Fitness coach is Peter Pech; trains at and plays for Sparta Praha tennis club ... Began playing tennis at age 4 ... Enjoys music (any type), movies (favorites are The Notebook and Gladiator) and nature ... Favorite book is Dear John ... Favorite foods are strawberries, melons and Italian cuisine.
Coached by father, Mihai Buzarnescu...Father is Mihai (former Romanian intercollegiate tennis player); mother is Marcela (pharmacist); is an only child...Introduced to tennis at age 4 by parents...Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard...Speaks Romanian, English...Enjoys working out after a match, going shopping (favorite store is TJ Maxx), watching movies...Favorite music is pop; favorite actor is Johnny Depp; favorite food is Caesar Salad; favorite city is Miami...People most admired are Roger Federer, Monica Seles...Self-described as happy with a lot of energy.
Coached by Craig Tyzzer ... Father is Robert, mother is Josie; sisters are Ali and Sara ... Started playing at age 5 when parents introduced her to the sport ... After 2014 US Open took break from tennis that lasted almost two years; returned in 2016, having enjoyed a successful stint at the Brisbane Heat cricket team in Women’s Big Bash League ... Also enjoys reading, playing video games and fishing.
Parents are Tomasz and Beata; sister is Dagmara ... Started playing at age 6 ... Favorite shot is backhand; favorite surfaces are hard and grass ... Tennis idol growing up was Monica Seles ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Other interests include learning languages and reading books.
Father is Eduardo (owns gas station); mother is Edith (retired dentist); brother is Andres (economist); sister is Estefania (architect) ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by siblings ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite shot is forehand ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros; favorite surface is clay ... Speaks Spanish and English ... Tennis idols growing up were Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters ... Enjoys going to the cinema and spending time with family and friends ... If hadn't been a tennis player, would have become a nutritionist ... Long-term goal is to reach Top 20.
Fitness trainer is Fred Lefebvre ... Mother's name is Samira; father's name is Ridha; has two brothers (Hatem and Marwen) and one sister (Yasmine) ... Started playing tennis at age 3; mother loved playing tennis and would hit with her ... Favorite shots are serve and volley; likes slice and drop shots; likes all surfaces ... Speaks Arabic, English and French; learning Russian because fiancÃ© is half-Russian ... Best tennis memory is winning Roland Garros juniors in 2011 (had operation on left wrist in November 2010 and missed five months, and was only her third or fourth event back) ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Supports Real Madrid ... Player most admired is Andy Roddick for his serve and humor.
Trains in Las Vegas at the No Quit Academy, als at USTA center in Carson ... Mother's name is Faye; father's name is Ronald Holmes (basketball coach); has two brothers, Shabazz (plays in NBA for Minnesota Timberwolves), and Rashad (plays basketball for the University of Miami) ... Started playing tennis at age 8 ... Favorite surface is hard ... Tennis idol growing up were Williams sisters and Andre Agassi ... Also enjoys shopping, watching other sports especially basketball, taking hikes, spending time with friends, and eating at good restaurants ... Favorite tournament is US Open.
Father is Ion; mother is Monica ... Began playing at age 4 ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is crosscourt backhand ... Enjoys skiing and snowboarding , horse riding, swimming, travelling ... Would like to get into interior design after tennis ... Favorite tournaments are Rio Open, Bad Gastein, all the Grand Slams and Stanford.
Coached by Petr Kralert; also works with father, Evgeny ... Mother is Julia, also has sister, Anna and brother Jury ... Began playing at age 6 ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Speaks Russian, English and Czech ... Likes to cook, especially making cakes ... Admires Serena Williams... Short-term goal is to make Top 100.
Trains with the Chinese national program ... Father works in the Subway company (was a basketball player); mother works in a hospital (was a handball player) ... Introduced to the sport by a friend ... Strength is her power; is working on her speed ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite tournament is US Open ... Enjoys shopping and hanging out with friends ... Tennis idol is Roger Federer ... Goal is to reach Top 100.
Grew up wanting to play tennis, begged parents to take her to the courts and loved practicing as a child...Hobbies include learning languages, reading, and studying...Currently trains at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy...Describes gamestyle as fast and aggressive...Favorite player growing up was Roger Federer...Father Konstantin is a businessman, mother Elena is a housewife, older bother Dmitriy is an architect, younger brother Alexander is a student...Favorite tournament is Wimbledon, favorite surface is grass...
Parents are Konstantinos and Angeliki; brother is Yannis (studies at Boston University) and sister is Amanda ... Introduced to tennis by parents at age 6 ... Mother played on WTA; achieved a Top 50 singles ranking ... Born and raised in Athens; moved to Barcelona at age 18 to train ... Favorite surfaces are hard and clay; favorite shot is serve ... Speaks Greek and English ... Best tennis memory is qualifying for first Grand Slam main draw at 2015 US Open ... Tennis idols are Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer ... During free time enjoys going back to Greece and seeing friends.
Left-hander whose favorite shot is the forehand...Coached by Henner Nehles (for last nine months), fitness trainer is Rodney Marshall, physio is Bobby Walls...Started playing tennis at age 8, because she liked watching mother Dana play...Father Andrew is a financial consultant...Speaks English and Czech...Twitter @kaylaeday...Best tennis memory is winning her first Grand Slam main draw match at the 2016 US Open...Hopes to complete her high school education online by 2017.
Currently trains with the USTA in Boca Raton Mother's name is Elizabeth; father's name is Patrick; has twin sister, Jessica ... Started playing tennis at age 7 ... Favorite surface is clay ... Tennis idols growing up were Justine Henin and Lleyton Hewitt ... Also enjoys spending time outdoors, listening to music, and hanging with friends and family ... Favorite tournament is Indian Wells; favorite Grand Slam is Australian Open.
Mother is Diana Golovanova (English teacher) ... Born and raised in Liepaja, Latvia ... Started playing at age 6 (introduced to tennis by grandmother); played for fun until she was 15 ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite surfaces are hard and clay; favorite shot is backhand ... Speaks Latvian, English, Russian and German ... Other sports interests are soccer and jet skiing ... Favorite movie is Lord of the Rings; favorite actor is Tom Hanks ... Favorite artists are BeyoncÃ©, Jay-Z and James Blunt ... Favorite book is Katherine by Anya Seton ... Idols growing up were Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi ... Favorite place to visit is New York; favorite tournaments are Roland Garros and US Open ... Went into retirement in May 2013 but returned in 2015 ("I decided to stop because it was depressing. I had big back problems, some muscular problems, all the time getting fit then injured again - I was not happy, so I decided to stop and see how my body reacted.") ... Studied leisure management in Austria while on break ... Body started feeling better by end of 2014 so decided to give it another shot.
