The 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament is in the books, with two first-time champions having been crowned — Andy Murray of the U.K., marking the host country’s first Wimbledon winner in 77 years, and Marion Bartoli of France — and Facebook Consumer Content Manager Alex Walker and Data Editor Robert D’Onofrio reported in a post on the Facebook Newsroom that there were nearly 20 million global interactions (posts, comments, and likes) leading into the final matches.
With the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament in full swing, Rafael Nadal was the most-talked-about male player between June 24 and July 1, according to data from Facebook, while the people talking about this leader for women was Maria Sharapova, and the most-talked-about moment was unranked Steve Darcis’ stunning upset of Nadal in the tournament’s first round.
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.
Now that the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in London have finished, it’s time to look at the winners — not on the track or in the pool, but on Facebook. New statistics recently released by Wildfire detail the most popular athletes and countries on the social network during the Games.
Two of America’s most popular athletes are also the most popular 2012 Olympians on Facebook. According to our sister site, AllFacebook Stats, basketball stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have the most fans of any athlete competing in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. Who else has a loyal following?