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Jimmy Arias

  • Ranked as high as #5 in the world, behind only McEnroe,Wilander, Lendl and Connors
  • US Open semifinalist
  • Won the Italian Open and US Clay Court Championships in 1983
  • 1984 Olympic Bronze medalist
  • Commentator for Tennis Channel

Tracy Austin

  • Became the youngest number one player in the world in April 1980
  • In 1979, became the youngest player, at 16 years, nine months, to win the U.S. Open, defeating Chris Evert and won the U.S. Open again in 1981
  • Won the season ending championships four times
  • Ended Chris Evert’s record 125 match clay court win streak
  • In 1992, was the youngest inductee, at 29 years, 7 months, into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Does tennis commentary for Tennis Channel and BBC

James Blake

  • Ranked as high as #4 in the world
  • 2-time quarterfinalist at the U.S. Open
  • Part of the U.S. Davis Cup championship team in 2007
  • Reached the finals of the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup
  • Semifinalist at the 2008 Olympic Games

Jimmy Connors

  • Former world #1 player
  • Held the top ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974 to August 22, 1977 and an additional eight times during his career
  • Held a year-end top ten ranking for an Open Era record 16 years
  • Winner of 109 career singles titles, including 8 Grand Slam championships, and 16 career doubles titles
  • Won the U.S. Open five times (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983), Wimbledon two times (1974 and 1982) and the Australian Open one time (1974)
  • Was the only player to win the U.S. Open on three different surfaces: grass, clay and hard court
  • Holds three prominent Open Era singles records: 109 titles (the only man to win 100), 1535 matches played, and 1256 match wins
  • Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998

Jim Courier

  • Won four Grand Slam singles titles
  • Former world #1
  • Reached the finals of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open
  • Won 23 singles titles during his career
  • Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Currently Captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team

Lindsay Davenport

  • Ranked as high as #1 in the world
  • Won 3 Grand Slam singles titles, and 3 Grand Slam doubles titles
  • Won a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996
  • Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July 2014

Gigi Fernandez

  • Turned professional in 1983, becoming Puerto Rico’s first female professional athlete
  • Won seventeen Grand Slam doubles titles and two Olympic Gold Medals.
  • Voted Puerto Rican female Athlete of the Century
  • Reached the singles semi-finals of the 1994 Wimbledon Championships, and the singles quarter-finals twice at the U.S. Open
  • Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July 2010

Billie Jean King

  • Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in 2009
  • Named by Life Magazine as one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the Century”
  • Won 12 Grand Slam Singles titles and 16 Grand Slam Doubles titles, including 20 Wimbledon titles, a record she shares with Martina Navratilova
  • Ranked #1 in the world five times between 1966 and 1972
  • In 1973, defeated Bobby Riggs in a “Battle of the Sexes” match at Houston’s Astrodome, seen by a television audience of 90 million
  • Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987
  • Founder of Women’s Tennis Association and Women’s Sports Foundation
  • Co-founder of World TeamTennis
  • Home of the US Open renamed “USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center” in 2006

Aaron Krickstein

  • Ranked as high as #6 in the world in singles
  • Reached the semifinals of the US Open in 1989
  • Most famous match was a 5-set epic battle with Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open
  • Played Davis Cup for the U.S. on numerous occasions
  • Won 9 singles titles on the ATP Tour

Todd Martin

  • A finalist at the 1999 U.S. Open and 1994 Australian Open
  • Reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 1994
  • Ranked as high as #4 in the world in singles
  • Played for the U.S. Davis Cup team from 1994-2002, winning in 1995

Patrick McEnroe

  • Current tennis commentator for ESPN
  • Recently named Co-Director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy
  • Former General Manager of Player Development for the USTA
  • Captain of the U.S. Davis Cup Team from 2000-2010
  • Won 16 doubles titles on the ATP Tour
  • Won 1989 French Open Doubles title
  • Reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 1991

Martina Navratilova

  • Won the 2003 Australian Open and Wimbledon Mixed Doubles titles, becoming the oldest champion at each event at the age of 46
  • Ranked #1 in the world for seven years
  • Won 18 singles and 41 doubles Grand Slam titles, including mixed doubles
  • Holds 168 singles titles, more than any other player, male or female
  • Holds a record of nine Wimbledon singles championships
  • Won more singles matches than anyone in history with a 1,438-212 win-loss record
  • Won singles and doubles titles at the same event a record 84 times
  • In 1984, set the record for the longest consecutive match win streak at 74
  • Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000
  • #19 on ESPN’s list of the 100 Greatest Athletes of the Century
  • Won the 2006 U.S. Open Mixed Doubles title at the age of 49
  • Currently commentates for the Tennis Channel at all 4 Grand Slams

Mark Philippoussis

  • Ranked as high as #8 in the world
  • Reached the finals of both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open
  • Instrumental in Australia’s Davis Cup triumphs in 1999 and 2003

Andy Roddick

  • Won the 2003 U.S. Open and reached the final of a Grand Slam four different times
  • Captured 32 Tour-level singles titles
  • Former world no. 1 in singles
  • Helped lead U.S. team to 2007 Davis Cup title – the first for the U.S. since 1995
  • The Andy Roddick Foundation has raised more than $14 million for charity since 2001
  • 2017 inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Arantxa Sanchez

  • Won 14 Grand Slam titles – 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 mixed doubles
  • Ranked #1 in the world in singles and doubles
  • 2-time silver and 2-time bronze Olympic medalist
  • Won 29 singles titles and 69 doubles titles during her career
  • Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Won 5 Fed Cup Championships with Spain

Pam Shriver

  • Ranked as high as #3 in the world
  • Won 22 Grand Slam Doubles titles
  • Won 79 doubles titles while teamed with Martina Navratilova
  • Had a doubles match consecutive win streak of 109 matches that extended from April 24, 1983 to July 6, 1985 while teamed with Martina Navratilova
  • Won Gold Medal in doubles with Zina Garrison at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games
  • Commentates for ESPN
  • Part owner of the Baltimore Orioles
  • Hosted an annual fund raising tennis event for 25 years in Baltimore that raised over $4 million to benefit children’s charities