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U.S. Open Champions Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams Were Also The Most-Talked-About On Facebook


Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams walked away from the 2013 U.S. Open Tennis Championships with the trophies for their respective genders, but which other players nailed winners on Facebook?

Facebook Consumer Content Associate Mandy Zibart and Data Editor Robert D’Onofrio named the top five men’s and women’s players in terms of people talking about this and shared some behind-the-scenes photos from the tournament.

The top five men’s players, by PTAT:

  1. Nadal
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Stanislas Wawrinka
  5. Andy Murray

The top five women, by PTAT:

  1. Williams
  2. Li Na
  3. Victoria Azarenka
  4. Jelena Jankovic
  5. Maria Sharapova

Zibart and D’Onofrio also shared several Facebook photos from the U.S. Open, which can be found here, including the image below of two-time U.S. Open champion Monica Seles answering fans’ questions on the social network.

Readers: Did you follow this year’s U.S. Open, and, if so, did you interact with Facebook during the tournament?

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Wimbledon On Facebook: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Tops In PTAT


With the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament in full swing, Rafael Nadal was the most-talked-about male player between June 24 and July 1, according to data from Facebook, while the people talking about this leader for women was Maria Sharapova, and the most-talked-about moment was unranked Steve Darcis’ stunning upset of Nadal in the tournament’s first round.

The tournament’s host country, the U.K., was, not surprisingly, the top country in terms of users’ PTAT regarding Wimbledon.

Facebook said it measured more than 11.6 million worldwide Wimbledon-related interactions between June 24 and July 1, and its findings follow:

PTAT, men:

  1. Nadal
  2. Roger Federer
  3. Novak Djokovic
  4. Darcis
  5. Andy Murray

PTAT, women:

  1. Sharapova
  2. Serena Williams
  3. Sabine Lisicki
  4. Ana Ivanovic
  5. Victoria Azarenka

Top countries talking about Wimbledon:

  1. U.K.
  2. U.S.
  3. India
  4. Italy
  5. Australia

Top social moments:

  1. Darcis’ first-round upset of Nadal, June 24
  2. No. 3-seeded Sharapova, Federer (No. 3), and Azarenka (No. 2) all fall in the second round, June 26
  3. No. 1 Williams upset by No. 23 Lisicki, July 1
  4. No. 4 David Ferrer tops No. 26 Alexandr Dolgopolov in five sets, June 29
  5. Local favorites Murray and Laura Robson both advance to the third round to keep British hopes alive, June 28

Readers: Have you interacted on Facebook at all while keeping up with Wimbledon?

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