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Famous Australian Tennis Players


Australia has a rich history in tennis, producing many famous and successful players over the years. Here are some of the most notable Australian tennis players:

  1. Rod Laver: Widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Rod Laver is the only player to have won the Grand Slam (all four major championships) twice, in 1962 and 1969. He won 11 Grand Slam singles titles in total and was known for his exceptional skill and versatility on all court surfaces.
  2. Margaret Court: Margaret Court is one of the most successful female tennis players in history, having won a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles, including 11 Australian Open titles. She also achieved success in doubles and mixed doubles, winning a total of 64 Grand Slam titles across all disciplines.
  3. Roy Emerson: Roy Emerson won a total of 12 Grand Slam singles titles, including six Australian Open titles and two Wimbledon titles. He also won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles and was known for his powerful serve and net-rushing style of play.
  4. Evonne Goolagong Cawley: Evonne Goolagong Cawley was a dominant force in women's tennis during the 1970s, winning seven Grand Slam singles titles, including four Australian Open titles. She was known for her graceful style of play and exceptional court coverage.
  5. Lleyton Hewitt: Lleyton Hewitt was the world No. 1 ranked player and won two Grand Slam singles titles, including the 2001 US Open and the 2002 Wimbledon Championships. He was known for his tenacity, determination, and fighting spirit on the court.
  6. Pat Rafter: Pat Rafter achieved success in both singles and doubles, winning two US Open singles titles and two Wimbledon doubles titles. He was known for his serve-and-volley game and sportsmanship on and off the court.
  7. Ken Rosewall: Ken Rosewall won a total of eight Grand Slam singles titles, including four Australian Open titles. He had a long and successful career, winning major titles in the amateur and open eras of tennis and competing well into his 40s.
  8. Ashleigh Barty: Ashleigh Barty is the current world No. 1 ranked player and has won multiple Grand Slam titles, including the 2019 French Open singles title. She is known for her versatile playing style, exceptional court craft, and all-court prowess.

These are just a few of the many famous Australian tennis players who have left an indelible mark on the sport and inspired generations of tennis players around the world. 

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