List of the best tennis players from Latvia, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Latvia has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Latvian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Latvia 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 Latvia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
This list has a variety of players in it, from Anastasija Sevastova to Ernests Gulbis.
This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Latvian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Latvian tennis player of all time?"You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Latvia in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Latvian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Ernests Gulbis is a Latvian professional tennis player. In 2008, Gulbis won his first ATP Tour doubles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, teaming with Rainer Schüttler, and in 2010 won his first ATP Tour singles title in the Delray Beach, defeating Ivo Karlović in the final. In total, Gulbis has 6 ATP titles to his name. His best performance at a Grand Slam is reaching the semifinals of the 2014 French Open. He had previously reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 French Open. Gulbis' career-high singles ranking is World No. 10, making him the only Latvian tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 in ATP Singles Ranking. He achieved this in June 2014. Gulbis' ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Year Turned Pro: 2004
Anastasija Sevastova is a Latvian tennis player. On January 31, 2011, she achieved her career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 36. On August 31, 2009, she claimed her highest Doubles rank of No. 195. Her biggest match to date was in the 1st Round of the 2010 China Open, where she defeated world number 7 Samantha Stosur. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Liepāja, Latvia
Year Turned Pro: 2006
Līga Dekmeijere is a Latvian tennis player. Dekmeijere has won one doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as 19 doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 26 August 2002, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 287. On 5 April 2010, she peaked at world number 54 in the doubles rankings. Dekmeijere won her only WTA title at the 2008 Cachantún Cup, where she entered the doubles event with Poland's Alicja Rosolska, defeating Mariya Koryttseva and Julia Schruff in the final. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Kārlis Lejnieks is a retired Latvian tennis player, who now pursues an interest in coaching. Through his career Lejnieks has won one Futures doubles title and has one runner-up in singles. Lejnieks made his ATP debut in 2008 St. Petersburg Open where he defeated Russian Alexandre Kudryavtsev in the first round. In the second round he lost to Nr.3 seed Fernando Verdasco. After the tournament he reached a career-high 347 position in the ATP rating. He retired at the age of 23 years in June 27, 2011, stating that lack of motivation and previous injuries forced him to do so. From 2006 to 2011 he played in the Latvian Davis Cup team. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union