Mother and coach is Jelena Jakovleva; father, a football player is Jevgenijs Ostapenko; half-brother's name is Maksim Ostapenko (graduated from art academy in California and lives there now); also has a dog named Juljeta ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by mother (who was also her first coach) ... Favorite shots are serve and backhand; favorite surfaces are grass and hard; favorite tournament is Wimbledon ... Speaks Russian, Latvian and English ... Tennis idols are Serena Williams... Enjoys spending time with parents and dog, listening to music and going out with friends ... Was a professional ballroom dancer for seven years.
Parents are Gabor (hotelier) and Gabriella (dentist); older sister is Emese (works in fashion) ... Was introduced to the sport at age 8 by parents; started to play at an afterschool program ... All-court player; favorite shot is serve ... Speaks Hungarian and English ... Enjoys live music, watching movies, reading and the occasional shopping spree ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf ... Best tennis memory is representing Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Coached by Artemon Apostu Efremov ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by parents Adrian and Doina; sister is Cristina ... Currently studying in University of Physical Training and Sport of Bucharest ... Speaks Romanian, English, French, Spanish ... Favorite surface is clay ... Self-described as ambitious, sociable, funny ... Enjoys reading, music, movies and writing ... Person most admired is Kim Clijsters.
Coached by father, Dmitri Siniakov (also a businessman) ... Also works with WTA legend Helena Sukova ... Mother's name is Hana Siniakova (accountant); younger brother is Daniel ... Started playing tennis at age 5 ... All-court player; favorite surface is hardcourt; favorite tournament is Australian Open ... Tennis idol growing up was Maria Sharapova ... Best tennis memory so far is reaching first WTA semifinal at Moscow in 2014 ... Favorite city is Paris ... Enjoys reading (favorite books are detective and sci-fi), listening to music and spending time with friends ... If she could meet anyone in the world, it would be Taylor Swift ... Goal is to be No.1 in the world.
Parents are Bratislav and Ivana (both work for an electrical appliances company); younger sister is Anastasia ... Still considers Moscow her hometown but lives with her grandparents in Serbia ... Started playing at age 3 ... Favorite shot is drop shot; favorite surface is clay ... Tennis idols growing up were Kim Clijsters and Mary Pierce ... Other interests include psychology and criminology; other hobbies include bowling, shopping and driving her car ... Favorite tournament is Baku; favorite Grand Slam is Australian Open.
Father is from Haiti, mother is from Japan; older sister is Mari (also plays tennis) ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite shot is forehand ... Tennis idol growing up was Serena Williams ... Favorite city is Tokyo.
Has trained at National Training Center in Tokyo since 2008 ... Father is a businessman; mother is a housewife; older brother, Ryota, is a tennis coach ... Introduced to tennis at age 6 by parents ... All-court player who likes being aggressive and coming to net ... Also enjoys shopping and watching Japanese movies ... Idol growing up was Henin "because she's small in stature but had a very aggressive game".
Father's name is JosÃ© Guillermo Duque; mother's name is SÃlvia MariÃ±o; brother's name is JosÃ© Guillermo; sisters' names are SÃlvia and Catalina ... Has a dog named Congo (Golden Retriever) ... Favorite surface is clay; favorite shot is forehand ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by father ... Speaks Spanish and English ... Loves listening to Latin music and watching soccer (supports Real Madrid) ... Favorite city to visit is Buenos Aires; favorite tournament is Acapulco ... People most admired are Steffi Graf and Kim Clijsters ... Best tennis memories are reaching junior final of Roland Garros and winning BogotÃ¡ in 2010.
Parents are Sergey and Tatiana; brother is Alexsandr (Daria's fitness trainer) ... Introduced to tennis by brother at age 6 ... Speaks Russian and English ... Baseliner whose favorite surface is clay; favorite shot is forehand ... Loves soccer (favorite team is Barcelona FC) ... Best tennis memory is winning French Open juniors and 2015 US Open run.
Full name is Thanasi Kokkinakis...Nickname is "The Kokk"...Speaks English and Greek...Started playing tennis aged 7-8 through his brother Panayoti...Father, Trevor, is an engineer; mother, Voula, is a housewife; brother, Pan, is an engineer; sister, Christina, is in law and media...Went to Scotch College...Favourite surfaces are hard and clay...Favourite shots are forehand and serve...Favourite tournament is Australian Open...Idol growing up was Marat Safin - "He was just entertaining, the way he hit the ball. He was so powerful. I just loved watching him play"...Trains in Adelaide and Los Angeles...Hobbies are NBA - favourite team is LA Clippers - PlayStation, sleeping and hanging out with his friends...If he wasn't a tennis player he would have been an NBA player - "because the lifestyle is amazing"...Also supports Chelsea (football)...Goals in tennis are to win Davis Cup, be World No. 1 and win many Grand Slam titles...Best tennis memory so far is the atmosphere at the Australian Open and winning his first live rubber from two sets down versus Czech Republic in the Davis Cup World Group...Coached by Todd Langman since aged seven, and Jason Stoltenberg.
Nickname is "Sascha"…Speaks German, English and Russian...Father, Alexander, was a former pro player and is now his coach; mother, Irena, is a tennis coach; older brother, Mischa, is also a pro…Family moved to Germany in 1991…Started playing tennis aged five...Former junior World No. 1, won 2014 Australian Open junior title (d. Kozlov); had finished runner-up at 2013 Roland Garros juniors (l. to Garin)…Idol growing up was Roger Federer. Hobbies include watching NBA basketball...Favourite sporting personality is Lebron James...Trains in Hamburg and Saddlebrook, Florida...Physical trainer is Jez Green (since 2013).
Fitness coach is Slaven Hrvoj; moved to Zagreb at age 11 and has worked with the same team since then ... Parents are Mario (businessman) and Iris (housewife); has three sisters - Andrea, Antonia and Antea ... After winning Australian Open junior title in 2013 got permission from parents to get tattoo on left wrist ("Faith") ... Had right elbow surgery after Australian Open in 2014 (subsequently missed almost four months).
