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37 Persons in the International Tennis Hall of Fame:

Althea Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
Gender:
Female
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. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1991.

Andre Agassi

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Kirk Agassi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
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 Brooke Shields was annulled. International Tennis Hall of Fame 2011. Dick Enberg Award 2015. Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Arthur Ashe

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 Hall of Fame List 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. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1992.

Ashley Cooper

Real/Birth Name:
Ashley John Cooper
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Australian. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1991.

Bill Tilden

Real/Birth Name:
William Tatem Tilden II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Slam Singles wins: Wimbledon (1920, 1921, 1930) US Open (1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1929). Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1959.

Billie Jean King

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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 Bobby Riggs 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. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1999. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1972.

Bitsy Grant

Real/Birth Name:
Bryan Morel Grant Jr.
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Björn Rune Borg
Also Known As:
Bjorn Borg
Nickname(s):
Ice Man
Ice-Borg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
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

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Larimore Riggs
Nickname(s):
Bobby
Gender:
Male
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 Billie Jean King - he lost to King. Middle name also reported as Lorimer. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1967. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Boris Becker

Real/Birth Name:
Boris Franz Becker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
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

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Worth Collins Jr.
Gender:
Male
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. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1994. NSMA Hall of Fame 2002.

Bunny Austin

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Wilfred Austin
Also Known As:
Henry Austin
Nickname(s):
Bunny
Gender:
Male
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 Andy Murray 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

Real/Birth Name:
Christine Marie Evert
Also Known As:
Chris Evert-Lloyd
Chrissie Evert
Nickname(s):
Chris
Chrissie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
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. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 1992.

Cliff Drysdale

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Clifford Drysdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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

Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Budge
Gender:
Male
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. James E. Sullivan Award 1937.

Eleonora Sears

Real/Birth Name:
Eleonora Randolph Sears
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Won the women's doubles at the US Women's National Championship four times. The first woman to play polo on a men's team. US Show Jumping Hall of Fame 1992. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1968. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1984.

Guillermo Vilas

Real/Birth Name:
Guillermo Apolinario Vilas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
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

Real/Birth Name:
Ivan Lendl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
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 Andy Murray. International Tennis Hall of Fame 2001.

Jack Kramer

Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Kramer
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Maria Capriati
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
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

Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Connors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
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

Real/Birth Name:
John Patrick McEnroe Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
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

Real/Birth Name:
Lamar Hunt
Gender:
Male
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. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Lindsay Davenport

Real/Birth Name:
Lindsay Ann Davenport
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
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 / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame.

Lottie Dod

Real/Birth Name:
Charlotte Dod
Gender:
Female
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

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Jean Smith
Also Known As:
Margaret Smith Court
Nickname(s):
The Arm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
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

Real/Birth Name:
Martina ?ubertová
Also Known As:
Martina Navrátilová
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 2 days before her 62nd 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 Dancing with the Stars. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Monica Seles
Also Known As:
Monika Seleš
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
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

Real/Birth Name:
Pamela Howard Shriver
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
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 Martina Navratilova. Remote cousin of Maria Shriver. International Tennis Hall of Fame 2002. Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2007.

Pancho Gonzalez

Real/Birth Name:
Ricardo Alonso Gonzalez
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

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

Peachy Kellmeyer

Real/Birth Name:
Fern Lee Kellmeyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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

Real/Birth Name:
Pete Sampras
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
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.

Richard Sears

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Dudley Sears
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Won US Open, then called National Championships (881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1955.

Rod Laver

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney George Laver
Nickname(s):
The Rocket
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
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

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Stanley Emerson
Nickname(s):
Emmo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 18 days before his 82nd birthday
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

Real/Birth Name:
Stefanie Maria Graf
Nickname(s):
Fraulein Forehand
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
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

Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Ann Austin
Also Known As:
Tracy Ann Austin Holt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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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