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Serena Williams among the top earning athletes on Instagram during the lockdown



Tennis champion Serena Williams is the highest earning female athlete on Instagram during the lockdown period according to a research report by Attain. Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was listed as the highest earning sports athlete on Instagram during the lockdown according to a research report by Attain.

The report is for earnings for the period from March 12 to May 14 this year. The Portugal and Juventus star earned £1,882,336 million with his posts on the social networking site – which amounts to £470,584 for each of his four sponsored posts.

The former Real Madrid superstar has approximately 222 million followers on the social media site, Instagram, which is the most for any football player.

Serena Williams is No. 13 on the overall list
Soccer stars dominated the list with soccer players taking the Top 3 positions on the list.

Lionel Messi is second on the list – as he earned £1,299,373 during the lockdown period for his four sponsored posts while Neymar is third on the list earning £1,192,211 in total. Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal who earned £583,628 for his 16 sponsored posts, comes in at No.

4 on the list, followed by English soccer star David Beckham at No. 5, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli at No. 6, Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic at No. 7, former NBA star Dwanye Wade at No. 8, Brazilian footballer Dani Alves at No.

9 and Boxer Anthony Joshua at No. 10. Serena Williams is the first female athlete on the list – she comes in at No. 13 on the overall list with earnings of £26,475 for the 2 month period. Serena has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court, who has 24 Grand Slam singles titles in her career.

She has been ranked No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017, including holding the top spot for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.

Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players. Her 39 Grand Slam titles put her joint-third on the all-time list and second in the Open Era: 23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles.

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‘Novak Djokovic has a big chance to get back in the Grand Slam race,’ says analyst



The Australian Open will provide Novak Djokovic with ‘a big chance’ to get him back into the Grand Slam race, says Radmilo Armenulić.

The world number one lost ground to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros earlier this month with the Spaniard beating him in the final to win his 20th Grand Slam and draw him level with Roger Federer on the all-time list.

Djokovic, by comparison, is on 17, but he has a supreme record in Melbourne, and former Serbia Davis Cup captain Armenulić has warned against writing him off just yet.

“There are many stories that the Grand Slam will not be played in Australia, which is Novak’s great chance for a new, 18th Grand Slam title, which would completely return him to the race,” Armenulić told

“If the tournament still takes place, which we all hope, the least Novak will do is settle with Federer in terms of the number of weeks at the top of the ATP list.

“Nole is already warming up for such a scenario, I see that he will play in Vienna, win that tournament and calmly wait for the end of the season.

“I am sure that Novak has already recovered from the crisis, while Nadal will only be able to endanger him at the Masters in Paris.”

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