Tennis Players in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 1877-07-09 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • 1881-08-31 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, Rhode Island)
  • 1893-07-24 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago

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1900-07-11 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1916-06-12 Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US tennis championship
  • 1925-09-18 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship
  • 1933-09-11 Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
  • 1936-01-07 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)

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1941-11-26 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1949-07-15 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
  • 1949-09-20 Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional
  • 1954-07-20 Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident

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1975-09-06 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

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1981-05-01 Tennis player Billie Jean King acknowledges a lesbian relationship with Marilyn Barnett - becoming first prominent sportswoman to come out

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

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1982-09-24 Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

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1983-06-21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

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1986-02-21 Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

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1986-11-30 Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million in his lifetime

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1988-01-01 Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • 1990-09-10 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • 1994-05-16 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati arrested on possession of marijuana
  • 1994-05-19 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center
  • 1994-06-10 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic

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1994-06-21 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

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1997-11-23 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce

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2017-06-09 Tennis player Venus Williams causes car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

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2017-06-27 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2018-04-29 Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal equals his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11 Monte Carlo) with his 11th Barcelona ATP title

Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1849-01-09 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
  • 1850-03-10 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
  • 1861-01-03 William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1861-10-26 Richard Sears, American tennis champ, US Open (1881), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1943)
  • 1862-05-28 Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)
  • 1863-11-03 Blanche Bingley, British tennis player (6-time Wimbledon champion), born in Greenford, England (d. 1946)
  • 1868-01-02 Arthur Gore, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1901, 08-09), born at Lydhurst, England (d. 1928)
  • 1868-08-20 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
  • 1868-10-07 Fred H Hovey, tennis champ (US Open-1895)

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1870-09-22 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900), born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1871-02-25 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
  • 1872-10-14 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (4-time Wimbledon champion), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1910)
  • 1872-12-30 William A Larned, tennis champ (US Open-1901)
  • 1873-09-20 Robert D Wrenn, tennis champ (US Open - 1893)
  • 1875-03-09 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1875-10-08 Laurence Doherty, British tennis player (6 Grand Slam singes titles), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1919)
  • 1877-03-05 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
  • 1878-05-13 Muriel Robb, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1907)
  • 1878-09-03 Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (7-time Wimbledon champion), born in Ealing, England (d. 1960)
  • 1878-11-23 Holcombe Ward, tennis champ (US Open-1904)
  • 1879-06-08 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), born in Isington, England (d. 1965)
  • 1879-12-19 Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905)
  • 1881-09-27 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, born in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)

Person of interestMolla Mallory

1884-03-06 Molla Mallory, Norwegian tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion), born in Mosvik, Norway (d. 1959)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • 1886-07-05 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1886-12-20 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player (US Open 1909-11), born in Healdsburg, California (d. 1974)
  • 1887-09-25 May Sutton Bundy, Tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1890-01-07 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • 1891-01-29 R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)

Person of interestElizabeth Ryan

1891-02-05 Elizabeth Ryan, American doubles tennis champion (6 time Wimbledon champion), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1979)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1892-01-02 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
  • 1893-02-10 Bill Tilden, American tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • 1893-11-03 R Lindley Murray, tennis champ (US Open-1918)
  • 1894-11-02 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 1919 Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1897-05-07 Kitty McKane (Godfree), English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), born in Bayswater, England (d. 1992)
  • 1898-08-13 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), born in Biarritz, France (d. 1994)
  • 1899-05-24 Suzanne Lenglen, French Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
  • 1899-10-10 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1921), born in Robben Island, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • 1901-12-14 Henri Cochet, tennis champ (US Open-1928)
  • 1903-03-20 Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)
  • 1904-07-02 René Lacoste, French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1904-12-08 Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)

Person of interestHelen Wills Moody

1905-10-06 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (19 Grand Slam titles), born in Centerville California (d. 1998)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1906-08-12 Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • 1906-08-20 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), born in London, England (d.2000)
  • 1906-10-16 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • 1908-01-31 René Simone Mathieu, French doubles tennis star (Wimbledon 1934)
  • 1908-03-26 Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, tennis star (French 1935), born in Essen, Germany
  • 1908-08-06 Helen Jacobs, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles, US Open 1932-35), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 1997)
  • 1908-12-07 John H Doeg, tennis champ (US Open-1930)
  • 1909-05-18 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (Wimbledon, 1934-36), born in Stockport, England (d. 1995)
  • 1910-04-22 R J Ritchie, tennis player

