Female Tennis Players

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Serena Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All-Time)
Serena Williams
74
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

With 39 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals, Serena Williams is clearly amongst the greatest female tennis players in the history. With 23 Grand Slam singles win, she is just a win away from equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles. She has bagged the top spot in WTA’s world ranking numerous times.

 2 
Venus Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Venus Williams
59
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States

Regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, Venus Williams is credited with introducing never seen before power and athleticism to women's tennis along with her sister Serena. She is also credited with changing the long-standing practice of paying male tennis players more than their female counterparts as she won the fight for equal prize money.

 3 
Naomi Osaka
(The First Asian Player to Hold the Top Ranking in Tennis Singles)
Naomi Osaka
70
Birthdate: October 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka made history by being the first player of Asian origin to hold the world number one rank in singles. Osaka made headlines when in 2021, she withdrew from the French Open after refusing to be part of a press conference to protect her mental health.

 4 
Martina Hingis
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Martina Hingis
41
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia

Swiss tennis sensation Martina Hingis made waves when she won the Australian Open at age 16, becoming the youngest Grand Slam singles winner of the 20th century. The youngest world number 1, too, she was named after Martina Navratilova and was the daughter of a Czech tennis player and a tennis coach.

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Chris Evert
(Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Chris Evert
32
Birthdate: December 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Former number 1 tennis player Chris Evert secured 18 Grand Slam singles wins. She won 157 singles and 32 doubles titles, and served as the WTA president for 11 years. The Philippe Chatrier awardee has also served as a coach and an ESPN analyst, and owns an activewear line.
 6 
Monica Seles
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Monica Seles
28
Birthdate: December 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Former world number 1 tennis player Monica Seles has nine Grand Slam singles titles to her credit, eight of them for Yugoslavia and one for the U.S. At 16, she was the youngest French Open champion. Her career was affected after being stabbed on court by a Steffi Graf fan.
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Ana Ivanović
(Retired Serbian Number One Tennis Player in Singles)
Ana Ivanović
20
Birthdate: November 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Retired Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanović is a former world number 1 in singles. By 20, she had already won the French Open. Named one of 30 Legends of Women's Tennis by Time in 2011, she later married German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger and is now a mother of two.

 8 
Petra Kvitová
(Czech Tennis Player and Bronze Medal Winner in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics)
Petra Kvitová
12
Birthdate: March 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bílovec, Czech Republic

With a career-high singles ranking of 28, Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová is quite a sensation. She also won a bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was the first player born in the 1990s to score a Grand Slam tournament win. In 2015, she was named the sixth-highest-paid female athlete by Forbes.

 9 
Steffi Graf
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Steffi Graf
17
Birthdate: June 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Known for her footwork and forehand drive, former world number one tennis star Steffi Graf has won 22 Grand Slam titles, the third all-time record. She became the first player to win four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold in a year. She is married to fellow player Andre Agassi.
 10 
Kim Clijsters
(Belgian Tennis Legend and a Former World Number One in Both Singles and Doubles)
Kim Clijsters
11
Birthdate: June 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium

Belgian tennis legend Kim Clijsters is a former world number 1 in both singles and doubles. The 4-time Grand Slam winner retired thrice in her career, in 2007, in 2012, and eventually, for good, in 2020. She has also been associated with charitable initiatives and has founded Ten4Kim to help financially weak junior players.

 11 
Billie Jean King
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Billie Jean King
23
Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Tennis legend Billie Jean King has won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. The former world no. 1 beat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation.
 12 
Martina Navratilova
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Martina Navratilova
18
Birthdate: October 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Martina Navratilova is the world’s only tennis player to be no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in both singles and doubles. She is one of three women with a "Grand Slam Boxed Set.” She is openly lesbian and had earlier fled her country, Czechoslovakia, due to political issues.
 13 
Justine Henin
(Retired Belgian Tennis Legend Who Was a World Number 1 in Singles)
Justine Henin
15
Birthdate: June 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Known as the Female Federer, Belgian tennis legend Justine Henin is a former world number 1 in singles. Apart from winning an Olympic gold medal, she also won Belgium its first Fed Cup title and won 7 Grand Slam titles. She was one of those rare female players who used a single-handed backhand.

 14 
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
14
Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Legendary Australian tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley was once world number 1 and the world’s first mother to earn a Wimbledon win in 66 years. A Wiradjuri Aborigine, she is now part of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and also became the Australian of the Year in 1971.

