Belinda Bencic, most followed on Instagram by fellow Top 100 WTA players

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Last year we concluded that India’s Sania Mirza was overall the most followed WTA player on social media, but who is the most followed by fellow players on tour? A Tennis Forum member used a separate Instagram account, followed all the Top 100 WTA players and checked how many fellow Top 100 players a player is followed by (kudos to the effort of “dreforall”).

Belinda Bencic
Based on Instagram, Belinda Bencic is the most liked WTA player among colleagues.

Guess what, Switzerland’s world number 13 Belinda Bencic has the most Instagram followers among her colleagues! In total, her Instagram account has 413K followers, 47 of whom are fellow WTA players.

Estonia’s world number two Anett Kontaveit is ranked second in this friendship list, followed by third-placed Daria Kasatkina, Amanda Anisimova at position number four, and Ajla Tomljanovic at number five.

Anett Kontaveit
Anett Kontaveit is also very popular among fellow WTA players.

Top-ranked WTA player Iga Swiatek is number 20 on this list, with 23 Top 100 women’s tennis players among her Instagram followers. Interestingly, fresh Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina is positioned a bit better, at number 17, even though only a handful of players congratulated her on winning the Grand Slam title. Naomi Osaka is further down at number 21. Camila Giorgi and Jelena Ostapenko are the least followed in the Top 30, with just seven followers.

Let’s see the complete list that is based on the latest WTA ranking of July 18th. After the ordinal numbers, the current ranking of players is indicated, then last name, first name, total number of Instagram followers and finally the number of followers from the WTA Top 100.

  1. 13 Bencic Belinda 413k 47
  2. 2 Kontaveit Anett 148k 38
  3. 12 Kasatkina Daria 219k 35
  4. 22 Anisimova Amanda 218k 35
  5. 68 Tomljanovic Ajla 216k 35
  6. 3 Sakkari Maria 369k 33
  7. 4 Badosa Paula 626k 33
  8. 5 Jabeur Ons 688k 32
  9. 67 Petkovic Andrea 150k 31
  10. 20 Azarenka Viktoria 699k 30
  11. 53 Stephens Sloane 545k 30
  12. 91 Saville Daria 122k 29
  13. 7 Pegula Jessica 45k 28
  14. 43 Rogers Shelby 52k 27
  15. 63 Potapova Anastasia 112k 26
  16. 6 Sabalenka Aryna 337k 25
  17. 23 Rybakina Elena 224k 25
  18. 16 Halep Simona 1736k 24
  19. 42 Svitolina Elina 870k 24
  20. 1 Swiatek Iga 921k 23
  21. 38 Osaka Naomi 2793k 23
  22. 97 Pavlyuchenkova Anastasia 142k 22
  23. 9 Muguruza Garbine 912k 21
  24. 21 Teichmann Jil 34k 21
  25. 33 Cirstea Sorana 154k 21
  26. 81 Pera Bernarda 35k 21
  27. 10 Raducanu Emma 2487k 20
  28. 15 Pliskova Karolina 445k 20
  29. 32 Riske Alison 24k 20
  30. 37 Cornet Alize 147k 20
  31. 61 Paolini Jasmine 17k 20
  32. 66 Linette Magda 75k 20
  33. 72 Zanevska Maryna 33k 20
  34. 89 Konjuh Ana 39k 20
  35. 8 Collins Danielle 140k 19
  36. 18 Kudermetova Veronika 76k 19
  37. 39 Putintseva Yulia 95k 19
  38. 49 Vondrousova Marketa 52k 19
  39. 64 Bouzkova Marie 41k 19
  40. 88 Vekic Donna 209k 19
  41. 14 Fernandez Leylah 336k 18
  42. 24 Trevisan Martina 60k 18
  43. 25 Kvitova Petra 649k 18
  44. 41 Sorribes Tormo Sara 31k 18
  45. 75 Krunic Alexandra 21k 18
  46. 11 Gauff Cori 784k 17
  47. 74 Rus Arantxa 23k 17
  48. 85 Zidansek Tamara 13k 17
  49. 27 Keys Madison 211k 16
  50. 30 Mertens Elise 79k 16
  51. 48 Garcia Caroline 177k 16
  52. 52 Andreescu Bianca 709k 16
  53. 60 Juvan Kaja 30k 16
  54. 65 Osorio Camila 108k 16
  55. 69 Ruse Elena-Gabriela 20k 16
  56. 70 Kalinskaya Anna 101k 16
  57. 96 Siniakova Katerina 91k 16
  58. 73 Kostyuk Marta 174k 15
  59. 93 Peterson Rebecca 9k 15
  60. 31 Kerber Angelique 680k 14
  61. 83 Kovinic Danka 30k 14
  62. 87 Dart Harriet 29k 14
  63. 35 Sasnovich Aliaksandra 47k 13
  64. 40 Van Uytvanck Alison 8k 13
  65. 26 Haddad Maia Beatriz 99k 12
  66. 55 Martic Petra 52k 12
  67. 71 Martincova Tereza 62k 12
  68. 19 Krejcikova Barbora 78k 11
  69. 50 Bondar Anna 11k 11
  70. 57 Brengle Madison 4k 11
  71. 80 Wang Xinyu 11k 11
  72. 95 Galfi Dalma 15k 11
  73. 98 Davis Lauren 30k 11
  74. 99 Minnen Greet 6k 11
  75. 46 Tauson Clara 27k 10
  76. 56 Samsonova Liudmila 19k 10
  77. 58 Li Ann 4k 10
  78. 62 Cristian Jaqueline Adina 27k 10
  79. 79 Yastremska Dayana 147k 10
  80. 28 Alexandrova Ekaterina 19k 9
  81. 90 Kucova Kristina 3k 9
  82. 100 Maria Tatjana 47k 8
  83. 17 Ostapenko Jelena 183k 7
  84. 29 Giorgi Camila 633k 7
  85. 78 Bronzetti Lucia 12k 7
  86. 84 Frech Magdalena 13k 7
  87. 86 Parry Diane 25k 7
  88. 45 Begu Irina-Camelia 19k 6
  89. 54 Parrizas-Diaz Nuria 3k 6
  90. 36 Zhang Shuai 9k 5
  91. 59 Gracheva Varvara 2k 5
  92. 92 Tsurenko Lesia 59k 5
  93. 51 Kalinina Anhelina 8k 4
  94. 76 Schmiedlova Karolina Anna 24k 4
  95. 77 Dodin Oceane 10k 4
  96. 82 Liu Claire 6k 4
  97. 34 Kanepi Kaia 12k 3
  98. 47 Zheng Qinwen 8k 2
  99. 94 Wang Xiyu 0.865k 2
  100. 44 Sherif Mayar 21k 1

Are you surprised by the data? What is the most interesting realization you’ve made?

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