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Famous Tennis Olympic Players

Olympic Tennis Players Tennis is one of the most popular games. Tennis games can be played either between two people or between four people. When played between two people, it is called singles and when four people play a match it is known as doubles.

The players hit the hollow rubber ball with racquets. The balls are covered with felt and are mostly yellow in color. The game is also known as lawn tennis. The game was invented in England in the 19th century. Tennis is one of the important Olympic sports. Andre Agassi, Steffi Graff and Suzanne Lenglen are some of the most popular tennis players in the world, who have won medals for their countries at the Summer Games.

Born on the 29th of April in the 1970, Andre Kirk Agassi received a total of eight titles of the Grand Slam. Starting his career in tennis at the age of sixteen in the year of 1986, Agassi made several records. He won the Wimbledon in 1992, U.S. Open in 1994 and 1999 and French Open in 1999. He also won the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Stefanie Maria Graf, popularly known as Steffi Graf, was born on the 14th of June in 1969 in Germany. She is the winner of 22 titles in the Grand Slam. She has also won the gold medal in the singles event of the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen, the winner of 12 titles in the Grand Slam, was born on the 24th May in 1899. She also made it to three titles in the Olympics.

The Greatest Tennis Players at the Olympic Games
RankPlayers NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
1Serena WilliamsUSAF4004
1Venus WilliamsUSAF4004
3Reginald DohertyUKM3014
4Vincent RichardsUSAM2103
5Lawrence DohertyUKM2013
5Mary Joe FernandezUSAF2013
5Suzanne LenglenFranceF2013
5Charles WinslowSth AfricaM2013
9John Pius BolandUKM2002
9Charlotte CooperUKF2002
9Gigi FernándezUSAF2002
9André GobertFranceM2002
9Arthur GoreUKM2002
9Edith HannamUKF2002
9Nicolás MassúChileM2002
9Hazel WightmanUSAF2002
9Helen Wills MoodyUSAF2002
9Beals WrightUSAM2002















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