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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.

  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson

    United States of America

    AgeDec. at 76 (1927-2003)

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina, United States of America

    Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and... more on Wikipedia
  • Boris Becker

    Boris Becker

    Germany, West Germany


    BirthplaceLeimen, Germany

    Boris Franz Becker (German pronunciation: [ˈboːʁɪs ˈbɛkɐ]; born 22 November 1967) is a German... more on Wikipedia
  • Amélie Mauresmo


    BirthplaceSaint-Germain-en-Laye, France

    Amélie Simone Mauresmo (French pronunciation: ​[ameli simɔn moʁɛsmo]; born 5 July 1979) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Dwight F. Davis

    Dwight F. Davis

    United States of America

    AgeDec. at 66 (1879-1945)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Dwight Filley Davis, Sr. (July 5, 1879 – November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and... more on Wikipedia
  • Mary Joe Fernández

    Mary Joe Fernández

    United States of America


    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Mary Joe Fernández Godsick (born María José Fernández; August 19, 1971) is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • Monica Seles

    Monica Seles

    United States of America, Germany


    BirthplaceNovi Sad, Serbia

    Monica Seles (; Hungarian: Szeles Mónika, pronounced [ˈsɛlɛʃ ˈmoːnikɒ]; Serbian: Моника Селеш,... more on Wikipedia

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    #481 of 595 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures#2 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • James Blake

    James Blake

    United States of America


    BirthplaceYonkers, New York, USA

    James or Jim Blake may refer to:

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    #25 of 57 The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s#21 of 33 33 Famous People with Scoliosis

  • Justine Henin


    BirthplaceLiège, Belgium

    Justine Henin (French pronunciation: ​[ʒystin ɛnɛ̃]; born 1 June 1982), between 2002 and 2007... more on Wikipedia
  • Dominika Cibulková


    BirthplaceBratislava, Slovakia

    Dominika Cibulková (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈdɔminika ˈtsibulkɔʋaː]; born 6 May 1989) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Arantxa Sánchez Vicario


    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾanθaθu isaˈβel... more on Wikipedia
  • Cathy Lee Crosby

    Cathy Lee Crosby

    United States of America


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Cathy Lee Crosby (born December 2, 1944) sometimes referred to as just Cathy Crosby is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Ilana Kloss

    Ilana Kloss

    United States of America, South Africa


    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Ilana Sheryl Kloss (born 22 March 1956) is a former professional tennis player, tennis coach,... more on Wikipedia

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    #19 of 27 The Greatest Gay Icons in Sports#95 of 205 College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

  • Amanda Coetzer

    Amanda Coetzer

    South Africa


    BirthplaceHoopstad, Free State, South Africa

    Amanda Coetzer (born 22 October 1971) is a South African former professional tennis player.... more on Wikipedia
  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray

    United Kingdom


    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Sir Andrew Barron Murray (born 15 May 1987) is a British professional tennis player from... more on Wikipedia

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    #4 of 83 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era#15 of 18 18 Hilarious Videos of Celebrities Pranking Their Fans

  • Louise Brough

    Louise Brough

    United States of America

    AgeDec. at 91 (1923-2014)

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Althea Louise Brough Clapp (née Brough; March 11, 1923 – February 3, 2014) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Julia Görges


    BirthplaceBad Oldesloe, Germany

    Julia Görges (born 2 November 1988) is a German professional tennis player. She has won seven... more on Wikipedia
  • Li Na

    Li Na



    BirthplaceWuhan, China

    Li Na (born 26 February 1982) is a Chinese retired tennis player. She achieved a career-high... more on Wikipedia
  • Anastasia Myskina


    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Anastasiya Andreyevna Myskina (Russian: Анастасия Андреевна Мыскина, IPA: [ɐnəstɐˈsʲijə... more on Wikipedia
  • Kim Clijsters


    BirthplaceBilzen, Belgium

    Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (Dutch pronunciation: [kɪm ˈklɛistərs] (listen); born 8 June 1983)... more on Wikipedia

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    #16 of 72 The Greatest Women's Tennis Players of All Time#7 of 59 The Greatest Female Tennis Players Of The Open Era

  • Ashok Amritraj

    Ashok Amritraj

    India, United States of America


    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Ashok Amritraj (born 22 February 1956) is Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Park Entertainment... more on Wikipedia
  • Jimmy Connors

    Jimmy Connors

    United States of America


    BirthplaceEast St. Louis, Illinois

    James Scott Connors (born September 2, 1952) is a retired American world No. 1 tennis player... more on Wikipedia

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    #780 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#100 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Dean Paul Martin

    United States of America

    AgeDec. at 36 (1951-1987)

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Dean Paul Martin Jr. (November 17, 1951 – March 21, 1987) was an American pop singer and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Age55

    BirthplaceToulouse, France

    Catherine ("Cathy") Tanvier (born 28 May 1965) is a former tennis player from France. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Gigi Fernández

    Gigi Fernández

    United States of America


    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández (born February 22, 1964) is a United States former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • René Lacoste

    AgeDec. at 92 (1904-1996)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jean René Lacoste (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʁəne laˈkɔst]; 2 July 1904 – 12 October 1996)... more on Wikipedia