WHOSAY Hot Talent List: 19 Influential Tennis Pros to Follow During the US Open and Beyond
As the 2017 US Open rages on, our Talent Team used WHOSAY Match to curate a list of the most influential tennis pros that, thanks to their highly engaged social media following are the best matches for your tennis-related brands.
1. Ana Ivanovic:
The retired Serbian professional tennis player is a trailblazer who ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008 after defeating Dinara Safina to win the French Open. She has 6.7 million fans, 1.4 million of them on Instagram, 3.3 million on Facebook and 2.1 million on Twitter. Thirty-one percent of them are ages 18-24, 34% ages 35-44 and 17% percent ages 35-44. Seventy-four percent of Ana’s fans are male and 26% are female.
2. Caroline Wozniacki:
Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 on the WTA Tour, having held this position for 67 weeks. She was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall. Wozniacki has 5.4 million fans on social media, 1.1M on Instagram, 1.6M on Facebook and 2.7M on Twitter. Thirty-two percent are ages 18-24, 31% ages 25-34 and 17% ages 35-44. Seventy-four percent are male and 26% female.
3. Victoria Azarenka:
Victória Fyódorovna Azárenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player and trailblazer. She is a former world No. 1 and is currently world No. 48 as of 21 March 2017. Azarenka boasts 3.1 million fans, 586K on Instagram, 1.5M on Facebook and 1M on Twitter. Thirty-seven percent are ages 18-24, 34% ages 25-34 and 13% ages 35-44. Seventy-one percent are male and 29% female.
4. Gael Monfils:
Gaël Monfils is a French professional tennis player and trailblazer who reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world No. 6 singles ranking on November 7, 2016. His career highlights include reaching two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2008 French Open, 2016 US Open, and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals at the Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and in the 2016 Monte-Carlo Masters. Monfils has 1.5 million fans, 368K on Instagram, 388K on Facebook and 726K on Twitter. They’re ages 18-24 (48%), 25-34 (27%) and 35-44 (10%). Seventy-one percent are male and 29% female.
5. Garbiñe Muguruza:
Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco is a Spaniard-Venezuelan professional tennis player and trailblazer, who turned professional in 2012. She has won four singles titles, including two majors: the 2016 French Open, and the the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. She achieved her career-high ranking of world No. 2 in 2016 after her French Open triumph, and is currently ranked world No. 4 by the WTA as of 24 July 2017. She has 1.3 million fans (527K on Instagram, 449K on Facebook and 333K on Twitter). They are ages 18-24 (26%), 25-34 (26%) and 35-44 (18%). Eighty-one percent are male and 19% female.
6. Nick Kyrgios:
Nick Kyrgios of Australia is one of the most exciting prospects not only in men’s tennis but in world sport. He is a former world junior number 1, winning the Australian Open boys singles title in January 2013 as well as three Grand Slam doubles titles, Nick was also a crucial team member of the winning Australian Junior Davis Cup team. He boasts 1 million fans across Instagram (507K), facebook (267K) and Twitter (234K). They’re ages 18-24 (57%) and 25-34 (21%). Sixty-seven percent are male and 33% female.
7. Milos Raonic:
Milos Raonic is a Canadian professional tennis player and influencer. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals world No. 3 singles ranking on November 21, 2016. His career highlights include a Grand Slam final at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships; two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and 2016 Australian Open; and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals at the 2013 Canadian Open, 2014 Paris Masters, and 2016 Indian Wells Masters. He boasts 982 thousand fans, 358K of them on Instagram, 293K on Facebook and 332K on Twitter. They’re ages 18-24 (45%) and 35-44 (21%). Sixty-four percent are male and 36% female.
8. Tomas Berdych:
Trailblazer and Czech professional tennis player Tomas Berdych’s most notable achievement was reaching the final of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, causing consecutive upsets by defeating top seed and six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, and world No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. In the final, he lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets. Berdych's biggest career win to date was the Paris Masters in 2005 as an unseeded player, defeating Ivan Ljubicic in the final. Berdych has 877 thousand fans on social media (352K on Instagram, 176K on Facebook and 339K on Twitter). They’re ages 18-24 (49%), 25-34 (25%) and 35-44 (13%). Fifty-five percent are male and 45% female.
9. John Isner:
Trailblazer John Isner is an American professional tennis player. Considered one of the best servers of the ATP World Tour, Isner achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 9 in April 2012. In 2013, he became the 18th player to serve more than 5,000 aces on the ATP World Tour. He currently has 10th-most aces in the history of ATP, having served more than 7,300 aces. At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, he played the longest professional tennis match in history, defeating Nicolas Mahut in a total of 11 hours and 5 minutes of play over the course of three days. He has 615 thousand fans online, 105K on Instagram, 240K Facebook and 270K on Twitter. Thirty-eight percent are ages 25-34, 29% ages 35-44 and 12% ages 45-54.
