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.

Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe
American

Chris Evert Chris Evert
American

Rod Laver Rod Laver
Australian

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Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, American
Angelique Kerber Angelique Kerber
German, Polish

Li Na Li Na
Chinese

Mari Osaka Mari Osaka
Japanese

Jim Courier Jim Courier
American

Pat Rafter Pat Rafter
Australian
Roy Emerson Roy Emerson
Australian

CiCi Bellis CiCi Bellis
American

Don Budge Don Budge
American

Coco Gauff Coco Gauff
American

Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka
Japanese, American

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
Swiss

Bianca AndreescuBianca Andreescu
Canadian
Feliciano LópezFeliciano López
Spanish

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish

Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard
Canadian

Sue BarkerSue Barker
British

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
American

Denis ShapovalovDenis Shapovalov
Canadian
Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
Bulgarian

Gaël MonfilsGaël Monfils
French

Martina HingisMartina Hingis
Swiss

Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
American
Milos RaonicMilos Raonic
Canadian, Montenegrins

Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
Czech
Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
Australian

Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga
French

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
Ukrainian
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Michael ChangMichael Chang
American
Vincent Van PattenVincent Van Patten
American

Mahesh BhupathiMahesh Bhupathi
Indian

Tommy HaasTommy Haas
German, American
Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
Belgian

Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
Australian
Jamie MurrayJamie Murray
British

Marat SafinMarat Safin
Russian

Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
Czech

Gustavo KuertenGustavo Kuerten
Brazilian
Stan SmithStan Smith
American
Marion BartoliMarion Bartoli
Swiss, French

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
American

Julia GörgesJulia Görges
German

Casey DellacquaCasey Dellacqua
Australian
Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana Kuznetsova
Russian

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
Argentinian

John IsnerJohn Isner
American

Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
Belarusian

Richard GasquetRichard Gasquet
French
Nicolás MassúNicolás Massú
Chilean

Murphy JensenMurphy Jensen
American
Amélie MauresmoAmélie Mauresmo
French

René LacosteRené Lacoste
French
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
American
Pam ShriverPam Shriver
American