Tennis is a fast-evolving game with fresh talents challenging the top seeds at various events.
In Tennis, It is equally difficult to break into the tops slots and maintain the ranking consistently.
Over years, some Tennis Players have really stood the test of time and have made names for themselves with their outstanding performance.
For the purpose of this article, let’s focus on 10 famous Tennis players out of the many equally talented players.
Martina Hingis from Czechoslovakia took the Tennis court by storm from 1994 with an incredible performance. The climax of her career highlights is commendable with 43 career singles titles and 64 career doubles titles (including 25 career Grand Slam titles across singles, doubles and mixed doubles) and 2 Tour Final Titles. Her career prize money amounts to $24.7 million, she retired at age 37 in 2017.
Andre Agassi from Nevada took everyone by surprise as he entered the Tennis scene in 1986. In a career spanning 20 years, he has a long list of achievements: 61 career titles including 4 Australian Open, 2 US Open, 1 French Open, and 1 Wimbledon.
He went on to win the Olympics Gold in 1996. He was inducted into the Tennis Hall Of Fame in 2011. His career prize money totals $31 million. Andre Agassi retired from Tennis in 2006.
Californian Pete Sampras was the world number one for 6 consecutive years. He has 64 career titles that include 7 Wimbledon, 5 US Open and 2 Australian Open. Pete Sampras career prize money $43 million Pete Sampras was inducted into the prestigious Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007. He is most remembered for his epic tennis battles against Andre Agassi. After winning his last Grand Slam title, the US Open in 2002, he retired.
With an enormous $120 million as career prize money thus far, Serbian Novak Djokovic is the winner of 71 impressive career titles including 14 Grand Slams: 6 Australian Open, 4 Wimbledon, 3 US Open and 1 French Open. In 2016 when he won the French Open, he became the eighth man to do so. At 31 years of age, he is still an active player.
Californian Venus Williams entered the tennis scene in the year 1994. She has 49 career titles to her credit, including 7 Grand Slam Titles: 5 Wimbledon and 2 US Open.
Between 2000 and 2001, she won 4 of her 7 Grand Slam victories, performing extremely well. In 2002, she became the world number one with a career price money of $85 million.
Spanish professional, Rafael Nadal, the winner of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics is the proud winner of 79 career titles including 12 Grand Slam titles: 11 French Open, 3 US Open, 2 Wimbledon and 1 Australian Open. His career prize money is a mind-boggling sum of $100 million Nadal took over the tennis scene in 2001. His impressive performance on clay courts has earned him the title of “The King of Clay”, Rafa. At 32, he already has 20 Grand Slam titles to his credit.
Swiss player Roger Federer, the greatest player of all time is easily justifiable. He has 98 career titles and 20 Grand Slam Singles Title including 8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian Open, 5 US Open, and 1 French Open. Federer’s career prize money totals $121 million. From 2004 to 2008, he was ranked the world number one for 237 consecutive weeks, which itself was an all-time record.
Serena Williams entered professional tennis in 1995. She has 72 career titles to her credit including 7 Wimbledon, 7 Australian 6 US Open and 3 French Open titles. Serena Williams’s career prize money totals $88 million. She has left a very powerful impression in the tennis world, fighting fiercely on the court as well as fighting for women’s rights and equality in the game.