Tennis List of Famous Tennis Players

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List of famous tennis players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top tennis players in the world? This includes the most prominent tennis players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable tennis players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic tennis players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned tennis players.

This list is made up of many different people, including Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer.

From reputable, prominent, and well known tennis players to the lesser known tennis players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the tennis player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous tennis players ever?" and "What are the names of famous tennis players?" then you're in the right place. (1626 items)

Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Maria Sharapova Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player, who as of October 6, 2014 is ranked world No. 2 by the Women's Tennis Association. A United States resident since 1994, ...more

Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Anna Kournikova Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a Russian retired professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a ...more

Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Ana Ivanovic Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who as of 2 February 2015 is ranked world No. 6 by the Women's Tennis Association. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, she beat Dinara Safina ...more

Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of American heavy metal band Metallica. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper-middle-class family. A tennis player in his ...more

Maeve Quinlan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Maeve Quinlan Maeve Anne Quinlan is an American actress and former professional tennis player. She is best known for starring as Megan Conley for 10 years in The Bold and the Beautiful and for the critically ...more

Caroline Wozniacki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Caroline Wozniacki Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour, having held this position for 67 weeks. She was the first woman from a Scandinavian ...more

Ashley Harkleroad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Ashley Harkleroad Ashley Harkleroad is a retired American tennis player. Born in Rossville, Georgia, Harkleroad reached a career-high ranking of no. 39 on June 9, 2003.

Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Arthur Ashe Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African ...more

Jim Courier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Jim Courier James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr. is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French ...more

Jennifer Capriati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Jennifer Capriati Jennifer Maria Capriati is an American former professional tennis player. A former World No. 1, she won three women's singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments. Capriati made her ...more

Daniela Hantuchová is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Daniela Hantuchová Daniela Hantuchová is a Slovak tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, ...more

John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
John McEnroe John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States often rated among the greatest tennis players of all time, especially for his touch on the ...more

Maria Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Maria Kirilenko Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko is a Russian tennis player and model. Kirilenko won the 2002 U.S. Open Girls' Singles and won her first WTA Tour title in 2005, defeating Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the ...more

Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Gabriela Sabatini Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. She was one of the leading players on the women's circuit in the late-1980s and early-1990s. She won the women's ...more

Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Andre Agassi Andre Kirk Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally ...more

Elena Dementieva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Elena Dementieva Elena Viacheslavovna Dementieva is a retired Russian tennis player. Dementieva won the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, having previously won the silver medal at the 2000 ...more

Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Andy Roddick Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick is a former American professional tennis player and former World No. 1. He is known for his fast service and powerful forehand. He became a Grand Slam ...more

Billie Jean King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Billie Jean King Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the ...more

Lindsay Davenport is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Lindsay Davenport Lindsay Ann Davenport is a former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles. She was ranked World No. ...more

Martina Navratilova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. Billie Jean King, former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is "the greatest singles, doubles and ...more

Chris Evert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Chris Evert Christine Marie "Chris" Evert, known as Chris Evert-Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles ...more

Annabel Croft is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Annabel Croft Annabel Croft is a former professional British No. 1 female tennis player and current radio and television presenter. As a tennis player she won the WTA Tour event Virginia Slims of San Diego ...more

Martina Hingis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Martina Hingis Martina Hingis is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as world no. 1. She won five Grand Slam singles titles. She also won nine Grand Slam women's doubles titles, ...more

Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Joachim Johansson Joachim Johansson is a former professional male tennis player from Sweden. He reached the semifinals of the 2004 US Open, won 3 singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World ...more

Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Bill Tilden William Tatem Tilden II, nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the World No. 1 ...more

Althea Gibson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Althea Gibson Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to ...more

Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Boris Becker Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, including the distinction of being the youngest ever Wimbledon ...more

Amélie Mauresmo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Amélie Mauresmo Amélie Simone Mauresmo is a French former professional tennis player, and a former World No. 1. Mauresmo won two Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon, and ...more

Dwight F. Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Dwight F. Davis Dwight Filley Davis was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition.

Mary Joe Fernández is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Mary Joe Fernández Mary Joe Fernández Godsick is an American former professional tennis player. She was the runner-up in three Grand Slam singles tournaments and won two Grand Slam women's doubles titles ...more

Monica Seles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Monica Seles Monica Seles is the former Yugoslav world no. 1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was born and raised in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. ...more

James Blake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
James Blake James Riley Blake is an American former professional tennis player. Blake is known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand. During his career, Blake had amassed 24 singles finals appearances, ...more

Justine Henin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Justine Henin Justine Henin, known between 2002 and 2007 as Justine Henin-Hardenne, is a Belgian former professional tennis player and former World No. 1. Henin won 43 WTA singles titles and seven Grand Slam ...more

Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Dominika Cibulková Dominika Cibulková is a professional Slovak tennis player. Known for her quick and aggressive style of play, she has won four career singles titles. She has reached the quarterfinals or ...more

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario is a Spanish former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She won four Grand Slam singles titles, six Grand Slam ...more

Cathy Lee Crosby is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Cathy Lee Crosby Cathy Lee Crosby is an American actress. She achieved TV and film success in the 1980s and was a co-host of the television series That's Incredible!.

Ilana Kloss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Ilana Kloss Ilana Sheryl Kloss is a former professional tennis player, tennis coach, and the current commissioner of World TeamTennis, a position that she has held since 2001.

Amanda Coetzer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Amanda Coetzer 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, ...more

Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Andy Murray Andrew Barron "Andy" Murray OBE is a Scottish professional tennis player, ranked world No. 3. He started playing tennis at the age of three, entered his first competitive tournament at ...more

Louise Brough is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Louise Brough Althea Louise Brough Clapp was an American tennis player. During her career between 1942 and 1957, she won six Grand Slam singles titles as well as numerous doubles and mixed doubles titles. She ...more

Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Julia Görges Julia Görges is a German tennis player. Görges has won two singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as six singles and six doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her ...more

Li Na is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Li Na Li Na is a Chinese former professional tennis player, who achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 2 on the WTA Tour on 17 February 2014, but retired from the sport seven months later due to ...more

Anastasia Myskina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Anastasia Myskina Anastasiya Andreyevna Myskina is a retired professional tennis player from Russia. She won the 2004 French Open singles title, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to win a Grand Slam ...more

Kim Clijsters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Kim Clijsters Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters is a Belgian former professional tennis player. Clijsters is a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. Clijsters won 41 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles ...more

Ashok Amritraj is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Ashok Amritraj Ashok Amritraj is an Indian American film producer, former tour professional tennis player, chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment. He has also taken as the CEO of National Geographic

Jimmy Connors is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Jimmy Connors James Scott "Jimmy" Connors is a former World No. 1 tennis player from the United States. Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles, and was a ...more

Dean Paul Martin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Dean Paul Martin Dean Paul Martin, Jr was an American entertainer, noted as a tennis player, a singer and actor, and a military pilot.

Catherine Tanvier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Catherine Tanvier Catherine Tanvier is a film actress.

Gigi Fernández is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
Gigi Fernández Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández is a former professional tennis player, the first female athlete from her native Puerto Rico to turn professional, the first Puerto Rican woman to ever ...more

René Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Tennis Players
René Lacoste Jean René Lacoste was a French tennis player and businessman. He was nicknamed "the Crocodile" by fans because of his tenacity on the court; he is also known worldwide as the ...more