Tennis players at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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  1. Gabriella Sabatini

    Gabriella Sabatini


    Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (born 16 May 1970) is an Argentine former professional tennis player. She was one of the leading players on the women's circuit in the late-1980s and early-1990s. She won the women's singles title at the US Open in 1990, the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988, two Year-End Championships in 1988 and 1994, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games.

  2. Anna Kournikova

    Anna Kournikova


    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.

  3. Martina Hingis

    Martina Hingis


    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.

  4. Andre Agassi

    Andre Agassi


    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.

  5. Monica Seles

    Monica Seles


    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.

  6. Mark Philippoussis

    Mark Philippoussis


    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.

  7. Goran Ivanisevic

    Goran Ivanisevic


    Goran Ivanišević (born 13 September 1971) is a retired Croatian professional tennis player and incumbent tennis coach. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved this in 2001, having previously been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Before the 2001 tournament, he was ranked 125th and after his victory he was 16th. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 2 (behind Pete Sampras) in 1994. He is the current coach of Marin Čilić.

  8. Lindsay Davenport

    Lindsay Davenport


    Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976) is an American former World No. 1 retired professional tennis player. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions, for a total of 98 weeks. She is one of five women who have been the year-end World No. 1 at least four times (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005) since 1975; the others are Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. She has achieved the No. 1 ranking in doubles as well.

  9. Vanessa Menga

    Vanessa Menga


    Vanessa Menga (born October 10, 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil.

  10. Mary Joe Fernandez

    Mary Joe Fernandez


    Mary Joe Fernández Godsick (born María José Fernández; August 19, 1971) is an American former professional tennis player. She was the runner-up in three Grand Slam singles tournaments and won two Grand Slam women's doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals.

  11. Anke Huber

    Anke Huber


    Anke Huber (born 4 December 1974) is a German retired professional tennis player. She was the runner-up in women's singles at the 1996 Australian Open. Her career-high singles ranking was World No. 4, also in 1996.

  12. Jana Novotna

    Jana Novotna


    Jana Novotná (born 2 October 1968 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. She played a serve and volley game, an increasingly rare style of play among women during her career. She won the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and was runner-up in three previous Grand Slam tournaments. Novotná also won 12 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Novotná achieved a career-high singles ranking of No.2 in 1997, and achieved a No. 1 ranking in doubles.

  13. Tim Henman

    Tim Henman


    Timothy Henry "Tim" Henman, (born 6 September 1974) is an English retired professional tennis player. Henman played a serve-and-volley style of tennis. He was the first player from the United Kingdom since Roger Taylor in the 1970s to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship. Henman never reached the finals of any Grand Slam but reached six Grand Slam semifinals and won 15 career ATP titles (11 in singles and four in doubles) including the Paris Masters in 2003. He was ranked UK number 1 in 1996 and again from 1999 to 2005 from which point he was succeeded by Andy Murray. He reached a career high ranking of World No. 4 during three different periods between July 2002 and October 2004. He is one of Britain's most successful open era male tennis players winning $11,635,542 prize money.

  14. Conchita Martínez

    Conchita Martínez


    Conchita Martínez Bernat (born 16 April 1972) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She is the only Spanish player to have won the women's singles title at Wimbledon, where she beat Martina Navratilova to win the 1994 title. Martínez also was the singles runner-up at the 1998 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open. She reached a highest world ranking of No. 2 in October 1995. She is currently the captain of the Spain Fed Cup team and the Spain Davis Cup team.

  15. Amanda Coetzer

    Amanda Coetzer


    Amanda Coetzer (born 22 October 1971) is a South African former professional tennis player.

  16. Iva Majoli

    Iva Majoli


    Iva Majoli Marić (Iva Majoli) (born August 12, 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Croatia. She upset Martina Hingis to win the women's singles title at the French Open in 1997. Majoli also won eight singles titles and one women's doubles title during her career.

  17. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

    Arantxa Sánchez Vicario


    Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario (born 18 December 1971) is a Spanish former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She won four Grand Slam singles titles, six Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

  18. Ai Sugiyama

    Ai Sugiyama


    Ai Sugiyama (杉山愛 Sugiyama Ai, born July 5, 1975 in Yokohama) is a Japanese former professional tennis player. She reached No. 1 in women's doubles on the WTA Tour. Her career-high singles ranking was No. 8, achieved on February 9, 2004. In her career, she won 6 singles titles and 37 doubles titles, including three Grand Slam women's doubles titles (one with Frenchwoman Julie Halard-Decugis and two partnering Belgian Kim Clijsters). Sugiyama held the all-time record, for both male and female players, for her 62 consecutive Grand Slam main draw appearances, until surpassed by Roger Federer in 2015 Wimbledon Championship by playing his 63rd consecutive Grand Slam.

  19. Greg Rusedski

    Greg Rusedski


    Gregory "Greg" Rusedski (born 6 September 1973) is a British-Canadian former tennis player who turned professional in 1991 and played until his retirement on 7 April 2007, at the age of 33. He represented Canada in the early years of his career, before changing to the United Kingdom in June 1995. He was UK number 1 in 1997 and again in 1999 and reached the ATP ranking of World No. 4 for periods from 6 October 1997 to 12 October 1997 and from 25 May 1998 to 21 June 1998. He reached the US Open final in 1997 and received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in the same year.

  20. Patty Schnyder

    Patty Schnyder


    Patty Schnyder (born 14 December 1978) is a Swiss professional tennis player. She reached number 7 in the world rankings. She twice defeated a reigning world no. 1 player in her career: Martina Hingis at the 1998 Grand Slam Cup and Jennifer Capriati at the 2002 Family Circle Cup. In addition, she defeated former number 1's Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Amélie Mauresmo, Jelena Janković, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova.

  21. Gigi Fernandez

    Gigi Fernandez


    Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández (born February 22, 1964, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former professional tennis player, the first female athlete from her native Puerto Rico to turn professional, the first Puerto Rican woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal and the first to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

  22. Andrei Pavel

    Andrei Pavel


    Andrei Pavel (born 27 January 1974 ) is a Romanian tennis coach and former professional tennis player. He is currently coaching the world top-150 tennis player, Tamira Paszek.

  23. Rennae Stubbs

    Rennae Stubbs


    Rennae Stubbs (born 26 March 1971) is an Australian retired tennis player. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. She has won 4 Grand Slam doubles titles and 2 Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Titles. She represented Australia at four successive Summer Olympic Games: Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008.

  24. Frederik Fetterlein

    Frederik Fetterlein


    Frederik Fetterlein (born 11 July 1970) is a retired tennis player from Denmark, who turned professional in 1989.

  25. Andrea Temesvári

    Andrea Temesvári


    Andrea Temesvári (born 26 April 1966 in Budapest, Hungary) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. She won the Italian Open at age sixteen, but injuries would later hamper her career.

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