British female tennis players

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  1. Sue Barker

    Sue Barker


    Susan "Sue" Barker, MBE (born 19 April 1956 in Paignton, Devon) is an English television presenter and former professional tennis player. During her tennis career, she won eleven WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title at the 1976 French Open. She reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3. She is now one of the main sports presenters at the BBC.

  2. Angela Greene

    Angela Greene


    Alice Norah Gertrude Greene (15 October 1879 – 26 October 1956) was a female English tennis player from the United Kingdom. She won a silver medal playing tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Sometimes referred to as Angela Greene in some references.

  3. Laura Robson

    Laura Robson


    Laura Robson (born 21 January 1994) is a British tennis player. She debuted on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior tour in 2007, and a year later won the Wimbledon Junior Girls' Championship at the age of 14. As a junior, she also twice reached the final of the girls' singles tournament at the Australian Open, in 2009 and 2010. She won her first professional tournament in November 2008.

  4. Annabel Croft

    Annabel Croft


    Annabel Croft (born 12 July 1966 in Farnborough, Bromley, London) is a former professional British No. 1 female tennis player and current radio and television presenter. As a tennis player she won the WTA Tour event Virginia Slims of San Diego and represented Great Britain in the Fed Cup and the Wightman Cup.

  5. Jo Durie

    Jo Durie


    Jo Durie (born Joanna Mary Durie; 27 July 1960) is a former singles World No. 5 professional tennis player from the United Kingdom. During her career, she also reached No. 9 in the world in doubles, and won two Grand Slam titles, both in the mixed doubles with Jeremy Bates.

  6. Virginia Wade

    Virginia Wade


    Sarah Virginia Wade, OBE (born 10 July 1945) is a British former professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles. She won the women's singles championship at Wimbledon on 1 July 1977, in that tournament's centenary year, and was the last British tennis player to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament until Andy Murray won the US Open in 2012. She remains the last British female to have won a Grand Slam singles title. After retiring from competitive tennis, she coached for four years and has also worked as a tennis commentator and game analyst for the BBC and Eurosport.

  7. Charlotte Cooper (tennis)

    Charlotte Cooper (tennis)


    Charlotte Cooper Sterry (née Charlotte Reinagle Cooper, 22 September 1870 – 10 October 1966) was an English female tennis player who won five singles titles at the Wimbledon Championships and in 1900 became the first female Olympic champion.

  8. Kay Stammers

    Kay Stammers


    Katherine "Kay" Esther Stammers (3 April 1914 – 23 December 2005) was a female tennis player from the United Kingdom.

  9. Elena Baltacha

    Elena Baltacha


    Elena Sergeevna Baltacha (14 August 1983 – 4 May 2014) was a Ukrainian-born British professional tennis player. Being a four-time winner of the AEGON Awards, she was also a long-term British No. 1, a position she held intermittently from 2002 to 2012. However, due to her absence from competition due to knee surgery, she dropped down the world rankings and at the time of her retirement on 18 November 2013, she was ranked as the world No. 221 and British No. 6. Her career high ranking of World No. 49 was achieved in September 2010.

  10. Heather Watson

    Heather Watson


    Heather Miriam Watson (born 19 May 1992) is a British tennis player and the current British No. 2. Born in Guernsey, she trained and lived at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida. On 16 July 2012 Watson became the top-ranked British senior woman player on the WTA rankings, overtaking Anne Keothavong.

  11. Dorothy Round Little

    Dorothy Round Little


    Dorothy Edith Round or Dorothy Round Little (13 July 1908 – 12 November 1982) was a British tennis player. She won the singles title at Wimbledon in 1934 and 1937, and the Australian Championships in 1935.

  12. Jocelyn Rae

    Jocelyn Rae


    Jocelyn Rae (born 20 February 1991) is a British tennis player.

  13. Lottie Dod

    Lottie Dod


    Charlotte "Lottie" Dod (24 September 1871 – 27 June 1960) was an English sportswoman best known as a tennis player. She won the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Championship five times, the first one when she was only fifteen in the summer of 1887. She remains the youngest ladies' singles champion, though Martina Hingis was three days younger when she won the women's doubles title in 1996.

