Famous Australian Tennis Players

Find out more about the greatest Australian Tennis Players, including Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios, Pat Rafter, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall.

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 1 Margaret Court

Margaret Court
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth

Margaret Court is an Australian retired tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 with 24 Grand Slam women's singles titles to her name. She also holds 19 Grand Slam doubles titles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Following her retirement, she became a Christian minister. 

 2 Rod Laver

Rod Laver
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia

Australian former tennis player Rod Laver is widely regarded to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He was ranked world No. 1 in nine different years. He holds 200 singles titles--the most in tennis history. He excelled on a variety of court surfaces: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. The Laver Cup Tournament is named after him.

 3 Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Evonne Goolagong Cawley
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Legendary Australian tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley was once world number 1 and the world’s first mother to earn a Wimbledon win in 66 years. A Wiradjuri Aborigine, she is now part of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and also became the Australian of the Year in 1971.

 4 Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Once world number 17 in singles, tennis sensation Bernard Tomic has also been controversy’s favorite child. Known for his on-and-off relationship with reality TV star Vanessa Sierra, and for appearing on an adult site, he now claims to have stopped partying and alcohol and has apparently taken to veganism.

 5 Ken Rosewall

Ken Rosewall
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Throughout his 25-year illustrious career, Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall has won 18 Grand Slams, including 8 singles titles. Known for his 5’7” lean frame, he was nicknamed Muscles by his teammates, apparently, for the lack of them. The son of a grocer, he had begun playing tennis at age 3.

 6 Pat Rafter

Pat Rafter
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Isa, Australia

Pat Rafter became the first Australian male in the Open Era to win consecutive US Open titles. The former ATP singles number 1 is also the only person with an undefeated record against tennis legend Roger Federer and is remembered for his politeness and his habit of saying “Sorry, mate.”

 7 Alex de Minaur

Alex de Minaur
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: February 17, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Born to an Uruguayan father and a Spanish mother, in Sydney, Alex de Minaur began training in tennis at age 3. Now, with a career-high world singles ranking of 15, he is one of the most promising tennis stars of Australia. He tested COVID-positive and thus missed the Tokyo Olympics.

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 8 Ashleigh Barty

Ashleigh Barty
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Ashleigh Barty is an Australian tennis player and the current world No. 1 as per the Women's Tennis Association. Barty has won two Grand Slam singles titles:  2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon, and one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open She also won on a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

 9 Roy Emerson

Roy Emerson
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackbutt, Australia

Roy Emerson is a former tennis player from Australia. A former world No. 1, Emerson won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles and 12 Grand Slam singles titles, which includes a career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles. Emerson went on to achieve another career Grand Slam, becoming the first man to complete a double career Grand Slam in singles.

 10 Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Hewitt
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Adelaide

Lleyton Hewitt is an Australian professional tennis player and a former world No. 1. He has won one Wimbledon, one U.S. Open and one U.S. Open doubles title. The son of a sportsman, he developed an early interest in different kinds of sports and decided to pursue tennis professionally. He has been involved in several controversies. 

 11 Nick Kyrgios

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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, who has had a career-best singles ranking of 13, has also been part of a few controversies. During a 2019 Wimbledon match, he apparently deliberately hit Rafael Nadal with a ball, straight in the chest, and later defended his actions, saying it was completely fair.

 12 Samantha Stosur

Samantha Stosur
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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.

 13 Daria Gavrilova

Daria Gavrilova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Daria Gavrilova is a Russian-born Australian tennis player. She represented Russia from 2009 to 2015 post which she began representing Australia. An accomplished junior player, Gavrilova won the gold medal at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. After turning professional, Gavrilova has achieved victories over former Grand Slam champions like Ana Ivanovic, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitová, and Angelique Kerber.

 14 Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Johanna Konta is a British tennis player who represented Australia till 2012. Konta has won four singles WTA Tour titles. She has also won four doubles and 11 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. A former world No. 4 and former British number one, Johanna Konta is renowned for creating sharp angles and an offensive baseline play.

 15 Dylan Alcott

Dylan Alcott
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Famous As: Basketball player, Tennis player
Birthdate: December 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

One of Australia’s greatest wheelchair sportspersons, Dylan Alcott has mastered both wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. He is also one of the rare few to have won Paralympic gold medals in two sports, both basketball and tennis. In 2021, he declared his wish to retire from tennis after the Australian Open.

 16 John Newcombe

John Newcombe
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: May 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 17 Thanasi Kokkinakis

Thanasi Kokkinakis
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: April 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

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.

 18 Pat Cash

Pat Cash
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Pat Cash is an Australian retired tennis player renowned for popularizing the act of climbing into the stands to celebrate. The celebration, which has been carried on as a tradition, was first showcased by Cash in 1987 when he won the men's singles championship title at Wimbledon. Cash was also part of the Davis Cup-winning team in 1983 and 1986.

