Stan Wawrinka is a Swiss tennis player who has won three Grand Slam titles so far in his career. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Wawrinka won the gold medal for Switzerland in the doubles event along with teammate Roger Federer. At the 2014 Davis Cup, Stan Wawrinka played a key role in the Swiss team's victory.
Matteo Berrettini is an Italian tennis player who is currently the best-ranked Italian according to the ATP Rankings. Matteo Berrettini created history in 2021 when he became the first Italian to reach a Wimbledon Championship final where he lost against the two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic. An aggressive player, Matteo Berrettini is known for his forehand, strong serve, and speed.
Mirka Federer is a Swiss former tennis player best known as the wife of legendary tennis player Roger Federer whom she met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Having supported Federer throughout his career, Mirka is often praised for being a pillar of strength and is largely credited for Roger Federer's achievements on the tennis court.
David Ferrer is a Spanish retired tennis player best known for his efforts that earned Spain the prestigious Davis Cup in 2008, 2009, and 2011. A former world No. 3, Ferrer won several tournaments except a Grand Slam event. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most popular players not to have won a Grand Slam event.
Born to Greek immigrant parents in Adelaide, Thanasi Kokkinakis was inspired by Russian tennis star Marat Safin in childhood. He now has a career-high ranking of 69 in singles. In 2021, he revealed how he had battled depression and had contemplated quitting tennis after a series of injuries threatened his career.
Karolína Plíšková is a Czech tennis player best known for her powerful forehand and serve. A former world No. 1, Plíšková has reached the finals of two Grand Slam singles events so far. Karolína Plíšková has also helped her team win the prestigious Fed Cup on three occasions.
Tommy Haas is a German retired tennis player who won 15 titles in singles. He also won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Tommy Haas was renowned for his ability to play well on hard, clay, and grass surfaces. His playing career was plagued by several injuries, impairing his chances of winning grand slam titles.
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.
Mari Osaka is a Japanese tennis player. In 2014, she made her WTA Tour debut at the Bank of the West Classic, partnering with Marina Shamayko in the doubles event. A few years later, she made her WTA Tour singles debut at the 2019 Miami Open. Her sister, Naomi Osaka, is also a tennis player.
Sue Barker is an English former professional tennis player. A former world No. 3, Barker had an illustrious playing career during which she won 15 WTA singles titles, including the 1976 French Open. She also won 12 doubles titles, including the WTA Austrian Open. After retiring as a player, Sue Barker became a sports reporter.
Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has 9 ATP singles titles in his kitty and has also reached as high as world number 9 in singles. The son of a football player, Agut began playing tennis at age 5. He was initially equally skilled in football but chose to focus on tennis later.
Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur, once world number 1 in doubles, has also had a career-high ranking of 4 in singles. She holds a national WTA record of being the top player for 442 consecutive weeks. Openly lesbian, she had a daughter with her partner, Liz Astling, in 2020.
Kristýna Plíšková is a Czech tennis player who holds the record for the highest number of aces served in a WTA Tour match, which she set while playing against Monica Puig Marchán at the 2016 Australian Open. Kristýna Plíšková has won one singles title on the WTA Tour so far.
Yugoslavian-born tennis star Jelena Dokic had once been world number 4 in singles. While she represented Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia, and Australia in international events, post-retirement, she has mostly been associated with Australian tennis as a coach, author, and sports commentator. She accused her father of abuse in her memoir.
Sorana Cirstea is a Romanian tennis player who reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 French Open, which remains her best Grand Slam singles result so far. An aggressive baseliner, Cirstea has also represented her country at important tournaments like the Olympics and the Fed Cup.
Barbora Strycova is a Czech retired tennis player best known for winning the 2019 Wimbledon in the women's doubles event. She also won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games along with Lucie Šafářová. Strycova was an important member of the Czech Republic team that dominated the Fed Cup for almost a decade; she won six Fed Cup titles.
Conchita Martínez is a Spanish retired tennis player. In 1994, Martínez became the first Spaniard to win the Ladies' Singles title at The Championships, Wimbledon, where she defeated Martina Navratilova in the final. During her illustrious playing career, which spanned 18 years, Conchita Martínez won three Olympic medals, 13 doubles, and 33 singles titles.
While Lewis Burton began playing tennis at age 7 and later grew up to be quite a famous player both on the junior and senior circuits, he was also in the news for his tumultuous relationship with TV presenter Caroline Flack. The two were involved in a domestic violence incident.
Marián Vajda is a Slovak tennis coach and former player. He is best known as the former head coach of the current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Vajda helped Djokovic win 20 Grand Slams and is deemed the most successful coach of all time. The Olympic Committee of Serbia honored Vajda with the best coach award in 2010 and 2011.
Anastasia Potapova is a Russian tennis player. She started playing as a child and is a former junior No. 1. She emerged as the 2016 Wimbledon Championships girls' singles champion after defeating Dayana Yastremska from Ukraine in the final. She made her debut in a Grand Slam tournament in 2017. She played in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Women's Tennis Open.
João Sousa is a Portuguese tennis player best known for his performance in the 2019 Wimbledon where he reached the fourth round. He has the most number of victories at Grand Slam singles tournaments for any Portuguese player. In 2013 and 2015, João Sousa was named the CDP Portuguese Tennis Personality of the Year.
Belgian tennis coach Wim Fissette didn’t have a significant playing career but later coached tennis legends such as former world number 1 players Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka. He helped Clijsters win 2 US Opens, among other titles. He also coached Naomi Osaka to win a US Open and an Australian Open.
The daughter of a basketball player mother and a hockey and tennis player father, Aliaksandra Sasnovich began playing tennis at age 9. She reached the 2019 US Open semi-finals and has had a career-best singles ranking of 30. She was banned from Wimbledon in 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Jamie Delgado is a British former professional tennis player who has 18 Challenger Tour titles, which includes 15 doubles titles, under his belt. He holds the male record for playing in the most number of successive Wimbledon tournaments. Jamie Delgado is best known for his coaching career. He is the current coach of former world No. 1, Andy Murray.
Belarusian former tennis-player Natallia Zvierava, counted among the best doubles-players of all-time, won 18 Grand Slam doubles-titles, including six at French Open; five at Wimbledon, four at US Open and three at Australian Open. She attained World No.1 doubles ranking in October 1991. Zvierava also won two mixed-doubles title at Australian Open and bronze in doubles at the 1992 Olympics.
Àlex Corretja is a Spanish former professional tennis player who emerged as a Grand Slam runner-up twice in his career. In 2000, he played a pivotal role in helping Spain win its first-ever Davis Cup title. He became a coach after retirement and coached Britain's Andy Murray from 2008 to 2011. He later coached the Spanish Davis Cup team.
Irina Zvereva is a former professional tennis player who competed in the doubles event at the 1990 Moscow Ladies Open. At one point in her career, she was ranked as high as No. 4 in her country. She participated in many events on the ITF Women's Circuit, reaching five singles finals. She is married to Alexander Mikhailovich Zverev.