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34 Persons in the International Tennis Hall of Fame:

Althea Gibson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the French Open in 1956. The first person of color to win a Grand Slam. Also won Wimbledon twice.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1971.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.

Andre Agassi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andre Kirk Agassi
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

annulled ex-husband of
Younger than Brooke Shields by 4 years.
husband of
Younger than Steffi Graf by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Winner of 8 Grand Slam titles.
Marriage to:was annulled.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2011.
Dick Enberg Award 2015.
Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Arthur Ashe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional tennis player, first African-American male champion, winning Wimbledon in 1975. Died of AIDS-related pneumonia. He and his doctors believed he contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1985.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1984.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Ashley Cooper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ashley John Cooper

Brief Facts:

Australian.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1991.

Billie Jean King

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.
Played:and won in a demonstration match called "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1987.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1990.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 1999.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2011.

Bitsy Grant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bryan Morel Grant Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5 feet 4 inches.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1972.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965.

Björn Borg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Björn Rune Borg
Also Known As:
Bjorn Borg
Nickname(s):
Ice Man
Ice-Borg
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 11 Grand Slam singles titles, five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and four consecutive French Open singles titles.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1987.

Bobby Riggs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Larimore Riggs
Nickname(s):
Bobby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for challenge match "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973 on TV with:- he lost to King. Middle name also reported as Lorimer.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1967.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Boris Becker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Boris Franz Becker
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Six-time Grand Slam singles champion. Olympic gold medal in doubles 1992.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2003.
Germany's Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

Bud Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Worth Collins Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered tennis events for NBC and ESPN.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2002.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1994.

Bunny Austin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Wilfred Austin
Also Known As:
Henry Austin
Nickname(s):
Bunny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The last English tennis player to reach finals at Wimbledon, in 1938, until:in 2012. The first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1997.

Chris Evert

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Christine Marie Evert
Also Known As:
Chris Evert-Lloyd
Chrissie Evert
Nickname(s):
Chris
Chrissie
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Andy Mill by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Older than Greg Norman by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than John Lloyd by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Dominant female professional tennis star. Won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, in the 1970s and 1980s.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1995.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
National High School Hall of Fame 1992.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Cliff Drysdale

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Clifford Drysdale
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reached the finals at the US Open in 1965.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2013.

Don Budge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Budge
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first Grand Slam winner in 1938.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1964.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1982.

Guillermo Vilas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Guillermo Apolinario Vilas
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro tennis player, won four Grand Slam titles: the 1977 French Open and the 1977 US Open and the 1978 and 1979 Australian Open.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1991.

Ivan Lendl

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ivan Lendl
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 8 grand slam events.Became a US citizen on 7 July 1992.
Coach for:International Tennis Hall of Fame 2001.

Jack Kramer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Kramer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion in the 1940s. The first executive director of Association of Tennis Professionals.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1968.
Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 1998.

Jennifer Capriati

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Maria Capriati
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

3-time Gland Slam winner.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2012.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Connors

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Connors
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Patti McGuire by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Five straight years as US Open champion and ranked #1 in the world, 1974-1978. Early proponent of the metal racket and the two-hand backstroke.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1998.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1995.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6681 Delmar Boulevard.

John McEnroe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Patrick McEnroe Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Patrick McEnroe by 7 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Tatum O'Neal by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

World tennis champion, known for brash behavior as a player. Host of a TV talk show. Television commentator for tennis events.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1999.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2005.

Lamar Hunt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lamar Hunt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Promoter of American football, soccer, basketball, tennis and ice hockey. Co-founder of the American Football League.
Hall of Famous Missourians 2008.
Chiefs Hall of Fame 1970.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1993.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972.
Reds Bagnell Award 1992.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
National Soccer Hall of Fame 1982.

Lindsay Davenport

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lindsay Ann Davenport
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic Gold Medal 1996.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2014.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2013.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Sports fame.

Lottie Dod

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Charlotte Dod
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won as ladies singles champion 5 times, first at age 15 in 1887. Youngest winner. Also excelled at golf and other sports.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1983.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1986.

Margaret Court

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Jean Smith
Also Known As:
Margaret Smith Court
Nickname(s):
The Arm
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First Australian woman to win at Wimbledon. The first person to win each Grand Slam event at least twice.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1979.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1986.

Martina Navratilova

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Martina ?ubertová
Also Known As:
Martina Navrátilová
Birth Date:
Age today:
60, 26 days before her 61st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion, one of the best in the 20th century. Ranked number 1 formerly. Last name changed after her mother remarried.
TV show:She became a US citizen in 1981, but in 2008, she had her Czech citizenship restored. She stated she has not renounced her American citizenship nor does she plan to do so.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2000.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Monica Seles

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Monica Seles
Also Known As:
Monika Seleš
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became a naturalized American citizen in 1994, also a Hungarian citizen in 2007. Won 9 Grand Slam singles titles. Stabbed while on court at an event in 1993, took 2 years off before resuming tennis.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2009.

Pam Shriver

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pamela Howard Shriver
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Lazenby by 22 years.

Brief Facts:

Tennis champion - and doubles champ with:Remote cousin of:International Tennis Hall of Fame 2002.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2007.

Pancho Gonzalez

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ricardo Alonso Gonzalez

Brief Facts:

International Tennis Hall of Fame 1968.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2005.

Peachy Kellmeyer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fern Lee Kellmeyer
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Tennis Hall of Fame 2011.
ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame 1999.

Pete Sampras

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Pete Sampras
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Bridgette Wilson-Sampras by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Won 14 Grand Slam singles titles.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2007.

Rod Laver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rodney George Laver
Nickname(s):
The Rocket
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The only tennis player to have twice won all four Grand Slam singles titles in the same year.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1981. Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 1970.

Roy Emerson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Stanley Emerson
Nickname(s):
Emmo
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first male tennis player to win each Grand Slam title at least twice in his career.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1982.

Steffi Graf

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Stefanie Maria Graf
Nickname(s):
Fraulein Forehand
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Andre Agassi by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

German tennis champion. Called the greatest female player of the 20th century by the AP.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 2004.
Germany's Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Tracy Austin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Ann Austin
Also Known As:
Tracy Ann Austin Holt
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

sister of

Brief Facts:

Former champion professional tennis player. Women's singles title, U.S. Open in 1979 and 1981 and mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1992.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2005.
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