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

Rod Laver Rod Laver
Australian
Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe
American

Ivan Lend Ivan Lendl
Czech, American

Angelique Kerber Angelique Kerber
German, Polish

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

Nick KyrgiosNick Kyrgios
Australian
Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
Swiss

Bianca AndreescuBianca Andreescu
Canadian

Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
Australian, Hungarian, British
Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
Japanese

Feliciano LópezFeliciano López
Spanish
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
Danish

Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati
American

Kim ClijstersKim Clijsters
Belgian

John IsnerJohn Isner
American
Sue BarkerSue Barker
British

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens
American

Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka
Belarusian

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
Argentinian
Lleyton HewittLleyton Hewitt
Australian

Grigor DimitrovGrigor Dimitrov
Bulgarian
Ryan SweetingRyan Sweeting
American

Tim HenmanTim Henman
British

Tracy AustinTracy Austin
Australian, American
Jamie MurrayJamie Murray
British

Gaël MonfilsGaël Monfils
French
Justine HeninJustine Henin
Belgian

Martina HingisMartina Hingis
Swiss

Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley
Australian
Madison KeysMadison Keys
American

Pam ShriverPam Shriver
American
Pat CashPat Cash
Australian

Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
Czech

Marat SafinMarat Safin
Russian

Lindsay DavenportLindsay Davenport
American
Stan SmithStan Smith
American
Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga
French

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
Ukrainian

Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
Czech

Mahesh BhupathiMahesh Bhupathi
Indian
Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur
Australian

Michael ChangMichael Chang
American

Murphy JensenMurphy Jensen
American

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs
American
David FerrerDavid Ferrer
Spanish

Mark PhilippoussisMark Philippoussis
Australian
Yannick NoahYannick Noah
French

Laura RobsonLaura Robson
British
Robin SöderlingRobin Söderling
Swedish
Tommy HaasTommy Haas
German, American