Tennis players at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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  1. Serena Williams

    Serena Williams


    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. Venus Williams

    Venus Williams


    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.

  3. Roger Federer

    Roger Federer


    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.

  4. Jelena Dokic

    Jelena Dokic


    Jelena Dokic (Serbian: Jelena Dokić, Јелена Докић, born 12 April 1983) is an Australian professional tennis player.

  5. Barbara Schett

    Barbara Schett


    Barbara Schett Eagle (born 10 March 1976) is a former Austrian tennis player, who reached her highest singles ranking of World No. 7 in September 1999. She ended her career at the 2005 Australian Open. Between 1993 to 2004 she played in 48 games for the Austria Fed Cup team, winning 30. She also represented Austria at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in singles and doubles reaching the quarter-finals in the singles. Now she works for Eurosport as a commentator and presenter.

  6. Elena Dementieva

    Elena Dementieva


    Elena Viacheslavovna Dementieva (Russian: Еле́на Вячесла́вовна Деме́нтьева, born 15 October 1981) is a retired Russian tennis player. Dementieva won the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, having previously won the silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She won 16 WTA singles titles, reached the finals of the 2004 French Open and 2004 US Open and reached seven other Grand Slam semi finals. Dementieva was also part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Fed Cup, won the 2002 WTA Championship doubles with Janette Husárová and was the runner-up in two US Open doubles finals – in 2002 with Husárová and in 2005 with Flavia Pennetta. Dementieva achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 3, which was accomplished on 6 April 2009. She announced her retirement on 29 October 2010, after her final match at the 2010 WTA Tour Championships. Dementieva ended her career ranked World No. 9 and between 2003 and 2010 she only ended one year, in 2007, outside the top 10.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Marat Safin

    Marat Safin


    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.

  10. Miroslava Vavrinec

    Miroslava Vavrinec


    Miroslava "Mirka" Federer (born Miroslava Vavrincová on 1 April 1978, later Miroslava Vavrinec) is a Swiss former professional tennis player. She reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of World No. 76 on 10 September 2001 and a doubles ranking of World No. 215 on 24 August 1998. She is the wife of professional tennis player Roger Federer, having first met him at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She retired from the game in 2002 due to a persistent foot injury. She has since frequently been seen on the ATP circuit attending her husband's matches.

  11. Amélie Mauresmo

    Amélie Mauresmo


    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.

  12. Lleyton Hewitt

    Lleyton Hewitt


    Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (/ˈltən ˈhjuːɨt/; born 24 February 1981) is an Australian-born professional tennis player and former world No. 1 who now resides in The Bahamas.

  13. Tommy Haas

    Tommy Haas


    Thomas Mario "Tommy" Haas (born 3 April 1978) is a German-American professional tennis player. He has competed on the ATP Tour since 1996. After breaking into the world top 100 in 1997, and reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in May 2002, Haas's career was interrupted by injuries: he has twice dropped out of the world rankings due to being unable to play for twelve months. His first period of injury saw him miss the whole of the 2003 season, and he did not return to the world's top 10 until 2007. He also missed over a year's tennis between February 2010 and June 2011, but has since returned to play on the tour. He returned to World No. 11 in 2013 after reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open for the first time in his career.

  14. Patrick Rafter

    Patrick Rafter


    Patrick Michael "Pat" Rafter (born 28 December 1972) is an Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. He twice won the men's singles title at the US Open and was twice the runner-up at Wimbledon. He was known for his natural serve-and-volley style of play. He became the first man in the Open Era to win Montreal/Toronto, Cincinnati and the US Open in the same year (1998); this achievement has been dubbed the American Summer Slam.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Vanessa Menga

    Vanessa Menga


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

  18. Juan Carlos Ferrero

    Juan Carlos Ferrero


    Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat (born 12 February 1980) is a retired professional tennis player, and a former World No. 1 player, from Spain. He captured the men's singles title at the 2003 French Open, and in September of that year, became the 21st player to hold the world no. 1 ranking. He was also the runner-up at the 2002 French Open and the 2003 US Open. His nickname is "Mosquito" due to his speed and his slight physical build. Ferrero retired from the game after the 2012 Valencia Open 500.

  19. Jana Kandarr

    Jana Kandarr


    Jana Kandarr (born 21 September 1976 in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, East Germany) is a German former professional tennis player. Kandarr is notable for playing with her right hand, even though she is left-handed.

  20. Anastasia Myskina

    Anastasia Myskina


    Anastasiya Andreyevna Myskina (Russian: Анастасия Мыскина; born 8 July 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player. She won the 2004 French Open singles title, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to win a Grand Slam main draw singles title. Subsequent to this victory she rose to number 3 on the WTA ranking, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to reach the top three in the history of the rankings. In September 2004 she reached a career high of No.2, but she has not played professional tennis since 2007, and has stated she does not know whether she will return or not. Injury has prevented her from advancing for the past several years.

  21. Gustavo Kuerten

    Gustavo Kuerten


    Gustavo Kuerten (born September 10, 1976), also known as Guga, is a retired former World No. 1 tennis player from Brazil. He won the French Open three times (1997, 2000, and 2001), and was the Tennis Masters Cup champion in 2000, becoming the only player to defeat Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in the same major tournament.

  22. Na Li

    Na Li


    Li Na (born 26 February 1982) is a Chinese former professional tennis player, who achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 2 on the WTA Tour on 17 February 2014, but retired from the sport seven months later due to a chronic left knee injury that had kept her out of the game for many years previously. Over the course of her career, Li won nine WTA singles titles, including two Grand Slam singles titles at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open. Li's rise to prominence came after those victories, which made her the first and only Grand Slam singles champion from Asia. Prior to this, she had already become the first player representing an Asian country to appear in a Grand Slam singles final, a milestone she achieved at the 2011 Australian Open. Li was also the runner-up at the 2013 Australian Open and 2013 WTA Tour Championships, a three-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and a semifinalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2013 US Open. Among her other most notable accolades, she was the first Chinese player to win a WTA tour title at the Guangzhou International Women's Open in 2004, the first to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, and the first to break into the world's top 10. Her feats have sparked a major population growth of tennis players in Asia, earning her the reputation as the region's tennis pioneer and trailblazer.

  23. 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.

  24. Paradorn Srichaphan

    Paradorn Srichaphan


    Paradorn Srichaphan (Thai: ภราดร ศรีชาพันธุ์; born 14 June 1979) is a retired professional tennis player from Thailand. He was the first men's singles player from Asia to be ranked in the top 10 of the ATP rankings, reaching a career high world no. 9. His nickname is "Ball".

  25. Mario Ancic

    Mario Ancic


    Mario Ančić (born 30 March 1984) is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He won three singles titles and five doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking came during the 2006 ATP Tour, when he reached World No. 7. Apart from his success on the ATP Tour, Ančić helped Croatia to win the 2005 Davis Cup and at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, he and Ivan Ljubičić won a bronze medal in doubles for Croatia.

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