Tennis people from California

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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. Jimmy Connors

    Jimmy Connors


    James Scott "Jimmy" Connors (born September 2, 1952, in East St. Louis, Illinois) is a former world No. 1 tennis player from the United States often considered among the greatest in tennis history. 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.

  4. Pete Sampras

    Pete Sampras


    Petros "Pete" Sampras (born August 12, 1971) is a retired American tennis player and former world No. 1 widely regarded as one of the greatest in tennis history. He debuted on the professional tour in 1988 and finished his career at the 2002 U.S. Open, which he won, defeating rival Andre Agassi in the final. He was particularly esteemed for his precise serve, earning the nickname "Pistol Pete".

  5. Tracy Austin

    Tracy Austin


    Tracy Ann Austin Holt (born December 12, 1962) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States and holds three Grand Slam titles, winning the women's singles title at the US Open in 1979 and 1981, and the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980. Additionally, she won the WTA Tour Championships in 1980 and the 1981 year end Toyota Championships, both in singles, before a series of injuries cut her career short. Since 1979, she has held the record as youngest ever US Open female singles champion and is the youngest inductee of all time in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Austin won singles titles on all playing surfaces: clay (both red clay and green clay), indoor carpet, grass, and hard courts.

  6. 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.

  7. Lisa Bonder

    Lisa Bonder


    Lisa Bonder (also known as Lisa Bonder-Kreiss and Lisa Bonder-Kerkorian) (born October 16, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio) is a retired American professional tennis player.

  8. Billie Jean King

    Billie Jean King


    Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States' captain in the Federation Cup.

  9. Pam Shriver

    Pam Shriver


    Pamela Howard Shriver (born July 4, 1962) is an American former professional tennis player known primarily as a doubles specialist with success also as a singles player. She currently is a tennis broadcaster for ESPN. During the 1980s and 1990s, she won 133 top-level titles, including 21 women's doubles titles and one mixed doubles title at Grand Slam tournaments. She also won a women's doubles gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul with Zina Garrison as her partner, although her usual doubles partner was Martina Navratilova.

  10. Terry Holladay

    Terry Holladay


    Terry Holladay (born November 28, 1955 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American former professional tennis player who played between 1974 and 1987, whose tennis career is particularly remembered for her pregnancy and its impact on protected rankings.

  11. Michael Chang

    Michael Chang


    Michael Te-Pei Chang (born February 22, 1972) is an American former tennis player. He became the youngest male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17 years and 4 months.

  12. Alexandra Stevenson

    Alexandra Stevenson


    Alexandra Winfield Stevenson (born December 15, 1980 in La Jolla, California) is a professional tennis player from the United States. She is a former top-20 player in singles.

  13. Gussie Moran

    Gussie Moran


    Gertrude Augusta "Gussy" Moran (September 8, 1923 – January 16, 2013) was an American female tennis player who was active in the 1950s. Her highest US national tennis ranking was 4th. She was born in Santa Monica, California, and died in Los Angeles, California, age 89.

  14. Arthur Marx

    Arthur Marx


    Arthur Julius Marx (July 21, 1921 – April 14, 2011) was an American author, a former nationally ranked amateur tennis player, and son of entertainer Groucho Marx, and his first wife, Ruth Johnson. He is named after Groucho's brother Arthur "Harpo" Marx.

  15. Amber Liu

    Amber Liu


    Amber Christine Liu Chang (born July 6, 1984 in Santa Monica, California) is an American former professional tennis player and the wife of fellow tennis pro Michael Chang. At Stanford University, she was a two-time NCAA singles champion in 2003 and 2004. Her highest ranking was World No. 241 in singles and No. 600 in doubles.

  16. Chuck Adams

    Chuck Adams


    Chuck Adams (born April 23, 1971, in Pacific Palisades, California), is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 34 in 1995.

  17. Vania King

    Vania King


    Vania King (traditional Chinese: 金久慈, simplified Chinese: 金久慈, Hanyu Pinyin: Jīn Jiǔcí) (born February 3, 1989) is an American tennis player. King won both the 2010 Wimbledon Women's Doubles and 2010 US Open Women's Doubles titles with Kazakh partner Yaroslava Shvedova.

  18. Bobby Riggs

    Bobby Riggs


    Robert Larimore "Bobby" Riggs (February 25, 1918 – October 25, 1995) was an American tennis player who was the World No. 1 or the World co-No. 1 player for three years, first as an amateur in 1939, then as a professional in 1946 and 1947. He played his first professional tennis match on December 26, 1941.

  19. Lilia Osterloh

    Lilia Osterloh


    Lilia Osterloh (born April 7, 1978) is a retired tennis player from the United States, who started a professional career in August 1997. She reached her highest singles ranking on the WTA Tour on April 23, 2001, when she became world no. 41. Her career-high doubles ranking on the WTA tour is no. 77, which she reached on August 23, 1999.

  20. Mike Bryan

    Mike Bryan


    Michael Carl "Mike" Bryan (born April 29, 1978) is an American professional tennis player. The right-hander turned professional in 1998. With his twin brother Bob, he has been World No. 1 doubles player for the last several years, first achieving the top ranking in September 2003. The brothers became the second men's doubles team to complete the career golden slam, through winning the 2012 Summer Olympics. He currently holds the records for the most ATP men's doubles titles (108) and finals appearances (154), and is tied for fourth all-time in men's titles in the Open Era, all with his brother, with the exception of one title with Mahesh Bhupathi and another with Mark Knowles.

  21. Pancho González

    Pancho González


    Ricardo Alonso González (May 9, 1928 – July 3, 1995), also known as Richard Gonzales, and usually as Pancho Gonzales, was an American tennis player. He was the World No. 1 tennis player for an all time record eight years from 1952 to 1960. He won 17 Major singles titles including 15 Pro Slams and 2 Grand Slams.

  22. Darlene Hard

    Darlene Hard


    Darlene Hard (born January 6, 1936 in Los Angeles, United States) is an American former professional tennis player. Known for her volleying ability and strong serves, she captured singles titles at the French Championships in 1960 and the U.S. Championships in 1960 and 1961.

  23. Bob and Mike Bryan

    Bob and Mike Bryan


    The Bryan brothers are identical twin brothers Robert Charles "Bob" Bryan and Michael Carl "Mike" Bryan, American professional doubles tennis players, and are the most successful duo of all time. They were born on April 29, 1978, with Mike being the elder by two minutes. The Bryans have won multiple Olympic medals, including the gold in 2012 and have won more professional games, matches, tournaments and Grand Slams than any other men's pairing. They have held the World No. 1 doubles ranking jointly for 430 weeks (as of August 24, 2015), which is longer than anyone else in doubles history. They have also finished the ATP year-end number 1 doubles team a record 10 times. Between 2005 and 2006, they set an Open Era record by competing in seven consecutive men's doubles Grand Slam finals.

  24. Helen Wills Moody

    Helen Wills Moody


    Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She has been described as "the first American born woman to achieve international celebrity as an athlete." She won 31 Grand Slam tournament titles (singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles) during her career, including 19 singles titles.

  25. Abigail Spears

    Abigail Spears


    Abigail Michal Spears (born July 12, 1981, in San Diego, California) is a professional tennis player from the United States. She made it to the final of the 2013 US Open and 2014 US Open mixed doubles with Santiago González.

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