Famous Tennis Players in History (Part 2)

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  • 1913-01-23 Adrian Quist, Australian tennis player, analyst (Australian C'ship 1936, 40, 48), born in Medindie, South Australia (d. 1991)

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
  • 1913-11-22 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • 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)
  • 1915-11-19 Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1937; first Latin American major winner), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1994)
  • 1916-01-31 Frank Parker, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • 1916-02-17 Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), born in Merrendee, NSW (d. 1978)
  • 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, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Joseph, Oregon (d. 2012)
  • 1918-04-30 Don McNeill, American tennis player (French C'ship 1939, US Nat C'ship 1940), born in Chickasha, Oklahoma (d. 1996)
  • 1918-11-14 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1999)
  • 1919-02-17 Joe Hunt, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1943), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1945)
  • 1919-08-06 Pauline Betz Addie, American tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1920-06-16 Bob Ryland, American tennis player (first African-American to play tennis professionally) and coach (Harold Solomon, Arthur Ashe, Venus & Serena Williams), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1921-03-04 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1986)
  • 1921-07-20 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1942, Wimbledon 1949), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1921-08-01 Jack Kramer, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1947, US Open 1946, 47), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d.2009)
  • 1921-10-12 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1948) and tennis player (Wimbledon 1954; French Open 1951-52), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2001)
  • 1921-10-15 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1922-07-22 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • 1923-03-11 Louise Brough, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1948-50, 55), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2014)

Person of interestVic Seixas

1923-08-30 Vic Seixas, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1953, US Nat C'ship 1954), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1924-02-11 Budge Patty, American tennis player (French C'ship, Wimbledon 1950), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 1925-04-06 Arthur D Larsen, tennis champ (US Open-1950)
  • 1925-06-20 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1927-03-04 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • 1927-08-25 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1927-10-29 Frank Sedgman, Australian tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles, doubles Grand Slam 1951), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1928-05-09 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928-05-09 Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1928-10-04 Torben Ulrich, Danish tennis player, musician, writer, filmmaker and father of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • 1928-11-26 Don Tregonning, Australian tennis player and coach, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1929-06-02 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1952), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1930-01-23 Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW (d. 2017)

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, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1931-04-17 John Bartlett, Australian tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain), born in Woonona, New South Wales
  • 1932-04-21 Angela Mortimer, British tennis player, French C'ships 1955, Australian C'ships 1958, Wimbledon 1961), born in Plymouth, England
  • 1933-10-03 Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player and coach (3-time Grand Slam winner, Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1934-08-16 Angela Buxton, English tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon women's doubles 1956 [with Althea Gibson]), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2020)
  • 1934-08-19 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
  • 1934-09-17 Maureen Connolly, American tennis player who won the 1st women's Grand Slam in 1953, born in San Diego, California (d. 1969)

Person of interestKen Rosewall

1934-11-02 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player (8 Grand Slam singles titles), 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 Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1956-57, Australian C'ships 1956, French C'ships 1956)), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1994)

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 (US C'ships 1960-61, French C'ships 1960; 18 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1936-01-09 Mike Davies, Welsh tennis player, entrepreneur and administrator (ED ATP; GM ITF; Grand Slam Cup creator), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1936-03-24 Alex Olmedo, American/Peruvian tennis player (Australian C'ships, Wimbledon 1959), born in Arequipa, Peru

Person of interestAshley Cooper

1936-09-15 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2020)

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 (12 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Blackbutt, Queensland

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1937-08-03 Andrés Gimeno, Spanish tennis player (French Open 1972), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2019)
  • 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 Osuna, Mexican tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1963), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1969)
  • 1938-10-07 Ann Haydon-Jones, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1969, French Open 1961, 66), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1938-10-08 Fred Stolle, Australian tennis player, broadcaster (French C'ship 1965, US Nat C'ship 1966), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1939-06-25 Allen Fox, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California

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

Person of interestChuck McKinley

1941-01-05 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1986)

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1941-01-16 Christine Janes, British tennis player, born in Loughton, United Kingdom
  • 1941-12-04 Marty Riessen, American tennis player (9 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1942-05-19 Frank Froehling, American tennis player (US C'ships 1963 runner-up; doubles, mixed doubles 1965 runner-up), born in Islamorada, Florida (d. 2020)

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

1942-07-16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis player (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Albury, New South Wales

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • 1942-07-27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Bakersfield, California

Person of interestNancy Richey

1942-08-23 Nancy Richey, American tennis player (Australian Open 1967, French Open 1968), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 1942-12-11 Karen Susman, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1962), born in San Diego, California
  • 1942-12-25 Françoise Dürr, French tennis player (French C'ships 1967), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1943-06-24 Carole Caldwell Graebner, American tennis player (US Open 1965, Australian Open doubles 1966), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)

Person of interestArthur Ashe

1943-07-10 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1993)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1943-10-04 Owen Davidson, Australian tennis player (mixed doubles Grand Slam 1967; Lesley Turner Bowrey, Billie Jean King), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1943-11-04 Clark Graebner, American tennis player (US Davis Cup 1968; French Open doubles 1966; US Open runner-up 1967), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestBillie Jean King

