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10 Most famous Tennis players of all time

The Championships - Wimbledon 2010: Day Eight
The Championships - Wimbledon 2010: Day Eight
Divya A K
Modified 05 Aug 2019, 13:07 IST
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Tennis is a fast evolving game with newer talent competing closely with the top seeds at various events. It is equally difficult to break into the tops slots and maintain the ranking consistently. Generations of players have come and gone. Some players have stood in the limelight during their peaks and have also competed with younger and fitter player to continue winning.

Some of them have all era open records that could take a long time to break. These all-time greatest players are not just brilliant on the court but great off the court as well. Yet, there are some who have left a memory that cannot be erased from the minds of Tennis fans. Here’s a list of 10 most famous Tennis players of all time. 

#10 Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis from Czechoslovakia took the court by storm from 1994 and has left a blazing trail ever since. Her career highlights are commendable with 45 career titles including 5 Grand Slam Titles (1 US Open, 1 Wimbledon and 3 Australian Open), 13 Grand Slam Doubles titles, 7 Mixed Doubles titles, and 2 Tour Final Titles. She defended her number one ranking in the world for 209 weeks.

Her career prize money amounts to $24,749,074. Unfortunately, she retires early at the age of 22 due to injuries. If not for that, she would have surely been fierce competition to the other players of her time. She made a comeback to Tennis with doubles and mixed doubles and won numerous titles. She finally retired in 2017, winning 3 Grand Slam Doubles titles in her final year of competitive Tennis.

She sure was an inspiration and will always be, to many upcoming players and will always be remembered for her zeal on the court. We hope to see many more such players leaving a deep impression in the Tennis world.

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Published 12 Dec 2018, 22:52 IST
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