Friday December 12th, 2014

From marquee matches to feisty feuds, to major meltdowns and the tennis Twitter, and all of fashion faux-pas and sexy, skillful shots in between, SI Tennis' Year-End Awards have the entire span of the 2014 tennis season covered. Check back throughout the month of December to see the best and worst of the season.

People around the world send more than 500 million tweets per day, in moments of triumph, distress, celebration and sorrow. And if it happened in the tennis world, it most likely happened on Twitter as well. From second-by-second reactions to some of the top matches, to players expressing their thoughts or ambitions, to a collection of memorable photos, the 2014 tennis year on Twitter is full of moments both fans and professionals will never forget.

Take a look back through the #TennisYearOnTwitter,'s compilation of the best tennis memories of the 2014 season, driven by data provided by our friends at Twitter.

Most RT'd Men's tweets






2014 Men's Most followed
and follower growth


2014 Women's Most followed
and follower growth



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2014 Most Tweeted tennis events

  • 1
    6 million tweets

    Here's a heat map showing how the world tweeted during Novak Djokovic's five-setter against Roger Federer in the final match:

    Courtesy of Twitter

    (Click to expand to the full interactive heat map.)
    Here's a heat map for Petra Kvitova's matchup against Eugenie Bouchard in the women's final:

    Courtesy of Twitter

    (Click to expand to the full interactive heat map.)

  • 2
    Australian Open
    5.3 million tweets 

    In addition to the most talked about players during the tournament, the official hashtag #AusOpen was tweeted over 877,000 times and trended No. 1 worldwide as well as No. 1 in Australia and 21 other countries. The Australian Open account was mentioned over 383,000 times and gained 65,350 new followers.

    Courtesy of Twitter

  • 3
    3French Open
    3.2 million tweets
    The three most tweeted matches at Roland Garros in 2014 were: Rafa Nadal’s win in the men’s final, Maria Sharapova’s win in women’s final and Andy Murray's victory over Monfils in the quarterfinals.

  • 4
    4U.S. Open
    2.8 million tweets
    In the final Grand Slam of 2014, upsets on the men's side and Serena's third straight U.S. Open title were some of the most talked about moments on Twitter.

    Courtesy of Twitter

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