The Best Tennis Players from the United States

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List of the best tennis players from United States, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. United States has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented American tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of United States 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 United States then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has a variety of players, like {X} and Serena Williams, in it.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of United States in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented American tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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    Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and former World No. 1. During his 14-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, becoming the first player to break Roy Emerson's record of 12 Slams. Sampras also won 7 major indoor titles. He is recognized as one of the greatest tennis ...more

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    • Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1988
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    Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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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

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    • Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1995
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    Andre Kirk Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi had been ...more

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    • Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1986
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    Jimmy Connors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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    James Scott "Jimmy" Connors is a former World No. 1 tennis player from the United States. Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles, and was a runner-up in seven Grand Slam singles finals, one Grand Slam doubles final and one Grand Slam mixed doubles final. He held ...more

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    • Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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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

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    • Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1994-10-31
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    Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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    William Tatem Tilden II, nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the World No. 1 player for six years from 1920 through 1925. He won 14 Major singles titles including 10 Grand Slams, 1 World Hard Court ...more

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    • Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick is a former American professional tennis player and former World No. 1. He is known for his fast service and powerful forehand. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final. He is currently the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 2000
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    James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr. is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open. He holds the record for being the youngest man to have reached the finals of all ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America, Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1988
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