia Goerges
Currently ranked at #15 in the world for singles play, Germany’s “Gorgeous Georges” posts plenty of photos and tons of snippets about what she’s up to on the road and off.
5. Laura Robson
Robson is the #2 ranked player in Britain and has built a huge following on Twitter with nearly 152,000 fans. Part of her appeal is that she’s just like millions of other teenage girls (she’ll be 19 in January, 2013). She’s into Harry Potter and puppies, and is a big hit for followers around the world.
6. Andrea Petkovic
In 2011 Petkovic ranked #9 in the world for women’s singles, and also made it into Sports Illustrated’s Twitter 100 rankings – and that’s across all sports. The German-born Petkovic is famous for her “Petko” dance after choice shots and wins.
7. Venus Williams
She’s an American former #1 world-ranked player who, although now ranked #24, still has a huge impact in the world of tennis as well as the world of Twitter, as evidence by her nearly 900,000 followers.
8. Kim Clijsters
This former #1-ranked Belgian player may now be retired, but you wouldn’t know it from her more than 200,000 followers on Twitter. She offers a unique glimpse into life after tennis, and it’s worth checking out.
9. Caroline Wozniacki
Her streak of 67 weeks as the world’s #1 female player may have ended in January 2012, but more than 431,000 followers find she still has a lot to offer. This Danish superstar keeps her fans up to date on what’s happening in her life both on the court and off.
10. Yaroslava Shvedova
Currently ranked #25 in the world, this Russian player from Kazakhstan tweets in both English and her native tongue to a small (relative to the other players on the list) but fiercely loyal fan base that cheers her on to new heights.
When it comes to the world of women’s tennis, you can get up close and personal with your favourite stars by following them on Twitter – and you don’t have to wait to by your mailbox for a letter that may never come.
Which other women’s tennis players do you enjoy following on Twitter?
About the author of this guest post
Earl Reidlen has written for the sports world for many years. When he’s not providing excellent sports coverage, you can find him reviewing tennis windscreen supplier M.Putterman or working on his own tennis game.