American Female Tennis Players

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 1 Serena Williams

Serena Williams
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

With 39 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals, Serena Williams is clearly amongst the greatest female tennis players in the history. With 23 Grand Slam singles win, she is just a win away from equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles. She has bagged the top spot in WTA’s world ranking numerous times.

 2 Venus Williams

Venus Williams
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States

Regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, Venus Williams is credited with introducing never seen before power and athleticism to women's tennis along with her sister Serena. She is also credited with changing the long-standing practice of paying male tennis players more than their female counterparts as she won the fight for equal prize money.

 3 Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Tennis legend Billie Jean King has won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. The former world no. 1 beat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation.
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 4 Chris Evert

Chris Evert
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Former number 1 tennis player Chris Evert secured 18 Grand Slam singles wins. She won 157 singles and 32 doubles titles, and served as the WTA president for 11 years. The Philippe Chatrier awardee has also served as a coach and an ESPN analyst, and owns an activewear line.

 5 Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Martina Navratilova is the world’s only tennis player to be no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in both singles and doubles. She is one of three women with a "Grand Slam Boxed Set.” She is openly lesbian and had earlier fled her country, Czechoslovakia, due to political issues.

 6 Monica Seles

Monica Seles
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Former world number 1 tennis player Monica Seles has nine Grand Slam singles titles to her credit, eight of them for Yugoslavia and one for the U.S. At 16, she was the youngest French Open champion. Her career was affected after being stabbed on court by a Steffi Graf fan.

 7 Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Anna Kournikova was once world no. 8 in singles tennis rankings, in spite of never having won a singles title. She was no. 1 in doubles, teaming up with Martina Hingis. Following her retirement from tennis due to a spinal issue, she became a popular TV personality.
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 8 Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens
8
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States

The daughter of swimmer Sybil Smith and football player John Stephens, Sloane Stephens was first introduced to tennis by her mother at age 9. The 2017 US Open champion has 6 singles titles in her kitty. Through the Sloane Stephens Foundation, she supports the needs of disadvantaged tennis players.

 9 Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 13, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Coco Gauff is an American tennis player who became the youngest singles WTA Tour title-holder since 2004 when she won her first WTA title at the 2019 Upper Austria Ladies Linz at the age of 15. Coco Gauff, who has achieved a career-high ranking of 23 in singles, is the youngest player ranked by the WTA in the top 100.

 10 Madison Keys

Madison Keys
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States

 11 Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palos Verdes

 12 Amanda Anisimova

Amanda Anisimova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 31, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States

 13 Ilana Kloss

Ilana Kloss
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Former professional tennis player, Ilana Kloss is also a tennis coach, and commissioner of World TeamTennis, since 2001. She was the World's No. 1 ranked doubles player in 1976 and World No. 19 in singles in the year 1979. Born in Johannesburg, the Jewish player won the US Open doubles and mixed doubles championship on the 35-and-over tour, in 1999. 

 14 Pam Shriver

Pam Shriver
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 15 Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 28, 2003

 16 Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Bethanie Mattek-Sands
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States

 17 CoCo Vandeweghe

CoCo Vandeweghe
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: December 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 18 Tracy Austin

Tracy Austin
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, United States

 19 Maeve Quinlan

Maeve Quinlan
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Famous As: Actress, Tennis Player
Birthdate: November 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 20 Danielle Collins

Danielle Collins
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

 21 Cathy Lee Crosby

Cathy Lee Crosby
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Famous As: Tennis player, Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 22 Jennifer Capriati

Jennifer Capriati
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 23 Lisa Bonder

Lisa Bonder
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

 24 Caty McNally

Caty McNally
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: November 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 25 Mary Carillo

Mary Carillo
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: March 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

 26 Tam O'Shaughnessy

Tam O'Shaughnessy
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Famous As: Tennis player, Writer
Birthdate: January 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Andreas, California, United States

 27 Shelby Rogers

Shelby Rogers
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

 28 Mary Joe Fernández

Mary Joe Fernández
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 29 Alison Riske

Alison Riske
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 30 Alexandra Stevenson

Alexandra Stevenson
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: December 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States

 31 Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gates Mills, Ohio, United States

 32 Jessica Pegula

Jessica Pegula
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo

 33 CiCi Bellis

CiCi Bellis
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 34 Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

 35 Christina McHale

Christina McHale
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

 36 Maureen Connolly

Maureen Connolly
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: September 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: June 21, 1969

 37 Bernarda Pera

Bernarda Pera
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia

 38 Whitney Osuigwe

Whitney Osuigwe
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 17, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, United States

 39 Zina Garrison

Zina Garrison
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 40 Nicole Gibbs

Nicole Gibbs
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: March 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 41 Chanda Rubin

Chanda Rubin
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: February 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

 42 Desirae Krawczyk

Desirae Krawczyk
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: January 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rancho Mirage, California, United States

 43 Amber Liu

Amber Liu
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

 44 Caroline Dolehide

Caroline Dolehide
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: September 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hinsdale, Illinois, United States

 45 Helen Wills

Helen Wills
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: October 6, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fremont, California, United States
Died: January 1, 1998

 46 Varvara Lepchenko

Varvara Lepchenko
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: May 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 47 Melanie Oudin

Melanie Oudin
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Famous As: American tennis player
Birthdate: September 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States

 48 Andrea Jaeger

Andrea Jaeger
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Famous As: Tennis player, Nun
Birthdate: June 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 49 Rosemary Casals

Rosemary Casals
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Famous As: Former Tennis player who won more than ninety tournaments over the course of her two decade-long career
Birthdate: September 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 50 Ann Li

Ann Li
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States