A visual and data analytic exploration of success in tennis: Uncovering the relationship between performance and popularity.
The life of a professional athlete is not a smooth ride, it is full of ups and downs, life-changing victories and crushing defeats, serious injuries and awe-inspiring recovery. It is also glamorous, athletes are cherished, admired and often criticized as celebrities. Succeeding in the world of tennis means both excelling in the game and being popular enough to attract good endorsement deals. Here we delve deep into how success is achieved, both performance and popularity-wise and how those two relate to each other.