Emma Raducanu claims top place in the race for Instagram tennis followers

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu has proved to be a winner on and off the court in 2021 and now she has been crowned as the ultimate tennis Instagrammer for this year.

British teenager Raducanu shot to prominence as she pulled off a remarkable US Open win in only her second Grand Slam event, emerging through qualifying and winning ten matches to seal her historic triumph.

Inevitably, that success has inspired a huge spike in her social media follower numbers, as she gained more followers than any other tennis player over the last year.

Digital Growth Agency, LoveUX have revealed the Tennis players that have gained the most new Instagram followers this year and these are the key findings:

* Emma Raducanu has gained 2.1 million new followers, a growth of 22267.65%

* Emma is also the female athlete with the biggest percentage growth of new followers, and the 4th highest-ranking female athlete overall

* The top-ranking male player is Rafael Nadal who finishes just short of Emma after picking up 2.1million followers this year.

* Matteo Berrettini has also had a huge growth in followers in 2021 at 367.54%

Raducanu is still a long way behind the top star on Instagram, with Manchester United and Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s 124 million followers making him the most popular celebrity in the world on the platform.