The Best Tennis Players from Romania

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List of the best tennis players from Romania, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Romania has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Romanian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Romania 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 Romania then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of male and female players on this list include Elora Dabija and Anda Perianu.

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

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

  • Simona Halep
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    240 VOTES
    Simona Halep (born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennis player. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles twice between 2017 and 2019. In total, she has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. Halep was the year-end No. 1 in 2017 and 2018. She has finished each year ranked no lower than No. 4 since 2014 and has the longest active streak of being ranked in the top 10. She has won 19 WTA singles titles and has finished runner-up 17 times. Halep has won two Grand Slam singles titles: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Halep first broke into the world's top 50 at the end of 2011, ...more
    • Birthplace: Constanța, Sud-Est, Romania
    • Nationality: Romania
    • Year Turned Pro: 2006
  • 2
    151 VOTES
    Ilie "Nasty" Năstase (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈli.e nəsˈtase] (listen), born 19 July 1946) is a Romanian former world No. 1 professional tennis player, and one of the world's top players of the 1970s. He was ranked world No. 1 from 23 August 1973 to 2 June 1974. Năstase is one of the ten players in history who have won more than 100 ATP professional titles (58 singles and 45 in doubles). He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991. Năstase won seven Grand Slam titles: two in singles, three in men's doubles and two in mixed doubles. He also won four Masters Grand Prix year-end championship titles and seven Championship Series titles (1970–73), the precursors to the ...more
    • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
    • Nationality: Romania
  • 3
    73 VOTES
    Horia Tecău (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈhori.a teˈkəw]; born January 19, 1985) is a Romanian tennis player currently ranked World No. 11 in doubles. He turned pro in 2003 and reached the men's doubles finals of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Wimbledon Championships with Robert Lindstedt before winning it in 2015 with Jean-Julien Rojer, with whom he also won the 2017 US Open. Tecău also won the 2012 Australian Open mixed doubles title with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals with Rojer.
    • Birthplace: Brașov, Centru, Romania
    • Nationality: Romania
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003
  • Virginia Ruzici
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    Virginia Ruzici (born 31 January 1955) is a former professional tennis player from Romania. She won the 1978 French Open singles championship.
    • Birthplace: Câmpia Turzii, Romania
    • Nationality: Romania
    • Year Turned Pro: 1975