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

Pat Rafter Pat Rafter
Australian
Coco Gauff Coco Gauff
American

Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, American
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Rod Laver Rod Laver
Australian

Angelique Kerber Angelique Kerber
German, Polish

Jim Courier Jim Courier
American

Li Na Li Na
Chinese

Mari Osaka Mari Osaka
Japanese
CiCi Bellis CiCi Bellis
American

Roy Emerson Roy Emerson
Australian

Don Budge Don Budge
American

Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka
Japanese, American

Lisa BonderLisa Bonder
American

Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
Australian

Sue BarkerSue Barker
British
Martina HingisMartina Hingis
Swiss

Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
American

Vincent Van PattenVincent Van Patten
American

Virginia WadeVirginia Wade
British
Mansour BahramiMansour Bahrami
French
Mardy FishMardy Fish
American

Jana NovotnáJana Novotná
Czech

Milos RaonicMilos Raonic
Canadian, Montenegrins

Lindsay DavenportLindsay Davenport
American
Pam ShriverPam Shriver
American

Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
Belarusian
Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
Swiss, German

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish
Bianca AndreescuBianca Andreescu
Canadian

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
American
Margaret CourtMargaret Court
Australian

Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard
Canadian

Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley
Australian
Mahesh BhupathiMahesh Bhupathi
Indian

Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati
American
Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
Belgian

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
American

Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
Bulgarian

Tim HenmanTim Henman
British
Justine HeninJustine Henin
Belgian

Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
Australian

Tommy HaasTommy Haas
German, American

Michael ChangMichael Chang
American

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American
Pat CashPat Cash
Australian

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
American
Jamie MurrayJamie Murray
British

Yannick NoahYannick Noah
French

Ilana KlossIlana Kloss
American, South African
John IsnerJohn Isner
American

Arantxa Sánchez VicarioArantxa Sánchez Vicario
Spanish
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
Australian, Hungarian, British

Stan SmithStan Smith
American
Marat SafinMarat Safin
Russian

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
Argentinian

Mary PierceMary Pierce
Canadian, French
Heather WatsonHeather Watson
British

Ilie NăstaseIlie Năstase
Romanian
Murphy JensenMurphy Jensen
American