How Do The World’s Top Tennis Pros Perform On Facebook?

Tennis stars Serena Williams and Roger Federer may be two of the top athletes in the world on clay or grass, but how well can they do on Facebook? Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats) wanted to find out. The social analytics firm put the Facebook pages of the top 10 men’s and women’s tennis players to the test, finding that while the men have bigger fan bases, the women are better about interaction.

One of the first things Quintly discovered was that most tennis-loving Facebook fans flocked to Federer or Rafa Nadal, two of the sport’s most popular athletes. Among the Association of Tennis Professionals’ top 10 male athletes, Federer had 44.3 percent of the fans, while Nadal had 40.9 percent.

However, the fastest-growing pages belong to Federer and Novak Djokovic, the top male tennis player in the world.

On the other side, Maria Sharapova is by far the most popular of the Women’s Tennis Association, with nearly 10 million fans. No other player in the WTA’s top 10 has even 2.5 million likes.

But as we all know, it’s not so much the number of likes that matters, it’s what you do with them. Sharapova’s page is also the best in terms of interactions:

Readers: Are you Facebook fans of any of these tennis players?

Photo courtesy of Neale Cousland /

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