Top Tennis Tweeters

Kim Clijsters
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Photo: Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images

Kim Clijsters


As individual contractors, tennis players are not subject to the social media policies sports teams worldwide have used to restrict athletes' tweets. And given the sport's traveling-road-show aspect, with hours upon hours of downtime between matches, Twitter enables today's players to communicate whatever, whenever and wherever -- often without the filter of a public-relations team.

The third-ranked Clijsters (left) is an avid user of social-media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Shortly after snapping this photo with Caroline Wozniacki during a changeover at an exhibition on Jan. 1 in Thailand, Clijsters uploaded it to Twitter (inset).
SAMPLE TWEET "We just had a car accident on our way to the courts! So scary... Bob, my manager took the hit..."

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