The Best Tennis Players from Denmark

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List of the best tennis players from Denmark, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Denmark has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Danish tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Denmark 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 Denmark then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different male and female players, including Michael Maze and Torben Ulrich.

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

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  • Caroline Wozniacki (R) (Danish: [kʰaːoliːnə vɒsniˈaki]; Polish: [vɔʑˈɲatskʲi]; born 11 July 1990) is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 in singles, the 20th in the Open Era, and the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position. She finished on top of the rankings in both 2010 and 2011. She has won 30 WTA singles titles, including six in 2010 and 2011, the most in a year by a WTA player from 2008–2011. She was runner-up at the 2009 US Open and the 2010 WTA Tour Championships to Kim Clijsters, and at the 2014 US Open to Serena Williams. She won the 2006 Wimbledon girls' singles title and also holds two WTA titles in doubles. In 2008, Wozniacki won the title of WTA Newcomer of the Year. In 2017, she won the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore for the first time in her career. Wozniacki won her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open and returned to the No. 1 ranking on 29 January 2018.
    • Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Year Turned Pro: 2005-07-18
    68 votes
  • Torben Ulrich
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    31 VOTES

    Torben Ulrich

    Torben Ulrich (born October 4, 1928) is a Danish writer, musician, filmmaker, painter, director, performer and former professional tennis player. He is the father of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark, Frederiksberg
    • Nationality: Denmark
    31 votes
  • Kenneth Carlsen (born 17 April 1973) is a Danish former professional tennis player, who was active between 1992 and 2007. Carlsen played left-handed with a one-handed backhand. His greatest asset was his powerful serve, and his game was therefore best suited to fast surfaces (grass and hardcourt). For most of his long career Carlsen was Denmark's best tennis player, and consistently among the few Danish players playing at the highest international level. He was awarded as best Danish "Tennis Player of the Year" seven times by the Danish Tennis Federation (first time in 1991, last time in 2005). Two times the award went to the Danish Davis Cup team, of which Kenneth Carlsen until 2003 was a central part (having a 29–13 record in singles).
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Year Turned Pro: 1992
    25 votes
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    21 VOTES
    Michael Maze (born 1 September 1981) is a professional table tennis player from Faxe, Denmark, in men's singles and doubles. In 2005 he was one of the top five left-handed players in the world. His strength was in his strong forehand loop and lobbing. He was one of the best defensive lobbers in the world. His strong forehand loop, his forehand pendulum serve, and his confident defensive play away from the table made him a solid all-around player.
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    21 votes
  • Kristian Peter Pless (born 9 February 1981) is a former professional male tennis player from Denmark.
    • Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Year Turned Pro: 1999
    20 votes
  • Angelica Rozeanu
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Angelica Rozeanu (née Adelstein) (15 October 1921 – 21 February 2006) was a Romanian table tennis player of Jewish origin, the most successful female table tennis player in the history of the sport, winning the women's world singles title 6 years in succession.
    • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
    • Nationality: Denmark
    16 votes