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The Best Tennis Players from South Africa

Updated January 24, 2020 2.0k votes 666 voters 100.5k views58 items

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These are the best tennis players from South Africa, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. South Africa has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. You might also be interested in the best French tennis players and the best Russian tennis players. These are some of the most talented South African tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of South Africa 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 South Africa then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has everything from Amanda Coetzer to Kevin Anderson, which answers the questions, "Who are the greatest South African tennis players?" and "Who is the best South African tennis player of all time?" Anderson of course was a finalist at the 2018 Wimbledon tournament and made the finals before that in the 2017 US Open.

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

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    John-Laffnie de Jager

    John-Laffnie de Jager (born 17 March 1973) is a South African former tour professional tennis player. A doubles specialist, de Jager reached the semi-finals for three different grand slam tournaments three times in three different years partnering three different fellow South African players. de Jager is the current non-playing captain of the South Africa Davis Cup team. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Nationality: South Africa
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  • Kevin Curren
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    Kevin Melvyn Curren (born 2 March 1958) is a South African former professional tennis player. He played in two Grand Slam singles finals and won four Grand Slam doubles titles, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 5.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
    • Nationality: United States of America, South Africa
    • Year Turned Pro: 1979
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  • Charles Winslow
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    Charles Lyndhurst Winslow (1 August 1888 – 15 September 1963) was a three-time Olympic tennis medalist from South Africa. He won two Gold medals: Men's Singles and Doubles at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. Eight years later, in Antwerp, Winslow won a Bronze medal in the Men's Singles event.Winslow's father Lyndhurst Winslow played first-class cricket for Sussex County Cricket Club, scoring a century on debut against Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, while Winslow's son Paul played Test cricket for South Africa.Winslow had a home at 157 Beacon Street in Boston that was sold to the family of Henry Weston Farnsworth in 1910.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Queenstown, South Africa
    • Nationality: South Africa
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  • Wayne Richard Ferreira (born 15 September 1971) is a South African former professional tennis player.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Nationality: South Africa
    • Year Turned Pro: 1989
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