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Tennis influencer Rachel Stuhlmann may not have made a huge splash on the court, but she is certainly turning heads in the tennis world.
Very few will be familiar with Stuhlmann’s playing career but the sporting world is certainly getting to know the American. Inspired by the success of golfing beauty Paige Spirinac, Stulhmann is also engaging a new tennis fan base with her content creation and stunning photo shoots.
Whether it is on the court, in the stands at the US Open, or on talk shows and podcasts, she star is shining ever brighter. And Stuhlmann has attributed much of her success to being liberated from the “buttoned-up” world of professional tennis.
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"So I feel like in this past year I have really embraced who I am as a person in this industry,” Stuhlmann said to theThe Up & In Show podcast. "I feel like years ago I was a little more afraid to be myself in an industry that has been super traditional and buttoned-up.
"I am myself. I have done so much in this industry and I am going to be who I am and I want to keep bringing people to this sport in a positive way. Earlier this year I had a social media manager that helped me build my brand, so I really focused on creating content.
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"I loved travelling to tennis tournaments whether it be for work or on my own. I was like these tournaments are so special and they all have their own personalities and I am going to start highlighting them."
Stulhmann has amassed 195,000 Instagram followers and is currently referred as being the ‘No.1 tennis influencer’. Unsurprisingly, Stulhmann, who has also previous described herself as the ‘world’s sexiest tennis influencer’ in the past, promised to keep on adding to her ever-growing follower account.
"For what I am doing here has never been a playbook,” Stulhmann added. “So that is something I have had to discover on my own kind of path here, there have been a lot of challenges.
“But in the end, it has definitely been worth it and it has been really fun."
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