Born to professional tennis players, Czech-American tennis legend Ivan Lendl has eight Grand Slam titles under his belt. Known for his topspin groundstrokes, he later turned coach and was responsible for three Grand Slams of Andy Murray. Lendl also has a few Celebrity Tour golf wins in his kitty.
Michael Chang is an American retired professional tennis player. Chang became the youngest male player in Grand Slam history to win a major title when he won the 1989 French Open at the age of 17. In 2008, he was made an inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Since 2014, Chang has been coaching Japanese player Kei Nishikori.
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.
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.
Li Na is a Chinese former tennis player. A former world No. 2, Li Na won two Grand Slam singles titles over the course of her career. She achieved international recognition in 2011 after becoming the first Asian Grand Slam singles champion. In 2019, she became the first Asian-born player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Known for her tactics and positions on field, Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic first made waves when she made it to the US Open quarterfinal at age 17. Her aggressive style of play has already helped her win 5 singles titles, including an Olympic gold medal.
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.
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.
Lloyd Harris made headlines when he beat world no. 3 Rafael Nadal in an ATP 500 event in Washington. As a child, the tennis star excelled in a variety of sports, including rugby and swimming. He earned the nickname King at 19, when he beat players a lot older than him.
Barbara Schett is an Austrian retired tennis player best known for representing Austria in 48 matches at the prestigious Billie Jean King Cup, where she helped the Austria Fed Cup team win 30 matches between 1993 and 2004. Since her retirement, Barbara Schett has been working as a presenter and commentator and is currently associated with Eurosport.
Laura Siegemund is a German tennis player who has won six doubles and two singles titles on the WTA Tour so far. She has also won 20 doubles and 12 singles titles on the ITF Circuit. Laura Siegemund has won two Grand Slams; the 2016 US Open mixed doubles title and the 2020 US Open doubles.
Hana Mandlíková is a retired tennis player best known for winning four Grand Slam singles titles. She also won the doubles title at the 1989 US Open. Mandlíková won the Fed Cup for Czechoslovakia on four occasions. Counted among the greatest players of all time, Hana Mandlíková was made an inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994.
Belarusian tennis player Ilya Ivashka has had a career-high singles ranking of 40 and is currently the number 1 singles player in his country. He was part of the group of Belarusian and Russian players who were banned by Wimbledon in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Rohan Bopanna is an Indian tennis player who has played a major role in India's Davis Cup campaigns since 2002. In 2017, he became the fourth Indian to achieve a Grand Slam championship victory when he won the French Open mixed-doubles title. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Rohan Bopanna works with many non-profit organizations like GoSports Foundation.
Helena Suková is a Czech retired tennis player who won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles during her illustrious playing career. She also helped her national team win the prestigious Fed Cup on four occasions and the Hopman Cup in 1989. Helena Suková is also an Olympic medalist, winning silver medals at the 1988 and 1996 Olympic Games.
Retired tennis player Anna Chakvetadze, who was once world no. 5, has 8 WTA Tour singles titles in her kitty, including a Kremlin Cup. Now a Eurosport commentator, she quit her tennis career after being robbed and attacked by six invaders, an incident from which she never recovered.
Former world number 15, Iranian-origin French tennis star Aravane Rezai was initially a ball girl. She made headlines when her difficult relationship with her father led to him being banned from following her in all WTA tournaments. She has won 2 Women's Islamic Games, representing Iran, though she later represented France.
Czech former tennis player Jan Kodeš won three Grand Slam singles events during the early 1970s, including the French Open in 1970 and 1971, and the Wimbledon in 1973. .His accomplishments include winning 9 top-level singles titles and 17 doubles titles, receiving Czech Fair Play Award from the Czech Olympic Committee, and getting inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Retired Belgian tennis player Steve Darcis has had a career-high ranking of 38 in singles. A 2-time Olympian, he also earned 2 ATP titles. The son of a sports instructor mother and a tennis coach father, he was no stranger to sports as a child. He retired due to a persistent elbow pain.