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List of the best tennis players from Netherlands, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Netherlands has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Dutch tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Netherlands 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 Netherlands then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.List features players like John van Lottum and Kea Bouman.This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Dutch tennis players?" and "Who is the best Dutch tennis player of all time?" You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Netherlands in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Dutch tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Tom Okker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Netherlands
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Tom Okker


Thomas Samuel "Tom" Okker is a former Dutch tennis player. He was ranked among the world's top 10 singles players for seven consecutive years, 1968–74, reaching a career high of World No. 3 in 1969. He also was ranked World No. 1 in doubles in 1969. ...more

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Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Year Turned Pro: 1968

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Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Netherlands
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Richard Krajicek


Richard Peter Stanislav Krajicek is a Dutch former professional tennis player. In 1996 he won the men's singles title at Wimbledon, the only Dutch player to have done so. In the quarterfinals of that tournament, he defeated Pete Sampras. This was Sampras' only singles defeat at Wimbledon between ...more

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Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Year Turned Pro: 1989

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

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Robin Haase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Netherlands
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Robin Haase


Robin Haase is a Dutch tennis player. Haase is currently the highest-ranked Dutch player, achieving a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 33 in July 2012. He has won two singles titles and reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Monte Carlo Masters. Together with countryman Igor Sijsling, ...more

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Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Year Turned Pro: 2005

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Esther Vergeer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Netherlands
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Esther Vergeer


Esther Mary Vergeer is a retired Dutch wheelchair tennis player. Combining singles and doubles, she has won 42 Grand Slam tournaments, 22 year-end championships and 7 Paralympics titles. Vergeer was the world number one wheelchair tennis player from 1999 until her retirement in February 2013. In ...more

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Birthplace: Woerden, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

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Paul Haarhuis


Paul Vincent Nicholas Haarhuis is a Dutch former professional tennis player. He is a former World No. 1 doubles player and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 18 in November 1995. He won six Grand Slam men's doubles titles, five with Jacco Eltingh and one with Yevgeny Kafelnikov. ...more

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Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Year Turned Pro: 1989

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Jacco Eltingh


Jacco Folkert Eltingh is a former professional male tennis player and former World No. 1 doubles player from the Netherlands as well as the godfather of Princess Zita-Clara of Bourbon-Parma, granddaughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands. He is best remembered for his success in doubles with ...more

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Birthplace: Heerde, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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Betty Stöve is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Netherlands
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Betty Stöve


Betty Stöve is a Dutch former professional tennis player. She is best remembered for reaching the ladies' singles final at Wimbledon in 1977. She also won ten Grand Slam titles in women's doubles and mixed doubles. ...more

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Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

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Michaëlla Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Netherlands
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Michaëlla Krajicek is a Dutch professional tennis player. Krajicek has won three singles and six doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as ten singles and fourteen doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 11 February 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 30. On 8 ...more

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Birthplace: Delft, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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