Began playing at age six in Kiev Olympic Stadium…Father, Eduard, is a urology professor; mother, Olga, is a retired university economics teacher; Has two brothers, Aleksandr (a doctor, who is older), and Leonard, who plays tennis and is younger…Supports Ukraine Institute of Cancer…Speaks five languages - Ukranian, Slovak, Czech, Russian and English…Enjoys reading Russian classics with some easy reading mixed in and favourite writers are Bulgakov, Sinkevich and Dominik Dan…Enjoys all ball sports, especially football, basketball and table tennis…Also enjoys swimming and spending time with friends at the cinema, bowling or playing billards…Favourite players growing up were Patrick Rafter and Pete Sampras…Also admired countryman Andrei Medvedev and watched a lot of his matches…Member of ATP Player Council from June 2012-16...Wife, Anfisa Bulgakova (married Sept. 24, 2011), daughter Tasia (born March 28, 2014).
Started playing tennis aged four on his own at home against the wall after watching his father, Jiri, a tennis coach, play…Mother, Irena, is a shoe company manager; has two sisters, Aneta and Natalie…Moved to Germany aged two and spent 10 years in German cities Wolfsburg and GÃ¶ttingen, where his father Jiri, Sr. worked as a tennis coach, before moving back to Czech Republic. Went to German school until 6th grade and speaks fluent German...
Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych…Favourite surfaces are hard and clay courts, favourite shot is serve…If he wasn’t a tennis player, he would do something related to sports…Supports Slavia Prague football club…Fitness coach is Jozef Ivanko (since 2008).
Named ATP Star of Tomorrow Award presented by Emirates in November 2013…This new category, replacing the player-voted Newcomer of the Year, is awarded to the youngest player who finished in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Rankings (as of 28 October)…Began season ranked outside the Top 250, broke into the Top 100 on 8 July – two days before his 20th birthday – and reached a career-high No. 78 by August. The Czech made his tour-level main draw debut as a qualifier at Roland Garros and also won three ATP Challenger Tour titles from five finals.
Father, Andrei, works as his coach…Runs the Kozlov Tennis Academy in Pembroke Pines, FL…
Nickname is JD...Started playing tennis aged four...Father, Courtney, a businessman; mother, Rebecca, is a social worker; sister is Tye...Favourite surface is hard courts and shot is the backhand down the line...Favourite tournament is Indian Wells...Idols growing up were Muhammad Ali (boxing) and Bill Russell (basketball)...If he wasn't a tennis player, he would be a poker player...Used to train in Buenos Aires...Physical trainer is Mark Kovacs.
Started playing tennis aged three…Has twin brother Franklin…Father, Constant, helped construct the tennis facility in 1999 and became Head of Maintenance soon after; the twins would often come to work with their father and spend the entire day at the tennis center…Mother, Alphina, helped the boys with schooling while their father worked...Made ATP main draw debut at hometown Citi Open in 2014...As a junior won the 2013 Orange Bowl, becoming the youngest-ever boys' champion in the event's history….
Followed that up with winning the 2014 Easter Bowl, becoming first player since John McEnroe in 1976 to win the two back-to-back...Reached junior No. 2 ranking...In 2012, he won two under-14 titles at Les Petits As (Tarbes, France) and Teen Tennis (Bolton, England), and helped lead the United States to the under-14 gold medal in World Junior Tennis...Big fan of Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City (NBA) and Washington Redskins (NFL)...
Moved to Boca Raton, Fla. in May 2015 to train with USTA coaching staff. Will also train during year at his hometown in College Park, Md.
Plays with a double-handed backhand...Named after tennis legend Bjorn Borg...Started playing tennis aged four...Father, Mario, born and raised until aged 10 in Italy, near Rome...Attended Barron Collier High School...Favourite surface is hard courts...Fan of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers...Likes all sports and playing table tennis...Had a standout junior career, reaching World No. 2... Won 2011 Roland Garros (d. Thiem), 2010 USTA under-18 and 2009 USTA under-16 clay-court titles; represented U.S. in junior Davis Cup...In 2011 joined John McEnroe (1977) as only American to have won Roland Garros boys' title in the Open Era...Coached by his father...Lives and trains in Naples, FL, during school year...
Mother is Carole (used to be an engineer for AT&T, now stays at home); father is John (city banker); younger brother is Nick ... Started playing tennis at age 7 when mother signed her up for tennis lessons ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is red clay ... Favorite tournament is French Open ... Enjoys listening to music (favorite singer is Rihanna), watching movies (favorite is Pitch Perfect), hanging out with friends and cooking and baking ... Favorite tennis players growing up were Steffi Graf and Kim Clijsters ... Best tennis memory was playing at US Open for first time ... Goals are to win a Grand Slam and reach No.1.
Mother's name is Tauna (represented USA at Olympics for swimming in 1976 and volleyball in 1984); grandfather's name is Ernie (played for New York Knicks in 1950s); uncle's name is Kiki (general manager of NBA team the Denver Nuggets and a former UCLA basketball player).
Began playing tennis at age 5 ... Father is Trey (formerly owned a mortgage company); mother is Lisa (corporate executive); brother is Tyler (studying business at University of Colorado) ... Loves cats and currently has one dog; one of favorite past-times is watching cat videos online ... All-court player; favorite surface is clay; favorite shots are serve and forehand ... Favorite tournaments are Roland Garros and Indian Wells ... Favorite city to visit is Venice ... Admires Steffi Graf and Novak Djokovic ... Enjoys going to the beach, yoga, surfing, golf and spending time in the mountains in Colorado ... Loves Mexican food and coffee ... After finishing playing career would like to be a yoga teacher and own a coffee shop.
Father is Alexey; mother is Natalia; younger brother is Stepan; has a pet dog (beagle) ... Introduced to tennis at age 6 by parents ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Best tennis memory is winning Youth Olympics in Singapore and US Open juniors, and becoming No.1 junior ... Graduated from high school in 2010; attending Sports University in Moscow ... Likes sushi, cheese, the Twilight books and SpongeBob SquarePants ... Idols when growing up were Williams sisters and Clijsters; trying to play like Hingis.