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

1911-05-23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall

Person of interestAlice Marble

1913-09-28 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1914-04-03 Katherine Stammers Menzies, English doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935), born in St Albans, England (d. 2005)
  • 1915-06-13 Don Budge, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles, Grand Slam 1938), born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • 1916-01-31 Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
  • 1916-09-02 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)

Person of interestBobby Riggs

1918-02-25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1918-03-04 Margaret Osborne DuPont, Joseph Oregon, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50), (d. 2012)
  • 1918-04-30 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940)
  • 1919-02-17 Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)
  • 1919-08-06 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1921-03-04 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player
  • 1921-07-20 Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
  • 1921-07-20 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Open 1942, Wimbledon 1949), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1921-08-01 Jack Kramer, American tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d.2009)
  • 1921-10-12 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1948) and tennis player (Wimbledon title 1954), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2001)
  • 1921-10-15 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55)
  • 1922-07-22 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • 1923-03-11 A Louise Brough Clapp, Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)

Person of interestVic Seixas

1923-08-30 Elias Victor Seixas, American tennis player (Wimbeldon and U.S. Open champion), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1925-04-06 Arthur D Larsen, tennis champ (US Open-1950)
  • 1925-06-20 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slams), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1927-03-04 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • 1927-08-25 Althea Gibson, American golfer and 1st African American tennis champion in a major event, born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1927-10-29 Frank A Sedgman, tennis champ (US Open-1951)
  • 1928-05-09 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928-10-04 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • 1929-06-02 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player
  • 1930-01-23 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW

Person of interestTony Trabert

1930-08-16 Tony Trabert, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam singles winner)), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

1930-11-19 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (2-time Wimbledon runner-up), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1931-04-17 John Bartlett, tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain)
  • 1932-04-21 Angela Mortimer, English tennis player, Wimbledon)
  • 1933-10-03 Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player/coach (US Open 1959-60, Wimbledon 1960), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1934-08-17 Maureen Connally, champion tennis player (Wimbledon)
  • 1934-08-19 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player

Person of interestKen Rosewall

1934-11-02 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis star (US Open 1956), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Person of interestLew Hoad

1934-11-23 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1935-03-05 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)

Person of interestDarlene Hard

1936-01-06 Darlene Hard, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Person of interestAshley Cooper

1936-09-15 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Person of interestRoy Emerson

1936-11-03 Roy Emerson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon-1964, 65, US Open-61), born in Blackbutt, Queensland

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1938-05-10 Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles champion), born in Madrid, Spain

Person of interestRod Laver

1938-08-09 Rod Laver, Australian tennis player (1962, 1969 Grand Slam), born in Rockhampton, Queensland

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1938-09-15 Rafael H Osuna, tennis champ (US Open - 1963)
  • 1938-10-08 Frederick S Stolle, tennis champ (US Open-1966)
  • 1939-06-25 Allen Fox, American Tennis Player

Person of interestMaria Bueno

1939-10-11 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1901-01-12 Tennis champ Charlotte Cooper (30) weds solicitor Alfred Sterry

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper

HeartWedding of Interest

1920-09-18 Tennis player champion Molla Mallory (36) weds stock broker Franklin Mallory

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-10-26 Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert

HeartWedding of Interest

1955-06-18 Former World No. 1 tennis player Lew Hoad (20) weds tennis player Jenny Staley (21) at St Mary's Church in Wimbledon, England

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-10-06 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-09-17 Tennis star Billie Jean King (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

HeartWedding of Interest

1966-06-20 Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

HeartWedding of Interest

1975-07-20 "The Exorcist" writer William Peter Blatty (47) weds tennis player Linda Tuero (24) in Las Vegas

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty

HeartWedding of Interest

1977-02-20 World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe (33) weds photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in New York City

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

HeartWedding of Interest

1980-07-24 Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-03-02 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-07-25 Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-08-01 Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

HeartWedding of Interest

1987-01-03 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1988-08-30 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
  • 1989-09-04 Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-09-16 Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-09-23 Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1992-04-18 Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden

HeartWedding of Interest

1993-12-17 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-04-19 Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-09-30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-12-16 Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-10-22 Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-06-05 Tennis player Ilie Năstase (57) weds fashion model Amalia Teodosescu

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 2005-07-21 Tennis star player Lleyton Hewitt (24) weds "Home and Away" TV actress Bec Cartwright (22) at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-09-09 Tennis player Iva Majoli (29) weds local businessman Stipe Marić

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-06-28 Golfing legend Greg Norman (53) weds former tennis star Chris Evert (53) in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 2008-09-28 American tennis player Mardy Fish (26) weds "Deal or No Deal" model Stacey Gardner at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-10-18 Tennis player Michael Chang (35) weds fellow tennis player Amber Liu (24) at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, California

