Famous Tennis Players - List of Famous Tennis Players

Tennis players are the sports persons who play tennis professionally and participate in regional, national and international tournaments. Tennis is a highly competitive sport and one needs to be trained for a career as a professional tennis player from a young age. Tennis is played either between two individuals competing against each other, or between two teams consisting of two players each. Tennis has its origins in 12th century France when people played by striking a ball with the palm of their hands. The game evolved with time and racquets came into use by the16th century, and modern tennis as we known the game today developed in the mid-19th century. Tennis is a very popular game and is played by millions of people of all age groups all over the world. A well loved spectator sport, several tennis tournaments are held worldwide. It is also an Olympic sport and also a part of the Summer Paralympic programme. Being a professional tennis player is physically as well as mentally demanding. To play tennis at the professional level one needs to be passionate about the game, exhibit a competitive spirit, train rigorously and maintain a high level of fitness. Browse this section to learn about the life and works of various famous tennis players from all over the world.

The Most Famous Tennis Players

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Jim CourierAugust 17, 1970AmericanJim Courier is an American former professional tennis player who won four Grand Slam singles titles
Gabriela SabatiniMay 16, 1970ArgentinianGabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player, one of the leading players of her generation
Steffi GrafJune 14, 1969GermanSteffi Graf is one of greatest women’s tennis players to have ever played the game
Andre AgassiApril 29, 1970AmericanAndre Agassi is a legendary American tennis player and winner of eight Grand Slam titles
Serena WilliamsSeptember 26, 1981AmericanSerena Williams is an all-time great women's tennis player
Jimmy ConnorsSeptember 2, 1952AmericanJimmy Connors is a former World No
Chris EvertDecember 21, 1954AmericanChris Evert is a former American professional tennis player
John McEnroeFebruary 16, 1959AmericanJohn McEnroe is a former world number one American professional tennis player
CiCi BellisApril 8, 1999AmericanCatherine Cartan Bellis, known more by the name CiCi Bellis is an American professional tennis player
Monica SelesDecember 2, 1973AmericanMonica Seles is a former Yugoslavian tennis sensation who became the youngest female player to rank World No
Boris Becker

Boris Becker

Boris Franz Becker is a former German tennis player and one of the most successful tennis players

GermanNovember 22, 1967187 views

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King is a former U

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe was a professional tennis player, and the first black man ever to win singles title at at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open

AmericanJuly 10, 1943171 views

Björn Borg

Björn Borg is a Swedish former World No

SwedishJune 6, 1956265 views

Jim Courier

Jim Courier is an American former professional tennis player who won four Grand Slam singles titles

AmericanAugust 17, 1970694 views

Gabriela Sabatini

Gabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player, one of the leading players of her generation

ArgentinianMay 16, 1970631 views

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is the current World No

SerbianMay 22, 1987173 views

Don Budge

Don Budge was an American tennis champion counted among the greatest tennis players of all time

AmericanJune 13, 1915151 views

Roy Emerson

Roy Emerson is an Australian former No

Goran Ivanisevic

Goran Ivanisevic is a Croatian former professional tennis player

CroatianSeptember 13, 1971161 views