Tennis Players in Sports History (Part 2)

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  • 1934-09-17 Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (1st woman Grand Slam 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 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
  • 1936-03-24 Alex Olmedo, American tennis player (Australian Nats, Wimbledon 1959), born in Arequipa, Peru

Person of interestAshley Cooper

1936-09-15 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (4 Grand Slam singles titles), 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 (12 Grand Slam singles titles), 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)
  • 1938-10-07 Ann Jones, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1969), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1938-10-08 Fred Stolle, Australian tennis player, broadcaster (French Open 1965, US Open 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

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

1942-07-16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

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 Gunther, American tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66), 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, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962)
  • 1942-12-25 Francoise Durr, French tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)

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
  • 1943-11-04 Clark Graebner, American tennis player

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, tennis star
  • 1944-05-23 John Newcombe, Australian tennis player (7 singles, 17 Grand Slam doubles), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestTony Roche

1945-06-17 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

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 star (Wimbledon 1977), born in Bournemouth, England

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade

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
  • 1948-08-18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia
  • 1949-02-06 Manuel Orantes, tennis champ (US Open-1975)
  • 1949-02-22 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player
  • 1950-07-09 Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1951-07-31 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Australian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Barellan, NSW
  • 1951-09-08 Timothy Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player/coach (Pete Sampras)
  • 1951-09-08 Tom Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984)

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, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976), 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, tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut

Person of interestGuillermo Vilas

1952-08-17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis champion (US Open-1977), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1952-08-30 Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis star, born in Poznan, Poland

Person of interestJimmy Connors

1952-09-02 Jimmy Connors, American tennis champion (US Open-1978, 82, 83 Wimbledon-1974, 82), born in St. Louis, Illinois

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1952-11-26 Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
  • 1953-06-20 Raul Ramirez, tennis player
  • 1953-10-09 Hank Pfister, American tennis star, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1953-12-14 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
  • 1954-05-09 Balazs Taroczy, Hungarian tennis star
  • 1954-06-13 Daniel Seemiller, Pitts, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • 1954-07-26 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Australia 1987), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1954-08-27 John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
  • 1954-10-30 JoAnne Russell, tennis player (Wimbledon Double 1977), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1954-11-12 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star

Person of interestChris Evert

1954-12-21 Chris Evert, American tennis player (18 Gram Slam singles titles), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1954-12-23 Brian Teacher, tennis star, born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-01-21 Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)

Person of interestVirginia Ruzici

1955-01-31 Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis star (1978 French Open champion), born in Campia Turzii, Romania

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
  • 1955-04-25 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames

Person of interestVictor Pecci

1955-10-15 Victor Pecci, Paraguayan tennis star, born in Asuncion, Paraguay

Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci

Person of interestBjörn Borg

1956-06-06 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player (Wimbledon 1976-80), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1956-07-03 Eddie Edwards, South Africa, tennis star

Person of interestMima Jausovec

1956-07-20 Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavian tennis player (French Open-1977), born in Maribor, Yugoslavia

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • 1956-08-10 Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
  • 1956-09-05 Steve Denton, tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas

Person of interestMartina Navratilova

1956-10-18 Martina Navratilova, Czech/American tennis player (18 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1956-10-19 Sue Barker, tennis pro (French Open 1976)
  • 1956-10-23 Betsy Nagelsen, tennis star, born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1957-07-23 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1957-10-05 Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
  • 1958-01-13 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • 1958-03-02 Kevin Curren, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1958-03-08 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1958-04-05 Johan Kriek, South African-American, tennis player (US Indoor 1982), born in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • 1958-04-24 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star, born in Ciudad Real, Spain
  • 1958-08-16 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • 1958-11-15 Marty Davis, American tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • 1958-12-11 Regina Marsikova, Czech tennis player, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1959-01-20 Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
  • 1959-02-08 Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis star

Person of interestJohn McEnroe

1959-02-16 John McEnroe, American tennis player (US Open 1979-81, 84 / Wimbledon 1981, 83, 84), born in Wiesbaden, Germany

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1959-03-15 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • 1959-03-28 Petra Delhees, Swiss tennis star, born in Aarau, Switzerland
  • 1959-04-23 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1959-05-23 Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1959-07-01 Anne Smith, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1959-07-02 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1959-08-21 Anne Hobbs, English tennis star, born in Nottingham, England
  • 1959-08-21 Bud Schultz, American tennis star, born in Meriden, Connecticut
  • 1959-10-11 Michiel Schapers, Dutch tennis star, born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1959-10-31 Ann Henricksson, tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1959-11-21 Tim Wilkison, American tennis player (6 ATP tiles), born in Shelby, North Carolina

Person of interestSylvia Hanika

1959-11-30 Sylvia Hanika, German tennis player (Avon-1982), born in Munich, West Germany

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • 1959-12-03 Kathy Jordan, Bryn Mawr PA, tennis player (US Opens Doubles 1981)

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