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List of famous tennis players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top tennis players in the world? This includes the most prominent tennis players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable tennis players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic tennis players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned tennis players.

This list is made up of many different people, including Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer.

From reputable, prominent, and well known tennis players to the lesser known tennis players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the tennis player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous tennis players ever?" and "What are the names of famous tennis players?" then you're in the right place. (1626 items)
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
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Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player, who as of October 6, 2014 is ranked world No. 2 by the Women's Tennis Association. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia

Profession: Tennis player, Model, Athlete

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Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
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Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a Russian retired professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a WTA singles title. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Tennis player, Model, Athlete

Credits: A Date with Anna, Anna Kournikova - Basic Elements: My Complete Fitness Guide, Anna Kournikova Smash Court Tennis, The Biggest Loser

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#22 on Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

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#76 on Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

#57 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
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Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who as of 2 February 2015 is ranked world No. 6 by the Women's Tennis Association. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, she beat Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open and was the runner-up at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Profession: Tennis player

Credits: Wimbledon Championships 2009, US Open 2009, US Open 2010

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#46 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

#22 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

#9 on The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s

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Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
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Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of American heavy metal band Metallica. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper-middle-class family. A tennis player in his youth, Ulrich was originally a drummer in San Francisco. He then moved to Los Angeles at age sixteen in the ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Gentofte Municipality, Copenhagen, Denmark

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor Drummer, + more

Credits: Zombieland, Metallica Through the Never, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Mission: Impossible II

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#39 on The Best Drummers of All Time

#22 on The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

#14 on The Best Short Male Singers

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Maeve Quinlan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
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Maeve Anne Quinlan is an American actress and former professional tennis player. She is best known for starring as Megan Conley for 10 years in The Bold and the Beautiful and for the critically acclaimed hit series South of Nowhere, which received two nominations in a row for Best Drama at the GLAAD ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Tennis player, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: Ken Park, Not Easily Broken, South of Nowhere, Dirty Girl Criminal, + more

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Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
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Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour, having held this position for 67 weeks. She was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall. From her WTA debut in 2005, she improved her year-end ...more

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

Profession: Tennis player

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#42 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

#74 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

#24 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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

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Ashley Harkleroad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
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Ashley Harkleroad is a retired American tennis player. Born in Rossville, Georgia, Harkleroad reached a career-high ranking of no. 39 on June 9, 2003. ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Rossville, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Tennis player

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Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African American, was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1943-1993)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Tennis player

Credits: The Day After, Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World

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#58 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

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

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

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

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