Famous Swiss Tennis Players

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Roger Federer
(One of the Most Successful Male Tennis Players of All Time)
Roger Federer
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Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer has won the most number of men's Grand Slam singles titles. He is the only person to be honored with the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award on four occasions. Despite enduring several injuries, Federer continues to dominate the tennis court.

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Martina Hingis
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Martina Hingis
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Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
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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Stan Wawrinka
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Stan Wawrinka
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Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

Stan Wawrinka is a Swiss tennis player who has won three Grand Slam titles so far in his career. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Wawrinka won the gold medal for Switzerland in the doubles event along with teammate Roger Federer. At the 2014 Davis Cup, Stan Wawrinka played a key role in the Swiss team's victory.

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Mirka Federer
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Mirka Federer
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Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bojnice, Slovakia

Mirka Federer is a Swiss former tennis player best known as the wife of legendary tennis player Roger Federer whom she met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Having supported Federer throughout his career, Mirka is often praised for being a pillar of strength and is largely credited for Roger Federer's achievements on the tennis court. 

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Belinda Bencic
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Belinda Bencic
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Birthdate: March 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flawil, Switzerland

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.

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Timea Bacsinszky
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Timea Bacsinszky
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Birthdate: June 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

Once world number 9 in singles, Swiss tennis star Timea Bacsinszky was 5 when she was encouraged to take up tennis by her tennis coach father. Born to Hungarian parents, she initially wanted to play for Hungary. The Olympic silver medalist retired in 2021, owing to a back injury and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Viktorija Golubic
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Viktorija Golubic
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Birthdate: October 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
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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Jil Teichmann
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Jil Teichmann
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Birthdate: July 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Spanish-born Swiss-origin tennis player Jil Teichmann not only experimented with various sports in her early days, before choosing tennis, but also learned 5 languages. With a career-best singles ranking of 31, she has 2 WTA singles and 6 ITF singles titles in her kitty. She has also defeated stars such as Naomi Osaka.

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Henri Laaksonen
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Henri Laaksonen
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Birthdate: March 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lohja, Finland

With a career-best singles ranking of 85, Swiss tennis sensation Henri Laaksonen is definitely a player to look out for. Born to former tennis player Sandro Della Piana, Laaksonen began training in the sport at age 3. While he initially represented Finland, his birth country, he later began playing for Switzerland.

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Patty Schnyder
(Swiss Retired Tennis Player)
Patty Schnyder
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Birthdate: December 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

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.

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Rebeka Masarova
(Spanish Professional Tennis Player)
Rebeka Masarova
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Birthdate: August 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Born to a Spanish mother and a Slovak father in Switzerland, Rebeka Masarova was first inspired to take up tennis after watching Roger Federer in the 2003 Wimbledon final. She first gained attention after winning the 2016 French Open junior championship. While she initially played for Switzerland, she later switched to representing Spain.

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Marc Rosset
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Marc Rosset
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Birthdate: November 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

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.

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Manuela Maleeva
(Bulgarian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Manuela Maleeva
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Birthdate: February 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

While she initially represented Bulgaria, former world number 3 tennis star Manuela Maleeva began playing for Switzerland after her marriage to Swiss tennis coach François Fragnière. Politically vocal, the Olympic bronze medalist co-established the party Yes, Bulgaria! She also owns a foundation that helps disabled children.

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Jakob Hlasek
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Jakob Hlasek
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Birthdate: November 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

Born in Czechoslovakia, Jakob Hlasek later moved to Switzerland with his family and even made it to the Swiss national junior hockey team by 12. However, after breaking a few bones, he switched to tennis at 15. The former world number 7 was part of the 1996 World Team Cup-winning Swiss squad.

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Colin Dowdeswell
(Former Professional Tennis Player)
Colin Dowdeswell
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Birthdate: May 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

Colin Dowdeswell is a former tennis player who won 12 career titles, which includes 11 doubles titles. Dowdeswell represented three countries at different times during his playing career. He also took part in seven Davis Cup ties for two different countries. After retiring from tennis, Colin Dowdeswell started a productive career in financial services. 

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Emmanuelle Gagliardi
(Retired Swiss Tennis Player)
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
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Birthdate: July 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

A 2-time Olympian, Swiss tennis player Emmanuelle Gagliardi had the highest career ranking of 42 in singles. While she initially played for Monaco, she was part of the Swiss team that reached the Fed Cup finals in 1998 and also won the doubles title in the 2004 China Open.

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Arlinda Rushiti
(Swiss–Kosovar Tennis Player)
Arlinda Rushiti
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Birthdate: March 27, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kosovo

Swiss tennis player Arlinda Rushiti is a promising young player with an ITF singles ranking of 177 and a WTA career-high singles ranking of 512. While she began playing tennis at age 8, she now has a 77% win rate in hard court. She has represented Kosovo in Fed Cup.