Mother, Suzanne, is a dentist; father, Igor, is a tennis coach; both parents are Hungarian (dad is from Transylvania); parents divorced; brother, Daniel, is a music teacher; has two sisters, Sophie (musician and student) and Melinda (mother of two girls) ... Entire family plays tennis ... Has two dogs and two cats ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is serve; favorite surface is Rebound Ace ... Began playing at age 3 when mother introduced her to the sport ... Speaks French, Hungarian, English, German, Italian ... Favorite movies are Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12; favorite actors are Julia Roberts and George Clooney ... Favorite artists are P!nk, Keane, The Killers ... Other interests include soccer, handball, listening to music ... Favorite cities are Budapest, Catania ... Idolized Monica Seles; person most admired is Roger Federer ... Most memorable tournament was 2006 ZÃ¼rich.
Coached by father, Jean Roch ... Father is a coach (who enjoys playing guitar and introduced Pierre Hugues to tennis at age 3); mother, Marie Laure, is a tennis instructor...Whole family plays tennis, including brother, Gabriel, and sister, Marjolaine... Former ITF #9 in 2009, reached SF in US Open Juniors 2009 and winner in Wimbledon Doubles Championships...Turned pro in 2010....Graduated Abibac in Germany... Speaks four languages fluently: German, French, English, Spanish...Favourite shot is backhand volley...Favourite tournaments are Roland Garros and Paris-Bercy...Idols growing up were Pete Sampras, Guillermo Coria and Roger Federer...Favourite sporting personality is Zinedine Zidane...Also enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, watching movies...It he wasn't a tennis player he would be an actor...Trains in Strasbourg and Paris...Fitness coaches are GrÃ©gory Rousseaux and SÃ©bastien Poublet.
Full name is Pablo Gabriel Cuevas...Began playing at age six at a country club with his parents, Gabriel, who is a businessman, and mother, Lucila, who is an accountant...Has one younger brother, Martin “Bebu”, who plays on the Futures and Challenger circuits...Daughter, Alfonsina, born on 10 October 2014...Best moment of his career is winning Roland Garros doubles title (w/Horna) in 2008 and Bastad and Umag singles titles in 2014...Future goal is to reach Top 30 in singles rankings...Considers baseline game and backhand as strengths and favourite surface is clay...Hobbies include surfing and playing football…As a junior, won his native Uruguay Bowl in 2004 and never played in a junior Grand Slam tournament...Favourite holiday spot is Punta del Este and particularly enjoys asados with friends and family when not on Tour…Works with Facundo Savio...FiancÃ©e, Clarita; daughter, Alfonsina, born on 10 October 2014.
Full name is Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios. Nicknamed “Kygs”...Started playing tennis at age 7 with his mother...Father, George is Greek and a painter and decorator; mother, Norlaila, is from Malaysia and a computer software engineer; older brother Christos is a lawyer and owner of a Gold’s Gym; older sister Halimah is a singer and an actress...Enjoys playing on all surfaces and considers serve his best shot...Listens to a variety of music but specifically likes Lil Wayne, Drake and Rihanna. Likes comedies and watches TV show Family Guy..Enjoys watching and playing basketball, favourite NBA team is Boston Celtics and favourite player Kevin Garnett. Also fan of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and Emanuele Adebayor...Idols growing up were Federer, Tsonga, LeBron James and Michael Jordan...Considers Wimbledon and US Open as favourite tournaments...Best memory in tennis so far was reaching QF at Wimbledon 2014...Awarded with Australia’s Newcombe Medal in ’14, which is given annually to Australia’s most outstanding tennis player...Has trained at the Australian Institute of Sport since 2012 alongside Tennis Australia...Coached by former ATP pro Todd Larkham. Fitness trainers are Aaron Kellett and Matt James.
Full name is Leonardo Martin Mayer…Nicknamed "Leo"…Began playing tennis at age nine…Father, Orlando, works in a bank; mother, Estela, is a teacher...Has two brothers Gabriel and Walter, one sister, Veronica....Considers clay as favourite surface and forehand as strength…Favourite hobby is playing football…One of top juniors in world in 2005, reaching a career-high No. 2 ranking in June before finishing No. 5…Reached six consecutive finals from February to May, winning titles in Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil…Also runner-up in Argentina and Brazil…Later in season won Canadian junior title and followed with QF at US Open (d. Querrey, l. to eventual winner Sweeting), his best Grand Slam result…In doubles, captured five titles in ’05, including Roland Garros and Orange Bowl (boh w/Massa)….Lists Maradonna as the most inspirational person in his life...If he wasn't a tennis player he would be a football player, most likely a goalkeeper.
Full name is Jamie Robert Murray...Began playing at age four with his brother Andy and mother Judy, who is a former Scottish national coach...Considers indoor hard courts and grass as favorite surfaces...Enjoys playing golf (right-handed) in his spare time and has a three handicap...A big fan of Edinburgh Hibs soccer team...Best Grand Slam junior result was SF in doubles (w/brother Andy) at US Open in 2004...Captured his first career ATP doubles title in San Jose in February 2007 (w/Butorac) and brother Andy won singles title...Became first brothers duo to win singles and doubles titles in same tournament since Emilio and Javier Sanchez in Kitzbuhel in 1989...Jamie has been married to Alejandra Murray, nÃ©e GutiÃ©rrez since 28 October 2010...Brother, Andy, acted as best man at their wedding in Dunblane, Scotland...Coached by Louis Cayer (since June 2006).
Nickname is “Dodo”…Speaks English and French…Started playing tennis aged six…Former junior doubles No. 1 in 2002 and singles No. 2 in 2003…Won 2003 junior Wimbledon singles and 2002-03 doubles titles; reached three junior Australian Open finals in 2003 singles and 2002-03 doubles…Favourite surface is hard courts and shot is forehand…Favourite tournaments are Wimbledon and US Open…Idol growing up was Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna…Hobbies include Sim Racing, Formula 1, playing on the computer and consoles games…Returned to professional tennis after 15 month absence in August 2011, provided his wife travelled with him to every tournament…Trains in Tampa, Florida.
Speaks Croatian and English…Started playing tennis aged five, after watching his father play…Parents are Damir and Zeljka; one sister, Bruna…Favourite surface is outdoor hard and shot is backhand…Favourite tournament is Umag…Idols growing up were Goran Ivanisevic and Rafael Nadal…Hobbies include spending time at the pool…If he hadn’t been a tennis player, he would be “a boxer. I love the sport”…Favourite sporting personality is boxer Mike Tyson…Goal in tennis is “to become No. 1”…Named ATP Star of Tomorrow Presented by Emirates in November 2014.
