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.

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Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
(Australian)

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Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Danish)
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Danish)
John IsnerJohn Isner
(American)

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
(Swiss)
Gaël MonfilsGaël Monfils
(French)
Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
(American)

Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
(Belarusian)
Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
(Czech)
Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
(American)

Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
(Bulgarian)
Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
(American)
David FerrerDavid Ferrer
(Spanish)

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
(Ukrainian)
Martina HingisMartina Hingis
(Swiss)
Lindsay DavenportLindsay Davenport
(American)

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
(American)
Madison KeysMadison Keys
(American)
Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
(Argentinian)

Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
(Japanese)
Bernard TomicBernard Tomic
(Australian)
Tommy HaasTommy Haas
(German,American)

Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
(Australian)
Mahesh BhupathiMahesh Bhupathi
(Indian)
Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga
(French)

Flavia PennettaFlavia Pennetta
(Italian)
René LacosteRené Lacoste
(French)
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
(American)

Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur
(Australian)
Murphy JensenMurphy Jensen
(American)
Michael ChangMichael Chang
(American)

Stan SmithStan Smith
(American)
Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
(Belgian)
Laura RobsonLaura Robson
(British)

Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati
(American)
Petr KordaPetr Korda
(Czech)
Yannick NoahYannick Noah
(French)

Philipp KohlschreiberPhilipp Kohlschreiber
(German)
Justine HeninJustine Henin
(Belgian)
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
(Australian,Hungarian,British)

Marat SafinMarat Safin
(Russian)
Pam ShriverPam Shriver
(American)
Mark PhilippoussisMark Philippoussis
(Australian)

Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
(Czech)
Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
(American)
Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana Kuznetsova
(Russian)

Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley
(Australian)
Fernando VerdascoFernando Verdasco
(Spanish)
Julia GörgesJulia Görges
(German)

Sabine LisickiSabine Lisicki
(German)
Heather WatsonHeather Watson
(British)
Maria KirilenkoMaria Kirilenko
(Russian)

Amélie MauresmoAmélie Mauresmo
(French)
Vera ZvonarevaVera Zvonareva
(Russian)
Marcos BaghdatisMarcos Baghdatis
(Cypriot)