The best thing about social media platforms like Twitter is that followers can stay connected with the people, topics and events that matter most to them.
There are a number of top female tennis players who regularly update their fans with their itinerary, matches, travels, thoughts, rants and more. Of course, these tweets also include snapshots of the lives of these world-class tennis stars. Most fans feel that the best tennis players to follow on Twitter are those who actually use the social media platform regularly and post their own updates, rather than those whose publicists or others tweet on their behalf.
Therefore, here is a list of some of the best female tennis stars on Twitter – the ones you should be following now. The list includes current and former tennis pros from all over the world, including some of the most iconic players of the sport.
Tennis Stars to Follow on Twitter
Jennifer Capriati - @JenCapriati
A former world number one ranked player and winner of three singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments, Capriati holds a gold medal from the Barcelona Olympics. Her commentary on Twitter is filled with inspirational lines, some tennis observations, and the occasional humorous tweet.
Chris Evert – @ChrissieEvert
Another formerly top ranked tennis player, Evert works as a broadcaster now. She has over 20,000 followers who read her interesting commentary on tennis and tennis players, along with some personal tweets and pics from her day to day life. Because she understands and works in media, her tweets are fascinating observations for tennis fans everywhere.
Julia Goerges – @juliagoerges
Julia is a young German player who reached a career-high number 15 ranking in WTA singles in 2012, and number 31 in doubles in 2011. With over 30,000 followers, Julia actively uses Twitter and has already posted a couple thousand tweets. She regularly posts photos from her travels, thoughts, updates, and commentary about her tennis playing and some funny stuff in both English and German.
Petra Kvitova – @Petra_Kvitova
Petra is a 22-year old Czech left-handed professional tennis player, ranked number three in the world, who won the 2011 WTA Tour Championships and the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. She made it to the semi-finals in Wimbledon in 2010, the French Open in 2012 and the Australian Open in 2012. With only a Facebook page as her official website, Petra uses her Twitter feed to update her match schedule, share photos from her travels and regularly thank her fans for their support.
Martina Navratilova – @Martina
Martina Navratilova is an important retired Czech-American tennis player, coach and former world number one who earned 18 Grand Slam singles titles. In addition to her commentary on tennis, her Twitter stream is packed with her own political commentary and observations, a fascinating distraction for some of her fans.
Serena Williams – @serenawilliams
Ranked number one five separate times, Serena Williams also holds four Olympic gold medals.
Her three million followers regularly enjoy her rants, funny comments and more on her very active Twitter stream.
Photo credit: Each photo is the Twitter photo for the respective athlete
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Guest post contributed by Charles Smith for HowLongSinceABritWonWimbledon.