Baseliner who prefers hardcourts; favorite shot is forehand ... Father, Ivan Rodionov, is a tennis coach; mother, Natalia Rodionova, is a homemaker; older sister, Anastasia, also plays tennis ... Has two very small dogs, named Lora and Garris ... Admires Martina Hingis, Justine Henin, Bryan brothers, Michael Schumacher ... Favorite cities are Melbourne, Moscow, Lisbon ... Hobbies include reading, horse riding, swimming, listening to music ... Favorite book is Russian, "12 Chairs" by Ilya Ilf, Evgeniy Petrov; favorite actor is Paul Walker.
Father, who placed seventh in World Cup of Rowing, was a Bulgarian National Champion and mother, a volleyball player, was also a Bulgarian National Champion ... Sisters are Gabriele (a name picked by Sesil for her favorite player Gabriela Sabatini) and Elia ... Began playing at age 5 when father introduced her ... Attributes learning English to listening to Spice Girls "all the time" and is now doing the same with Spanish by listening to Shakira ... Trains half year at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (he saw her play at 2003 Eddie Herr junior event and offered her a three-week scholarship) and other half in Bulgaria.
Mother's name is Brigitta, father's name is Harro (engineer); sister's name is Satu, brother's name is Arlen ... Introduced to tennis by family at age 3 ... Lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from age 4 to 7 and in Jakarta, Indonesia from age 9 to 10 ... Speaks German, English and French ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf ... Best tennis memory is qualifying for first Grand Slam main draw at 2015 Wimbledon ... If weren't a tennis player, would like to be a sports psychologist (and one day hopes to become one).
Parents are Vladimir and Natalia ... Was introduced to tennis at age 4 by parents; has two sisters, Valeria and Alona (both play tennis, Alona also plays on WTA) ... Married Denis Volodko in September 2011 ... Has one cat (Pers) and one dog (Princess) ... Speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English ... Enjoys Russian pop music, playing chess, reading books ... Enjoys visiting friends in Cherkasy, Ukraine.
Coached by Martin Zathurecky and Henrieta Nagyova ... Mother is Alena; father is Jozef (teacher); sister is Zuzana (also played on the tour) ... Started playing at age 6 at father's school ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hardcourts ... Speaks Slovak, English ... Favorite movie is Titanic; favorite actress is Sandra Bullock ... Favorite types of music are pop, R&B; favorite singer is Rihanna ... Favorite author is Dan Brown ... Also enjoys swimming, basketball, soccer, skiing, listening to music, watching movies, shopping and going on the internet ... Idol is Roger Federer ... Favorite city is hometown of Bratislava.
Father's name is Anton; mother's name is Anna; younger brother's name is Ilya (plays ice hockey) ... Introduced to sport by father; liked it and was soon practicing at Spartak Club in Moscow ... Moved to Paris to attend Mouratoglou Academy after winning a big Under 14s event; has trained there ever since ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay ... Australian Open and US Open are favorite tournaments ... Tennis idols were Jelena Dokic, Martina Hingis and Justine Henin - still watches videos of Henin on YouTube ... Also enjoys dancing, music, singing, Sudoku, playing cards and chess ... Person she would most like to meet is Eminem ... Changed representation from Russia to Kazakhstan in May 2012.
Husband and coach is Charles Edouard Maria (married April 8, 2013 - formerly Malek); had daughter, Charlotte, on December 20, 2013 ... Father is Heinrich (deceased); mother is Margit; brothers are Daniel and Matthias (both studying sports management) ... Began playing at age 4 when introduced to tennis by parents ... Speaks German and English ... Favorite foods are Mexican and Italian ... Other sports interest is handball.
Mother is Florica (handball coach); father is Gyula Laszlo (sports teacher); sister is Alida (student in Buffalo - also plays tennis); has three dogs ... Started playing at age 4 with her parents at a local club ... Baseliner who prefers clay ... . Full name is Klaudia Edina Gallovits-Hall ... Graduated from high school in Romania in 2003 ... Speaks Romanian, Hungarian, German, English ... Favorite artists include Staind, Linkin Park and Jay-Z ... Likes to watch TV, read, listen to music ... Best memory was qualifying for Grand Slam debut at 2003 Roland Garros ... Admires Martina Hingis for being "a great and really smart player" ... Goal is to reach Top 10.
Parents are Petre and Ania; brother is Alex (soccer player) ... Aggressive style of play ... Favorite surface is hard (but loves grass too); favorite shot is forehand ... Started playing tennis at age 7 ... Tennis idols growing up were Jelena Dokic, Patty Schnyder, Williams sisters, Jennifer Capriati and Martina Hingis ... Also enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends and getting nails done ... If weren't a tennis player, would be a lawyer.
Father is Ercument; mother is Secil; sister is Nehir ... Began playing tennis at age 8 ... Favorite surface is hard ... Enjoys watching movies, playing games, hanging out with friends ... Most admires Kim Clijsters, Serena Willams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Trains in Boca Raton with Adrian Zeman; has previously trained with USTA and Mouratoglou Academy in France ... Father was professional soccer player; mother ran track in high school; brother plays football at South Carolina State (defensive back) ... Best friends with Vicky Duval ... Started playing tennis hitting against a wall ... All-court player; strengths are movement and backhand ... Favorite surface is clay; favorite tournament is Indian Wells ... Tennis idols were Williams sisters and Martina Hingis ... Enjoys reading; James Patterson is favorite author and favorite book is Kill Me If You Can; enjoys thrillers, mysteries and romance (including Nicholas Sparks) ... If she weren't a tennis player, would be a marine biologist ... Goals are to keep improving, get stronger, and hit the ball better; long-term goal is to win a Grand Slam and be the best player she can be.
Father is Carlos; mother is Silvia; sister, Stephanie, played tennis at Brown University ... Introduced to tennis at age 4 by father ... Attended Georgia Tech for two years under Coach Bryan Shelton before turning pro ... All-court player ... Speaks Spanish and English ... Other interests are working out, reading, writing, playing piano, dancing, listening to music and making movies ... Enjoys techno and house music ... Favorite tournament is US Open ... Goal is to win a Grand Slam title.
