Famous Black Tennis Players

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Arthur Ashe
(Tennis Player)
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Birthdate: July 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: February 6, 1993
Tennis player Arthur Ashe is best remembered for his three Grand Slam singles wins. He became the first Black player to be named to the U.S. Davis Cup team. He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during a bypass surgery and devoted his final years to AIDS awareness campaigns.
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Serena Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All-Time)
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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.

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Gaël Monfils
(Tennis star who reached the number-seven world ranking)
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Birthdate: September 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Coco Gauff
(Tennis player)
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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.

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Richard Williams
(Tennis coach)
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Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
(Tennis player)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
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Birthdate: April 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
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Althea Gibson
(Tennis player)
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Birthdate: August 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 28, 2003
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Sloane Stephens
(American Professional Tennis Player)
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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.

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James Blake
(Tennis player)
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Birthdate: December 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States
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Dustin Brown
(Tennis player)
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Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celle, Germany

Dustin Brown is a German tennis player best known for defeating Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. Renowned for his speed, technique, and entertaining playing style, Dustin Brown is also famous for his dreadlocked hairstyle, which has earned him the nickname Dreddy.

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Frances Tiafoe
(Tennis player)
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Birthdate: January 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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Yannick Noah
(Tennis player)
Yannick Noah
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Birthdate: May 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sedan, France
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Alexandra Stevenson
(Tennis Player)
Alexandra Stevenson
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Birthdate: December 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
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Donald Young
(Tennis player)
Donald Young
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Birthdate: July 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Mikael Ymer
(Tennis player)
Mikael Ymer
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Birthdate: September 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skara, Sweden
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Whitney Osuigwe
(Tennis player)
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Birthdate: April 17, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, United States
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Chanda Rubin
(Tennis Player)
Chanda Rubin
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Birthdate: February 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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Zina Garrison
(Tennis player)
Zina Garrison
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Birthdate: November 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Elias Ymer
(Tennis player)
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Birthdate: April 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skara, Sweden
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MaliVai Washington
(Tennis Player)
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Birthdate: June 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York, United States
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Hailey Baptiste
(Tennis Player)
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Birthdate: November 3, 2001
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Katrina Adams
(Tennis Player)
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Birthdate: August 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

A woman of many firsts, Katrina Adams is possibly best known as the first African-American and also the first former tennis player to serve as the President and CEO of the United States Tennis Association.  A double specialist, she competed on the WTA Tour for 12 years, winning twenty career double titles, reaching a career-high doubles ranking of no. 8.

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Asia Muhammad
(Tennis Player)
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Birthdate: April 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United states
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Sachia Vickery
(Tennis player)
Sachia Vickery
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Birthdate: May 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Miramar, Florida, United States
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Darian King
(Tennis player who has ATP singles ranking of world No. 106 (8 May 2017), ATP doubles ranking of No. 156 (21 October 2019))
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Birthdate: April 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
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Taylor Townsend
(Tennis Player)
Taylor Townsend
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Birthdate: April 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Ronald Agénor
(Tennis player)
Ronald Agénor
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Birthdate: November 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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Ora Washington
(Basketball Player)
Ora Washington
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Birthdate: 1899 AD
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 21, 1971
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Sada Nahimana
(Tennis player)
Sada Nahimana
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Birthdate: April 21, 2001
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burundi
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Takanyi Garanganga
(Tennis player)
Takanyi Garanganga
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Birthdate: September 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
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Tony Mmoh
(Tennis player)
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Birthdate: June 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Enugu, Nigeria
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Yahiya Doumbia
(Tennis player)
Yahiya Doumbia
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Birthdate: August 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bamako, Mali
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Jesse Flores
(Tennis player)
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Birthdate: March 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Wanaro N'Godrella
(Tennis player)
Wanaro N'Godrella
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Birthdate: October 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nouméa, New Caledonia
Died: May 26, 2016