Retired Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanović is a former world number 1 in singles. By 20, she had already won the French Open. Named one of 30 Legends of Women's Tennis by Time in 2011, she later married German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger and is now a mother of two.
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.
An impressive doubles tennis player, Sania Mirza has six Grand Slam titles under her belt. A former doubles world No. 1, Sania Mirza is one of the greatest Indian female tennis players ever. In 2005, Sania Mirza was named in Time magazine's 50 Heroes of Asia list. In 2016, she was named in the magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.
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.
Sofia Kenin is an American tennis player who won her first Grand Slam title in 2020 when she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza in the Australian Open. By virtue of her Australian Open triumph, Sofia Kenin received the prestigious WTA Player of the Year award in the same year. She is renowned for her persistent determination and mental toughness.
Borna Ćorić is a Croatian tennis player who became the lowest-ranked player in the history of the ATP Masters 1000 to be crowned champion when he won the 2022 Cincinnati Masters, where he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. Borna Ćorić first achieved popularity in 2018, when he was part of the national team that won the prestigious Davis Cup.
Belgian tennis player Elise Mertens has been a world number 1 in doubles and number 12 in singles. A 3-time Grand Slam winner in doubles, she was also the 3rd Belgian female player to reach the last 4 of the Australian Open. She is an animal lover and is fond of learning languages, too.
Fernando Verdasco is a Spanish tennis player best known for his participation in the 2009 Australian Open semifinal, which is often counted among the greatest Grand Slam semifinals in the history of the open era. Fernando Verdasco is also renowned for his efforts that earned Spain the prestigious Davis Cup in 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Julia Görges is a retired tennis player who won five doubles and seven singles titles on the WTA Tour. She also won six doubles and six singles titles on the ITF Circuit. Görges had more Grand Slam success in doubles, reaching the semifinals three times. She also reached the finals of the 2014 French Open in the mixed doubles event.
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.
Paula Badosa is a Spanish professional tennis player who won the 2015 French Open girls' singles and the 2021 Indian Wells Open. She started playing tennis as a child and idolized Maria Sharapova while growing up. She had a successful career as a junior and made her professional debut in 2012. She has struggled with depression in the past.
Tennis player-turned-commentator Andrew Castle was once UK number one and also boasts of three ATP men’s doubles titles. As a presenter, he has worked with broadcasting companies such as Sky, BBC, LBC, and ITV. He has also been part of a BAFTA-nominated BBC tennis commentary team.
The daughter of a table tennis player father, Liudmila Samsonova began playing tennis at age 6 and grew up to represent not just her country, Russia, but also Italy, in professional tennis. A lifelong fan of Maria Sharapova, she specializes in the forehand shot and enjoys playing on hard court.
Winner of one WTA singles title, three WTA 125K series titles and seven singles titles on the ITF Circuit, Ekaterina Alexandrova is a Russian tennis player, currently living in Prague. Coached by her father, she first came to limelight in 2016 when she clinched her fifth ITF title and made her WTA Tour singles debut. She achieved her best singles ranking of No. 25 on 17 February 2020.
Maika Rivera is a Filipino model, professional tennis player, and actress. She is one of the few professional tennis players from the Philippines to have achieved success. Maika Rivera has also achieved immense popularity as an actress; she has played important roles in popular TV series like Wildflower, The Blood Sisters, and Sandugo.
Known for his powerful serves, German tennis player Yannick Hanfmann started playing professional tennis on returning home from USA in 2015 and made his ATP main draw debut in 2017, eventually achieving ATP ranking of World No. 92 in 2021. Hearing impaired since his birth, he considers his deficiency a blessing since it helps him to concentrate in the court.
Czech tennis player Tereza Martincová has won four singles titles on the ITF Circuit, including ITF Heraklion, Greece (2014); ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland (2015); ITF Óbidos, Portugal (2018); and ITF Essen, Germany (2019). She achieved a career-high singles ranking of 40 on February 14, 2022, and a career-high doubles ranking of 79 on March 7, 2022.
Apart from an Olympic gold medal, retired Swiss tennis star Marc Rosset also has 15 singles and 8 doubles ATP titles in his kitty. The former world number 9 is now a successful sports expert on Swiss TV. He has at least one singles title win in each surface.
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.
Belarusian professional tennis player Egor Alekseyevich Gerasimov made his ATP main draw debut in 2014 and won his first Grand Slam match at the 2019 US Open. On February 24, 2020, he attained his career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 65 and on March 2, 2015, he attained his career high ATP doubles ranking of World No. 263.
Larry Scott, who was once a popular tennis player, has also been a WTA CEO. A Harvard graduate, he led the tennis team there, too. A former Pac-12 commissioner, he also runs a successful TV business, the Pac-12 Networks, in collaboration with ESPN and Fox Sports.
Australian tennis coach Bob Brett initially worked as a ball boy for Arthur Ashe. Though he didn’t have much of a professional career, he later turned into a coach, while working part-time as a postman. He gradually rose to coach tennis legends such as Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic.
Jozef Kovalík is a Slovak tennis player who came into prominence in 2010 when he won the bronze medal in the doubles event at the Summer Youth Olympics alongside fellow Slovak player Filip Horanský. Since turning professional in 2010, Jozef Kovalík has been competing in many prestigious tournaments, winning the Capri Watch Cup in 2016.
Primarily known for his ITF and ATP Challenger title wins, Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the highest-ranked Indian singles tennis player at present. He also won an Asian Games bronze for India in Jakarta in 2018. He was also nominated for the Arjuna Award by the AITA in 2021.
Ramkumar Ramanathan made history by becoming the second Indian tennis player to make it to the ATP world tour singles final. Though critics call him inconsistent, he is considered powerful on court for his serve and forehand. He began training in tennis at age 5 and now trains at a Barcelona academy.
Dmitry Popko is a Russian-born Kazakhstani professional tennis player who represents Kazakhstan at the prestigious Davis Cup. He has a career high ATP singles ranking of No. 162.