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Tennis Top 7

We’re counting down our seven fave tennis players of all time – and serving up some cool facts and stats, to boot!


(PS: Wonder why a Top 7 list starts with number 6? Read on to find out!)


No. 6: Andre Agassi

Agassi

Birthday: April 29, 1970
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
Middle Name: Kirk
Notable Achievements:
  • Out of five male players to win all four Grand Slam singles titles Agassi’s the only one who did it on three different surfaces
  • He won 17 ATP Master Series tournaments – more than any other player in history
  • Between 1986 and 2006 he won more than $31.1 million in career earnings
  • In 1996 he won a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics for the men’s singles competition

  • No. 5: Lindsay Davenport

    Davenport

    Birthday: June 8, 1976
    Birthplace: Palos Verdes, California
    Middle Name: Ann
    Notable Achievements:

  • Won three Grand Slam singles championships: the US Open (1998), Wimbledon (1999) and the Australian Open (2000)
  • She’s also won three Grand Slam doubles championships: French Open (1996), US Open (1997) and Wimbledon (1999)
  • At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics she won a gold medal in the singles final
  • She’s won 55 career singles titles since turning pro in 1993

  • No. 4: Roger Federer

    Federer

    Birthday: August 8, 1981
    Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
    Notable Achievements:

  • Ranked number one in the world for a record 233 weeks
  • Has won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year three times
  • Has won 56 career titles and seven career doubles titles
  • His career earning total more than $41.7 million since 1999

  • No. 3: Rafael Nadal

    Nadal

    Birthday: June 3, 1986
    Birthplace: Manacor, Majorca
    Middle Name: Doesn’t have one, but his full name is Rafael Nadal Parera
    Notable Achievements:

  • Won an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing
  • Had a career-best 32-match-long winning streak in 2008
  • He’s one of only two tennis players to win four French Opens in a row
  • He’s earned more than $19.9 million in career prize money so far

  • No. 2: Maria Sharapova

    Sharapova

    Birthday: April 19, 1987
    Birthplace: Nyagan, Soviet Union
    Middle Name: Yuryevna
    Notable Achievements:

  • Was named top-paid female athlete with an income of $26 million from tennis victories and endorsements by Forbes magazine in 2008
  • Has won 19 career singles titles and three career doubles titles
  • Was named ESPN Best Female Tennis Player in 2005 and 2007
  • Was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme in 2007

  • No. 1: Serena & Venus Williams

    Williamses

    Birthdays: September 26, 1981 (Serena) and June 17, 1980 (Venus)
    Birthplaces: Saginaw, Michigan (Serena) and Lynwood, California (Venus)
    Middle Names: Serena Jameka and Venus Ebone Starr
    Notable Achievements:

  • The sisters have won a combined 32 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles (16 each)
  • Serena’s won over $20.2 million in career prize money; Venus has earned over $20 million during her career
  • Serena won the WTA Championship in 1991
  • Venus won two gold medals at the 200 Olympic Games in Sydney

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