Famous Tennis Player Vera Zconareva

Vera Zconareva

Vera Zconareva remained Russia’s No. 1 female player for many years. She also remained World No. 2 during 2010 and 2011 season. She has won three Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles. She also won singles titles.
Vera’s career started with a blast as she won the famous Moscow tournament in 2000. She beat Elena Bovina in the final to become the Russian Champion. She also won ITF tournament held in Florida the same year. She won WTA tournament in 2004. This was a special tournament for her as she was included in World Top 10 the same year. However, she had a poor 2005 when she lost in the first round in almost every tournament she participated. She also lost all the rival matches during the year. She then faced carpal injury which put her career at risk. However, she recovered from the injury quickly and won bronze medal in Beijing Olympics in 2008. She also won Fed Cup with her team and maintained Russian No. 2 position for the entire 2010. She is expected to make good progress during the coming years since she has huge potential and she is still to fulfill most of the expectation at international level. She is still considered as one of the best Tennis players from her own era.

Famous Tennis Player Samantha Jane Stosur

Samantha Jane Stosur

Samantha Jane Stosur is a popular tennis player from Australia. She was born in 1984 and started playing when she was old enough to run around the court. She played her first professional match in 1999 ITF circuit and made a mark with her unique style and spirited performances. Her first professional match in Women’s Tennis Association was in 2000. The next year was great for her as she won four ITF titles in the same year. In 2003, she qualified for WTA in Memphis. She also won her first WTA singles in the same year.

She was able to win her first ever doubles match in 2005 at Sydney event where she was playing alongside fellow Australian Bryanne Stewart. She won mixed doubles title but lost singles match in the first round while playing World No. 2 Amelie Mauresmo. But things were about to change for her as she grabbed seven titles in WTA for doubles. She was ranked World No. 2 in doubles while she was sitting at World No. 46 for singles.

She started 2006 on a high note as she won doubles title at WTA Tour Championship, which was help in Madrid. She was ranked World. No 1 in doubles. She also improved her singles ranking massively and jumped to World No. 29. Next two years were not good for her as she ended up losing almost all her matches. She wanted to  make a strong comeback and was training hard when she suffered a shoulder injury. Despite the injury, she was runner-up in French Open in 2010.

She quickly recovered from her shoulder injury and came back as a much improved player. In 2011, she jumped to World No. 4 in singles, which is her highest rank ever. She was ranked World No.10 in doubles though.

Famous Tennis Player Petra Kvitová

Petra Kvitová

Petra Kvitova was born in Czech Republic in 1990. She started playing professional tennis when she was just 16 years old. In her debut year, she won two titles in ITF circuit. She is a little slow compared to her rivals but she makes up for her speed through her technique and power. She prefers playing near the baseline to cover up for her sharpness.

She entered WTA in 2007 and got eliminated in the first round. She failed to qualify for US Open twice before winning two titles in ITF circuit. She gained her confidence and made it to French Open, her first ever Grand Slam entry. However, she lost to Kaia Kanepi in the fourth round.

Petra Kvitova had a great year in 2009 when she won her first WTA title. However, the same year, she withdrew from French Open with an ankle injury. She also lost in the opening round of Wimbledon. She entered her first Grand Slam semi-final in 2010 but lost ot Serena Williams, who was World No. 1 at that time.

She started 2011 on a high note by winning her second title. In the French Open, she was sitting at 9th seed. By the end of the year, she had improved her ranking to world No. 7. She clinched Wimbledon 2011 Championship while ranked World No. 7. She is the only person born in 1990s to win Grand Slam.

Famous Tennis Player Mary Pierce

Mary Pierce

Mary Pierce was born in 1975. She started playing tennis from childhood, thanks to her father’s continued encouragement. She was a talented kid and she successfully transformed into a talented tennis player with her parents prodding. However, her father became abusive with time as he invested his every asset to assure Mary Pierce could be successful.

She debuted at the age of 14, a record at that time which was broken later by Jennifer Capriati. However, Mary was unable to leave any impact on the tennis world in her early years despite being highly talented. It wasn’t until 1994 that she picked up her pace and cracked up in top ten. French players hadn’t won anything major since 1967 but Mary Pierce took the oath to end this draught. She was an immense success at Australian Open in 1995. She also won Roland Garros in 2000 to bring the title back to the hosts after years of wait.

Famous Tennis Player Mary Pierce won four titles at Grand Slam, which includes two singles and two doubles. She reached the final for singles six times in a Grand Slam. She is remembered as one of the most talented tennis players of her time.  She was especially good at clay surface.

Famous Tennis Player Mary Joe Fernández

Mary Joe Fernández

Marry Joe Fenandez Godsick was born in Dominican Republic in 1971. She is among the most popular female tennis players in America. She won four straight Orange Bowl titles as a junior pro before bursting on the scene as a professional tennis player. She won her first main draw match at US Open when she defeated Sara Gomer. She was only 14 years old at that time, becoming the youngest tennis player to win first main draw.

She won her first tour doubles title with Betsy Nagelsen in 1989. She won her first tier-1 singles title in 1990. She was ranked World No. 4 that year, which remained her career highest rank.

She also won a gold medal in doubles at 1992 Olympics. She won a bronze medal in singles. She won her first Grand Slam in 1996 when she claimed the French Open. In 1996 Olympics, Fernandez was not part of original US team lineup but was only included as a replacement for Chanda Rubin. She eventually won a gold playing as a replacement.

She won two Grand Slam titles in her career along with two Olympic gold medals. She was runner up in three Grand Slam titles. Her last singles title came at German Open. Her last finals doubles title was at Madrid. She finally retired in 2000, ending her illustrious career on a high note.