 15 
Simona Halep
(Romanian Professional and Former World No.1 Tennis Player)
Simona Halep
14
Birthdate: September 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constanta, Romania

Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis player. With 22 WTA singles titles and two Grand Slam singles titles under her belt, Simona Halep is one of the most successful Romanian female tennis players of all time. She is also widely considered one of the WTA Tour's best returners of the current generation.

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Virginia Wade
(British Former Professional Tennis Player)
Virginia Wade
15
Birthdate: July 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England

Virginia Wade is a British former tennis player. A former world No. 2, Wade won three Grand Slam singles titles, including the famous 1977 Wimbledon, which was attended by Queen Elizabeth II. A former world No. 1 in doubles, Wade won four Grand Slam doubles titles. After retiring as a player, Wade has worked as a game analyst and commentator.

 17 
Maria Sharapova
(Russian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Maria Sharapova
41
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
One of Time’s 30 Legends of Women's Tennis, Maria Sharapova, the first Russian woman tennis player to top the singles rankings, earned three doubles and five Grand Slam titles. A failed drug test led to her temporary suspension. She bounced back with modeling and launched her confectionary brand Sugarpova.
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Bianca Andreescu
(Canadian Professional Tennis Player)
Bianca Andreescu
12
Birthdate: June 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Amélie Mauresmo
(French Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Amélie Mauresmo
8
Birthdate: July 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Garbine Muguruza
(Tennis player)
Garbine Muguruza
13
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Gabriela Sabatini
(One of the Leading Tennis Players of Her Generation)
Gabriela Sabatini
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. One of the leading female tennis players in the 1980s and 1990s, she amassed 41 titles, including the WTA Finals in 1988 and the 1990 US Open. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. Also a businesswoman, she runs a line of fragrances.

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Victoria Azarenka
(First Belarusian Tennis Star to Win a Grand Slam Singles Title)
Victoria Azarenka
15
Birthdate: July 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has been a 2-time Australian Open champion, scripting history as the first Belarusian player to earn a Grand Slam singles title. She is also a 3-time US Open finalist and has a mixed-doubles gold and a singles bronze at the Olympics.

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Marion Bartoli
(French Former Professional Tennis Player)
Marion Bartoli
10
Birthdate: October 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Puy, France
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Margaret Court
(Tennis player)
Margaret Court
19
Birthdate: July 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth

Margaret Court is an Australian retired tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 with 24 Grand Slam women's singles titles to her name. She also holds 19 Grand Slam doubles titles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Following her retirement, she became a Christian minister. 

 25 
Angelique Kerber
(German Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Angelique Kerber
11
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Winning her first Grand Slam at 28, Angelique Kerber is an example of a talented later bloomer in tennis. The former World No. 1 German player is known for her defensive tactics, speed, and footwork. She blamed a 2-week COVID-related quarantine for her loss at the 2021 Australian Open.

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Caroline Wozniacki
(Danish Professional Tennis Player)
Caroline Wozniacki
15
Birthdate: July 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mary Pierce
(Former Tennis Player Who Won Four 'Grand Slam' Titles)
Mary Pierce
9
Birthdate: January 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Althea Gibson
( The First African American to Win a Grand Slam Title )
Althea Gibson
8
Birthdate: August 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 28, 2003
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Jelena Janković
(Retired Serbian Tennis Star and Former World Number One Singles Player)
Jelena Janković
9
Birthdate: February 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Retired Serbian tennis player Jelena Janković is a former world number 1 in singles. Apart from Serbian, she has also represented FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro. A 4-time Olympian, she was also a runner-up at the 2008 US Open. She also won the 2007 Wimbledon mixed-doubles with Jamie Murray.

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Madison Keys
(Professional Tennis Player Known for Her Powerful Forehands & Aggressive Playing Style)
Madison Keys
9
Birthdate: February 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mary Joe Fernández
(Former American Professional Tennis Player Who Won a Bronze Medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics)
Mary Joe Fernández
8
Birthdate: August 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ons Jabeur
(Tunisian Professional Tennis Player)
Ons Jabeur
6
Birthdate: August 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ksar Hellal, Tunisia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Sloane Stephens
(Tennis Player)
Sloane Stephens
12
Birthdate: March 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States

The daughter of swimmer Sybil Smith and football player John Stephens, Sloane Stephens was first introduced to tennis by her mother at age 9. The 2017 US Open champion has 6 singles titles in her kitty. Through the Sloane Stephens Foundation, she supports the needs of disadvantaged tennis players.

