‘Goals Are to Make the Game More Mainstream and Relatable’- Former Player Takes Inspiration From Paige Spiranac to Become the Biggest Tennis Influencer

Published 09/12/2022, 9:10 AM EDT

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Tennis has a fan base all around the world and tournaments are nothing short of fests, especially the Grand Slam events. The sport enjoys a great deal of attention in all four seasons. It is a gentlemen’s game, and the display of emotions such as rage is often frowned upon. Therefore, the new generation doesn’t take much interest.

To mend the same former tennis player turned influencer, Rachel Stuhlmann has decided to become the Paige Spiranac of tennis. She aims to bring the sport in touch with the social-media-loving crowd by bringing light to the major attractions of the sport.


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Tennis has a new flag bearer

Paige Spiranac is a social media personality, a golf instructor, and a former golfer. Spiranac has over 3.6 million followers on Instagram, and Stuhlmann wishes to reach the same level of success. As she said, “Paige does her thing with golf and she’s a great person to seek inspiration from, but there’s nothing like it in tennis.”

“So I just feel like for me, I would love to keep bringing attention to all the different tournaments I want to travel to. My main goals are to make the game more mainstream and relatable. So whatever aligns with that, I’ve always said yes.” The 30-year-old added.

Thereafter, Stuhlmann spoke about her aim. She confessed, “just keep creating content around the sport, get people excited about it, show them the different life stories around the game and in a positive way.” The influencer who recently appeared at the Arthur Ashe Stadium of the US Open dolled up in a green crop top and matching pleated mini skirt claims to be the no.1 tennis influencer.

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She played at the University of Missouri from 2010 to 2014. During that time, she achieved national rankings in both singles and doubles.

What happened at the US Open?

The last Grand Slam of the season faced heavy criticism for keeping the three-time champion Novak Djokovic out but slowly caught pace. The tournament which acted host to the 23 times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams’ last dance saw some noteworthy performances from the young generation as well.


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While the 21-year-old Iga Swiatek shined again, 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz ended the season with his first Grand Slam trophy. He outclassed another rising star and French Open finalist, Casper Ruud, to claim the title.


Written by:

Mahima Verma


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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.
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Ankit Sharma