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

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.

Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe
American

Chris Evert Chris Evert
American

Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, American
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Coco Gauff Coco Gauff
American

Li Na Li Na
Chinese

Rod Laver Rod Laver
Australian

Angelique Kerber Angelique Kerber
German, Polish

Jim Courier Jim Courier
American

Pat Rafter Pat Rafter
Australian

Roy Emerson Roy Emerson
Australian
Mari Osaka Mari Osaka
Japanese

Don Budge Don Budge
American

CiCi Bellis CiCi Bellis
American

Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka
Japanese, American

Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
American

Martina HingisMartina Hingis
Swiss

Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
Australian
Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard
Canadian

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
Swiss, German

Mahesh BhupathiMahesh Bhupathi
Indian

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
Australian, Hungarian, British

Vincent Van PattenVincent Van Patten
American

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
American

Bianca AndreescuBianca Andreescu
Canadian
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Margaret CourtMargaret Court
Australian
Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
Belgian

Marat SafinMarat Safin
Russian

Sue BarkerSue Barker
British
Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
Australian

Murphy JensenMurphy Jensen
American
Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
Belarusian

Tommy HaasTommy Haas
German, American

Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
Bulgarian
Justine HeninJustine Henin
Belgian

Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
Czech
Pam ShriverPam Shriver
American

Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati
American

Michael ChangMichael Chang
American

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
Argentinian
Yannick NoahYannick Noah
French

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
American

Lindsay DavenportLindsay Davenport
American

Marin ČilićMarin Čilić
Bosnian

Ilana KlossIlana Kloss
American, South African
Heather WatsonHeather Watson
British

Gustavo KuertenGustavo Kuerten
Brazilian
Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
American

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
Ukrainian

Gaël MonfilsGaël Monfils
French
David NalbandianDavid Nalbandian
Armenian, Argentinian

Renée RichardsRenée Richards
American
Stan SmithStan Smith
American

Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga
French
Ilie NăstaseIlie Năstase
Romanian

Jelena JankovićJelena Janković
Serbian

Feliciano LópezFeliciano López
Spanish
John IsnerJohn Isner
American

Mansour BahramiMansour Bahrami
French
Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley
Australian