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Serving up a list of the best tennis players from Australia, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Australia has produced some exceptionally talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Australian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Australia and are aspire to play tennis professionally, then these Aussies are your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Australia or just have an interest in Aussie tennis players, this is the place to be.

This list is made up of many different players, including Mervyn Rose and Nell Hall Hopman. This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Australian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Australian tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Australia in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Australian tennis players to find some athletes from down under you haven't heard of before.
Rod Laver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Australia
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Rodney George "Rod" Laver MBE is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in tennis history. He was the No. 1 ranked professional from 1964–70, spanning four years before and three years after the start of the Open Era. He also was the No. 1 amateur in 1961–62 according to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph. Laver's 200 singles titles are the most in tennis history, and he holds the all-time male singles records of 22 titles in a single season and seven consecutive years winning at least 10 titles per season. He excelled on all of the court surfaces of his time: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. Despite being barred from playing the Grand Slam ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Year Turned Pro: 1962

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#13 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#4 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Ken Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Australia
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Kenneth Robert Rosewall AM, MBE is a former world top-ranking amateur and professional tennis player from Australia. He won a record 25 tennis Majors including 8 Grand Slam singles titles and before the Open Era a record 15 Pro Slam titles and a record 35 Major finals overall. He won the Pro Grand Slam in 1963. Rosewall won 9 slams in doubles with a career double grand slam. He is considered to be one of the top male tennis players of all time. He had a renowned backhand and enjoyed a long career at the highest levels from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. Rosewall was one of the two best male players for about nine years and was the World No. 1 player for a number of years in the early ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nationality: Australia

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#7 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#7 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Margaret Court is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Australia
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Margaret Court AO, MBE, also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired world No. 1 professional tennis player. She is currently a Christian minister in Perth, Australia but is best known for her sporting career, in which she amassed more major titles than any other player in history. In 1970, Court became the first woman during the open era to win the singles Grand Slam. Court won a record 24 of those titles, a record that still stands. She also won 19 women's doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles, giving her a record 64 major titles overall. She is the only woman to win the mixed doubles Grand Slam, which she accomplished twice. Her all surfaces singles career winning percentage of 91.68% ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Year Turned Pro: 1968

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#14 on The Greatest Female Tennis Players of the Open Era

#71 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

#9 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

#28 on The Best Women's Tennis Serves of All Time

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John Newcombe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Australia
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John David Newcombe, AO, OBE is an Australian former world No. 1 tennis player who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, and an all-time record 17 doubles titles. He was one of many Australian players to dominate the field during the 1960s and 1970s, and is one of the few men to have been ranked world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Year Turned Pro: 1967

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#12 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#10 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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