List of famous tennis players with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Tennis players are the sports persons who play tennis professionally and participate in regional, national and international tournaments. Tennis is a highly competitive sport and one needs to be trained for a career as a professional tennis player from a young age. Tennis is played either between two individuals competing against each other, or between two teams consisting of two players each. Tennis has its origins in 12th century France when people played by striking a ball with the palm of their hands. The game evolved with time and racquets came into use by the16th century, and modern tennis as we known the game today developed in the mid-19th century. Tennis is a very popular game and is played by millions of people of all age groups all over the world. A well loved spectator sport, several tennis tournaments are held worldwide. It is also an Olympic sport and also a part of the Summer Paralympic programme. Being a professional tennis player is physically as well as mentally demanding. To play tennis at the professional level one needs to be passionate about the game, exhibit a competitive spirit, train rigorously and maintain a high level of fitness. Browse this section to learn about the life and works of various famous tennis players from all over the world.

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Simona HalepSimona Halep
(Romanian)
Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
(Australian)

Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
(Australian)
Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
(American)
Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
(Swiss)

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Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
(Japanese)
Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber
(German,Polish)
Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur
(Australian)

Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
(Bulgarian)
Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
(Ukrainian)
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Danish)

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Danish)
Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
(American)
Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
(American)

Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
(Belarusian)
Dominic ThiemDominic Thiem
(Austrian)
Bernard TomicBernard Tomic
(Australian)

Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
(Czech)
Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
(Argentinian)
John IsnerJohn Isner
(American)

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
(American)
Martina HingisMartina Hingis
(Swiss)
Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova
(Russian)

David FerrerDavid Ferrer
(Spanish)
Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
(Belgian)
Marat SafinMarat Safin
(Russian)

Mahesh BhupathiMahesh Bhupathi
(Indian)
Jamie MurrayJamie Murray
(British)
Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati
(American)

Justine HeninJustine Henin
(Belgian)
Madison KeysMadison Keys
(American)
Mark PhilippoussisMark Philippoussis
(Australian)

Yannick NoahYannick Noah
(French)
Murphy JensenMurphy Jensen
(American)
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
(Australian,Hungarian,British)

Casey DellacquaCasey Dellacqua
(Australian)
Fernando VerdascoFernando Verdasco
(Spanish)
Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley
(Australian)

Tommy HaasTommy Haas
(German,American)
Stan SmithStan Smith
(American)
Lindsay DavenportLindsay Davenport
(American)

Pat CashPat Cash
(Australian)
Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga
(French)
Todd WoodbridgeTodd Woodbridge
(Australian)

Carlos MoyáCarlos Moyá
(Spanish)
Ken RosewallKen Rosewall
(Australian)
Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
(American)

Tim HenmanTim Henman
(British)
Mansour BahramiMansour Bahrami
(French)
Pam ShriverPam Shriver
(American)

Jana NovotnáJana Novotná
(Czech)
Laura RobsonLaura Robson
(British)
Michael ChangMichael Chang
(American)

Renée RichardsRenée Richards
(American)
Mary PierceMary Pierce
(Canadian,French)
Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
(Czech)

Heather WatsonHeather Watson
(British)
Darren CahillDarren Cahill
(Australian)
Sabine LisickiSabine Lisicki
(German)