2011 Results – Tennis More Popular Than Any Other Sport!!

Maria Sharapova - action on the court

Bing searches, which favour the US population, have revealed a number of interesting statistics for the 2011 “year of the web”. In short, tennis stars were the most searched. But no Fed or Rafa!

Maria Sharapova - a model citizen off court

Girl Power! Yes – a woman was the top searched sports star for the year. And that’s not all. Tennis Power – now triple the strength!!!

In a terrific year for women’s tennis, with plenty of great matches and new champions, the comeback kid known as Masha was the top of the list for Bing peeps. And two of Masha’s competitors were in top 5 places. The quick list:

1. Maria Sharapova (tennis)
2. Tiger Woods (probably for off-green as much as on)
3. Serena Williams (tennis)
4. Brett Favre (gridiron)
5. Caroline Wozniacki (tennis)

Maria and Caroline keep people interested for positive reasons – as tennis champions and attractive people. No need for tantrums, affairs or stunts to keep them on the web radar.

Top Web Charts for 2008 – Paris Hilton and Anna Kournikova still No 1

In a year of enormous turmoil in the physical world it is wonderful to see the virtual world of the web has steadfastly held to its primary concerns – girls/women and celebrities. And we love it!

So even though there is a new celebrity in the Top Women searches on Lycos – Sarah Palin – it is perhaps no surprise to see the other 4:

1. Paris Hilton
2. Sarah Palin
3. Britney Spears
4. Pamela Anderson
5. Holly Madison

Celebs also dominated the Top News Stories as well, with Heath Ledger, Clay Aiken, Paul Newman and Jennifer Hudson of more interest than earthquakes and wars.


Meanwhile, the public chose Top Sports Stars who combined attractiveness along with accomplishment – again, no great surprise:

1. Anna Kournikova
2. Danica Patrick
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Michael Phelps
5. Serena Williams

And interesting to see Anna is still such a darling of webfolk.
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