Coach and husband is Denis Shteyngart; have a child together, Anna, born in November 2012 (returned to tour in 2013) ... Mother is Oxana (national U16 girls' tennis coach); brother is Sascha ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by mother ... Favorite surface is hard ... Enjoys swimming, listening to music, watching movies and reading (incl. Dostoevsky) ... Speaks Russian and English.
Father's name is Winston; mother's name is Hong ... Started playing at age 4 when introduced to the sport by mother ... Aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is serve; favorite surface is hardcourt ... Spent 10 months in China at age 10; speaks English and Chinese ... Tennis idols growing up were Sharapova and Williams sisters ... Favorite tournament is US Open ... Currently in high school (graduating in 2013).
Currently without a coach ... Father is Igor; mother is Brankica ... Favorite surface is hard ... Speaks Croatian, English and Italian ... Self-described as strong-willed, determined and extremely competitive.
Father, Dumitru, is a pilot; mother, Doina, is an airline coordinator; sister, Bianca, is an assistant hotel manager; has a German Shepard named Ciavi ...Started playing tennis at age 4 when introduced to the sport by parents ... Baseliner who prefers clay; favorite shot is high backhand (Rios style) ... Speaks Romanian, English, Spanish ... Studying economics at ASE University ... Enjoys reading, movies, music, dancing, painting, drawing (would like to be a designer or architect after tennis) ... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp; favorite movie is Meet Joe Black ... Favorite type of music is pop; favorite artists are CÃ©line Dion, Backstreet Boys ... Favorite book is Harry Potter ... Favorite foods are Chinese, Romanian; favorite drinks are lemonade, hot chocolate ... Admires Justine Henin, Roger Federer ... After winning first WTA title at Warsaw in May 2009, was named Person of the Day by daily Romanian newspaper Jurnalul National; also got awards from Confidential (TV show) and President of the Romanian Tennis Federation, Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie.
Coached by former WTA player Julie Coin... Father's name is Dan; brother's name is David (also plays tennis) ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand and whose favorite surface is grass ... Began playing at age 2 when mother introduced her to the sport ... Also plays volleyball; enjoys skim boarding ... Favorite color is pink ... Favorite type of music is rock; favorite artist is Steely Dan ... Favorite movie is Lord of the Rings ... Favorite city to visit is Miami.
Father, Juan, is a lithographer; mother, Blanca, is a nurse; also has one younger sister ... Started playing at age 8 when took lessons with a friend for fun ... Favorite surface is clay ... Moved to Barcelona at age 15 to train with Spanish Federation (based there now) ... Tennis idol growing up was Justine Henin ... Favorite city is birthtown of San SebastiÃ¡n.
Mother is Michelle; father is Ian; siblings are Adam, Stephanie and Julie ... Born on Channel Island of Guernsey ... Started playing at age 7; moved to Bollettieri Academy in Florida at age 12 (still trains there) ... Graduated top of class from Pendleton high school in 2009 ... Favorite surface is hard ... Follows fashion and enjoys going shopping; Serena Williams and BeyoncÃ© are style icons ... Enjoys meeting family and friends for a walk on the beach and watching sunset over a traditional British dinner.
Fitness trainer is Stefano Baraldo ... Mother is Aida Aubelova; sister is Alisa ... Started playing tennis at age 6 ... Mainly based in Guangzhou, China; lived in Czech Republic from age 5 to 12 ... Studying psychology at university via correspondence ... Hobbies include music, chess, films, shopping and swimming ... Tennis idols growing up were Martina Hingis, Justine Henin and Serena Williams.
Mother is Dominique, father is Jean-Philippe (both work in cigar business); older brothers are Olivier and Julien ... Born in Cucq (in northern France); now lives and trains in Paris ... Started playing tennis at age 6 with family ... Baseliner whose best shots are serve and forehand ... Interests when younger included track & field; trained at Mouratoglou Academy for five years ... Admires Roger Federer, Andre Agassi.
Grew up and attended grade school and high school in New Albany, Ohio and now attends The Ohio State University and is a member of the tennis team) is an American men's tennis player.
Father, Jim, a taxi driver. Mother, Tina. Sister, Lauren… Starting playing tennis aged 11...Plays with a double-handed backhand...Considers hard his favourite surface...Currently trains at the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London… Spent four years training at Equelite Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy, in Vilenna near Valencia...Has worked part-time with coach Greg Rusedski, the 1997 US Open runner-up...In February 2009 at Roehampton, took part in unofficial play-off competition to earn a place in British Davis Cup team against Ukraine. One play-off match resulted in a 63 62 67(3) 26 2119 loss to Chris Eaton that lasted six hours, 40 minutes...His former Spanish coach, Toni Colom, arranged for him to spend time in Mallorca as Rafael Nadal's hitting partner in December 2009...Fitness coach is MMA fighter Diego Visotzky...
Began playing at age six at school...Born in Tbilisi, Georgia and moved to Moscow at age nine...Father, Besiki, mother, Ana...Has one younger brother, Levan, and one younger sister, Ekaterina...His idols growing up were Michael Jordan...Does not have a favorite surface (enjoys playing on all) and considers return as strength in his game...Considers wife and parents the most inspirational people in his life...Wife, Maria Melihova, a graduate from the University of North Florida in 2009...Daughter, Nicole, born 6 September, 2012 in Boca Raton, FL...Has made Miami his American home...Trained at Barcelona Total Tennis Club for five years...Coached by Guillermo Canas (since April 2011) on a trial basis.
Started playing tennis aged 10...Father is Branko, mother is Ljubica...Favourite player is Marat Safin...Considered his strengths a solid groundstroke game and a sound volley...Enjoys Italian and Greek food...Favourite movie is The Godfather...Hobbies include playing football, basketball and poker.
Introduced to tennis at age 3 by mother ... Speaks Slovenian, English ... Mother, Nevenka, is a chemist; father, Drago, is a volleyball coach; has two brothers and a sister ... Hobbies include internet, volleyball, movies, listening to music and going for walks.
Coached by father, Csaba Babos, and Levente Baratosi ... Mother is Zsuzsanna; sister is Susie; also has a cat ... Started playing at age 8 ... Aggressive style of play; favorite surface is hard ... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp ... Favorite things about being a tennis player are seeing different places and cultures ... Best memory is winning first WTA title in Monterrey ... Tennis idol is Elena Dementieva ... Goal is to win matches at Grand Slams.
