Tennis The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s  

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List of the best women's tennis players from 1980s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1980 to 1989, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1980s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1980s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1980s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1980s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1980s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1980s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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39 21
Martina Navratilova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s
United States of America, Czechoslovakia

Australian Open: Winner 1981, 1983, 1984; Finalist 1982, 1987
French Open Winner 1982, 1984; Finalist 1985, 1986 ,1987
Wimbledon: Winner 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987; Finalist 1988, 1989
US Open: Winner 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987; Finalist 1981, 1985, 1989

2
25 15
Chris Evert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s
United States of America

Australian Open: Winner 1982, 1984; Finalist 1981, 1985, 1988
French Open: Winner 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986; Finalist 1984
Wimbledon: Winner 1981; Finalist 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985
US Open: Winner 1980, 1982; Finalist 1983, 1984

3
28 21
Steffi Graf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s
West Germany, Germany

Australian Open: Winner 1988, 1989
French Open: Winner 1987, 1988; Finalist 1989
Wimbledon: Winner 1988, 1989; Finalist 1987
US Open: Winner 1988, 1989; Finalist 1987

4
15 12
Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Fernando Luque added Argentina

5
11 12
Evonne Goolagong Cawley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s

6
9 11
Hana Mandlíková is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Australia

Australian Open: Winner 1980, 1987
French Open: Winner 1981
Wimbledon Finalist 1981, 1986
US Open: Winner 1985; Finalist 1980, 1982

7
11 16
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Spain

French Open: Winner 1989

8
16 33
Tracy Austin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s
United States of America, Australia

US Open: Winner 1981