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.

Chris Evert Chris Evert
American

Angelique Kerber Angelique Kerber
German, Polish

Rod Laver Rod Laver
Australian
Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe
American

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Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, American

Li Na Li Na
Chinese
Jim Courier Jim Courier
American

Pat Rafter Pat Rafter
Australian

Mari Osaka Mari Osaka
Japanese

Roy Emerson Roy Emerson
Australian
Don Budge Don Budge
American

CiCi Bellis CiCi Bellis
American

Coco Gauff Coco Gauff
American

Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
Australian, Hungarian, British
Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
Australian

Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
Bulgarian

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
Swiss
Bianca AndreescuBianca Andreescu
Canadian

Feliciano LópezFeliciano López
Spanish
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish

Madison KeysMadison Keys
American

Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard
Canadian

Sue BarkerSue Barker
British
Tracy AustinTracy Austin
Australian, American

Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
Belgian

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
American

Denis ShapovalovDenis Shapovalov
Canadian
Tim HenmanTim Henman
British

Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
American
Gaël MonfilsGaël Monfils
French

Martina HingisMartina Hingis
Swiss

Pam ShriverPam Shriver
American
Bernard TomicBernard Tomic
Australian

John IsnerJohn Isner
American
Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
American

Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
Belarusian

Bethanie Mattek-SandsBethanie Mattek-Sands
American
Laura RobsonLaura Robson
British

Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
Czech
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

João SousaJoão Sousa
Portuguese

Carlos MoyáCarlos Moyá
Spanish

Fernando VerdascoFernando Verdasco
Spanish
Heather WatsonHeather Watson
British
Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
Argentinian

Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga
French

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
Ukrainian

Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
Japanese
Jamie MurrayJamie Murray
British

Justine HeninJustine Henin
Belgian

Marat SafinMarat Safin
Russian

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
American

Michael ChangMichael Chang
American
Tommy HaasTommy Haas
German, American

Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
Australian
Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati
American

Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley
Australian
Vincent Van PattenVincent Van Patten
American
Pat CashPat Cash
Australian