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-04-11 Tennis player champion Roger Federer (27) weds former WTA tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec (31) in Basel, Switzerland

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-04-17 World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-12-10 Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 2011-02-16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2012-11-09 Tennis player James Blake (32) weds publicist Emily Snider (37) Del Mar, California
  • 2013-12-31 "The Big Bang Theory" actress Kaley Cuoco (28) weds professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting (26) at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2015-04-11 Pro tennis player Andy Murray (28) weds Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 2016-07-12 German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) marries Spanish tennis player Ana Ivanovic (27) in Venice, Italy
  • 2016-07-12 Tennis player Ana Ivanovic (28) weds midfielder football player Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) in Venice, Italy
  • 2017-11-16 Tennis champion Serena Williams marries Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1993-04-22 Tennis star Bjorn Borg divorces Loredana Berte

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 2016-05-06 Actress Kaley Cuoco and professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting divorce after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • 1906-04-19 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)
  • 1907-02-12 Muriel Robb, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902), dies of lymphadenoma at 28
  • 1910-12-29 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (4-time Wimbledon champion), dies of neurasthenia at 38
  • 1919-08-21 Laurence Doherty, British tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of toxemia at 43
  • 1928-12-01 Arthur Gore, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1901, 08-09), dies at 60
  • 1932-07-11 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, dies at 46
  • 1935-08-21 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (b. 1849)
  • 1941-09-01 Benjamin Dwight, US tennis championship umpire, dies
  • 1946-05-01 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 1919 Wimbledon 1923), dies of tuberculosis at 51
  • 1946-08-06 Blanche Bingley, British tennis player (6-time Wimbledon champion), dies at 82
  • 1953-06-05 Bill Tilden, American tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1954-09-26 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
  • 1956-07-16 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1921), dies at 56

Person of interestMolla Mallory

1959-11-22 Molla Mallory, eight-time U.S. Open tennis champion, dies at 75

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • 1960-01-07 Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (7-time Wimbledon champion), dies at 81
  • 1962-09-04 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, dies at 80
  • 1962-09-06 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
  • 1965-08-11 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), dies at 86

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1966-10-10 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900), dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1966-11-10 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), dies at 91
  • 1972-02-28 Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies
  • 1974-12-05 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player (US Open 1909-11), dies at 87

Person of interestElizabeth Ryan

1979-07-05 Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1982-11-13 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

1983-11-08 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall

Person of interestChuck McKinley

1986-08-11 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1987-03-23 Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29

Person of interestAlice Marble

1990-12-13 Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1991-09-10 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
  • 1992-06-19 Kitty Godfree, English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), dies at 96

Person of interestArthur Ashe

1993-02-06 Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of aids at 49

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1993-10-19 Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48

Person of interestLew Hoad

1994-07-03 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), dies of a heart attack at 59

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1994-07-16 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
  • 1994-07-17 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), dies at 95
  • 1994-09-17 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40
  • 1995-02-02 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (Wimbledon, 1934-36), dies of broken ribs at 85
  • 1995-07-04 Richard "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis great, dies of stomach cancer at 67

Person of interestBobby Riggs

1995-10-25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1996-05-03 Timothy Gullikson, American tennis player and coach, dies of cancer at 45
  • 1996-10-12 René Lacoste, French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing), dies of heart failure at 92
  • 1997-06-02 Helen Jacobs, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles, US Open 1932-35), dies of heart failure at 88

Person of interestHelen Wills Moody

1998-01-01 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (19 Grand Slam titles), dies of natural causes at 92

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1999-02-22 Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • 2000-01-26 Don Budge, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles, Grand Slam 1938), dies of cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2000-08-20 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), dies of complications from a fall at 94
  • 2001-09-13 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic silver 1948) / tennis player (Wimbledon 1954, French 1951-52), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2003-09-28 Althea Gibson, American golfer and 1st African American tennis champion in a major event, dies at 76
  • 2006-05-26 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Open 1942, Wimbledon 1949), dies of cancer at 84
  • 2009-09-12 Jack Kramer, American tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946), dies of cancer at 88

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

2011-06-11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (2-time Wimbledon runner-up), dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 2012-10-24 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player, dies at 94
  • 2014-11-23 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • 2015-05-29 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slams) dies at 89
  • 2015-09-05 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, dies at 93
  • 2017-07-21 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, dies from motor neurone disease at 56
  • 2017-07-23 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), dies at 87
  • 2017-11-19 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis star (Wimbledon 1998), dies from cancer at 49
  • 2018-03-12 Kenneth "Ken" Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), dies of pneumonia at 54
  • 2018-06-08 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of mouth cancer at 78