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Naomi Osaka
(Japanese Professional Tennis Player and First Asian Player to Hold the Top Ranking in Singles)
Naomi Osaka
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Birthdate: October 16, 1997
Birthplace: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka made history by being the first player of Asian origin to hold the world number one rank in singles. Osaka made headlines when in 2021, she withdrew from the French Open after refusing to be part of a press conference to protect her mental health.

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Martina Hingis
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Martina Hingis
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Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia

Swiss tennis sensation Martina Hingis made waves when she won the Australian Open at age 16, becoming the youngest Grand Slam singles winner of the 20th century. The youngest world number 1, too, she was named after Martina Navratilova and was the daughter of a Czech tennis player and a tennis coach.

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Martina Navratilova
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Martina Navratilova
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Birthdate: October 18, 1956
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.
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Juan Martín del Potro
(Argentine Professional Tennis Player)
Juan Martín del Potro
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Birthdate: September 23, 1988
Birthplace: Tandil, Argentina

Juan Martín del Potro is an Argentine tennis player best known for winning the 2009 US Open after defeating Roger Federer in the final. He also helped his team win the prestigious Davis Cup in 2016. One of the greatest Argentine players of all time, Juan Martín del Potro also won Olympic bronze and silver in 2012 and 2016 respectively. 

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Serena Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All-Time)
Serena Williams
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Birthdate: September 26, 1981
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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Simona Halep
(Romanian Professional and Former World No.1 Tennis Player )
Simona Halep
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Birthdate: September 27, 1991
Birthplace: Constanta, Romania

Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis player. With 22 WTA singles titles and two Grand Slam singles titles under her belt, Simona Halep is one of the most successful Romanian female tennis players of all time. She is also widely considered one of the WTA Tour's best returners of the current generation.

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Marin Čilić
(One of the Best Croatian Tennis Players of All Time)
Marin Čilić
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Birthdate: September 28, 1988
Birthplace: Međugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marin Čilić is a Croatian tennis player best known for winning the 2014 US Open and a silver medal at the 2020 Olympic Games. Regarded as one of the best Croatian professional tennis players of all time, Marin Čilić has won many ATP Tour singles titles in his illustrious career. He also helped his country win the 2018 Davis Cup.

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Jack Sock
(Tennis Player)
Jack Sock
5
Birthdate: September 24, 1992
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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Jana Novotná
(Czech Tennis Player Who Won The 1998 Wimbledon Singles Title)
Jana Novotná
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Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic

Jana Novotná was a tennis player best remembered for winning the 1998 Wimbledon singles title. She was also renowned as a doubles player as she won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles, achieving the Career Grand Slam twice in the process. Novotná also competed in other important tournaments like the Olympics where she won two silver medals and one bronze medal. 

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Garbine Muguruza
(Tennis player)
Garbine Muguruza
10
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
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Vincent Van Patten
10
Birthdate: October 17, 1957
Birthplace: Bellerose, New York, USA
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Marion Bartoli
(Tennis player)
Marion Bartoli
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Birthdate: October 2, 1984
Birthplace: Le Puy, France
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Bernard Tomic
(Australian Professional Tennis Player)
Bernard Tomic
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Birthdate: October 21, 1992
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.

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Sam Querrey
(Tennis player)
Sam Querrey
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Birthdate: October 7, 1987
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Monica Puig
(Tennis player)
Monica Puig
3
Birthdate: September 27, 1993
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Caroline Garcia
(Tennis player)
Caroline Garcia
5
Birthdate: October 16, 1993
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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Lisa Bonder
(Tennis player)
Lisa Bonder
5
Birthdate: October 16, 1965
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Shelby Rogers
(Tennis player)
Shelby Rogers
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Birthdate: October 13, 1992
Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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Andrey Rublev
(Tennis player)
Andrey Rublev
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Birthdate: October 20, 1997
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Andrey Rublev is a Russian professional tennis player who won the 2014 French Open singles title. The same year, he won a bronze medal in singles and a silver in doubles at the Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing. He reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 5 by the ATP in September 2021. He has been endorsed by many brands. 

