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.

Coco Gauff Coco Gauff
American

Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe
American

Rod Laver Rod Laver
Australian

Chris Evert Chris Evert
American

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Angelique Kerber Angelique Kerber
German, Polish
Li Na Li Na
Chinese

Jim Courier Jim Courier
American

Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, 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

Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
Australian

Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka
Japanese, American

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
Swiss, German

Feliciano LópezFeliciano López
Spanish
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish

Milos RaonicMilos Raonic
Canadian, Montenegrins

Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
Australian
Bianca AndreescuBianca Andreescu
Canadian
Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
Belgian

Gaël MonfilsGaël Monfils
French

Marat SafinMarat Safin
Russian

Martina HingisMartina Hingis
Swiss
Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard
Canadian

Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley
Australian
Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
Bulgarian

Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
American

Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
Czech
Denis ShapovalovDenis Shapovalov
Canadian

Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga
French
Justine HeninJustine Henin
Belgian

John IsnerJohn Isner
American

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
Ukrainian
Bethanie Mattek-SandsBethanie Mattek-Sands
American

Michael ChangMichael Chang
American
Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
Belarusian

Sue BarkerSue Barker
British

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur
Australian
Bernard TomicBernard Tomic
Australian

Jamie MurrayJamie Murray
British

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
American

Conchita MartínezConchita Martínez
Spanish

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
Argentinian
Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russian

Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati
American
Lindsay DavenportLindsay Davenport
American

Mahesh BhupathiMahesh Bhupathi
Indian

Casey DellacquaCasey Dellacqua
Australian
Tommy HaasTommy Haas
German, American

Vincent Van PattenVincent Van Patten
American
Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
Japanese

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
American
Madison KeysMadison Keys
American

Ernests GulbisErnests Gulbis
Latvian

Thomas MusterThomas Muster
Austrian
David NalbandianDavid Nalbandian
Armenian, Argentinian

Gustavo KuertenGustavo Kuerten
Brazilian
Dinara SafinaDinara Safina
Russian