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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.

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  • Maria Sharapova

    Age33

    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə...  more

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  • Anna Kournikova

    Age39

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (Russian: А́нна Серге́евна Ку́рникова, IPA: [ˈannə sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvnə...  more

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  • Ana Ivanovic

    Age32

    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    Ana Ivanovic Schweinsteiger (Serbian: Ана Швајнштајгер / Ana Švajnštajger; born 6 November...  more

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  • Lars Ulrich

    Lars Ulrich

    Denmark, United States of America

    Age56

    BirthplaceGentofte Municipality, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Lars Ulrich (; Danish: [laːs ˈulˀʁæk]; born 26 December 1963) is a Danish musician,...  more

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  • Maeve Quinlan

    Maeve Quinlan

    Ireland, United States of America

    Age55

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

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  • Caroline Wozniacki

    Age30

    BirthplaceOdense, Denmark

    Caroline Wozniacki (R) (Danish: [kʰaːoliːnə vɒsniˈaki]; Polish: [vɔʑˈɲatskʲi]; born 11 July...  more

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  • Ashley Harkleroad

    Ashley Harkleroad

    United States of America

    Age35

    BirthplaceRossville, Illinois

    Ashley Harkleroad Adams is an American former professional tennis player. She reached a...  more
  • Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe

    United States of America

    AgeDec. at 50 (1943-1993)

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis...  more

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  • Jim Courier

    Jim Courier

    United States of America, Australia

    Age50

    BirthplaceSanford, Florida, USA

    James “Jim” Spencer Courier (born August 17, 1970) is an American former world No. 1...  more

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  • Jennifer Capriati

    Jennifer Capriati

    United States of America

    Age44

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jennifer Maria Capriati (born March 29, 1976) is an American former professional tennis...  more

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  • Daniela Hantuchová

    Age37

    BirthplacePoprad, Slovakia

    Daniela Hantuchová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈdaɲɪ̯ɛla ˈɦantuxɔʋaː]; born 23 April 1983) is a...  more
  • John McEnroe

    John McEnroe

    United States of America

    Age61

    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

    John Patrick McEnroe Jr. (born February 16, 1959) is an American retired tennis player. He was...  more

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  • Maria Kirilenko

    Age33

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko-Stepanova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Кириле́нко, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə...  more
  • Gabriela Sabatini

    Age50

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (Spanish pronunciation: [gaˈβɾjela saβaˈtini]; born 16 May 1970) is...  more

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  • Andre Agassi

    Andre Agassi

    United States of America

    Age50

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    Andre Kirk Agassi ( AG-ə-see; born April 29, 1970) is an American retired professional tennis...  more

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  • Elena Dementieva

    Age38

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Elena Viacheslavovna Dementieva (Russian: Еле́на Вячесла́вовна Деме́нтьева, [jɪˈlʲɛnə...  more

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  • Andy Roddick

    Andy Roddick

    United States of America

    Age38

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Andrew Stephen Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American former world No. 1 professional...  more

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  • Billie Jean King

    Billie Jean King

    United States of America

    Age76

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

    Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1...  more

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  • Lindsay Davenport

    Lindsay Davenport

    United States of America

    Age44

    BirthplacePalos Verdes, California, United States of America

    Lindsay Ann Davenport Leach (born June 8, 1976) is an American former professional tennis...  more

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  • Martina Navratilova

    Martina Navratilova

    United States of America, Czechoslovakia

    Age63

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Martina Navratilova (Czech: Martina Navrátilová pronounced [mar'cɪna navˈraːcɪlovaː]; born...  more

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  • Chris Evert

    Chris Evert

    United States of America

    Age65

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

    Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert Lloyd from 1979 to 1987,...  more

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  • Annabel Croft

    Age54

    BirthplaceFarnborough, London, London, United Kingdom

    Annabel Nicola Croft (born 12 July 1966 in Farnborough, Kent) is a former professional British...  more
  • Martina Hingis

    Martina Hingis

    Switzerland, Slovakia

    Age39

    BirthplaceKošice, Slovakia

    Martina Hingis (German pronunciation: [marˈtiːna ˈhɪŋɡɪs]; born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss...  more

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  • Joachim Johansson
    Joachim Johansson (born 1 July 1982) is a former professional male tennis player from Sweden....  more
  • Bill Tilden

    Bill Tilden

    United States of America

    AgeDec. at 60 (1893-1953)

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill," was an...  more

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