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Lauren Davis
(Tennis player)
Lauren Davis
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Birthdate: October 9, 1993
Birthplace: Gates Mills, Ohio, United States
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Sam Groth
(Tennis player)
Sam Groth
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Birthdate: October 19, 1987
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.

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Darren Cahill
(Australian Tennis Coach and Former Professional Tennis Player)
Darren Cahill
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Birthdate: October 2, 1965
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.

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Thomas Muster
(Austrian Retired Tennis Player and the First Austrian to Win a Grand Slam Singles Title)
Thomas Muster
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Birthdate: October 2, 1967
Birthplace: Leibnitz, Austria

Thomas Muster is an Austrian retired tennis player and former world No. 1. Muster was one of the world's best clay court players during the 1990s, winning the French Open in 1995 and becoming the first Austrian to win a Grand Slam singles title. Such was his dominance on clay that Thomas Muster was called The King of Clay.   

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Marco Cecchinato
(Tennis player)
Marco Cecchinato
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Birthdate: September 30, 1992
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
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Marcus Willis
(Tennis player)
Marcus Willis
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Birthdate: October 9, 1990
Birthplace: Slough, England

Marcus Willis began playing tennis at age 9 and turned pro at age 17. Though beaten by Roger Federer in the 2016 Wimbledon, he still received a standing ovation for his efforts, as that was his tour debut. He is also an expert in touchtennis.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Philipp Kohlschreiber
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Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany

Philipp Kohlschreiber is a German tennis player. He has won seven doubles and eight singles titles on the ATP World Tour so far in his career. His best performance at Grand Slam Singles so far has been at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships where he reached the quarterfinals. An all-court and strong baseline player, Philipp Kohlschreiber also possesses great forehand play.

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Nicolás Massú
(Tennis player)
Nicolás Massú
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Birthdate: October 10, 1979
Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Sascha Bajin
(German Tennis Coach and Former Player)
Sascha Bajin
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Birthdate: October 4, 1984
Birthplace: Serbia

Sascha Bajin is a German tennis coach of Serbian origin. A former tennis player, Bajin achieved popularity when he started working with Serena Williams. He served as Serena's hitting partner for eight years, during which she won many titles. He is also credited with coaching Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and helping her win two Grand Slam titles.

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Elena Dementieva
(Russian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Elena Dementieva
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Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Elena Dementieva is a Russian former tennis player who won the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She has 16 WTA singles titles to her name and was also part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Fed Cup. She reached a career-high ranking of world No. 3 in April 2009. 

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Roscoe Tanner
(Tennis player)
Roscoe Tanner
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Birthdate: October 15, 1951
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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Torben Ulrich
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Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

Torben Ulrich is a Danish former professional tennis player turned writer, musician, and filmmaker. As a tennis player, he was the top-ranked senior player in the world in the mid-1970s. He became a writer after retirement and primarily wrote on music, film, athletics, and culture. He eventually founded a New Orleans-type jazz band and made films as well. 

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Magdaléna Rybáriková
(Retired Slovak Professional Tennis Player)
Magdaléna Rybáriková
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Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Birthplace: Piešťany, Slovakia

Magdaléna Rybáriková is a Slovak former tennis player who won four WTA singles titles during her professional playing career that spanned 15 years. Magdaléna Rybáriková's best Grand Slam result came in 2017 when she reached the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first Slovak woman to do so; she lost to the eventual winner Garbiñe Muguruza.

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Yoshihito Nishioka
(Tennis Player)
Yoshihito Nishioka
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Birthdate: September 27, 1995
Birthplace: Tsu, Japan
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Botic van de Zandschulp
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Birthdate: October 4, 1995
Birthplace: Wageningen, Netherlands
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Michael Stich
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Michael Stich
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Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Birthplace: Pinneberg, Germany

Michael Stich is a German former professional tennis player. He won the 1991 Wimbledon Singles Championship after defeating Boris Becker in the final. The following year, Stich joined hands with Boris Becker to win the gold medal in the men's doubles event at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Stich also won other important tournaments like the 1992 Grand Slam Cup. 

