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The Best Black Women's Tennis Players Right Now  

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The best black women's tennis players in the world right now are carrying on a tradition started by legendary players like Lucy Diggs Slowe and Althea Gibson, but they are crafting their own careers with a modern style and sensibility that perfectly suits the game today.

Of course, any list of the best black women in tennis will include the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, who have dominated the tennis scene for nearly 20 years. Serena Williams is one of the most famous professional tennis players in the world and is the first person many people name when asked who the greatest women's tennis player of all-time is. But there is also room in the game for young, up-and-coming black stars like Madison Keyes, Sloane Stephens, and Coco Gauff.

As the Williams sisters age and younger players make their mark, this list could change a lot, so vote for who you think are the best black women's tennis players today, and be sure to lob this list over to your friends so they can vote as well! 

Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Women's Tennis Players Right Now
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Career achievements
7x Australian Open winner (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)
3x French Open winner (2002, 2013, 2015)
7x Wimbledon winner (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
6x U.S. Open winner (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, USA

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Women's Tennis Players Right Now
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Career achievements
5x Wimbledon winner (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)
2x U.S. Open winner (2000, 2001)

Birthplace: Lynwood, California, USA

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Naomi Osaka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Women's Tennis Players Right Now
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Naomi Osaka

Career achievements
2019 Australian Open winner
2018 U.S. Open winner

Birthplace: Osaka, Japan

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Taylor Townsend is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Women's Tennis Players Right Now
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Taylor Townsend

Career achievements
2019 U.S. Open fourth round

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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