Fitness trainer is Frantisek Mandlik; trains at I. CLTK club in Prague ... Began playing tennis at age 4 ... Enjoys fishing, music (likes pop, Czech music) and movies (favorites are Rocky and Public Enemies) ... Likes reading books by Paulo Coelho ... Favorite food is pasta.
Married sports reporter Bartosz Ignacik in Radziejowice, Poland on July 2, 2011 (formerly Klaudia Jans) ... Has a Masters Degree from Academy of Physical Education and Sport.
Coached by father, Petr Krajicek (a doctor); mother is Pavlina (an economist); younger brother is Peter (at university, plays basketball) and older brother is Richard (former ATP star); has a dog named Zorro ... Began playing at age 3 when parents introduced her at club in Delft ... All-court player; favorite shot is serve; favorite surfaces are hard, grass ... Best tennis memories are first three WTA titles and reaching QFs at Wimbledon ... Speaks Dutch, Czech, English ... Favorite artist is Lady Gaga; favorite author is Sophie Kinsella ... Favorite food is porridge; favorite drink is Shirley Temple ... Favorite city to visit is New York ("the most happening place in the world") ... Favorite event is 's-Hertogenbosch ... Best memory was skydiving in Orlando in 2010 ... Lucky charm is ring she got from her dad on 18th birthday ... Goals include staying healthy and reaching Top 20 ... In 2007, was featured in Glamour Holland's Women of 2007 issue and was also honored as one of the most powerful females in Holland by Heleen Magazine ... Won Dutch National Championships from 2003 to 2006; named the Netherlands' Most Talented Junior Athlete in 2003 and Best Tennis Player in 2006.
Started playing tennis at age seven… Speaks English, Tagalog and French…Father, Kirk, mother, Marina…Considers hard his favorite surface and second serve his favorite shot…Favorite tournament is Washington DC…Idols growing up were Michael Jordan and Andre Agassi… Enjoys playing basketball and golf…If he wasn’t a tennis player he would be playing point guard for the Miami Heat…Fan of the Washington Redskins (NFL)…Graduated from St. Stephens and St.Agnes High School… graduated from University of Virginia in 2008 with a BA in Foreign Affairs…Father played collegiate football… trains at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, VA…Physical trainer is Milos Galecic.
Began playing tennis at age three when his older brother started taking tennis lessons… Father, Phil is an engineer; mother, Jan, works at a tennis shop… Brother, Alec, is a lawyer; Sister, Lauren, is a grad student… Hard courts are his favorite surface and backhand his favorite shot... Favorite tournament is the US Open… Enjoys playing golf… If he wasn’t a tennis player he would be a golfer… Played the violin until he was fourteen years old… Current goal in tennis is to break the top hundred and stay there… Best tennis memory so far is his first five set win against Bobby Reynolds at the 2012 US Open as well as his second round win against Alex Bogomolov Jr. at the 2013 US Open… Qualified into his first ATP main draw tournament in San Jose by winning eight qualifying matches (five pre-qualifying, three qualifying) before losing to Mardy Fish in the first round...Stayed in Fish's house for a year... Trains at Saddlebrook, Florida.
Began playing tennis at age three, coached by Rosie Baries...Nickname is 'Mackie'...Father, Michael McDonald, is an oral surgeon...Mother is Viviain Young...Has one sister, Dana, who is a gymnast and student at UCLA...Also attends UCLA...Favourite surface is hard and favourite shot is forehand...Favourite tournament is US Open...Idol growing up was John Wooden...Supports UCLA (NCAA), San Francisco 49ers (NFL), San Francisco Giants (MLB) and LA Lakers (NBA)...Best tennis memory is qualifying for the Western & Southern Open...Goal is to reach his highest potential...Coached by Wayne Ferreira since age 11, and trains at Claremont Hotel and Spa in Berkeley, CA, supported by the USTA.
Began playing tennis at age six...Parents are both teachers who also played competitive tennis... Has one brother and one sister...Speaks English and Afrikaans... Hobbies include golf and movies...Favorite surface is hard court and favorite shot is serve...Lists his parents as the most inspirations people in his life...If he wasn't a tennis player says he would probably be an accountant...Coached by Stephan De Kock.
Began playing tennis at age five with his father, Tim, who is manager of Rochester Tennis Connection, a club in Rochester, Minn. Has one younger brother Jeff (born July 23, 1984) who played two years at St. John's Univ. in Minnesota...Mother, Jan, also manages at the club...Played collegiately at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., a Division III school, from 2001-03, capturing NCAA singles and doubles titles (w/Kevin Whipple) in '03...Earned All-American honors in singles and doubles three seasons...Played one season at Ball State in 2000 before transferring to Gustavus Adolphus...After finishing school, lived in Evreux, France, for one year and played in club level tennis and gained his first ATP Ranking on Oct. 6, 2003 after winning French Futures doubles title in Plaisir...A huge Minnesota pro sports fan, following Twins (baseball), Timberwolves (NBA) and Vikings (NFL)...Considers serve as strength and favorite surfaces are indoor hard courts and grass...Married on Sept. 17, 2011 to Maggie Suydam in Newport, Rhode Island.
Father, Kim, is a mechanic; mother, Nita, is a receptionist; sister is Brooke, brother is Ben ... Began playing at age 7 ... Favorite movie is Dirty Dancing; favorite TV show is One Tree Hill ... Favorite country to visit is Japan ... Enjoys Aussie Rules Football and is a mad Carlton supporter ... Loves summer, the beach and spending time with family and friends ... Is also a qualified beauty therapist.
Coached by father, Kiril (former canoe champion) ... Mother, Radosveta, is a former swimming champion; has one brother, Encho, and one sister, Elisaveta ... Introduced to tennis at age 4 ... Likes Bulgarian music, watching TV, swimming and canoeing; favorite movie is Gladiator.
Father is Sergio; mother is Claudia; brothers are Leandro and Amadeus; sister is Antonela ... Began playing at age 5 at local club (introduced to tennis by father) ... Favorite surface is hard ... Favorite film director is Pedro Almodovar; favorite book is The Diary Of Anne Frank ... Loves the color pink ... Also enjoys boxing, soccer, MotoGP ... Most relaxing place to be is the Bahamas.
