Australian Open champions

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  1. Serena Williams
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    Serena Williams

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    Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who is ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013. Williams has spent 256 weeks overall as the WTA ranked #1 as of August 30, 2015, placing her 4th on the List of WTA number 1 ranked players. On July 13, 2015 she marked the first time in WTA history that the No. 1 player had more than twice as many points as No. 2. She is the reigning champion of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women's singles and doubles.


  2. Maria Sharapova
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    Maria Sharapova

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    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова; born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player, who is ranked world No. 7 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


  3. Anna Kournikova
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    Anna Kournikova

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    Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (Russian: А́нна Серге́евна Ку́рникова; born 7 June 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google Search.


  4. Rafael Nadal
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    Rafael Nadal

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    Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 5. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and is considered by some in the sport to be the greatest clay-court player of all time; due to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.


  5. Venus Williams
    #5

    Venus Williams

    245,802 views

    Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions, for a total of eleven weeks. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black American woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era. She is credited as changing the women's game and ushering a new, modern era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. She is also regarded as the best grass court player of her generation and is widely considered as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis.


  6. Martina Hingis
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    Martina Hingis

    194,965 views

    Martina Hingis (born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as world No. 1. She has won five Grand Slam singles titles (three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open), eleven Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles; for a combined total of twenty major titles.


  7. Steffi Graf
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    Steffi Graf

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    Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a German former world No. 1 tennis player.


  8. Daniela Hantuchová
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    Daniela Hantuchová

    103,304 views

    Daniela Hantuchová (born 23 April 1983) is a Slovak tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, defeating Martina Hingis in the final and becoming the lowest-ranked player to ever win the tournament. She also reached the quarterfinals of that year's Wimbledon Championship and US Open, ending the year in the top 10. She was also part of the Slovak team that won the 2002 Fed Cup and the 2005 Hopman Cup.


  9. Roger Federer
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    Roger Federer

    108,575 views

    Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Many commentators and players regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer turned professional in 1998 and has been ranked inside the top 10 since October 2002.


  10. Sania Mirza
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    Sania Mirza

    95,616 views

    Sania Mirza (born 15 November 1986) is an Indian professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in the women's doubles rankings. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles. Throughout her career, Mirza has established herself as the most successful female Indian tennis player ever and one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in the country.


  11. Chris Evert
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    Chris Evert

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    Christine Marie "Chris" or "Chrissie" Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert-Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. Overall Evert won 157 singles championships and 29 doubles titles.


  12. Mary Pierce
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    Mary Pierce

    79,698 views

    Mary Pierce (born 15 January 1975) is a French-American retired tennis professional who played on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. Although born in Canada, she is a citizen of France, Canada, and the United States and played for France in team competitions and the Olympics.


  13. Jennifer Capriati
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    Jennifer Capriati

    62,990 views

    Jennifer Maria Capriati (born March 29, 1976) is an American former professional tennis player. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she won three singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments, a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, reached the World No. 1 ranking, and is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.


  14. Novak Djokovic
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    Novak Djokovic

    59,437 views

    Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Novak Đoković, Новак Ђоковић, born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is generally considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time and a top 5 player in the Open Era. He is coached by former Slovak tennis player Marián Vajda and former German tennis player and six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker.


  15. Andre Agassi
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    Andre Agassi

    51,061 views

    Andre Kirk Agassi (/ˈɑːndr ˈæɡəsi/; born April 29, 1970) is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi had been called the greatest service returner in the history of the game. Described by the BBC upon his retirement as "perhaps the biggest worldwide star in the sport's history", Agassi compiled performances that, along with his unorthodox apparel and attitude, saw him cited as one of the most charismatic players in the history of the game. As a result, he is credited for helping to revive the popularity of tennis during the 1990s.


  16. Mark Philippoussis
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    Mark Philippoussis

    38,447 views

    Mark Anthony Philippoussis (/fɪlɨˈpsɪs/; born 7 November 1976) is an Australian tennis player of Greek and Italian descent. He turned professional in 1994. His greatest achievements were winning two Davis Cup titles with Australia in 1999 and 2003, winning the deciding rubber in the final of each. He also reached the finals of the 1998 US Open and the 2003 Wimbledon tournaments, losing to countryman Pat Rafter and Swiss Roger Federer respectively. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 8.


