2013 US Open on Facebook

This year’s US Open Tennis Championships was one of the most social tennis tournaments to date with an unprecedented number of photos and posts shared exclusively on Facebook by organizers and players past and present.

Here is a closer look at the most-talked-about players based on mentions, and a few standout posts from people on and off the court. Click the drop-down arrow in the top right corner of the posts below to get the embed code for your site or blog.

The most talked about men’s players:

  1. Rafa Nadal (Tournament Champion)
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Stanislas Wawrinka
  5. Andy Murray

The most talked about women’s players:

  1. Serena Williams (Tournament Champion)
  2. Li Na
  3. Victoria Azarenka
  4. Jelena Jankovic
  5. Maria Sharapova

Some of the best moments from the US Open:

Rafa Nadal after winning his second men’s single title.

Serena Williams posing with her trophy after her fifth US Open singles title win.

Maria Sharapova announcing withdrawal from the tournament exclusively on Facebook.

Prior to the US Open, James Blake announced he would retire after 14 years on tour. After losing on Day 3, Andy Murray, Juan Martín del Potro, and Alex Bogomolov congratulate him on a wonderful career in the locker room.

People and celebs including Justin Timberlake, David Beckham and Jessica Alba attending matches in record numbers.

World #6 Juan Martín del Potro stuck in traffic in New York and taking some time to sign autographs.
Tennis fans had many opportunities to interact with their favorite players in interactive Q&A sessions as well:

Vicky Duval taking over the US Open Page to answer questions from fans before appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Fan favorite, Ana Ivanovic, stopping by for a Q&A session.

The Bryan Brothers interacting with fans on the US Open Page before an upset in the doubles semifinals.

Several retired players making an appearance at this year’s US Open as well, including Boris Becker and Monica Seles. Seles chats with fans on the US Open Page about her induction into the Court of Champions.
By Mandy Zibart, Consumer Content Associate & Robert D’Onofrio, Data Editor

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