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The Best Tennis Players from Denmark

Updated June 14, 2019 273 votes 138 voters 22.9k views6 items

List RulesList contains top Danish tennis players.

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?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Denmark in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Danish tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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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,... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Year Turned Pro: 2005-07-18
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  • 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... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Year Turned Pro: 1992
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  • Kristian Peter Pless (born 9 February 1981) is a former professional male tennis player from Denmark.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Year Turned Pro: 1999
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    Torben Ulrich

    Torben Ulrich
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    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.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
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