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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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    Stanley Roger "Stan" Smith is a former world No. 1 American tennis player and two-time Grand Slam singles champion who also, with his partner Bob Lutz, formed one of the most successful doubles teams of all time. Together, they won many major titles all over the world. In 1970, Smith won the first year ...more

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    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1968
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    Henry Prusoff

    Henry J. Prusoff was a top-ranked American tennis player in both singles and doubles in the 1930s. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Prusoff was ranked # 3 in doubles during the 1930s.more

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    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Hamilton Farrar "Ham" Richardson was an American tennis player, who was active in the 1950s and 1960s.more

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    • Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Gary Donnelly

    Gary Donnelly is a former professional tennis player from the United States. Donnelly still lives in Phoenix with his five children and wife, where he is a club pro at the Scottsdale Arizona Inn. Donnelly played college tennis at Arizona State University.more

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    • Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Henry Warner Slocum, Jr. was an American male tennis player who was active in the late 19th century. He was the son of the American politician and Union general Henry Warner Slocum.more

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    • Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Gardnar Mulloy

    Gardnar Putnam "Gar" Mulloy is a former U.S. No. 1 tennis player primarily known for playing in doubles matches with partner Billy Talbert. He was born in Washington, D.C. and turned 100 in November 2013.more

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    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Harold Solomon is a former American professional tennis player whose career was during the 1970s and 1980s. He achieved a career-high world ranking of No. 5 in 1980.more

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    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Helen Hull Jacobs was a World No. 1 American female tennis player who won ten Grand Slam titles. She was born in Globe, Arizona, United States.more

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    • Birthplace: Globe, Arizona, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Jay Gould II
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    Jay Gould II was an American real tennis player and a grandson of the railroad magnate Jay Gould. He was the world champion and the Olympic gold medalist. He held the U.S. Amateur Championship title continuously from 1906–1925, winning 18 times. During the same period, he never lost a set to an American ...more

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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Lisa Raymond is an American professional tennis player who has achieved notable success in doubles tennis. Raymond has 11 Grand Slam titles to her name: 6 in women's doubles and 5 in mixed doubles. On June 12, 2000, she reached the world number one ranking in doubles. Her career high singles ranking was ...more

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    • Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1993-05
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    Gene Mayer

    Gene Mayer is a former tennis player from the United States who won 14 singles titles during his career. Mayer was born in Flushing, Queens, New York. He grew up in Wayne, New Jersey, and played tennis at Wayne Valley High School, where he went unbeaten in his two years on the tennis team. He was a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Fritz Buehning

    Fritz Buehning is a former American tennis player from the Short Hills section of Millburn, New Jersey. Buehning attended Millburn High School, where he won the New Jersey state individual tennis championship in 1977 as a junior, his final year in high school. He attended University of California, Los ...more

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    • Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Constantine "Gene" Mako was an American tennis player and art gallery owner. He was born in Budapest, capital of Hungary. He won four Grand Slam doubles titles in the 1930s. Mako was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1973.more

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    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    George Pero

    George Pero was an American tennis player in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Miami, Florida. Pero played on the University of Miami tennis team that went unbeaten for three years between 1938 and 1940. While Pero was on the team, it lost to only two other colleges, and Pero himself didn't ...more

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    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Frederick Semple

    Frederick Humphrey Semple was an American golfer and tennis player who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics. In 1904 he was part of the American team which won the silver medal in the team golf event. He finished 14th in this competition. In the individual competition he finished 26th in the ...more

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    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Glenn Bassett was an American tennis player in the mid-20th century who later would be one of the most successful college tennis coaches of all time. Bassett was the co-captain of the University of California at Los Angeles tennis team that won the NCAA championship 1950. Also that year, he won the ...more

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    • Nationality: United States of America
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    George Lott

    George Martin Lott was an American tennis player and tennis coach who was born in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Lott is mostly remembered as being one of the greatest doubles players of all time. He won the U.S. title five times with three different partners: John Hennessey in 1928; John Doeg in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Harold Hackett

    Harold Humphrey Hackett was an American tennis player.more

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    • Birthplace: Hingham, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Harris Coggeshall

    Harris Coggeshall was an American tennis player in the 1920s and 1930s. Born September 23, 1907, in Des Moines, Iowa, Coggeshall was a runner-up in doubles at both the National Clay Court Championships in 1930 and the National Indoor Championship in 1929. At the Cincinnati Masters, he reached the ...more

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    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Hank Pfister

    Hank Pfister is a former tennis player from the United States, who won two singles titles during his professional career. The right-hander reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on May 2, 1983, when he became World No. 19. Being tall of stature, sturdy of build and possessing a very fast ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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