List of the best tennis players from Israel, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Israel has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Israeli tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Israel 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 Israel then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
List ranges from Dudi Sela to Shahar Pe'er, plus much more.
This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Israeli tennis players?" and "Who is the best Israeli tennis player of all time?"You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Israel in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Israeli tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Shahar Pe'er is an Israeli professional tennis player. Pe'er has won five singles and three doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as four singles and three doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 31 January 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 11. On 12 May 2008, she peaked at world number 14 in the doubles rankings. Pe'er is widely regarded as the most successful Israeli female tennis player in history, having twice reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal in singles and appearing in the doubles final of the 2008 Australian Open with Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Playing for Israel at the Fed Cup, Pe'er has a win-loss record of 39–28. ...more
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Year Turned Pro: 2004
David "Dudi" Sela is an Israeli professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 29 in July 2009. As of November 2014, Sela was Israel's top men's singles player, ahead of Amir Weintraub. Representing Israel in the Davis Cup, highlights include an upset win in 2007 over World No. 7 Fernando González and being a key factor in Israel's semifinal run in 2009. In 2008 he beat World No. 5 David Ferrer in straight sets, and in 2010, he beat World No. 7 Andy Roddick in straight sets. Sela reached the fourth round of the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and has finished runner-up in two ATP tournaments in Beijing and Atlanta. ...more
Birthplace: Kiryat Shmona, Israel
Year Turned Pro: 2002
Amos Mansdorf is a former Israeli professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 18, the highest ever for any male Israeli tennis player. His career-high doubles ranking was World No. 67. ...more
Birthplace: Ramat HaSharon, Israel
Noam Okun is a retired professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 95 in April 2002. Okun has won several challenger tournaments in his career, and has been a consistent competitor on the ATP tour, often qualifying for Grand Slam events. He, Harel Levy, and Dudi Sela have been Israel's top singles players over the past few years. Okun trained at the Israel Tennis Centers. ...more
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
Year Turned Pro: 1996