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?"
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Kevin Anderson is a male South African tennis player. He became the top-ranked South African player on 10 March 2008 after making the final at the 2008 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas. He first achieved his career-high ranking of world no. 15 on 19 January 2015. On 6 February 2011, he defeated Somdev Devvarman in his hometown of Johannesburg to capture the South African Open title for his first ATP-level event title. Anderson has represented South Africa in both Davis Cup play and in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: South Africa
Year Turned Pro: 2007
Amanda Coetzer is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. Coetzer turned professional in 1988 and retired in 2004. She won her first top-level singles title in 1993 in Melbourne, and her second later that year in Tokyo. Coetzer entered the top-20 on the women's world rankings in 1992 and remained there for most of the next 10 years. She developed a reputation for regularly beating players who were higher ranked than her as she climbed to her career high ranking of World No. 3 in 1997. As a result of her many upset wins and her small size, she earned the nickname "The Little Assassin." ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Hoopstad, Free State, South Africa
Nationality: South Africa
Year Turned Pro: 1988
Johan Kriek is a South African-American professional male tennis player and founder of the Global Water Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering clean water to the world's neediest communities. Kriek won two Australian Opens and reached the semifinals at the French Open and US Open, as well as the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. He won 14 professional singles and 8 doubles titles, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 7. Kriek's most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang, Vitas Gerulaitis and Björn Borg. He attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, a popular and renowned public ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Nationality: United States of America, South Africa
Year Turned Pro: 1978