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The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s 

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Updated February 7, 2020 1k votes 399 voters 30.9k views 15 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 Graf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
West Germany, Germany

Age: 50

Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1982

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 Seles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America, Germany

Age: 46

Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 1989

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 Hingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Switzerland, Czechoslovakia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia

Year Turned Pro: 1994

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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4
Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Argentina

Age: 49

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 1985-01

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5
Arantxa Sánchez V... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Spain

Age: 48

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1985

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

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6
Lindsay Davenport is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America

Age: 43

Birthplace: Palos Verdes, California, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1993-02-22

Wimbledon: Winner 1999
US Open: Winner 1998

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7
Martina Navratilova is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America, Czechoslovakia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Year Turned Pro: 1975

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

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8
Mary Pierce is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Canada, France, United States of America

Age: 44

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Year Turned Pro: 1989-03

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

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9
Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America

Age: 38

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1995

US Open: Winner 1999

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10
Jana Novotná is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Jana Novotná Czech Republic

Age: 51

Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

Year Turned Pro: 1987

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

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11
Conchita Martínez... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Spain

Age: 47

Birthplace: Monzón, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1988

Australian Open: Finalist 1998
Wimbledon: Winner 1994

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12
Manuela Maleeva is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Alek Zahariev added Bulgaria

Age: 52

Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Year Turned Pro: 1982

13
Magdalena Maleeva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Alek Zahariev added

Age: 44

Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Year Turned Pro: 1989-04

14
Katerina Maleeva is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Alek Zahariev added Bulgaria

Age: 50

Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Year Turned Pro: 1984

15
Iva Majoli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Croatia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Year Turned Pro: 1991-08

French Open: Winner 1997

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