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Lindsay Davenport
(American Former Professional Tennis Player)
Lindsay Davenport
7
Birthdate: June 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(Spanish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
15
Birthdate: December 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Former world no. 1 Spanish tennis legend Arantxa Sánchez Vicario has 14 Grand Slam titles in her kitty, apart from 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Olympics. The International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, however, has been accused of fraudulently moving her assets to avoid paying debt.

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Leylah Fernandez
(Canadian Professional Tennis Player)
Leylah Fernandez
5
Birthdate: September 6, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Amanda Anisimova
(American Professional Tennis Player)
Amanda Anisimova
12
Birthdate: August 31, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Samantha Stosur
(Australian Professional Tennis Player)
Samantha Stosur
13
Birthdate: March 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur, once world number 1 in doubles, has also had a career-high ranking of 4 in singles. She holds a national WTA record of being the top player for 442 consecutive weeks. Openly lesbian, she had a daughter with her partner, Liz Astling, in 2020.

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Emma Raducanu
(British Professional Tennis Player)
Emma Raducanu
22
Birthdate: November 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Suzanne Lenglen
(French Tennis Player)
Suzanne Lenglen
6
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 4, 1938
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 41 
Belinda Bencic
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Belinda Bencic
8
Birthdate: March 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flawil, Switzerland

Known for her tactics and positions on field, Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic first made waves when she made it to the US Open quarterfinal at age 17. Her aggressive style of play has already helped her win 5 singles titles, including an Olympic gold medal.

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Jana Novotná
(Czech Tennis Player Who Won The 1998 Wimbledon Singles Title)
Jana Novotná
8
Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic

Jana Novotná was a tennis player best remembered for winning the 1998 Wimbledon singles title. She was also renowned as a doubles player as she won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles, achieving the Career Grand Slam twice in the process. Novotná also competed in other important tournaments like the Olympics where she won two silver medals and one bronze medal. 

 43 
Maria Sakkari
(Tennis player)
Maria Sakkari
9
Birthdate: July 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

The daughter of former WTA player Angelikí Kanellopoúlou, Sakkari was introduced to tennis at age six. Greek tennis sensation Maria Sakkari has had a career-high ranking of number 6 in singles. Known for her aggressive style, Sakkari was born and raised in Athens but moved to Barcelona at 18 to train.

 44 
Mirka Federer
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Mirka Federer
17
Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bojnice, Slovakia

Mirka Federer is a Swiss former tennis player best known as the wife of legendary tennis player Roger Federer whom she met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Having supported Federer throughout his career, Mirka is often praised for being a pillar of strength and is largely credited for Roger Federer's achievements on the tennis court. 

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Karolína Plíšková
(Czech Professional Tennis Player Known for Her Powerful Serve and Forehand)
Karolína Plíšková
13
Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louny, Czechoslovakia

Karolína Plíšková is a Czech tennis player best known for her powerful forehand and serve. A former world No. 1, Plíšková has reached the finals of two Grand Slam singles events so far. Karolína Plíšková has also helped her team win the prestigious Fed Cup on three occasions.

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Donna Vekić
(Croatian Tennis Player and Entrepreneur)
Donna Vekić
9
Birthdate: June 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Osijek, Croatia

Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic has been a world number 19 in singles. Known for her aggressive style of play and her big first serve, she, however, lacks in speed. She has major wins, such as the 2017 Nottingham Open, in her kitty. A businesswoman, too, she owns a luxury home fragrance brand.

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Elina Svitolina
(Ukrainian Professional Tennis Player)
Elina Svitolina
10
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Coco Gauff
(Tennis Player)
Coco Gauff
12
Birthdate: March 13, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Coco Gauff is an American tennis player who became the youngest singles WTA Tour title-holder since 2004 when she won her first WTA title at the 2019 Upper Austria Ladies Linz at the age of 15. Coco Gauff, who has achieved a career-high ranking of 23 in singles, is the youngest player ranked by the WTA in the top 100.

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Li Na
(Chinese Former Professional Tennis Player and the First Grand Slam Singles Champion from Asia)
Li Na
9
Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhan, China

Li Na is a Chinese former tennis player. A former world No. 2, Li Na won two Grand Slam singles titles over the course of her career. She achieved international recognition in 2011 after becoming the first Asian Grand Slam singles champion. In 2019, she became the first Asian-born player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

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Jennifer Capriati
(Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Jennifer Capriati
9
Birthdate: March 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)