Tennis on Twitter: 25 Players You Have to Follow
Gone are the days when celebrities and athletes used to receive a trailer full of fan mail. In today's micro-blogging world, the hand-written essays have been replaced by shorter electronic messages with a maximum length of 140 words.
In spite of the minimal length, these messages have become increasingly popular due to the sole reason that the interaction is no longer one-way.
Twitter has taken the cyber world by storm in the last couple of years and celebrities have been using it as a good platform to communicate with their fans easily and to greater effect.
Today, every Tom, Dick and Harry wants to have their day-to-day life thrown into the open for public viewing. Now why would Rafa, Novak and Serena fall behind?
So, here's a list of the 25 most famous twennis players in the world today:
25. Sorana Cirstea
Sorana Cirstea has taken the social networking world by storm lately.
The 21-year-old Romanian beauty has both, a Facebook and a Twitter account. She constantly updates both accounts with pictures, videos and personal experiences.
Her Twitter profile reveals that she's good friends with world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.
You can follow Cirstea on Twitter: @sorana_cirstea
24. Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova is one of the most public celebrities on Twitter.
She uploads tons of pics on her page for her fans to see and regularly interacts with them.
Follow Shvedova on Twitter here: @SlavaSays
23. John Isner
John Isner is a very active Twitter user and regularly updates his account.
Isner's page is a good read because it's really interesting to observe the life of a tennis player outside the sport.
Isner is a huge Pittsburgh Panthers fan and also follows WWE and Golf.
Follow what else he does at @JohnIsner.
22. Julia Goerges
Gorgeous Goerges is very active on Twitter and keeps posting pics of her and good friend Jarmila Gajdosova.
A look at some of her pics early in the morning just brightens up your day!
Follow @juliagoerges to see what I mean.
21. Milos Raonic
The Canadian starlet began attracting a lot of followers post his breakout performance at this year's Australian Open.
Raonic keeps updating his followers with his whereabouts and activities, and seems like a very warm, gentle guy.
His Twitter account also reveals that he's a huge Blackberry fan!
Follow Raonic here: @milosraonic
20. Daniela Hantuchova
The Slovak bombshell regularly updates her Twitter page and seeks inspiration from her fans.
Inspire Hantuchova to success at @dhantuchova
19. Sabine Lisicki
The girl with the infectious smile is pretty active on Twitter and her followers are growing by the second.
Lisicki constantly updates her page with her activities and interacts a lot with her fans.
Join the club and follow @sabinelisicki.
18. Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi is the most popular doubles player on Twitter.
The Indian ace has notched up more than 130,000 followers and keeps them updated with his activities.
If you're a fan, follow @Maheshbhupathi on Twitter.
17. Janko Tipsarevic
Janko Tipsarevic is one of the coolest tennis stars on Twitter.
The 27-year-old Serb posts interesting photos with funny captions on his page for his fans. He also enjoys house music and loves watching Entourage.
If you think you relate with Janko (I do), follow him on Twitter: @TipsarevicJanko.
16. Mardy Fish
The American No. 1 is a fun-loving guy and it shows on his Twitter page.
Fish is good friends with Jake Owen and is often seen tweeting with the country star.
He also likes to kid around with John Isner, Andy Roddick and other tennis players. He recently asked Caroline Wozniacki if she had a boyfriend!
See what else the American is up to: @MardyFish
15. Victoria Azarenka
The Belarusian beauty is a really bubbly character and shows it on her Twitter page.
She lets her fans know of all her practice sessions and hits. She asks them their opinion after her match and listens to their criticism.
Azarenka also rewards her followers with some personal pics from her day-to-day life.
Follow Victoria Azarenka" target="_blank">@vika7 to join in the fun.
14. Laura Robson
Laura Robson is the latest of the tennis newbies to join the world of Twitter and she's become an instant hit.
The 17-year-old starlet already has more than 51,000 followers.
Robson's Twitter page reveals that she's just like millions of other teenage girls who love Harry Potter and puppies.
She uploads a lot of pics from her personal life and is a big hit among youngsters.
Follow Robson on Twitter here: @laurarobson5
13. Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza is responsible for drawing young kids in India away from the Cricket fields and into the tennis courts.
The former world No. 27 is the highest ranked Indian in the WTA rankings and became a sensation when she burst on to the scene a few years back.
Mirza has done the smart thing by joining Twitter and regularly interacts with her fans. She already has more than 300,000 followers—one of the highest notched up by a female tennis player.
Follow Mirza on Twitter here: @MirzaSania
12. Andrea Petkovic
Famous for her Petko dance, Andrea Petkovic is also one of the most prolific Twennis stars.
Petkovic was even listed in Sports Illustrated's Twitter 100 and was the only WTA player present on it.
The Serbian of German origin is good friends with Sabine Lisicki and constantly chats with her on Twitter.
Find out what she's up to by following @andreapetkovic
11. Juan Martin Del Potro
Juan Martin del Potro is one of the most popular celebrities on Twitter and has more then 360,000 followers.
The Argentine mostly interacts in Spanish. So if you want to brush up on your Español, hook up with @delpotrojuan.
10. Patrick McEnroe
Patrick McEnroe is the only ex-player to make this list.
Being the head of the USTA Player Development department, McEnroe could be a good addition for you if you want to remain updated with the goings-on of the USTA.
You can follow McEnroe here: @PatrickMcEnroe
9. The Bryan Brothers
8. Venus Williams
7. Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick's bio on Twitter reads "I play tennis. :)"
Yes, Andy, it's good that you've clarified that, especially after your wedding.
Roddick is very active on Twitter and has more than 676,000 followers.
Maybe a little less time spent social networking and a little more on the courts, Andy?
You can follow @andyroddick on Twitter.
6. Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters describes herself as a mother, wife, sister, daughter and tennis player. Quite a busy woman!
Yet, she finds the time to entertain more than 110,000 followers of her Twitter account.
Clijsters regularly updates her page with her activities and stories from her family life.
You can find out what she's up to here: @Clijsterskim
5. Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki has won a lot of fans in the last two years and she keeps in touch with them via Twitter.
The world No. 1 has more than 168,000 people interested in what she's doing and Wozniacki obliges them by updating her Twitter account multiple times a day.
Wanna know what the women's No. 1 does with her time off the court? Find out here: @CaroWozniacki
4. Andy Murray
3. Rafael Nadal
World No. 2 and 10-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal recently joined Twitter and has notched up more than 213,000 followers within no time!
Nadal seems to be enjoying social networking and updates his Twitter account in two languages—English and Spanish.
Find out what Nadal is saying here: @RafaelNadal
2. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is one of the most jovial tennis players there is. He has an infectious personality and has spread the Djoker fever to more than 260,000 tweeple.
The current world No. 1 updates his page daily and shares his exploits with the entire world.
You can also get to see proof of some great bonding between Djokovic and Nadal on his Twitter page.
Find out more by following @DjokerNole.
1. Serena Williams
Not only is Serena Williams one of the most popular athletes on Twitter, she's also one of the most sought-after celebrities on the site.
Serena has more than two million followers on Twitter and she repays their commitment by regularly interacting with them.
Twitter reveals Serena to be a very warm, bubbly and fun-loving person. Her bio reads "Living, loving and working to help you". Serena does not disappoint on any front.
Serena also uses her Twitter page to spread awareness about her organization, The Serena Williams Foundation.
Find out what else Serena is up to by following @serenawilliams