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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    Helen Wills Moody is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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    Helen Newington Wills, also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She has been described as "the first American born woman to achieve international celebrity as an athlete." She won 31 Grand Slam tournament titles during her career, including 19 singles titles.more

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    • Birthplace: Fremont, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Michael Chang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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    Michael Te-Pei Chang is an American tennis player. He became the youngest male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17 years and 4 months. Known for his on-court speed and fighting spirit, Chang is considered by many observers to have been one of the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1988
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    Lindsay Davenport is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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    Lindsay Ann Davenport is a former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions. Since 1975, she is one of five women who have been the year-end World No. 1 ...more

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    • Birthplace: Palos Verdes, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1993-02-22
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    Tracy Ann Austin Holt is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States and holds three Grand Slam titles, winning the women's singles title at the US Open in 1979 and 1981, and the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980. Additionally, she won the WTA Tour ...more

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    • Birthplace: Palos Verdes, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America, Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1978-10-23
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    Mary Joe Fernández Godsick is an American former professional tennis player. She was the runner-up in three Grand Slam singles tournaments and won two Grand Slam women's doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals. more

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    • Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1986
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    Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1968
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    Todd Martin is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He reached the Men's Singles final at the 1994 Australian Open and the 1999 US Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 4. more

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    • Birthplace: Hinsdale, Illinois, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1990
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    Patrick John McEnroe is a former professional tennis player and the former captain of the United States Davis Cup team. Born in Manhasset, New York, he is the younger brother of John McEnroe. He won one singles title and 16 doubles titles, including the 1989 French Open Men's Doubles. His career-high ...more

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    • Birthplace: USA, New York, Manhasset
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Year Turned Pro: 1988
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