The Best Tennis Players from Slovenia

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List contains top Slovenian tennis players.

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

List ranges from Tina Pisnik to Blaž Kavčič, plus much more.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Slovenia in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Slovenian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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  • Katarina Srebotnik
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    Katarina Srebotnik (born March 12, 1981) is a Slovenian professional tennis player. She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 20 on 7 August 2006. On 4 July 2011, she reached No. 1 of the WTA doubles rankings. Srebotnik won four singles titles on the WTA Tour and was a steady top-30 player for several years. However, she had her best results on the doubles circuit, winning 39 titles, including one Grand Slam title (Wimbledon 2011), as well as five Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles.
    • Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1999
    22 votes
  • 2
    26 VOTES
    Polona Hercog ("Herʦog", born 20 January 1991) is a Slovenian professional tennis player. Her career-high WTA rankings are No. 35 in singles and No. 56 in doubles. She has won five WTA Tour titles; three in singles and two in doubles. Hercog also enjoyed success on the ITF Women's Circuit, winning 14 singles and five doubles titles. She is the Slovenian No. 2 in women's tennis. Partnering with Jessica Moore, she won the 2008 French Open and Wimbledon Championships junior titles in the doubles competition.
    • Birthplace: Maribor, Slovenia
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    • Year Turned Pro: 2006
    26 votes
  • Mima Jaušovec
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    Mima Jaušovec (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈmìːma jaˈùːʃɔʋɛts] (listen); born 20 July 1956) is a retired female tennis player from the former Yugoslavia. She is most notable for winning the 1977 French Open singles championship.
    • Birthplace: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
    • Nationality: Slovenia,Yugoslavia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1975
    9 votes
  • 4
    14 VOTES

    Grega Žemlja

    Grega Žemlja (born 29 September 1986) is a retired Slovenian tennis player. He has won five singles titles and one doubles title on the ATP Challenger Tour. In 2012, he reached the third round of the US Open, the first Slovenian male player ever to reach that stage in a Grand Slam tournament. He is also the first Slovenian ATP player who in 2013 reached third round at Wimbledon. He reached his highest ATP ranking of World No. 43 in singles in May 2013, becoming the first Slovene ATP player to reach the top 50. Žemlja also became the first Slovene player earning over 1 million US dollars in prize money, and he is the highest-paid Slovene player in history. He represents his country as a ...more
    • Birthplace: Jesenice, Slovenia
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    14 votes
  • Maja Matevžič (born 13 June 1980) is a former professional WTA tennis player from Slovenia. Both her most recent WTA singles and WTA doubles matches were played on 21 August 2005 at Toronto. Maja retired because of the injuries in September 2006. Her last tournament was in Portorož, Slovenia, where she played doubles with Tina Križan. Maja is now opening a tennis school in Slovenia. She will pass on her knowledge to boys and girls in Slovenia.
    • Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    • Year Turned Pro: 2000
    9 votes
  • 6
    11 VOTES
    Aljaž Bedene (born 18 July 1989) is a professional tennis player from Slovenia. He was naturalised British and played with this nationality from 2015 to 2017, returning to represent Slovenia in 2018. He has won five Futures and 14 Challenger singles titles. In doubles he has won one Challenger title and two Futures titles. His highest ranking is no. 43 in singles (achieved on 19 February 2018) and no. 127 in doubles (achieved on 7 October 2013). He represented Slovenia when he turned pro in 2008. On 31 March 2015, Bedene was granted UK citizenship and represented Great Britain, but the International Tennis Federation has rejected his application to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup ...more
    • Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    11 votes