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The Best Tennis Players from Germany  

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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.

Steffi Graf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf is a German former world No. 1 tennis player. Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Her 22 singles titles is second all time behind Margaret Court, and mark the record for most Major wins by a tennis player since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968. In 1988, she became the first and only tennis player to achieve the Calendar Year Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Graf was ranked World No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association for a record 377 total weeks—the longest period for which any player, male or female, has held the number-one ranking since the WTA and the Association of ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1982

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Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, including the distinction of being the youngest ever Wimbledon men's champion when he was 17. He also won 13 Masters Series titles, five elite indoor titles, and an Olympic gold medal in doubles. Tennis Magazine honored Becker as the 18th greatest tennis player from 1965 to 2005. He is currently coaching Novak Djokovic. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Leimen, Germany

Nationality: Germany, West Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1984

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Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Angelique Kerber is a German tennis player of Polish background. Kerber has won four singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as eleven singles and three doubles on the ITF tour in her career. On 22 October 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 5. On 26 August 2013, she peaked at world number 103 in the doubles rankings. Having made her professional debut in 2003, Kerber was launched into stardom upon suddenly reaching the semifinals of the 2011 US Open, at which time she was ranked 92 in the world. Since then, she has broken into the Top 5 of the WTA Rankings and currently sits at world number 14. As such, Kerber is the second highest-ranked German on the WTA Tour behind ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Nationality: Germany, Poland

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Sabine Katharina Lisicki; born 22 September 1989 is a German professional 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 the second woman in Wimbledon ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2006

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