tennis The Best Tennis Players from Italy

392 votes 127 voters 38k views 25 items Embed

List Rules List contains top Italian tennis players.

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 of Italian men and female 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.
Flavia Pennetta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Italy
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY
1
+ - 50 13

Flavia Pennetta


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 ...more

More About

Birthplace: Brindisi, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Year Turned Pro: 2000

Also Ranked

#89 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

see more on Flavia Pennetta
Francesca Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Italy
Photo: Freebase/GNU Free Documentation License
2
+ - 35 13

Francesca Schiavone


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

More About

Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Year Turned Pro: 1998

Also Ranked

#49 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

#34 on The Greatest Female Tennis Players of the Open Era

see more on Francesca Schiavone
Sara Errani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Italy
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-SA-2.0
3
+ - 27 7

Sara Errani


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

More About

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Year Turned Pro: 2002

see more on Sara Errani
Adriano Panatta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Italy
Photo: user uploaded image
4
+ - 20 4

Adriano Panatta


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

More About

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Also Ranked

#35 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

#37 on The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1970s

see more on Adriano Panatta
Andreas Seppi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Italy
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-SA-2.5
5
+ - 21 6

Andreas Seppi


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 ...more

More About

Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Year Turned Pro: 2002

see more on Andreas Seppi
Paolo Bertolucci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Italy
Photo: user uploaded image
6
+ - 6 0

Paolo Bertolucci


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 ...more

More About

Birthplace: Forte dei Marmi, Italy

see more on Paolo Bertolucci
Roberta Vinci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Italy
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-SA
7
+ - 17 7

Roberta Vinci


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

More About

Birthplace: Taranto, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Year Turned Pro: 1999

Also Ranked

#93 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

see more on Roberta Vinci
Nicola Pietrangeli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Italy
Photo: Freebase/GNU Free Documentation License
8
+ - 10 3

Nicola Pietrangeli


Nicola "Nicky" Pietrangeli is a former tennis player from Italy. He is considered by many to be Italy's greatest-ever tennis champion. ...more

More About

Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia

Nationality: Italy

Also Ranked

#46 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#14 on The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s

see more on Nicola Pietrangeli