12 Tennis Players Who Have Made History

We want to highlight 12 tennis players who have made history, without ordering them by their achievements or times of greatest success, simply because they were or are outstanding athletes who with effort and sporting sacrifice have reached the top. Men and women of tennis who deserve recognition, who with their game, technique and effort have amazed millions of people. These 12 tennis players who have made history are just part of the long list that we could make.

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  1. MARTINA NAVRATILOVA: She was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on October 18, 1956. She became a naturalized American in 1975 to be able to compete in the United States; in March 2008 she obtained Czech nationality, keeping her American one. From 1974 to 1994 she was the terror of the tracks, as much for her speed and strength as for her brilliant tactics; nobody disputes that Martina Navratilova was the best tennis player of the eighties, and, in fact, from 1982 to 1987 she was number one in the women’s world ranking
  2. STEFFI GRAFF: She started her professional career when she was only 13 years old. One of her feats was winning all four Grand Slam titles in one calendar year. Her tenacious and tireless dedication to the sport coupled with her extreme competitiveness de Ella made her one of the most fabulous and admired female tennis players. In 1993, a disturbed fan attacked her rival Monica Seles during a match in Germany, causing Monica Seles to be absent from the circuit for almost two years. That incident, while it ultimately helped her success, would leave Steffi deeply unsettled. In August 1999, Steffi Graf suddenly retired from professional tennis. Currently, she Steffi is married to fellow tennis star Andre Agassi.
  3. CHRIS EVERT: Both she and Jimmy Connors, her partner at the time, managed to win at Wimbledon. The extraordinary career of this tennis player began in Fort Lauderdale (Florida), when she learned to play tennis with her father. She would later become a highly successful professional gamer. Chris Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and has been one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
  4. JIMMY CONNORS: The “bad boy” of tennis conquered not only Wimbledon and the US Open, but also the heart of Chris Evert, when they dated in the 1970s. Jimmy Connors is the leader, as far as victories are concerned, of the men’s championships, with 125 singles titles, including eight Grand Slam titles and nine Champions Tour titles.
  5. ROGER FEDERER: was born on August 8, 1981 on the banks of the Rhine, in the capital of the canton of Basel, on the mark that separates Switzerland from Germany. He made a brilliant career; in September 2004 he officially became the champion of the ATP Race of Champions, a classification in which he scores the performance in the most relevant tournaments of the year. Since the creation of the Open era in 1968, he was the fastest player to reach first place in this classification. In this way, Federer, who humiliated the excellent Australian player Layton Hewitt in the final of the US Open (6-0, 7-6 (7-3) and 6-0), also snatched the first place in the world ranking ( number one in the world) to the American Andy Roddick
  6. PETE SAMPRAS: Pete Sampras won 11 Grand Slam titles and tied Jimmy Connors’ record by holding the number one spot for as long. Not only that, but Pete Sampras became the youngest player ever to win the US Open, coming to victory in 1990 at just 19 years old. However, after his initial success, Pete Sampras failed to get on with his game, leading to a relegation that culminated in a crushing loss to Sweden’s Stefan Edberg in 1992.
  7. ANDY MURRAY: Born in Dubliner, Scotland in 1987, he has not had an easy life. He was complicated even before being a tennis player, being one of the survivors of what is known as the Dubliner massacre. He was only eight years old when Thomas Hamilton shot into his school and killed fifteen children and a teacher. He was able to take refuge in the office of the head of studies and waited for the storm under a table. That incident marked him. His favorite surface of him is hard court and he considers serving to be the best part of his game of him. He played the first indoor men’s singles match at Wimbledon on June 29, 2009 vs. Wawrinka, in 2012 he became an ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ [OBE] for his services in tennis, on March 12, 2013 he won the Laurels Award in the Breakthrough of the Year category.
  8. RAFAEL NADAL: was born on June 3, 1986 in the Majorcan town of Monaco. His self-confidence, his self-confidence, never giving any point up for lost; his extraordinary strength and his perseverance are some of the keys to his unstoppable success. The year 2008 will be remembered as his number 1. He started out in poor shape, but the poor performance that Roger Federer also showed at that time made the dream goal feasible.
  9. SERENA WILLIAMS: American tennis player who was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. She studied art at the Florida Institute. She designs clothes for her own brand: Andres (Serena backwards). She became the first black player to win a Grand Slam tournament since her compatriot Althea Gibson won the same tournament in 1958. Ella She Sister of fellow tennis player Venus Williams. Serena forged her tennis from fierce punches and deep screams from the hand of her father and her coach, Richard. She declared herself a fan of Pete Sampras. She was number one for 200 weeks while she is considered one of the best players in history. She was number one again on June 27, 2013. She has won a total of 33 Grand Slam titles.
  10. ANDRE AGASI: The former American tennis player was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 29, 1970. He is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Retired at age 36, he has won more than $30 million in prize money and has been No. 1 in the ATP rankings for 101 weeks. He married tennis player Steffi Graff and was the subject of a scandal: On October 28, 2009, Andre Agassi revealed that in 1997 he used methamphetamine only once. In that year, after testing positive in an anti-doping test, the tennis player lied to the ATP, arguing that he had consumed it by mistake of his assistant de ell and thus he managed to save himself from a 3-month suspension outside the circuit. He would later reveal the above in his autobiography of him.
  11. MONICA SELES: She was born on December 2, 1973 in Novi Sad, then Yugoslavia, she is a former Serbian tennis player who came to occupy number 1 in the WTA ranking. During her career, Monica Seles won nine Grand Slam tournaments, managing to unseat the German Steffi Graf for a period of time. On April 30, 1993, in the middle of her game, a deranged spectator named Günter Parched, a fan obsessed with Steffi Graf, attacked Seles by stabbing her in her back de Ella, wanting Steffi Graf to recover the number 1 snatched by Seles. The attack changed the course of tennis history, and from then on security measures were tightened.
  12. NOVAK DJOKOVIC: He was born on May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia with a terrible right arm and his great two-handed backhand; in 2006 he began his rise to 40th place, reaching the quarterfinals at Roland Garr’s and the fourth round at Wimbledon. Shortly after he obtained his first ATP title in Amersfoort, defeating Chilean Nicolas Mass in the final, entering among the top 20 best tennis players in the world. On July 6, 2014, he defeated Roger Federer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4, winning his second Wimbledon and regaining the No. 1 spot in the APT

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