Famous Tennis Player Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis was born in 1980. She is probably one of the most popular tennis stars in the history of the game. She started playing tennis at a tender age of 14. When she entered professional tennis, she dominated the scene. In fact, she was the most dominant tennis player in 1990s. She almost won all the Grand Slam titles in 1997, missing only French Open.

She was a very popular player, known for her powerful shots and top spin. She was named the best player, grabbing World No.1 rank, in 1997, 1998, and 2000. She won a total of $15 million by year 2000. Her doubles pair with Anna Kournikova was among the most popular and successful doubles pair through the 90s era.

Martina Hingis had a glittering career with 9 Grand Slam titles in women’s doubles. She won number of titles in 1999 winning seven titles at Grand Slam and Tier 1 events. She entered 20 tournaments and made to 13 finals in the same year. At WTA, she won 16 singles and 15 doubles titles.

Martina Hingis faced ankle injury in 2002, which forced her to sit out of the court for an entire year. She was so frustrated by her injury that she announced her retirement in 2003 out of sheer frustration. However, she thought about it later and played tennis for three more years before finally retiring from the game.

Famous Tennis Player Margaret Court Smith

Margaret Court Smith

Margaret Court Smith was a famous tennis star who won a handful of Grand Slams during her career. Although she won 24 titles in total, only 11 are considered by most since 13 of them were won before the Open Era.

It was Australian Championship  of 1960 that the world saw a fantastic female player. She won the title that year and then never looked back after that. Within next two years, she had won 3 major tournaments. She couldn’t win Wimbledon that year but she became the first Australian woman to win the prestigious tournament in singles in 1963. She was a success, continuing with her victories in the coming years. She won 3 out of 4 major tournaments in 1965 again. She also won all the four Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles.

She kept putting in hard work and maintained her win record for years to come. In 1969, she didn’t miss anything as she won all the major titles of the year. She grabbed all the four Grand Slam titles the next year to earn the prestigious ‘boxed set’ title.

She won 62 Grand Slam titles in her career, including 19 mixed doubles, 19 doubles and 24 singles titles. She retired in 1975. Her last match was against Martina Navratilova in the US Open, which she lost. It was a quarterfinal.

Even today, Margaret Court Smith is the only player to have won all the major titles in a calendar year, including mixed doubles and singles. She remained World No.1 for most part of her career. She is remembered as one of the greatest tennis stars in history of women tennis.

Famous Tennis Player Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport was a famous tennis player. Although she failed to grab as many titles as many other tennis players did, she was popular for her strength and attitude. She won three Grand Slam titles, including US Open, French Open and Wimbledon to become a three-time Grand Slam winner. She also won a gold medal at Olympics in 1996. She acheived World No.1 ranking for 2005 and remained there for most of the year. She was a complete player with a powerful forehand, backhand and serve.

She achieved rank 1 in the world in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2005. Despite her inconsistency, she managed to win 700 singles matches, landing in the tennis elites who have won more than 700 games. Before she retired, she hit the high note and won career’s fourth double.

Davenport’s career ended early as she suffered from back injuries in her last few years in the game. Her back problem was so severe that she had to quit playing tennis at all, not just the professional game. Despite carrying an injury, she was among the speculated winners at 2006 US Open.

She may not be remembered as the greatest player ever but there is no doubt that she is among the players with a charming personality and strong attitude. She will be remembered for that for as long as tennis lives.

Famous Tennis Player Justine Henin-Hardenne

Justine Henin-Hardenne

Justine Henin Hardenne was famous for her one handed backhand. She rose to the top of world ranking due to her incredible toughness and execution of the powerful one-handed backhand. She was best female player in the world in 2003.

She won Roland Garros in 1997 using his powerful backhand and forehand. She started playing at the highest level and got her herself recognized as a top performer in senior circuit. She received a wild card entry to Belgium WTA event and won it to become the 5th person ever to grab the tournament title after getting a wild card entry.

She reached finals in Wimbledon in 2001. She also reached semi-finals of French Open the same year. Two more years into her career and she had won almost everything including French Open, US Open and six other titles. She was runner un in three tournaments and reached semi-final for seven times between 2001 and 2003.

In 2004, she won the warm up to the Australian Open. She went on to win the actual tournament as well. She had an amazing next year with 24 match winning streak. She finally won French Open to end the year on a high note. With her success in 2005, she became a rare female tennis professional to have won 10 singles finals in a row.

She wasn’t at her best in 2006 as she lost Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon. However, she won the French Open and ended the year with average success rate.

 

Famous Tennis Player Phil Dent

Phil Dent

Philip Dent was born on the 14th of February in the year 1950. The place of birth of the former tennis player is Sydney, Australia. The player was about to reach the highest pro singles of his career in the final match of the Australian Open tournament when he lost the match to Jimmy Connors by four sets. Prior to adopting a professional career, Phil Dent became the champion of the Boy’s Singles game in both the French Open and Australian Open Tournament in 1968.after his retirement, his son, Taylor Dent also took part in tennis as a professional player and has won many tournaments as well.

Dent has achieved the championship of Men’s Doubles when teamed up with John Alexander in the Australian Open tournament held in 1975. He also has the title to win Mixed Doubles in 1976 at US Open with his partner Billie Jean King. Phil Dent was the finalist of doubles in 1970, 1973 and 1977 in addition to becoming the finalist of French Open in the years 1975, 1979. Dent also defeated the famous player Bjorn Borg in the Australian Open Tournament in the year 1974 and this was the first time when Borg came to Australia to play the tournament.  His career top singles in the year 1978 where he was awarded as the 19th best tennis player. Moreover, he achieved no. 51 in doubles in 1983. In his entire career, he won 3 titles of singles and 24 titles of doubles. Phil Dent retired as a professional player and is now settled in California.

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