10. Jack Sock:
Trailblazer Jack Sock is a professional tennis player who is currently the top ranked American in singles and one of the top ranked doubles players on the ATP Tour. A former junior US Open champion, Sock's singles success is highlighted by 7 ATP finals, including three titles. His career best result came at the 2017 Indian Wells Masters, where he reached the semi-finals. At the 2016 Olympics, he won the gold medal in the mixed doubles with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and captured a bronze medal in the men's doubles with Steve Johnson. He boasts 279 thousand fans (128K on Instagram, 76K on Facebook and 75K on Twitter). His fans are ages 18-24 (29%), 25-34 (35%) and 35-44 (11%). Fifty-six percent are male and 44% female.
11. Johanna Konta:
Trailblazer Johanna Konta is a British professional tennis player who represented Australia until 2012. She has won three singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as 11 singles and four doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. Konta reached her best singles ranking of World number four on 17 July 2017. She is the current British number one. Her doubles ranking peaked at No. 88 in August 2016. She has 196 thousand fans across Instagram (82K), Facebook (33K) and Twitter (81K) ages 25-34 (33%), 35-44 (33%) and 45-54 (33%).
12. Lucas Pouille:
Trailblazer Lucas Pouille is a French professional tennis player with 178 thousand fans across Instagram (96K), facebook (44K) and Twitter (37K).
13. Alizé Lim:
Alizé Lim is a French professional tennis player and trailblazer. Her WTA career-high singles ranking is world no. 135, which she reached on 26 May 2014. Her career-high in doubles in world no. 231, which she reached on 12 August 2013. Lim us followed by 146 thousand fans across Instagram (62K), Facebook (51K) and Twitter (33K). Her fans are ages 18-24 (17%), 25-34 (17%) and 35-44 (50%).
14. CoCo Vandeweghe:
Colleen "Coco" Vandeweghe is an American professional tennis player. She was the Junior US Open champion in 2008. Vandeweghe has also won two WTA titles, both at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in Den Bosch. Her other notable achievements are reaching the quarterfinals of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships and the semifinals of the 2017 Australian Open. She’s followed by 131 thousand fans, 41K on Instagram, 46K on Facebook and 44K on Twitter. They’re ages 45-54 (33%) and 55+ (33%). Ninety-four percent are male and 6% female.
15. Ryan Harrison:
Ryan Harrison is an American professional tennis player and trailblazer. Harrison has won one career ATP title, his lone victory so far coming at the 2017 Memphis Open. He is currently the 5th-highest ranked U.S.men's singles player. One hundred and ten-thousand fans follow Harrison online across Instagram (12K), Facebook (30K) and Twitter (68K). They’re ages 18-24 (39%) and 25-34 (34%). Fifty-nine percent are male and 41% female.
16. Sam Querrey:
American professional tennis player Sam Querrey’s career-high singles ranking is world no. 17, achieved in January 2011. Known for his powerful serve, Querrey holds the record for consecutive service aces: 10. He is also a capable doubles player, with five doubles titles and a career-high doubles ranking of world no. 23. He regularly partners with fellow American John Isner. He has 80 thousand fans (25K on Instagram, 47K on Facebook and 7K on Twitter). They’re ages 18-24 (39%) and 35-44 (31%). Fifty-eight percent are male and 42% are female.
17. Christina McHale:
Trailblazer Christina McHale is an American professional tennis player. Her highest-ever Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings are No. 24 in singles and No. 60 in doubles. Known for an aggressive baseline game, McHale has been recognized by The New York Times for her "booming" groundstrokes and fast footwork. She has reached the third round of all four Grand Slam tournaments, and has represented the United States in Fed Cup and Olympic competitions. In September 2016, McHale won her first WTA title at the Japan Women's Open. She boasts 77 thousand fans across Instagram (20K), Facebook (22K) and Twitter (35K). Her fans are ages 18-24 (20%), 25-34 (30%) and 45-54 (20%). They’re 64% male and 36% female.
18. Taylor Fritz:
Taylor Harry Fritz is an American professional tennis player. He is the 2nd-fastest American ever to reach an ATP final, accomplishing the feat in just his 3rd career event. He reached the finals in boys' singles at the 2015 French Open and lost to fellow American Tommy Paul in three sets. He avenged the loss by defeating Paul in the boys' singles final at the 2015 US Open. He has 62 thousand fans, 42K on Instagram, 6K on Facebook and 14K on Twitter.
19. Frances Tiafoe:
Frances Tiafoe is an American tennis player who is widely considered as one of the United States' next tennis stars. As of April 24, 2017, he is the only teenager in the Top 100. At 15 years old, Tiafoe became the youngest boys' singles champion in Orange Bowl history. At 17, he earned a wild card to play in the main draw of the French Open, becoming the youngest American to participate in the draw since Michael Chang in 1989. As a teenager, he has also won the US Junior National Championship and enjoyed success on the ATP Challenger Tour with 9 finals and 4 titles. Tiafoe has 52 thousand fans who engaged with him on Instagram (32K), Facebook (6K) and Twitter (14K).
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