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Some of the top female athletes use social media to engage with fans. Whether you’re a sports fanatic looking to follow your favorite star, or are a brand looking to collaborate with some of the top female athletes on social media, this list can help fulfill your goal. 

20 female athletes on social media

Hayley Ashburn 

Hayley is a professional climber who thrives on taking thrill-seeking to new heights. For her Instagram followers, Hayley eats lunch on a staggeringly steep mountainside and shows off her solo skills setting up shop on a gravity-defying rock wall.

Kate Hall 

Talented track star Kate is a long jumper with several national titles under her belt. On Instagram, she shares what it’s like balancing training with being diabetic and embraces change in her life on and off the field.

Sania Mirza 

Sania is a former professional tennis player in India with a significant fan following of 13M. The mega Instagram influencer is considered one of many female athlete activists admired for her support of women, love for fashion and who reflects on her trailblazing career with gratitude.

Ronda Rousey 

Ronda is a professional WWE wrestler and one of the most well-known names in the game. For her 17.5M Instagram followers, she shares how she pushes through training despite setbacks and promotes her new book.

Alex Morgan 

Alex is a professional soccer striker with the U.S. National Women’s Team and the San Diego Wave FC. She’s one of the top female athlete influencers on Instagram, where she shares her head-to-toe athletic wear look and promotes the upcoming soccer season for her 10.1M followers.

Serena Williams 

A roundup of the top female athletes of all time wouldn’t be complete without including Serena in the mix. The retired tennis superstar is a mega Instagram influencer with 17.2M followers, where she shares her fashion, love for life and quality time with her daughter.

Smriti Mandhana 

Smriti is a professional cricketer in India. She’s also a mega-influencer on Instagram with 9.2M followers, where she works with brands she loves and family time.

Simone Biles 

Simone is a gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and an inspiration to young female athletes worldwide for prioritizing her mental health. On Instagram, she treats her 7.1M followers to deals on her favorite gymnastics wear and shares her new marriage to athlete, Jonathan Owens.

Jessie Pegula 

Jessie is a professional women’s tennis player who dominates in singles and doubles matches. On Instagram, she’s a mid-tier influencer with 184K followers  who gets all dressed up to promote her upcoming tournament and celebrates a win on the court.

Hannah Teter 

Three-time Olympian Hannah is a snowboarding star. She’s also one of the top female athletes on social media, taking time to reflect on her journey and working with brands she loves to promote to her 297K Instagram followers.

Katie Ledecky 

With 601K followers on Instagram, Katie is a world champion swimmer with a slew of Olympic titles and gold medals to her name. She’s also a macro influencer on Instagram, where she ends a race by taking time to enjoy the sunset and explores the great outdoors in her favorite cold-weather apparel.

Misty Copeland 

Misty is a professional ballerina and easily one of the most famous female athletes. Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, known to her 1.8 million Instagram followers as mistyonpointe, shares her love for dance and fashion.

Breanna Stewart  

Breanna is a WNBA star with 345K followers on Instagram who plays for the New York Liberty. The ESPY Award-winner is also a mid-tier Instagram influencer who promotes her latest athletic collab and stays focused while still having fun on the court.

Caroline Garcia 

Caroline is a French professional tennis player who ranks amongst the top singles and doubles players in the world. On Instagram, she celebrates a major victory and keeps the action flowing on the court for her 277K followers.

Alexia Putellas 

Alexia is a Spanish soccer star who plays as a midfielder for Barcelona. For her 3.3M Instagram followers, Alex puts in work on the field and stays humble by thanking her support system for winning an athletic award.

Sydney Leroux

Canadian-American soccer player Sydney is also a mom, sharing her journey in both parts of life with her 1.2M followers on Instagram. On Sydney’s page you’ll find pictures of life with the team as well as her personal life with family.

Catarina Macario

Catarina is a soccer player for the Chelsea Soccer Club and an Adidas athlete. She has 120K followers on Instagram. She shares tons of glimpses into her soccer life, so if you’re hoping to see the athlete in action, follow her there. 

Messiah Bright

Messiah is a professional soccer player for the Angel City Football Club. She offers tips on her Instagram and even her love for getting dressed up.

Anastasia Ashley

With 1M followers, Anastasia is a popular professional surfer and influencer who has taken Instagram by storm. You’ll find videos of her on the waves or posts working with her favorite brands.

Paula Creamer

Professional golfer Paula shares her golfing journey with 189K followers on Instagram. Her love for the sport is palpable, but you also get a glimpse into her personal life.

Caitlin Clark

Caitlin is a three-time USA Basketball Gold Medalist who plays for the Iowa Women’s Basketball team. She has over 1.2 million followers who see her partnerships with brands like Gatoradepictures with her teammates after games, and trips to Italy with her friends.


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