Category Search - tennis

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Andre Agassi
tennis, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Kirk Agassi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

annulled ex-husband of
Younger than Brooke Shields by 4 years.
husband of
Younger than Steffi Graf by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Winner of 8 Grand Slam titles. Marriage to Brooke Shields was annulled.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Arthur Ashe
tennis, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional tennis player, first African-American male champion, winning Wimbledon in 1975. Died of AIDS-related pneumonia. He and his doctors believed he contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bunny Austin
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Wilfred Austin
Also Known As:
Henry Austin
Nickname(s):
Bunny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The last English tennis player to reach finals at Wimbledon, in 1938, until Andy Murray in 2012. The first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jeff Austin
tennis, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Jeff Austin
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Sports lawyer.

Tracy Austin
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Ann Austin
Also Known As:
Tracy Ann Austin Holt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Former champion professional tennis player. Women's singles title, U.S. Open in 1979 and 1981 and mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Victoria Azarenka
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Victória Fyódorovna Azárenka
Also Known As:
Вікторыя Фёдараўна Азаранка
Nickname(s):
Vika
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former world number 1 in singles tennis. Olympic Gold Medal 2012 for mixed doubles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Boris Becker
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Boris Franz Becker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Six-time Grand Slam singles champion. Olympic gold medal in doubles 1992.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alphonzo Bell
tennis, business

Real/Birth Name:
Alphonzo Edward Bell
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion. Bell Oil company owner. Los Angeles area Bel Air named for him.

Björn Borg
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Björn Rune Borg
Also Known As:
Bjorn Borg
Nickname(s):
Ice Man
Ice-Borg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 11 Grand Slam singles titles, five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and four consecutive French Open singles titles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Budge
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Budge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first Grand Slam winner in 1938.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jennifer Capriati
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Maria Capriati
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

3-time Gland Slam winner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mary Carillo
tennis, sports analyst, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Carillo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the 1977 French Open mixed-doubles. Coverage of tennis events and Olympic games.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kim Clijsters
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced Kly-sters. Tennis champion with many major wins.

Bud Collins
tennis, sports analyst, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Worth Collins Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered tennis events for NBC and ESPN.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Maureen Connolly
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Maureen Catherine Connolly
Also Known As:
Maureen Connolly-Brinker
Nickname(s):
Little Mo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments during the same calendar year, 1953. Never turned pro. Died of cancer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jimmy Connors
tennis, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Connors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Patti McGuire by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Five straight years as US Open champion and ranked #1 in the world, 1974-1978. Early proponent of the metal racket and the two-hand backstroke.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6681 Delmar Boulevard

Ashley Cooper
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Ashley John Cooper
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Australian.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Margaret Court
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Jean Smith
Also Known As:
Margaret Smith Court
Nickname(s):
The Arm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First Australian woman to win at Wimbledon. The first person to win each Grand Slam event at least twice.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lindsay Davenport
tennis, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Lindsay Ann Davenport
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic Gold Medal 1996.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lottie Dod
tennis, golf, ice skating, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Charlotte Dod
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won as ladies singles champion 5 times, first at age 15 in 1887. Youngest winner. Also excelled at golf and other sports.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cliff Drysdale
tennis, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Clifford Drysdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reached the finals at the US Open in 1965.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roy Emerson
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Stanley Emerson
Nickname(s):
Emmo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first male tennis player to win each Grand Slam title at least twice in his career.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chris Evert
tennis, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Christine Marie Evert
Also Known As:
Chris Evert-Lloyd
Chrissie Evert
Nickname(s):
Chris
Chrissie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Andy Mill by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Older than Greg Norman by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than John Lloyd by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Dominant female professional tennis star. Won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, in the 1970s and 1980s.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jinx Falkenburg
actor, model, tennis, radio, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Eugenia Lincoln Falkenburg
Also Known As:
Jinx Falkenburg McCrary
Jinx McCrary
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Moviec Meet Me on Broadway (1946), Cover Girl

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Mardy Fish
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Mardy Simpson Fish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silver medal winner 2004 Olympics.

Vitas Gerulaitis
tennis, accident, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lithuanian ancestry. Last name pronunciation is with a soft G. Champion pro tennis player, both singles and doubles tennis. A tennis commentator on the USA network between 1988 and 1994. Died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty heater.