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Hugo Gaston
(Tennis player)
Hugo Gaston
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Birthdate: September 26, 2000
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
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Sara Sorribes Tormo
(Tennis player)
Sara Sorribes Tormo
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Birthdate: October 8, 1996
Birthplace: Castellón de la Plana, Spain

Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo shocked tennis fans by beating world singles number 1 Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Born to a footballer father, in a remote village, Tormo had started playing tennis at age 3. She and teammate Paula Badosa have been friends since 14.

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Marcelo Melo
(Tennis Player)
Marcelo Melo
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Birthdate: September 23, 1983
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Federico Delbonis
(Argentine Tennis Player, Olympian, and Davis Cup Winner)
Federico Delbonis
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Birthdate: October 5, 1990
Birthplace: Azul, Argentina

Argentine tennis player Federico Delbonis is a former Olympian who has been world number 33 in singles. He was part of the Argentine Davis Cup-winning team in 2016. He has also had a career-high ranking of 110 in doubles.

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Viktorija Golubic
(Tennis player)
Viktorija Golubic
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Birthdate: October 16, 1992
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

With a career-high ranking of 36 in singles, Swiss tennis player Viktorija Golubic is definitely showing a lot of promise. While she began training in the game at age 5, she now has an Olympic doubles silver medal in her kitty, and that too, in her debut Olympic game, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Maria Bueno
(Tennis Player)
Maria Bueno
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Birthdate: October 11, 1939
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: June 8, 2018
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Sam Schroder
(Tennis player)
Sam Schroder
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Birthdate: September 25, 1999
Birthplace: Geleen, Netherlands
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Mark Woodforde
(Tennis Player)
Mark Woodforde
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Birthdate: September 23, 1965
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
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Amanda Coetzer
(South African Former Professional Tennis Player)
Amanda Coetzer
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Birthdate: October 22, 1971
Birthplace: Hoopstad, South Africa

In spite of her short stature of 5’2”, tennis sensation Amanda Coetzer was named The Little Assassin for her aggression. She began training in tennis at age 6. In the 1990s, she stunned the world by defeating no. 1 tennis stars Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, and Martina Hingis.

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Zarina Diyas
(Tennis player)
Zarina Diyas
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Birthdate: October 18, 1993
Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Helen Wills
(Tennis Player)
Helen Wills
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Birthdate: October 6, 1905
Birthplace: Fremont, California, United States
Died: January 1, 1998
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Ann Jones
(Tennis Player)
Ann Jones
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Birthdate: October 7, 1938
Birthplace: King's Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ann Jones is an English former tennis and table tennis champion. A popular tennis player, Jones won eight Grand Slam titles during her career. A former world No. 2, Jones managed to establish herself as a praiseworthy player despite playing in a highly competitive era; she played against some of the all-time greats like Margaret Court and Billie Jean King.

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Yanina Wickmayer
(Belgian Professional Tennis Player)
Yanina Wickmayer
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Birthdate: October 20, 1989
Birthplace: Lier, Belgium

Yanina Wickmayer is a Belgian tennis player who has competed in Grand Slams, Olympic Games, and the Billie Jean King Cup. In 2009, she was named as the Most Improved Player by the WTA. In 2011, Yanina Wickmayer was mentioned in Time magazine's 30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future list.

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Jaroslav Drobný
(Former World No.1 Amateur Tennis and Ice Hockey Player)
Jaroslav Drobný
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Birthdate: October 12, 1921
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: September 13, 2001

Although he had been part of the Olympic silver-winning Czechoslovakian ice hockey team, Jaroslav Drobny gained more fame as a tennis player. He achieved the rare feat of having played Wimbledon for four different countries: Czechoslovakia, Bohemia-Moravia, Egypt, and, Britain. He also won 130 singles titles throughout his career.

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Jelena Gencic
(Legendary Serbian Tennis and Handball Player Who Was Novak Djokovic's First Coach)
Jelena Gencic
4
Birthdate: October 9, 1936
Birthplace: Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died: June 1, 2013

Known as tennis legend Novak Djokovic's first coach, Jelena Gencic was a talented sportswoman in her own right and represented Yugoslavia in both tennis and handball. She was part of the Yugoslav team that won a bronze at the 1957 handball World Championships. She had also been a director at TV Belgrade.