WTA Finals Singapore recap: What trended on Twitter from Oct 19 to Nov 1

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland celebrates with the Billie Jean King Trophy on Nov 1.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland celebrates with the Billie Jean King Trophy on Nov 1.PHOTO: EPA

Tennis fans following the recently-concluded BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global took to Twitter for breaking news about the women's season finale, to connect with others, and to show their support for their favourite players.

Twitter lit up with over 440,000 conversations about the hashtag #WTAFinals from Oct 19 to Nov 1 2015. 

The peak in Twitter conversations took place at 9:24pm on 1 November with 160 Tweets per minute when the tennis world cheered for Agnieszka Radwanska (@ARadwanska) after she beat Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) to win her first-ever WTA Finals title.

Check out the WTA Finals Twitter activity in this interactive chart:

Here is the #WTAFinals 2015 Golden Tweet (the most shared Tweet) from the WTA handle, capturing the emotional moment on video when Radwanska realised she had won the biggest title of her career.

Here are the most-shared Tweets:

1. The WTA Finals was the final tournament for Flavia Pennetta (@Flavia_Pennetta) before her retirement:

2. Radwanska wins her first-ever WTA Finals singles title, the first woman to beat the odds - after a losing round-robin record - and become champion:

3. The successful return of Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) to the WTA Tour by topping the Red Group with a 3-0 round-robin record:

4. The season-long dominance of Martina Hingis (@MHingis) and Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania), culminating in their first-ever WTA Finals doubles title together:

5. The meteoric rise and breakout year for Garbine Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza), symbolically making it to the singles semi-finals and the doubles finals at the WTA Finals:

The top five most discussed women tennis players on Twitter during the 2015 WTA Finals:

1.     Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova)

2.     Garbine Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza)

3.     Agnieszka Radwanska (@ARadwanska)

4.     Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep)

5.     Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania)

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