Althea Gibson
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the French Open in 1956. The first person of color to win a Grand Slam. Also won Wimbledon twice.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pancho Gonzalez
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Ricardo Alonso González
Also Known As:
Richard Gonzales
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Brief Facts:

Winner of the US Open 1948 and 1949.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steffi Graf
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Stefanie Maria Graf
Nickname(s):
Fraulein Forehand
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Andre Agassi by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

German tennis champion. Called the greatest female player of the 20th century by the AP.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bitsy Grant
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Bryan Morel Grant Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 4 inches (162.56 cm)

Brief Facts:

Ranked in the Top Ten.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Doris Hart
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Doris Hart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 22 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

67 Grand Slam finals and 35 titles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ann Jones (tennis)
tennis, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Adrianne Haydon
Also Known As:
Ann Haydon-Jones
Ann Haydon Jones
Ann Shirley Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 7 days before her 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Table tennis and lawn tennis champion. Defeated Billie Jean King at Wimbledon 1969. She was the first left-handed female player to win a Wimbledon singles title. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hamilton Jordan
politician, tennis

Real/Birth Name:
William Hamilton McWhorter Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced Southern style, rhyming with "burden." White House Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter 1979-1980. Managed the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Christine Jorgensen
famous, tennis, actor, singer, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
George William Jorgensen Jr.
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 27 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for sex change from man to woman. Summer-stock actor and singer. Played professional tennis as a woman.

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Peachy Kellmeyer
tennis, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Fern Lee Kellmeyer
Nickname(s):
Peachy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tour operations executive consultant for the Women's Tennis Association.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billie Jean King
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. Played Bobby Riggs and won in a demonstration match called "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Kramer
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Kramer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion in the 1940s. The first executive director of Association of Tennis Professionals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Petra Kvitová
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Petra Kvitová
Also Known As:
Petra Kvitova
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 0 inches (182.88 cm)

Brief Facts:

Winner at Wimbledon 2011 and 2014.

Rod Laver
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney George Laver
Nickname(s):
The Rocket
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The only tennis player to have twice won all four Grand Slam singles titles in the same year. Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 1970.

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Ivan Lendl
tennis, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Ivan Lendl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 8 grand slam events.Became a US citizen on 7 July 1992. Coach for Andy Murray

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Varvara Lepchenko
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Varvara Petrovna Lepchenko
Also Known As:
Варвара Петровна Лепченко
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Turned pro in 2001. Became a US citizen in 2007. On the US tennis squad for the 2012 Olympics.

Dale Lewis
tennis, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Dale A. Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach at teams Indiana University, University of Miami

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Lloyd
tennis, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
John Lloyd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Chris Evert by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

One Grand Slam singles final and won three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

Dean Paul Martin
tennis, singer, actor, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Dino Paul Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Dean-Paul Martin
Dino Martin Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Older than Dorothy Hamill by 4 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Olivia Hussey by less than 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Ricci Martin by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Tennis pro. Singer with Desi Arnaz IV. Movie A Boy ... A Girl. Died in a plane crash - a National Guard jet.

Marian McCargo
soap, actor, tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Marian McCargo
Also Known As:
Marian McCargo Bell
Marian Moses
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 20 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Alphonzo Bell Jr., until she died.
Younger than Alphonzo Bell Jr. by 17 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Falcon Crest. Movies Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, Doctors' Wives. Former tennis champion.

John McEnroe
tennis, tv, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
John Patrick McEnroe Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Patrick McEnroe by 7 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Tatum O'Neal by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

World tennis champion, known for brash behavior as a player. Host of a TV talk show. Television commentator for tennis events.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Patrick McEnroe
tennis, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick John McEnroe
Nickname(s):
P-Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than John McEnroe by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Former professional tennis player and former Captain of the United States Davis Cup team. Television tennis commentator for CBS and ESPN.

Andy Murray
tennis, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Barron Murray
Also Known As:
Sir Andy Murray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Scottish professional tennis player. Olympic Gold Medal 2012 in singles against Federer. Won at Wimbledon 2013. Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to tennis. Knighted in 2016 New Year Honours, ceremony in 2019.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rafael Nadal
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Rafael Nadal Parera
Nickname(s):
Rafa
The King of Clay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 2009, became the first person simultaneously holding Grand Slam singles titles on clay, grass, and hardcourt.

Martina Navratilova
tennis, writer, sports analyst, dancer, activist, fitness

Real/Birth Name:
Martina ?ubertová
Also Known As:
Martina Navrátilová
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 18 days before her 64th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion, one of the best in the 20th century. Ranked number 1 formerly. Last name changed after her mother remarried. TV show Dancing with the Stars. She became a US citizen in 1981, but in 2008, she had her Czech citizenship restored. She stated she has not renounced her American citizenship nor does she plan to do so.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Karolína Plíšková
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Karolína Plíšková
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 1 inches (185.42 cm)

Relationships:

twin sister of
The same age as Kristýna Plíšková.

Brief Facts:

Runner-up at the 2016 US Open.

Kristýna Plíšková
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Kristýna Plíšková
Also Known As:
Kristyna Pliskova
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 0 inches (182.88 cm)

Relationships:

twin sister of
The same age as Karolína Plíšková.

Brief Facts:

Singles and doubles (with her identical twin sister) tennis pro.