 19 Ajla Tomljanovic

Ajla Tomljanovic
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia

Ajla Tomljanovic is a Croatian-Australian tennis player best known for her performance as a junior player. Tomljanović, who played for Croatia from 2009 to 2018, has been representing Australia at all events on the WTA Tour since 2018. Ajla Tomljanovic reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 2021 when her fourth round opponent Emma Raducanu retired in the second set.

 20 Alexei Popyrin

Alexei Popyrin
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Alexei Popyrin is an Australian tennis player who made his Davis Cup debut in February 2019. Popyrin won his first ATP title in February 2021 when he defeated Marin Čilić and Alexander Bublik in the semifinal and final respectively to win the Singapore Open.             

 21 Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian former tennis player Mark Philippoussis is nicknamed The Scud for his missile-like deliveries. The former world number 8 singles player has two Davis Cups in his kitty and is now a famous reality TV star. He once went bankrupt but has since recovered and now owns a clothing brand.

 22 Sam Groth

Sam Groth
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Narrandera, Australia

Sam Groth is an Australian retired tennis player who competed in both singles and doubles events at Grand Slams and other major tournaments. In 2015 and 2017, Groth was part of the Australian Davis Cup team. After retiring as a player in 2018, Sam Groth has been working as a TV host.

 23 John Millman

John Millman
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Australian tennis player John Millman debuted at the ITF Junior tournament at age 15 and now boasts of a career-high ranking of 33 in singles. Apart from tennis, he is also a big fan of soccer. His popularity has made a Brisbane Times journalist coin the term Millmania.

 24 Darren Cahill

Darren Cahill
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: October 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Australian tennis coach and former player Darren Cahill is best known for mentoring renowned players such as Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, and Simona Halep. He was also the Australian Davis Cup coach. Known by his nickname Killer in the tennis circuit, he also works as a tennis analyst for ESPN.

 25 Jelena Dokić

Jelena Dokić
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Birthdate: April 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belgrade

 26 Casey Dellacqua

Casey Dellacqua
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Perth

 27 Astra Sharma

Astra Sharma
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: September 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore

 28 Rennae Stubbs

Rennae Stubbs
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 29 Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 30 Luke Saville

Luke Saville
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berri, Australia

 31 Alex Bolt

Alex Bolt
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Murray Bridge, Australia

 32 Todd Woodbridge

Todd Woodbridge
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 33 Alicia Molik

Alicia Molik
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

 34 Hana Mandlíková

Hana Mandlíková
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

 35 Matthew Ebden

Matthew Ebden
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

 36 James Duckworth

James Duckworth
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 37 Peter Carter

Peter Carter
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: August 1, 2002

Remembered as the coach of tennis legend Roger Federer, Peter Carter had started off as a player but moved to coaching after his playing career was cut short due to injuries. He tragically died in a car accident at the Kruger National Park, where he was supposed to be holidaying with his wife.

 38 Destanee Aiava

Destanee Aiava
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 39 Mark Woodforde

Mark Woodforde
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: September 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

 40 Tony Roche

Tony Roche
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wagga Wagga, Australia

Tony Roche had started playing tennis at age 9 and joined the Wagga Wagga Tennis Club at 13. He was part of the Handsome Eight of tennis, joining the league with players such as Cliff Drysdale and Roger Taylor. Post-retirement, he coached Australia’s Davis Cup team.

 41 Lew Hoad

Lew Hoad
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glebe, Australia
Died: July 3, 1994

 42 Bob Hewitt

Bob Hewitt
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: January 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

 43 Olivia Gadecki

Olivia Gadecki
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 24, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia

 44 Anastasia Rodionova

Anastasia Rodionova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tambov, Russia

Born to an amateur tennis player in Russia, Anastasia Rodionova began playing tennis at age 7. While she initially represented her own country in professional tennis, she is currently no. 1 in doubles in Australia. Both she and her younger sister Arina have been consistently performing in the international circuit.

 45 Toby Mitchell

Toby Mitchell
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leongatha, Victoria, Australia

 46 Fred Stolle

Fred Stolle
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia

 47 Paul McNamee

Paul McNamee
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 48 Frank Sedgman

Frank Sedgman
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mont Albert, Victoria, Australia

 49 Edwin Flack

Edwin Flack
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Famous As: Tennis player, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: November 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: January 10, 1935

Edwin Flack was an Australian tennis player and athlete. In 1896, Flack became Australia's first Olympian when he represented the nation in the first modern Olympic Games. He went on to win gold medals in the 800m and 1500m events, becoming the first Australian Olympic champion. In 1985, he was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

 50 Jarmila Wolfe

Jarmila Wolfe
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia