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List of Famous Tennis Players

The only player to win the Grand Slam twice - in 1962 as an amateur, and in 1969 as a professional .Turning pro in 1963, won 5 U.S pro Championships in a year. From Austrailia and won over a million dollars in his career. Rod Laver
Youngest man to win U.S Open. Won Wimbeldon multiple times, (7) Pete Sampras
Won Wimbeldon 5 straight years in a row. Never played an Austrailian Open, wanted to take time off. Bjorn Borg
Between 1920 and 1925, he was almost unstoppable: He won six straight U.S. championships and took Wimbledon both times he played. Stood at 6 foot 2 and had a cannonball serve. Bill Tilden
his own Olympic exploits included the 1996 tennis gold. Born in Las Vegas, he reached the world's #3 ranking at age 18 but was better known for his image than for his play. Fifth man to complete the career grandslam. Andre Agassi
Though perhaps best known for his fiery temper and abuse of referees (with taunts like "You can't be serious!"), played the Davis cup 12 times and capitained it in 2000. John McEnroe
First black man to win a U.S championship or a Wimbledon. Has a famous stadium named for him. Arthur Ashe
Born in Prague, she defected to the United States in 1975 because the Czech Tennis Federation had taken most of her earnings. She ended up winning 18 grandslams and 167 singles titles. Martina Navratilova
Seven Wimbledons, six French, five U.S., and four Australians add up to 22 major career singles crowns - the last coming at the French in 1999 after two years of major back injuries. Married Andre Agassi. Steffi Graf
Queen of the Clay Courts, she won the French Open a record seven times and rolled off a 125-match win streak on the surface. Won 18 grandslams and first woman to win a million in her career. Chris Evert
Her records themselves are impressive: 12 Grand Slam singles wins (including six Wimbledons) and 20 overall Wimbledon titles. In front of over 30,000 at the Astrodome, she whipped Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes." Billie Jean King
The most prolific winner, male or female, she amassed 62 Grand Slam titles, 24 of them in singles (3 Wimbledon, 5 French, 5 U.S., and 11 in her native Australia). Retired to become a lay minister. Margaret Smith Court
Two african american sisters. All that needs to be said. Venus and Serena Williams
won 19 major singles crowns - out of 22 entered - including eight Wimbledons, six U.S., and four French championships, in 1928 becoming the first player to win three Grand Slams in one season. Helen Wills Moody
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