Oracene Price
coach, tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Oracene Price
Also Known As:
Oracene Williams
Nickname(s):
Brandy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandmother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Richard Williams (tennis Coach) by 10 years.
mother of
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Coached her daughters Serena and Venus.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
royalty, tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Edward George Nicholas Patrick Paul
(House of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Duke of Kent
Prince Edward of Kent
Nickname(s):
Steady Eddie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 9 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
great great great grandson of
great grandson of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
grand nephew of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
great grandson of
father of
grandson of
great grandson of
great great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
great uncle of
uncle of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
husband of
Younger than Katharine, Duchess of Kent by 2 years.
great grandson of
grandson of
nephew of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
father of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
father of
second cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
third cousin of
grandson of
nephew of
great uncle of
great great great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
grand nephew of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
nephew of
nephew of
older brother of
Older than Prince Michael of Kent by 6 years.
grandson of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
older brother of
Older than Princess Alexandra, Lady Ogilvy by 1 year.
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin of
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Best known as President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, presenting the trophies to the Wimbledon winner and runner-up.

Sally Ride
space, scientist, educator, writer, kids, tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Steven Hawley by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

The first American female astronaut in space. Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. Children's books on space.

Space Missions:

STS-41-G
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 05, 1984

Duration: 8d 5h.
STS-7
Shuttle Challenger, launched June 18, 1983

Duration: 6d 2h.

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Bobby Riggs
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Larimore Riggs
Nickname(s):
Bobby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for challenge match "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973 on TV with Billie Jean King - he lost to King. Middle name also reported as Lorimer.

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Andy Roddick
tennis, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Stephen Roddick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
38, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Brooklyn Decker by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Hosted TV show Saturday Night Live

Pete Sampras
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Pete Sampras
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Bridgette Wilson-Sampras by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Won 14 Grand Slam singles titles.

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Eleonora Sears
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Eleonora Randolph Sears
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

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Brief Facts:

Won the women's doubles at the US Women's National Championship four times. The first woman to play polo on a men's team.

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Richard Sears
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Dudley Sears
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

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Won US Open, then called National Championships (1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887.)

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Pancho Segura
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Francisco Olegario Segura
Nickname(s):
Pancho
Segoo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Citizen of US (1991) and Ecuador.

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Monica Seles
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Monica Seles
Also Known As:
Monika Seleš
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became a naturalized American citizen in 1994, also a Hungarian citizen in 2007. Won 9 Grand Slam singles titles. Stabbed while on court at an event in 1993, took 2 years off before resuming tennis.

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Maria Sharapova
tennis, model, actor, style

Real/Birth Name:
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
Also Known As:
Мария Юрьевна Шарапова
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Screams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Brief Facts:

Turned pro at age 14. Won Wimbledon 2004 at age 17. Winner of four Grand Slam singles titles: 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open and 2012 French Open. Called the highest paid female athlete. Model in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Spokesmodel for Nike, Gatorade, and other products. Movie Ocean's Eight

Pam Shriver
tennis, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Pamela Howard Shriver
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Lazenby by 22 years.

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion - and doubles champ with Martina Navratilova. Remote cousin of Maria Shriver

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Samantha Stosur
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Samantha Jane Stosur
Nickname(s):
Sam
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Stow-ser. Winner of the 2011 US Open.

Roger Taylor (tennis)
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Taylor (tennis)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 14 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Open doubles champion, 1971 and 1972. Appointed MBE.

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Bill Tilden
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
William Tatem Tilden II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Slam Singles wins: Wimbledon (1920, 1921, 1930) US Open (1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1929.)

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Coco Vandeweghe
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Colleen Hutchins Mullarkey
Also Known As:
Colleen Vandeweghe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 1 inches (185.42 cm)

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Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced Van-de-way. Won the 2008 US Open Girls' singles championship.

Guillermo Vilas
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Guillermo Apolinario Vilas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro tennis player, won four Grand Slam titles: the 1977 French Open and the 1977 US Open and the 1978 and 1979 Australian Open.

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Stan Wawrinka
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Stanislas Wawrinka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Swiss. Name pronounced "va-VREENG-kah." Winner of the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open. Olympic Gold Medal 2012 in doubles tennis.

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Richard Williams (tennis Coach)
coach, tennis

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Dove Williams Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Oracene Price by 10 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Coached his daughters Serena and Venus.

Serena Williams
tennis, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Serena Jameka Williams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
39, 4 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Alexis Ohanian by 1 year.
mother of
daughter of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Venus Williams by 1 year.
half-sister of
Younger than Yetunde Price by 9 years.

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Brief Facts:

Champion tennis player. Movie Ocean's Eight

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Venus Williams
tennis, business

Real/Birth Name:
Venus Ebone Starr Williams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
daughter of
daughter of
older sister of
Older than Serena Williams by 1 year.
half-sister of
Younger than Yetunde Price by 7 years.

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Brief Facts:

Champion women's tennis player. Owns an interior design business.

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