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Famous Female Tennis Players

List of famous female tennis players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female tennis players list contains the most prominent and top females known for being tennis players. There are thousand of females working as tennis players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic tennis players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a tennis player then the people below should give you inspiration.

Linda Tuero and Inés Gorrochategui are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

While this isn't a list of all female tennis players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female tennis players?" and "Who are the best female tennis players?"

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    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player, who as of October 6, 2014 is ranked world No. 2 by the Women's Tennis Association. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
    • Profession: Tennis player, Model, Athlete
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    Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a Russian retired professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a WTA singles title. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Tennis player, Model, Athlete
    • Credits: Me, Myself & Irene, The Biggest Loser, A Date With Anna: The Making of the Anna Kournikova Calendar, Coach: Nick Bollettieri
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    Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and regained this ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete + 2 more
    • Credits: Hair Show, Charity Jam, Wimbledon 2009 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real
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    Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Entrepreneur, Writer
    • Credits: Charity Jam, 2008 Wimbledon Official Film, Wimbledon 2007 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real, Wimbledon 2005 Official Film
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    Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who as of 2 February 2015 is ranked world No. 6 by the Women's Tennis Association. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, she beat Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open and was the runner-up at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. She ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
    • Profession: Tennis player
    • Credits: Wimbledon Championships 2009, US Open 2009, US Open 2010
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    Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour, having held this position for 67 weeks. She was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall. From her WTA debut in 2005, she improved her year-end ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Ashley Harkleroad is a retired American tennis player. Born in Rossville, Georgia, Harkleroad reached a career-high ranking of no. 39 on June 9, 2003. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Rossville, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Jennifer Maria Capriati is an American former professional tennis player. A former World No. 1, she won three women's singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments. Capriati made her professional debut in 1990 at the age of 13 years 11 months when she reached the finals of the hard court tournament in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player
    • Credits: Charity Jam
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    Daniela Hantuchová is a Slovak tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, defeating Martina Hingis in the final and becoming the lowest-ranked player to ever win the tournament. She also reached ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Poprad, Slovakia
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko is a Russian tennis player and model. Kirilenko won the 2002 U.S. Open Girls' Singles and won her first WTA Tour title in 2005, defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the China Open. She has reached three Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, at the 2010 Australian Open the 2012 Wimbledon ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. She was one of the leading players on the women's circuit in the late-1980s and early-1990s. She won the women's singles title at the US Open in 1990, the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988, two Year-End Championships ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Elena Viacheslavovna Dementieva is a retired Russian tennis player. Dementieva won the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, having previously won the silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She won 16 WTA singles titles, reached the finals of the 2004 French Open and 2004 US Open and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Film Producer
    • Credits: Kate Clinton: 25th Anniversary Tour, Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World, Legends of Wimbledon: Billie Jean King
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    Lindsay Ann Davenport is a former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions. Since 1975, she is one of five women who have been the year-end World No. 1 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Palos Verdes, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player
    • Credits: Charity Jam, Open Access
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    Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. Billie Jean King, former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is "the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived." In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Christine Marie "Chris" Evert, known as Chris Evert-Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Actor
    • Credits: Charity Jam
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    Annabel Croft is a former professional British No. 1 female tennis player and current radio and television presenter. As a tennis player she won the WTA Tour event Virginia Slims of San Diego and represented Great Britain in the Fed Cup and the Wightman Cup. After retiring from tennis, she turned to ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Farnborough, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Tennis player, Presenter
    • Credits: Interceptor, Celebrity Wrestling, Treasure Hunt, Celebrity Fear Factor UK, Famous + 1 more
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    Martina Hingis is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as world no. 1. She won five Grand Slam singles titles. She also won nine Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Hingis set a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 and is currently world No. 38 as of 2 March 2015. She has won two Australian Open singles titles, becoming the first Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam singles title. Her other achievements include winning the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals, then won both again ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1927-2003)
    • Birthplace: South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Professional golfer
    • Credits: The Horse Soldiers
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