1943-11-22 Billie Jean King, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles, 39 Grand Slam titles), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1944-02-12 Charles Pasarell, tennis pro
  • 1944-02-22 Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1944-05-23 John Newcombe, Australian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles, 17 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestTony Roche

1945-06-17 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach French Open 1966, Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Wagga Wagga, NSW

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1945-06-24 Betty Stove, Netherlands, tennis player (US Doubles 1972)

Person of interestVirginia Wade

1945-07-10 Virginia Wade, English tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1972, Wimbledon 1977), born in Bournemouth, England

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1946-02-01 Karen Krantzcke, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1968; Federation Cup 1970), born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1977)
  • 1946-03-01 Jan Kodeš, Czech tennis player (French Open 1970-71, Wimbledon 1973), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Person of interestIlie Năstase

1946-07-19 Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player (US Open 1972), born in Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1946-12-14 Stan Smith, American tennis player (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1946-12-31 Cliff Richey, American tennis player (Davis Cup 1969-70), born in San Angelo, Texas
  • 1947-08-07 Kerry Melville Reid, Australian tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Mosman, New South Wales
  • 1948-08-18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia

Person of interestRosemary Casals

1948-09-16 Rosemary Casals, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • 1949-02-06 Manuel Orantes, Spanish tennis player (US Open-1975), born in Granada, Spain
  • 1949-02-22 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1950-07-09 Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis player (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1951-07-04 John Alexander, Australian tennis player, politician (Australian Open doubles 1975, 82), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1951-07-31 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Australian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Barellan, NSW
  • 1951-09-08 Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1996)

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

1951-10-15 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • 1952-01-27 Brian Gottfried, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1976, French Open doubles 1975, 77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1952-02-17 Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • 1952-03-20 Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • 1952-04-23 Terry Moor, American tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut

Person of interestGuillermo Vilas

1952-08-17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentine tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

  • 1991-12-02 George Lott, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 85
  • 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, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of AIDS related pneumonia at 49

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1993-10-19 Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
  • 1994-03-17 Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies at 82

Person of interestLew Hoad

1994-07-03 Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1956-57, Australian C'ships 1956, French C'ships 1956)), 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
  • 1994-08-21 Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1937; first Latin American major winner), dies at 78
  • 1994-09-17 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40
  • 1995-02-02 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (8-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies of broken ribs at 85
  • 1995-07-03 Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1948-49), dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • 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
  • 1996-02-27 Sarah Palfrey Cooke, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1941, 45), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 1996-05-03 Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), 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
  • 1996-11-28 Don McNeill, American tennis player (French C'ship 1939, US Nat C'ship 1940), dies of pneumonia at 78
  • 1997-06-02 Helen Jacobs, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles, US Open 1932-35), dies of heart failure at 88
  • 1997-07-24 Frank Parker, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies at 81

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
  • 1998-07-11 Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1926-28), dies at 93
  • 1999-02-22 Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • 1999-10-21 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 80
  • 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
  • 2001-01-25 Margaret Scriven, English tennis player (French C'ships 1933-34), dies at 88
  • 2001-09-13 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic silver 1948) and tennis player (Wimbledon 1954, French 1951-52), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2003-09-28 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of respiratory and bladder infections at 76
  • 2006-05-26 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1942, Wimbledon 1949), dies of cancer at 84
  • 2007-12-01 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1952), dies of stomach cancer at 78
  • 2008-11-19 Carole Caldwell Graebner, American tennis player (US Open doubles 1965, Australian Open doubles 1966), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2009-01-10 Sidney Wood Jr, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), dies at 97
  • 2009-09-12 Jack Kramer, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1947, US Open 1946, 47), dies of cancer at 88

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

2011-06-11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 2012-10-24 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies at 94
  • 2014-02-03 Louise Brough, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1948-50, 55), dies at 90
  • 2014-11-23 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • 2015-05-29 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), dies at 89
  • 2015-09-05 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, dies at 93
  • 2015-11-02 Mike Davies, Welsh tennis player, entrepreneur and administrator (ED ATP; GM ITF; Grand Slam Cup creator), dies from mesothelioma at 79
  • 2016-11-14 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), dies of a stroke at 102
  • 2017-07-21 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, dies from motor neurone disease at 56
  • 2017-07-23 Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), dies at 87

Person of interestJana Novotna

2017-11-19 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), dies of cancer at 49

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • 2018-03-12 Ken Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), dies of pneumonia at 54

Person of interestMaria Bueno

2018-06-08 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of mouth cancer at 78

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 2019-07-20 Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1979, Wimbledon doubles 1980, 82), dies of prostate cancer at 64
  • 2019-10-09 Andrés Gimeno, Spanish tennis player (French Open 1972), dies from cancer at 82
  • 2020-01-23 Frank Froehling, American tennis player (US C'ships 1963 runner-up; doubles, mixed doubles 1965 runner-up), dies at 77
  • 2020-05-22 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), dies at 83
  • 2020-08-02 Bob Ryland, American tennis player (first African-American to play professionally) and coach (Harold Solomon, Arthur Ashe, Venus & Serena Williams), dies of aspiration pneumonia at 100
  • 2020-08-14 Angela Buxton, English tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon women's doubles 1956 [with Althea Gibson]), dies at 85