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The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s

Updated February 7, 2020 1.4k votes 456 voters 37.6k views15 items

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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 Graf1
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    Steffi Graf

    Germany, West Germany

    Age50

    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

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  • Monica Seles2
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    34

    Monica Seles

    United States of America, Germany

    Age46

    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

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  • Martina Hingis3
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    47

    Martina Hingis

    Switzerland, Slovakia

    Age39

    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

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  • Arantxa Sánchez Vicario4

    Age48

    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

  • Gabriela Sabatini5
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    Age49

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro1985-01

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  • Martina Navratilova6
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    Martina Navratilova

    United States of America, Czechoslovakia

    Age63

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro1975

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

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  • Lindsay Davenport7
    42
    33

    Lindsay Davenport

    United States of America

    Age43

    BirthplacePalos Verdes, California, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1993-02-22

    Wimbledon: Winner 1999
    US Open: Winner 1998

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  • Serena Williams8
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    Serena Williams

    United States of America

    Age38

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1995

    US Open: Winner 1999

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  • Mary Pierce9
    40
    34

    Mary Pierce

    Canada, France

    Age44

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Year Turned Pro1989-03

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

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  • Conchita Martínez10

    Age47

    BirthplaceMonzón, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1988

    Australian Open: Finalist 1998
    Wimbledon: Winner 1994

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  • Jana Novotná11
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    Jana Novotná

    Czech Republic

    Age51

    BirthplaceBrno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

    Year Turned Pro1987

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

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  • Magdalena Maleeva12
  • Manuela Maleeva13
    9
    13

    Age52

    BirthplaceSofia, Bulgaria

    Year Turned Pro1982

  • Katerina Maleeva14
    12
    20

    Age50

    BirthplaceSofia, Bulgaria

    Year Turned Pro1984

  • Iva Majoli15
    19
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    Iva Majoli

    Croatia

    Age42

    BirthplaceZagreb, Yugoslavia

    Year Turned Pro1991-08

    French Open: Winner 1997