  17. Monica Seles
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    Monica Seles

    35,712 views

    Monica Seles (Hungarian: Szeles Mónika, Serbian: Моника Селеш, Monika Seleš, born December 2, 1973) is a former Yugoslav world no. 1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. An ethnic Hungarian, she was born and raised in Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia. She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1994 and also received Hungarian citizenship in June 2007. She won nine Grand Slam singles titles, eight of them while a citizen of Yugoslavia and one while a citizen of the United States.


  18. Marat Safin
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    Marat Safin

    33,897 views

    Marat Mubinovich Safin (Russian: Мара́т Муби́нович Са́фин; Tatar: Марат Мөбин улы Сафин, Marat Möbin uğlı Safin; 27 January 1980) is a Russian politician and retired tennis player. Safin won two Grand Slam tournaments and reached the world no. 1 ranking during his career. He was also famous for his emotional outbursts and sometimes fiery temper on court. Safin is the older brother of former world No. 1 WTA player, Dinara Safina. They are the first and only brother–sister tandem in tennis history who have both achieved no. 1 rankings.


  19. Amélie Mauresmo
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    Amélie Mauresmo

    74,251 views

    Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born 5 July 1979) is a French former professional tennis player, and a former World No. 1. Mauresmo won two Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon, and also won a Silver Medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.


  20. Kim Clijsters
    #20

    Kim Clijsters

    27,916 views

    Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (born 8 June 1983) is a Belgian former professional tennis player. Clijsters is a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles.


  21. Jimmy Connors
    #21

    Jimmy Connors

    21,455 views

    James Scott "Jimmy" Connors (born September 2, 1952) is an American former world No. 1 tennis player, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. He 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 for a total of 268 weeks. He also held a year-end top ten ranking for an Open Era record 16 years.


  22. Victoria Azarenka
    #22

    Victoria Azarenka

    32,180 views

    Victoria Azarenka (Belarusian: Вікторыя Фёдараўна Азаранка, Łacinka Viktoryja Fiodaraŭna Azaranka Russian: Викто́рия Фёдоровна Аза́ренко, Viktoriya Fyodorovna Azarenko; born 31 July 1989) is a Belarusian professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 and is currently world No. 14 as of 1 February 2016.


  23. Justine Henin
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    Justine Henin

    20,218 views

    Justine Henin (born 1 June 1982), known between 2002 and 2007 as Justine Henin-Hardenne, is a Belgian former professional tennis player known for her all-court style of play and notably being one of the only female players to use a single-handed backhand. She spent a total of 117 weeks as the world No. 1 and was the year-end No. 1 in 2003, 2007 and 2008.


  24. Gisela Dulko
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    Gisela Dulko

    17,739 views

    Gisela Dulko (born 30 January 1985, in Buenos Aires) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. Although she enjoyed a modest success in singles, reaching world no. 26, and winning four WTA Tour titles; her speciality has been doubles, where she has been a world no. 1 player. Partnering with Flavia Pennetta, Dulko won the 2010 WTA Tour Championships and the 2011 Australian Open in doubles. Also, Dulko reached the mixed doubles final at the 2011 US Open, with Edward Schwank. She is remembered for her ability to upset the big names on the tour, such as Maria Sharapova in the 2nd round of Wimbledon in 2009; and Samantha Stosur in the 3rd round of Roland Garros in 2011. She also beat Martina Navratilova in the 2nd round of Wimbledon in 2004 in Navratilova's final grand slam singles match.


  25. Boris Becker
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    Boris Becker

    17,625 views

    Boris Franz Becker (born 22 November 1967) is a German former world No. 1 professional tennis player. He is a six-time major singles champion, including having been the youngest Wimbledon men's champion when he was 17. He also won 13 Masters Series titles, five elite indoor titles (three ATP Tour Finals, a WCT Finals, and a Grand Slam Cup), and an Olympic gold medal in doubles. Tennis magazine ranked Becker the 11th best male player of the period 1965–2005. He is currently coaching Novak Djokovic.


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