For a tennis playing nation that has sustained excellence across decades and cultural shifts, America has produced some outstanding players like Serena Williams and Venus Williams, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, to name a few. Once a force in tennis, before the Aussies and Swedes took over, America has won twice as many Grand slams than any other nation. While the current tennis scene of America is facing a grand slam drought, especially men’s tennis, it has managed to rake up a few laud-worthy success with its women tennis force (think the Williams sisters!). America has been pining to breed more homegrown champions since. But that doesn’t undermine the greatness of this great sporting nation in tennis. The past players' records and longevity have set high standards for others to admire and strive for. Never mind whether you are a baseball, basketball, football or a hockey fan, it pays to acquaint yourself with tennis greats of America. Read the biographies to know the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of famous American tennis players.
Serena WilliamsSerena Williams

26 September 1981

Billie Jean KingBillie Jean King

22 November 1943

Venus WilliamsVenus Williams

17 June 1980

John McEnroeJohn McEnroe

16 February 1959

Andre AgassiAndre Agassi

29 April 1970

Andy RoddickAndy Roddick

30 August 1982

Pete SamprasPete Sampras

12 August 1971

Monica SelesMonica Seles

02 December 1973

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova

18 October 1956

Jimmy ConnorsJimmy Connors

02 September 1952

Arthur AsheArthur Ashe

10 July 1943

Chris EvertChris Evert

21 December 1954

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Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson

25 August 1927

Ivan LendIvan Lendl

07 March 1960

Jim CourierJim Courier

17 August 1970

CiCi BellisCiCi Bellis

08 April 1999

Don BudgeDon Budge

13 June 1915

John IsnerJohn Isner

26 April 1985

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Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting

14 July 1987

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs

25 February 1918

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens

20 March 1993

Lindsay DavenportLindsay Davenport

08 June 1976

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor

20 March 1856

Madison KeysMadison Keys

17 February 1995

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Tommy HaasTommy Haas

03 April 1978

Renée RichardsRenée Richards

19 August 1934

Murphy JensenMurphy Jensen

30 October 1968

Michael ChangMichael Chang

22 February 1972

Stan SmithStan Smith

14 December 1946

Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati

29 March 1976

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Pam ShriverPam Shriver

04 July 1962

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis

26 July 1954

Sam QuerreySam Querrey

07 October 1987

Lisa BonderLisa Bonder

16 October 1965

Tracy AustinTracy Austin

12 December 1962

Jessica PegulaJessica Pegula

24 February 1994

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Alexandra StevensonAlexandra Stevenson

15 December 1980

Mardy FishMardy Fish

09 December 1981

Bethanie Mattek-SandsBethanie Mattek-Sands

23 March 1985

James BlakeJames Blake

28 December 1979

Mary CarilloMary Carillo

15 March 1957

Bill TildenBill Tilden

10 February 1893

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Brad GilbertBrad Gilbert

09 August 1961

Patrick McEnroePatrick McEnroe

01 July 1966

Roscoe TannerRoscoe Tanner

15 October 1951

Helen WillsHelen Wills

06 October 1905

Pancho SeguraPancho Segura

20 June 1921

Todd MartinTodd Martin

08 July 1970

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Ashley HarkleroadAshley Harkleroad

02 May 1985

Lisa RaymondLisa Raymond

10 August 1973

Melanie OudinMelanie Oudin

23 September 1991

R. Norris WilliamsR. Norris Williams

29 January 1891

Dwight F. DavisDwight F. Davis

05 July 1879

Taylor TownsendTaylor Townsend

16 April 1996

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Steve JohnsonSteve Johnson

24 December 1989

Donald YoungDonald Young

23 July 1989