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The Best Tennis Players from Italy

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List of the best tennis players from Italy, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Italy has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Italian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Italy and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Italy then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List players include Andreas Seppi, Gianni Clerici and many additional players as well.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Italian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Italian tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Italy in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Italian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.



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    Flavia Pennetta
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    Flavia Pennetta is an Italian professional tennis player. She became Italy's first top-10 female singles player on 17 August 2009 and also the first Italian tennis player to be ranked no. 1 in doubles on 28 February 2011. Pennetta has won ten career WTA singles titles, including the 2014 Indian Wells ...more

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    • Birthplace: Brindisi, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 2000
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    Francesca Schiavone is an Italian tennis player who turned professional in 1998. She won the 2010 French Open singles title, becoming the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam event in singles. She was also runner-up at the 2011 French Open. Her career high ranking is World No. 4, achieved on 31 ...more

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    • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 1998
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    Sara Errani is a professional tennis player from Italy. She is the Italian no. 1. As of 23 February 2015, she is ranked world no. 12 in singles and world no. 1 in doubles. She has won eight career singles titles, and 25 career doubles titles, including five Grand Slam championships and five Premier ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 2002
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    Adriano Panatta is a former professional tennis player from Italy. He is best remembered for winning the French Open in 1976, and for being the only player to ever defeat Björn Borg at Roland Garros, which he did on two occasions.more

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    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Andreas Seppi is a professional tennis player from South Tyrol, northern Italy, who turned professional in 2002. He considers clay and hard courts his favourite surfaces and is coached by Massimo Sartori. Seppi reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 18. Seppi's most notable victory came at ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 2002
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    Roberta Vinci
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    Roberta Vinci is an Italian tennis player. As of 21 July 2014, Vinci is ranked World No. 11 in singles and world No. 1 in doubles in the WTA Tour Rankings. Vinci has won 32 WTA Tour titles, 9 in singles and 23 in doubles, including the 2012 French Open, the 2012 US Open, the 2013 Australian Open and ...more

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    • Birthplace: Taranto, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 1999
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    Nicola "Nicky" Pietrangeli is a former tennis player from Italy. He is considered by many to be Italy's greatest-ever tennis champion.more

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    • Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Omar Camporese is a former professional tennis player from Italy.more

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    • Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Paolo Bertolucci Added by: Chris Abraham

    Paolo Bertolucci is a former Italian tennis player, currently working as sport commentator for Italian Sky TV. Born at Forte dei Marmi, Bertolucci won the Davis Cup with Italy in 1976. His greatest success on tour was the victory at the 1977 Hamburg Masters, where he beat Manuel Orantes in the final in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Forte dei Marmi, Italy
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    Karin Knapp is an Italian tennis player. Knapp has won one title on the WTA tour, as well as five singles and six doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 25 February 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 35. On 15 September 2014, she peaked at world number 109 in the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bruneck, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 2002
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    Potito Starace is an Italian professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world no. 27 on October 15, 2007 and prefers to play on red clay. Umberto Rianna is his coach.more

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    • Birthplace: Benevento, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 2001
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    Corrado Barazzutti

    Corrado Barazzutti is a former Italian tennis player.more

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    • Birthplace: Udine, Italy
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    Maria Elena Camerin is a professional tennis player from Italy.more

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    • Birthplace: Motta di Livenza, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 1997
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    Fabio Fognini is a professional tennis player and the current Italian No. 1. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 13, achieved in March 2014, and World No. 18 in doubles, achieved in February 2015. Fognini's favourite surface is red clay, on which he won his three ATP singles titles in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sanremo, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Andrea Gaudenzi is a former tennis player from Italy, who turned professional in 1990. Gaudenzi was born in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna. He is best known for defeating Pete Sampras in the first round of the 2002 French Open. A right-hander, he represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Faenza, Italy
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    Raffaella Reggi is a former professional tennis player from Italy, known for her fiery on-court personality, expressiveness and gesticulations.more

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    • Birthplace: Faenza, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Renzo Furlan Added by: smed1964

    Renzo Furlan is a former tennis player from Italy. Having turned professional in 1988, Furlan represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was defeated in the quarter finals by India's Leander Paes. Four years earlier, when Barcelona hosted the Summer ...more

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    • Birthplace: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 1988
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    Mara Santangelo is a former professional female tennis player from Italy. She retired from the sport on 28 January 2011.more

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    • Birthplace: Latina, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003
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    Davide Sanguinetti is an Italian former professional male tennis player.more

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    • Birthplace: Viareggio, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Year Turned Pro: 1993
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    Gianni Clerici is an Italian tennis commentator and journalist, and a former tennis player. Clerici is known for his often off-topic banter with partner Rino Tommasi. As a tennis player one highlight of his career was being part of the main draw at Wimbledon in 1953. Clerici is the author of several ...more

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    • Birthplace: Como, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
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