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The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s

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List of the best women's tennis players from 1990s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1990 to 1999, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1990s 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 famous female tennis player from the 1990s 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 Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, and Martina Hingis. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1990s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1990s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1990s 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 1990s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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    Steffi Graf

    West Germany, Germany
    182
    82

    Age51

    BirthplaceMannheim, Germany

    Year Turned Pro1982

    Australian Open: Winner 1990, 1994; Finalist 1993
    French Open: Winner 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999; Finalist 1990, 1992
    Wimbledon: Winner 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996; Finalist 1999
    US Open: Winner 1993, 1995, 1996; Finalist 1990, 1994

  • 2

    Monica Seles

    United States of America, Germany
    120
    40

    Age47

    BirthplaceNovi Sad, Serbia

    Year Turned Pro1989

    Australian Open: Winner 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
    French Open: Winner 1990, 1992, 1993; Finalist 1998
    Wimbledon: Finalist 1992
    US Open: Winner 1991, 1992; Finalist 1995, 1996

  • 3

    Martina Hingis

    Switzerland, Slovakia
    104
    46

    Age40

    BirthplaceKošice, Slovakia

    Year Turned Pro1994

    Australian open: Winner 1997, 1998, 1999
    French Open: Finalist 1997, 1999
    Wimbledon: Winner 1997
    US Open: Winner 1997; Finalist 1998, 1999

  • 4

    Age49

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1985

    Australian Open: Finalist 1994, 1995
    French Open: Winner 1994, 1998; Finalist 1991, 1995, 1996
    Wimbledon: Finalist 1995, 1996
    US Open: Winner 1994; Finalist 1992

  • 5
    93
    65

    Age50

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro1985-01

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    Lindsay Davenport

    United States of America
    57
    34

    Age44

    BirthplacePalos Verdes, California, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1993-02-22

    Wimbledon: Winner 1999
    US Open: Winner 1998

  • 7

    Age48

    BirthplaceMonzón, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1988

    Australian Open: Finalist 1998
    Wimbledon: Winner 1994

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    Martina Navratilova

    United States of America, Czechoslovakia
    60
    46

    Age64

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro1975

    Wimbledon: Winner 1990; Finalist 1994
    US Open: Finalist 1991

  • 9

    Mary Pierce

    Canada, France
    54
    40

    Age45

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Year Turned Pro1989-03

    Australian Open: Winner 1995; Finalist 1997
    French Open: Finalist 1994

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    Jana Novotná

    Czech Republic
    39
    26

    Age52

    BirthplaceBrno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro1987

    Australian Open: Finalist 1991
    Wimbledon: Winner 1998; Finalist 1993, 1997

  • 11

    Serena Williams

    United States of America
    66
    58

    Age39

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1995

    US Open: Winner 1999

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    Manuela Maleeva

    Bulgaria
    11
    12

    Age53

    BirthplaceSofia, Bulgaria

    Year Turned Pro1982

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    Katerina Maleeva

    Bulgaria
    12
    19

    Age51

    BirthplaceSofia, Bulgaria

    Year Turned Pro1984

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    Magdalena Maleeva

    13
    24
  • 15

    Iva Majoli

    Croatia
    18
    69

    Age43

    BirthplaceZagreb, Croatia

    Year Turned Pro1991-08

    French Open: Winner 1997