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
Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe
American
Rod Laver Rod Laver
Australian

Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, American

Jim Courier Jim Courier
American

Pat Rafter Pat Rafter
Australian

Li Na Li Na
Chinese
Roy Emerson Roy Emerson
Australian
Mari Osaka Mari Osaka
Japanese
Don Budge Don Budge
American

CiCi Bellis CiCi Bellis
American

Coco Gauff Coco Gauff
American
Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
Swiss
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
Australian, Hungarian, British
Feliciano LópezFeliciano López
Spanish

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish
Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
Australian

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
American
Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
Belgian
Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
American
Gaël MonfilsGaël Monfils
French

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
Argentinian
Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
Belarusian
Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
Bulgarian

Martina HingisMartina Hingis
Swiss
David FerrerDavid Ferrer
Spanish
Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
Japanese
Madison KeysMadison Keys
American

Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
Czech
Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
Australian
Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga
French

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
Ukrainian
Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur
Australian
Michael ChangMichael Chang
American
Murphy JensenMurphy Jensen
American

Justine HeninJustine Henin
Belgian
John IsnerJohn Isner
American
Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
American

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American
Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley
Australian
Flavia PennettaFlavia Pennetta
Italian
Jamie MurrayJamie Murray
British

Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati
American
Laura RobsonLaura Robson
British
Mahesh BhupathiMahesh Bhupathi
Indian

Robin SöderlingRobin Söderling
Swedish
Tommy HaasTommy Haas
German, American
Sabine LisickiSabine Lisicki
German
Stan SmithStan Smith
American

Carlos MoyáCarlos Moyá
Spanish
Fernando VerdascoFernando Verdasco
Spanish
Marat SafinMarat Safin
Russian

Pat CashPat Cash
Australian
Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
Czech
Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
American
Gustavo KuertenGustavo Kuerten
Brazilian

Marion BartoliMarion Bartoli
Swiss, French
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
American
Lindsay DavenportLindsay Davenport
American

Heather WatsonHeather Watson
British
Julia GörgesJulia Görges
German
Casey DellacquaCasey Dellacqua
Australian
Yannick NoahYannick Noah
French