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List Rules Vote up the most consistently excellent American tennis players.

This is a list of the best tennis players from United States, ranked by popularity, with photos of the players when available. The United States has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both American female tennis players and American male tennis players. These are some of the most talented American tennis players to ever live, so if you're an American who aspires to play tennis professionally, these top US tennis players may be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from United States then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has a variety of top American tennis players, like Pete Sampras and Serena Williams. Featuring female tennis players, male tennis players, former champions, retired greats, and more, this list has it all. 

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

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

Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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Pete Sampras


Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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#8 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

#4 on The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

Nationality: United States of America

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#6 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#24 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

#2 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

#27 on The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

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Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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#21 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#47 on The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from the United States
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Serena Williams


Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1995

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#39 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#26 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#22 on The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

#12 on If You Fought To The Death, Who Would You Want By Your Side?

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