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Famous Jews In Tennis

A list of famous Jewish tennis players. These 61 Jewish athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Tennis or just a fan of great athleticism in general. Personally, I'm a fan of both, which is why I've been building this whole series of lists celebrating famous Jewish athletes.
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    Audra Marie Cohen (born April 21, 1986) is a former American professional tennis player. From Plantation, Florida, she was the # 1 collegiate female tennis player in the United States in 2007. She is currently the head women's tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma.Her career-high world rank was 229 in singles and 271 in doubles.   ...more
    • Age: 35
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    David "Dudi" Sela (Hebrew: דודי סלע‎; born April 4, 1985) is an Israeli professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 29 in July 2009. As of January 2018, Sela is Israel's top men's singles player. Representing Israel in the Davis Cup, highlights include an upset win in 2007 over World No. 7 Fernando González and being a key factor in Israel's semifinal run in 2009. In 2008 he beat World No. 5 David Ferrer in straight sets, and in 2010 he beat World No. 7 Andy Roddick in straight sets. Sela reached the fourth round of the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and has finished runner-up in two ATP tournaments in Beijing and Atlanta. In 2015, he won his 24th  ...more
    • Age: 36
    • Nationality: Israel
    • Birthplace: Kiryat Shmona, Israel
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    Tom Okker

    Thomas Samuel Okker (nicknamed "the Flying Dutchman"; born 22 February 1944) is a Dutch former tennis player who was active from the mid-1960s until 1980. He was ranked among the world's top 10 singles players for seven consecutive years, 1968–74, reaching a career high of World No. 3 in 1974. He also was ranked World No. 1 in doubles in 1969.  ...more
    • Age: 77
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Harold Solomon (nicknamed the "Human Backboard"; born September 17, 1952) is an American former professional tennis player whose career was during the 1970s and 1980s. He achieved career-high world rankings of No. 5 in singles in 1980, and No. 4 in doubles in 1976. Over the course of his career he won 22 singles titles. Solomon was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame, the USTA Mid Atlantic Section Hall of Fame, the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.  ...more
    • Age: 69
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.