Boris Becker is a German former tennis player who has three Wimbledons, one US Open, and two Australian Open titles under his belt. He also won an Olympic gold medal in men's doubles in 1992. Becker, who had a successful start to his career, struggled to cope with his early fame and success; he retired at the age of 31.
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.
Barbora Krejčíková is a Czech tennis player best known for winning the 2021 French Open singles title. A successful doubles player, Krejčíková has won four Grand Slam doubles titles and three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles so far. Barbora Krejčíková also represented her country in the 2020 Olympic Games where she won the gold medal in the women's doubles event.
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.
Former world no. 1 Spanish tennis legend Arantxa Sánchez Vicario has 14 Grand Slam titles in her kitty, apart from 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Olympics. The International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, however, has been accused of fraudulently moving her assets to avoid paying debt.
Anna Kalinskaya is a Russian professional tennis player who won the girls' doubles event at the 2016 Australian Open, partnering with Slovak tennis player Tereza Mihalíková. She has won seven singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She played her first Grand Slam event as a professional player at the Australian Open in 2017.
Romanian former professional tennis player Mariana Simionescu was winner of the French Junior Championships in 1974, the year she turned pro. In 1977, she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, marking her best Grand Slam performance. The following year, she attained a career-high singles ranking of world no. 36. Her career titles include one in singles and one in doubles.
Samantha Smith is a British retired professional tennis player. She has eight ITF career titles, including three singles titles, under her belt. A former British No. 1, Smith also represented Britain in the European Cup and Fed Cup on several occasions. After retiring as a player, Samantha Smith started working as a commentator for various sports networks.
Radek Štěpánek is a Czech retired tennis player best known for winning the 2012 Australian Open and the 2013 US Open along with Leander Paes in men's doubles. Štěpánek also won the Davis Cup for his country in 2012 and 2013. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Radek Štěpánek won the bronze medal in the mixed doubles event.
Bernarda Pera is a Croatian-born American professional tennis player. She has won several doubles and singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit and a couple of singles titles on the WTA Tour so far. Bernarda Pera's best Grand Slam singles result came in 2018, when she reached the third round of the Australian Open.
Patrik Antonius is a Finnish poker player and former tennis player. A multi-talented personality, Antonius has also worked as a model. As a poker player, Patrik Antonius has been mentored by famous poker players like Jennifer Harman and Marcel Lüske.
Known as the last winner of the French Open before Rafael Nadal began dominating the tournament, retired Argentine tennis player was a world number 5 in singles. Starting his training in the game at age 6, he initially chose to build a career in tennis to help his parents when their business failed.
Ana Bogdan is a Romanian tennis player who competes in Grand Slam events. Although she is yet to win a Grand Slam, Bogdan has won 14 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit so far. Ana Bogdan has also represented her country in important tournaments like the Billie Jean King Cup.
Neal Skupski is a British tennis player who specializes in men's and mixed doubles events. Skupski has won six career doubles titles so far. In 2019, he represented Great Britain at the prestigious Davis Cup where his team lost in the semi-finals. Neal Skupski won the 2021 Wimbledon mixed doubles along with Desirae Krawczyk.
Kaja Juvan is a Slovenian tennis player who has won seven ITF singles titles so far. Kaja Juvan turned professional when she was barely 16 and won her first WTA Tour doubles title at the age of 20. She also competes in major tournaments like Grand Slams and the Billie Jean King Cup.
Vijay Amritraj is an Indian sports commentator and former professional tennis player. He is best known for his contribution as a tennis commentator in major Grand Slam events, such as Wimbledon. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Vijay Amritraj is credited with establishing The Vijay Amritraj Foundation which aims at fighting the spread of AIDS.
Born in Russia, Dmitry Tursunov began playing tennis at age 5 and moved to the US at 12 to train as a professional tennis player. Introduced to tennis by his father, a tennis coach, he later achieved a career-high singles ranking of 20. He has also coached renowned players such as Aryna Sabalenka.
Once world number 7 in singles, former Swiss tennis star Patty Schnyder has defeated the who’s who of tennis, including Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, and Serena Williams. Shortly before retiring from tennis, she became the oldest female to qualify for a Grand Slam, by making it to the US Open.
Anke Huber is a German former professional tennis player. She represented her country at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. In 1992, Huber helped her team win the Fed Cup. In 1995, she joined hands with Boris Becker to win the prestigious Hopman Cup. Huber was the runner-up at the 1996 Australian Open, which is her best Grand Slam result.
Russian-born Australian tennis player Arina Rodionova learned to play tennis at the age of three under her father's guidance, eventually debuting as a professional in 2004 at an ITF event,. Partnering with her sister Anastasia Rodionova, she has often contested in double tournaments and reached the final at the Malaysian Open in 2010.
The winner of the 2015 Wimbledon girls’ singles title, Sofya Zhuk went on a temporary but indefinite break from tennis at the tender age of 20 after sustaining a severe back injury. The Russian tennis prodigy now lives in Miami and is also gearing up for a modeling career.