Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan hits to Leylah Fernandez of Canada on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The list of the most tweeted about female athletes in 2021 has been released, with some surprises and some usual suspects in there.

Front Office Sports released a ‘Year on Twitter’ review, talking about the world of sports and everyone in it.

The results of the review were split into many categories, including ‘Most Tweeted Male Athletes’, ‘Most Tweeted Female Athletes’, and ‘Most Tweeted About Teams’.

The list of the top five most tweeted about female athletes is as follows.

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Coming in at number five is Bianca Belair, who is a WWE superstar and one of the best in the women’s division. She headlined WrestleMania 37 alongside Sasha Banks, becoming the first two black women to headline the PPV.

Fourth position was taken by Serena Williams. The 40-year-old is still very much one of the best in the business, and is in the hunt for a 24th Grand Slam title.

Although she hasn’t played much tennis this year, her off-field activities have garnered much attention. Her biopic ‘King Richard’ released to acclaim.

Belair may be money, but Sasha Banks is money in the bank. She takes third place, with the 29-year-old continuing to light up the pro wrestling scene with great matches.

The silver medal goes to Naomi Osaka, whose mental health problems and subsequent withdrawal from the French Open created a lot of controversy.

Her treatment by the organisers was disgraceful, and social media poured in with support for the Japanese star. Tweets were part of the support, helping her become the second-most tweeted female athlete.

The top spot went to gymnast Simone Biles. The American is a serial winner, having a combined 32 Olympic and World Championship medals in her cabinet.

Like Osaka, she faced issues with her mental health in 2021. She withdrew from some events in Tokyo despite qualifying for all individual finals.

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