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The Best Tennis Players from Belgium 

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Updated June 14, 2019 734 votes 299 voters 45.2k views 17 items

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Here you'll find a list of the best tennis players from Belgium, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Belgium has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Belgian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Belgium and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Belgium then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

These male and female players, like Sabine Appelmans and Christophe Rochus include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Belgian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Belgian tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Belgium in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Belgian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

Justine Henin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Belgium
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Justine Henin (French pronunciation: ​[ʒystin ɛnɛ̃]; born 1 June 1982), between 2002 and 2007 Justine Hénin-Hardenne, is a Belgian former professional tennis player known for her all-court style of play and notably being one of the few female players to use a single-handed backhand. She spent a total of 117 weeks as the world No. 1 and was the year-end No. 1 in 2003, 2006 and 2007. Henin, coming from a country with limited success in men's or women's tennis, helped established Belgium as a leading force in women's tennis and led the country to its first Fed Cup crown in 2001. Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles; winning the French Open in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007, the US Open in 2003 ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Nationality: Belgium

Year Turned Pro: 1999-01-01

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Kim Clijsters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Belgium
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Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (Dutch pronunciation: [kɪm ˈklɛistərs] (listen); born 8 June 1983) is a Belgian former professional tennis player. Clijsters was a world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, having held both rankings simultaneously in 2003. She won a total of six Grand Slam tournament titles, four in singles and two in doubles. Clijsters competed professionally from 1997 to 2012 in an era where her primary rivals were compatriot Justine Henin and 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams. Coming from a country with limited success in men's or women's tennis, Clijsters became the first Belgian player to attain the No. 1 ranking. Together with Henin, she established Belgium ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium

Nationality: Belgium

Year Turned Pro: 1997-08-17

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David Goffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Belgium
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David Goffin (French pronunciation: ​[david ɡɔfɛ̃]; born 7 December 1990) is a Belgian professional tennis player whose career high ranking is world No. 7 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is currently the highest ranked Belgian male and the first to reach the ATP top 10. Goffin has won four ATP titles, and has reached seven other ATP finals, most notably at the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals. Goffin's breakthrough occurred during his first appearance in the main draw of a grand slam, at the 2012 French Open as a lucky loser. He reached the fourth round where he lost to Roger Federer in four sets. Goffin has reached the quarterfinals of the 2016 French Open and the 2017 ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Rocourt, Liège

Nationality: Belgium

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Xavier Malisse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Belgium
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Xavier Malisse (born 19 July 1980) is a Belgian retired professional tennis player. Born in the north-western Flemish city of Kortrijk and nicknamed X-Man, he is only one of two players from Belgium (the other being David Goffin) to have been ranked in the top 20 of the ATP tour, with a career-high singles ranking of World No. 19. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Kortrijk, Belgium

Nationality: Belgium

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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