Top 10 most followed women’s tennis players on Instagram

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Do you know who is the most followed women’s tennis player on Instagram – past or present – is? Some of the names in the top 10 will surprise you.

If you are a tennis fanatic then No 1 player in the Top 10 most followed women’s tennis players on Instagram will not come as a shock.

Honourable mentions to current active players world No 1 Iga Swiatek (1m followers), Garbine Muguruza (882K followers), Ons Jabeur (875K followers) Elina Svitolina (857K followers), Coco Gauff (869K followers) and Paula Badosa (855K followers) as well as the great Billie Jean King (1m).

Without further ado, here is the complete list…

10. Caroline Wozniacki – 1.3 million followers (@carowozniacki)

A member of the retired association, Caroline Wozniacki continues to shine bright following her decision to walk away from tennis in 2020.

The former world No 1, who won the Australian Open in 2018, of course is one half of a power couple as she married former NBA player David Lee in 2019 and the likes of Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber attended.

They have two children and the little ones regularly feature on Wozniacki’s Instagram feed.

9. Ana Ivanovic – 1.5 million followers (@anaivanovic)

2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic retired back in 2016, but she has gained popularity after hanging up her racket.

Even in a heyday she was one of the most popular players on and off the court as she reached No 1 in the WTA Rankings, but her stock has certainly risen after she tied the knot with former German international Schweinsteiger in 2016. The couple have two children with a third on the way later in 2023.

8. Simona Halep – 1.7 million followers (@simonahalep)

Romanian Simona Halep has a massive online following and it is no surprise as she is a favourite with her fellow professionals and with fans.

Halep is a two-time Grand Slam winner having won the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon the following year while she also reached No 1 in the WTA Rankings in 2017.

7. Venus Williams – 1.9 million followers (@venuswilliams)

She is not as active as Serena Williams on Instagram, but like her younger sister Venus Williams has IT both on and off the court as she is also a business woman, is an advocate for a healthy lifestyle through her veganism, and so much more.

As Serena herself has often said, there would be no Serena Williams in tennis if it wasn’t for Venus as the elder Williams paved the way.

The American won seven Grand Slams, is a former world No 1 and has won $42,403,103 in prize money – second only to Serena’s $94,816,730.

6. Eugenie Bouchard – 2.4 million followers (@geniebouchard)

Eugenie Bouchard is no longer at the top of her game when it comes to tennis as injuries have taken its toll over the past few years, but she remains a fan favourite off the court and her social media accounts are proof of her popularity.

Back in 2014 she became the first-ever Canadian to reach the singles final of a Grand Slam, finishing runner-up to Petra Kvitova. Shortly after that success she was ranked one of the most marketable athletes, but fell away since then.

5. Emma Raducanu – 2.5 million followers (@emmaraducanu)

Emma Raducanu burst onto the scene in 2021 when she reached the fourth round on her Wimbledon main draw debut and then stunned the sporting world a few months later when she won the US Open as a qualifier – the first man or woman to do so. Did we mention that she won 10 matches in a row without dropping a set?

The glitz and glamour followed as she soon found herself on the red carpet of several big events and was snatched up by big brands like Dior, Tiffany & Co, Vodafone, British Airways, to name just a few.

4. Naomi Osaka – 2.7 million followers (@naomiosaka)

The four-time Grand Slam winner is one of the hottest properties in the world of tennis as well as the off-court market. She often finds herself on the lists of best paid women’s athletes and most of it is down to sponsorship deals.

A former world No 1, Osaka is currently on maternity leave as she is expecting her first child with rapper boyfriend Cordae, but she will be back on court in 2024 and you can expect her stock to rise even further.

3. Maria Sharapova – 4.5m followers (@mariasharapova)

Maria Sharapova has always had star attraction on and off the court. She announced her arrival on the big stage at the age of 17 at Wimbledon in 2004, defeating top seed and defending champion Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam singles title.

Her star continued to rise and rise and rise as she won another four Slams and climbed to world No 1 in the WTA Rankings. She also became major personality away from tennis.

Sharapova retired in 2020, having collected $38,777,962 in prize money and millions more in sponsorship deals.

2. Sania Mirza – 11.7 million followers (@mirzasaniar)

Indian and doubles great Sania Mirza is always a peculiar entry for the casual tennis follower, but she is one of the most successful women’s sports stars from the Asian country.

Mirza, who is married to former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, is a former doubles world No 1 and has won three women’s doubles Grand Slams and three mixed doubles majors.

She retired in February 2023, but remains one of the biggest names in sport on the sub-continent and is third in terms of most followed female athletes on Insta.

1. Serena Williams – 16.6 million followers (@serenawilliams)

Tennis great Serena Williams was always going to come out on top of this list as she transcends not only tennis, but sport in general. The recently retired 23-time Grand Slam winner is an entrepreneur and is well connected with the who’s who of the celebrity world so she will always have something to post about.

Whether you want pictures of Williams on the red carpet, food images, fashion tips, pictures of daughter Olympia, husband Alexis Ohanian or even the occasional snap with sister Venus then this is your go to place.

Unsurprisingly, Williams is one of the most followed women’s athletes on Instagram as she came in second behind WWE’s Ronda Rousey (17m).

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