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List of Famous Tennis Players

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.

  • Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə ʂɐˈrapəvə] (listen); born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. A United States resident ...more
  • Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (Russian: А́нна Серге́евна Ку́рникова, IPA: [ˈannə sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvnə ˈkurnʲɪkəvə] (listen); born 7 June 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player. Her appearance and ...more
  • Ana Ivanovic Schweinsteiger (Serbian: Ана Швајнштајгер / Ana Švajnštajger; born 6 November 1987), professionally known by her maiden name Ana Ivanovic (Ана Ивановић / Ana Ivanović, pronounced [âna ...more
  • Lars Ulrich (; Danish: [laːs ˈulˀʁæk]; born 26 December 1963) is a Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster. He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of the American heavy ...more
  • Maeve Quinlan (born November 16, 1964 in Chicago) is an American actress and former professional tennis player. She is best known for starring as Megan Conley for 11 years in The Bold and the ...more
  • Caroline Wozniacki (R) (Danish: [kʰaːoliːnə vɒsniˈaki]; Polish: [vɔʑˈɲatskʲi]; born 11 July 1990) is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 in singles, the 20th in the Open ...more
  • Ashley Harkleroad Adams is an American former professional tennis player. She reached a career-high ranking in singles of No. 39 on June 9, 2003.
  • Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles. Ashe was the first black player selected to the United States ...more
  • James “Jim” Spencer Courier (born August 17, 1970) is an American former world No. 1 professional tennis player. For 15 years, he has been the main commentator on the Australian Open for the host ...more
  • Jennifer Maria Capriati (born March 29, 1976) is an American former professional tennis player. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she won three singles championships in Grand Slam ...more
  • Daniela Hantuchová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈdaɲɪ̯ɛla ˈɦantuxɔʋaː]; born 23 April 1983) is a retired Slovakian tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, ...more
  • John Patrick McEnroe Jr. (born February 16, 1959) is an American retired tennis player. He was known for his shot-making artistry and volleying skills, and for confrontational on-court behavior that ...more
  • Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko-Stepanova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Кириле́нко, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə kʲɪrʲɪˈlʲɛnkə]; born 25 January 1987) is a former professional tennis player from Russia. She won ...more
  • Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (Spanish pronunciation: [gaˈβɾjela saβaˈtini]; born 16 May 1970) is an Argentine former professional tennis player. She was one of the leading players on the women's circuit ...more
  • Andre Kirk Agassi ( AG-ə-see; born April 29, 1970) is an American retired professional tennis player and former world No. 1 whose career spanned from the late 1980s to the mid-2000s. In singles, ...more
  • Elena Viacheslavovna Dementieva (Russian: Еле́на Вячесла́вовна Деме́нтьева, [jɪˈlʲɛnə dʲɪˈmʲenʲtʲjɪvə] (listen); born 15 October 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player. She won the ...more
  • Andrew Stephen Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American former world No. 1 professional tennis player. Roddick became world No. 1 shortly after he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating ...more
  • Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in ...more
  • Lindsay Ann Davenport Leach (born June 8, 1976) is an American former professional tennis player. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions, for a total of 98 weeks. Davenport is one of ...more
  • Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956) is a Czechoslovak-born American former professional tennis player and coach. Navratilova was world No. 1 for a total of 332 weeks in singles, and a record ...more
  • Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a retired American World No. 1 tennis player. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three ...more
  • Annabel Nicola Croft (born 12 July 1966 in Farnborough, Kent) is a former professional British No. 1 female tennis player and current radio and television presenter. As a tennis player she won the ...more
  • Martina Hingis (German pronunciation: [marˈtiːna ˈhɪŋɡɪs]; born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss former professional tennis player. She spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1 and 90 weeks ...more
  • Joachim Johansson (born 1 July 1982) 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 ...more
  • William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was ...more