  14. Samantha Smith (tennis)

    Samantha Smith (tennis)


    Samantha Smith (born 27 November 1971 in Loughton, Essex, England) is a British former professional tennis player, who was the British ladies No. 1 from 1996 to 1999. She now commentates on the game, predominantly for the BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, BT Sport and Eurosport, as well as Channel Seven in Australia during the Australian Open.

  15. Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers

    Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers


    Dorothea Lambert Chambers (née Dorothea Katherine Douglass, 3 September 1878 – 7 January 1960) was a British tennis player. She won seven Wimbledon Women's Singles titles and a gold medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

  16. Ann Haydon-Jones

    Ann Haydon-Jones


    Adrianne Shirley Haydon Jones CBE (born 7 October 1938), known as Ann Haydon at the beginning of her career, is a British former tennis champion. She won a total of 7 Grand Slam championships during her career: three in singles, three in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles.

  17. Tara Moore

    Tara Moore


    Tara Shanice Moore (born 6 August 1992) is a Hong Kong-born British professional tennis player. She is currently the British No. 4, with a career-high of world no. 183, which she reached on 12 August 2013. So far in her career she has won 8 ITF singles titles and 7 ITF doubles titles. Her career-high doubles ranking is world no. 172, reached on 22 February 2016.

  18. Johanna Konta

    Johanna Konta


    Johanna Konta (born 17 May 1991) is a British tennis player who represented Australia until 2012. Konta has won 11 singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. She reached her best singles ranking of World No. 26 on 22 February 2016. Her doubles ranking had peaked three weeks earlier, at No. 95.

  19. Lucy Shuker

    Lucy Shuker


    Lucy Shuker (born 28 May 1980), is a British wheelchair tennis player who is the highest ranking woman in the sport in Britain and winner of both singles and doubles titles in the National Wheelchair Tennis Championships following a 2001 motorbike accident that left her paralysed. She is currently ranked 10th in the world rankings for doubles matches and 12th in singles. She was also the recipient of the 2005 British Wheelchair Sports Award, the nominee for the 2006 Disabled Player of the Year award, and the semi-finalist in tournaments in both Switzerland and the United States.

  20. Monique Javer

    Monique Javer


    Monique Alicia Javer (born 22 July 1967 in Burlingame, California to a British mother) is an ex-professional tennis player who represented Great Britain and was at one time the British number 1. She turned professional in 1985 and played her final professional match in 2000. During the course of her career Monique won one WTA title (the 1988 WTA Singapore Open), reached four WTA semifinals and reached a career-high singles ranking of world No.56 (achieved 21 September 1992). Javer currently resides in Hillsborough, California.

  21. Muriel Robb

    Muriel Robb


    Muriel Evelyn Robb (13 May 1878 – 12 February 1907) was an English female tennis player. She is best remembered for her ladies' singles title at the 1902 Wimbledon Championships. She also won the Irish and Scottish singles titles in 1901 and the Welsh singles title in 1899. She attended the Cheltenham Ladies’ College, in Gloucestershire from 1893 to 1897 and was a member of the Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club in Newcastle. From 1899 to 1902 she participated in four Wimbledon Championships and reached at least the quarterfinal on all occasions.

  22. Mabel Cahill

    Mabel Cahill


    Mabel Esmonde Cahill (1863–1905) was a female tennis player from Ireland who was active in the late 19th century and was the first foreign woman to win a major tennis tournament when she won the 1891 US National Championships.

  23. Anna Smith (tennis)

    Anna Smith (tennis)


    Anna Smith (born 14 August 1988) is a professional tennis player who represents the United Kingdom. She has won five International Tennis Federation (ITF) singles titles, 24 ITF doubles titles and reached a career high singles ranking of world no. 262 on 9 August 2010.

  24. Katie O'Brien

    Katie O'Brien


    Katie Jill O'Brien (born 2 May 1986) is a British former professional tennis player from Beverley, Yorkshire. She was briefly the British No. 1 tennis player. She reached her career-high singles ranking of World No.84 on 1 February 2010 and won four ITF singles titles and two ITF doubles titles.

  25. Georgie Gent

    Georgie Gent


    Georgina "Georgie" Gent (formerly Stoop) (born 13 January 1988) is an English, AEGON Award winning former professional tennis player who was coached by Damien Roberts. She won two ITF singles titles, two ITF doubles titles and reached a career-high singles ranking of world no. 178 in her career.

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