vote on everything
Sports
715 voters

The Best Tennis Players from Germany

Updated June 14, 2019 3.7k votes 715 voters 138.7k views43 items

List RulesVote up the best tennis players from Germany.

List of the best tennis players from Germany, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Germany has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. Be sure to also check out the best Russian tennis players and the greatest men's tennis players of the 1910s. These are some of the most talented German tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Germany 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 Germany then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Players on this list include Boris Becker and Steffi Graf.

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

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

Photo:
...more
  • Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf (German pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛfiː ˈɡʁaːf]; born 14 June 1969) is a German former professional tennis player. She was ranked world No. 1 and won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Her 22 singles titles put her second on the list of major wins in the female competition since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968 and is third all-time behind Margaret Court (24) and Serena Williams (23). In 1988, she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Furthermore, she is the only tennis player to have won each Grand Slam tournament at least four times. Graf was... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany,West Germany
    • Year Turned Pro: 1982
    221
    72
    Are they one of the best?

    More Steffi Graf 

    #4 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#17 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#132 of 238 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

  • Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Boris Franz Becker (German pronunciation: [ˈboːʁɪs ˈbɛkɐ]; born 22 November 1967) is a German former world No. 1 professional tennis player. He was successful from the start of his career, winning the first of his six major singles titles at age 17. He also won five year-end championships, 13 Masters Series titles and an Olympic gold medal in doubles. At times Becker struggled with his early success and fame, and his personal life has been turbulent. Since his playing career ended, he has engaged in numerous ventures, including coaching Novak Djokovic for three years, and working in the field of poker.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Leimen, Germany
    • Nationality: West Germany, Germany
    • Year Turned Pro: 1984
    163
    46
    Are they one of the best?

    More Boris Becker 

    #5 of 216 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time#8 of 83 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era#7 of 41 The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

  • Andrea Petkovic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Andrea Petkovic (Serbian: Andrea Petković, Андреа Петковић, pronounced [ǎndrea pêtkoʋitɕ]; born 9 September 1987) is a German tennis player. Born in Tuzla, SFR Yugoslavia, to Serbian father Zoran and Bosniak mother Amira, she moved to Germany at six months old. Petkovic turned professional in 2006 and reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 9 in October 2011, after reaching the quarterfinals of three Grand Slams events that year. Petkovic suffered three separate injuries in 2012: a back injury in January, an ankle injury in August and a knee injury in December that kept her out for nine months and almost saw her fall out of the top 200. She has won six WTA titles, nine ITF... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Year Turned Pro: 2006
    152
    41
    Are they one of the best?
  • Sabine Katharina Lisicki (German pronunciation: [zaˈbiːnə lɪˈzɪki]; born 22 September 1989) is a German tennis player. She turned professional in 2006 and her breakthrough came in 2009 when she reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships and won her first WTA title, the Family Circle Cup, against Caroline Wozniacki. In March 2010, she suffered an ankle injury at the Indian Wells Masters that kept her out of competition for five months and saw her fall out of the top 200. Lisicki rebounded in 2011 and won the Aegon Classic before entering the Wimbledon Championships as a wildcard and going on to reach the semifinals, where she lost to Maria Sharapova. In doing so she became only... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Year Turned Pro: 2006
    100
    55
    Are they one of the best?
Tennis PlayersSportsPeople In SportsAthletesGermanytop 100Tennis