Who claimed the most Twitter followers during the US Open? There is a big winner
Social media following can be crucial to a sporting star’s commercial power and it will come as no surprise that new US Open champion Emma Raducanu has had a huge boost in her following after her heroics in New York.
The British teenager created one of the most remarkable stories in tennis history when she won the US Open at her first attempt, coming through qualifying and not dropping a set in her ten matches at Flushing Meadows.
That glorious success has led to a huge spike in her Twitter following, with the 18-year-old now boasting over half a million followers on the social media network after a rise of over 363,000 in recent days.
Her US Open final opponent Leylah Fernandez has also seen a huge rise in her social media numbers, with Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz also announcing himself as a tennis star on and off the court with his heroics in America.
Most twitter followers gained during @usopen:
No surprise it's Emma!
— Tennis Tweets (@tennistweetscom) September 13, 2021
Raducanu has now become one of the great sporting influencers on and off the tennis court, which is quite a rise to prominence for the youngster who hails from Kent in England.
Other big movers in the Twitter stakes after the US Open include Andy Murray, who used his social media account to goad his rival Stefanos Tsitsipas after his extended toilet breaks in their first round match in New York.
Fact of the day. It takes Stefanos Tsitipas twice as long to go the bathroom as it takes Jeff Bazos to fly into space. Interesting. 🚽 🚀
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) August 31, 2021
Raducanu has already become a millionaire after her $2.5million prize money cheque from her US Open win and it might not be long before she also cracks the million on Twitter.
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