Coached by brother, Romeo Oprandi ... Full name is Romina Sarina Oprandi; baseliner whose favorite shot is drop shot; favorite surface is clay ... Mother, Romy, is a sports center manager; father, Roberto, is a telecommunications recruitment specialist and sports center owner ... Began playing at age 6 when brother introduced her to the sport ... Also plays soccer, table tennis, basketball, badminton and many other sports ... Enjoys spending time with her family, watching her favorite ice hockey team (Davos), movies, music, singing ... Speaks Swiss-German, English, French, Italian, Spanish ... Favorite movies are The Prisoner and Olympus Has Fallen; favorite singers include Troy, Baschi, Beatrice Egli, Sportfreunde Stiller and The Passenger ... Favorite cities are Rome and New York; favorite tournaments are Rome, Beijing and Miami ... Most memorable experience is winning Orange Bowl for Under 12s in 1998 ... Most admires Arno Del Curto and Judy Murray.
Father is Shungo, mother is Satoko; brother is Tsubasa ... Favorite surface is hard.
Mother is Scarlet Blanco; father is Jose Antonio Muguruza; brothers are Asier (an engineer) and Igor (an economist); mother is from Venezuela, father is from Spain ... Began playing at age 3; first tennis memory was playing with her brothers ... Aggressive style of play; favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is serve ... Speaks Spanish and English ... Enjoys cooking, reading, listening to music ... Favorite tennis players growing up were Serena Williams and Pete Sampras.
Full name Gael Sebastien Monfils...Nicknamed "Lamonf"...His father, Rufin, a former soccer player, comes from island of Guadeloupe...He is an agent for France Telecom...His mother, Sylvette, comes from island of Martinique and is a nurse...Also has one younger brother, Daryl, who partnered Gael at 2012 Montpellier...Considers Arthur Ashe to be his favourite player...Off court walks around with his iPod listening to music, in particular R&B...If he didn’t play tennis he would play basketball...Fan of NBA team Detroit Pistons and favourite basketball player is Carmelo Anthony.
Finished as world's No. 1 junior in 2004 with titles at Australian Open (d. Ouanna), Roland Garros (d. Kuznetsov) and Wimbledon (d. Kasiri)...Did not drop a set in Australia and lost only one set each in Paris and Wimbledon...In 2003, was runner-up at Orange Bowl (l. to Baghdatis) and USTA Winter International Championships (l. to Rieschick)...Best friends are countrymen and former juniors Josselin Ouana, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Paterne Mamata...Named ATP Newcomer of Year in 2005.
Plays with a two-handed backhand...Speaks Spanish and English...Nickname is "Delbo" or "Gordo"...Started playing tennis aged seven...Father, Horacio, is a hair products distributor; was once a goalkeeper for a professional football team; mother, Marta, is a social assistant; brother, Alfredo, and sister, Felicitas, are both students...Goal in tennis is "my dream is to be No. 1"...Favourite surfaces are clay and outdoor hard courts...Favourite shot is his forehand...Favourite tournament is Roland Garros...Idols growing up were Guillermo Vilas and Bjorn Borg...Hobbies include football, movies and going out with friends...Practises in Azul and Barcelona.
Began playing tennis aged seven with his father Armando at the local club…Moved to Barcelona at 15 to pursue his dream and become a professional tennis player…Father, Armando, is a judge and mother, Adelaide, is a banker…Has one brother, Luis, who is a student…Growing up he admired Juan Carlos Ferrero, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer…Hobbies include playing and watching football, reading books, going to the cinema and hanging out with friends…If he wasn't a tennis player he would have loved to become a football player or a doctor…Favourite shot is the forehand…Trains at the BTT Academy in Barcelona…Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Italian…Since October 2013 has been managed by Polaris Sports, a Sports Marketing company that also manages some of the top football players in the World, like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Began playing at age eight...Nicknamed himself "Rendy" since his English teacher had a difficult time with his given first name so he chose that name...Says if he wasn't playing tennis, he said he'd likely be back in school studying...Has one older brother, who is a computer engineer...His parents are in business...Aspires to be the first Chinese player to reach the Top 10...Favourite surface is hard courts...Wife, Chien Chung-wen (married Dec. 4, 2010)…Physio is Stefan Duell.
Full name is Lleyton Glynn Hewitt...Played Australian Rules Football until age 13, then decided to pursue tennis career...In brief junior ranks, ranked as No. 1 Aussie in 18-under division in 1996 and captured Australian National Grasscourts 18s that year...Also Australian National Hardcourts 18s champion...Enjoys golf and Australian Rules Football (Adelaide Crows fan)...His father, Glynn, is a former Aussie Rules Football player and his mother, Cherilyn, was a physical education teacher...Has one younger sister, Jaslyn (born Feb. 23, 1983), who was No. 1 junior in Australia in 2000, and won her first Challenger title in Canberra in 2004.
Good friend of fellow Aussie golfers Greg Norman and Aaron Baddeley...Supporter of many children’s charitable foundations in Australia - the Starlight Foundation and the McGuinisses-McDermott Cancer Foundation, among others...In August 2002, made Special Olympics his primary charitable cause by becoming a global ambassador for the organization with the primary mission of helping Special Olympics double their international membership by 2005 via clinics and public appearances as he travels the world; launched Special Olympics Tennis Program in Shanghai during 2002 Masters Cup; took part in Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin in 2003; and invites Special Olympics athletes to tennis tournaments, commercial shoots, and other personal appearances around the world.
Nickname is “Dominator”…Speaks German and English…Started playing tennis aged six, but grew up on the courts...Parents are Wolfgang and Karin, who are both professional tennis coaches; one younger brother, Moritz, goes to school and plays tennis in the afternoons, dreaming of a pro career…Idols growing up were Stefan Koubek and Jurgen Melzer…Favourite shots are forehand and favourite surface is clay…Favourite tournaments are Vienna and Kitzbuhel…Big football fan and supports Chelsea FC…Also enjoys and follows ski jump competitions...Favourite food is sushi...Coached by Gunter Bresnik, full-time in Vienna, since 2004… Physical trainers are Resnik Sepp (since 2013) and Dr. Michael Reinprecht (since 2014).
Full name is Robert Louis Ginepri...A multi-sport athlete who didn’t devote himself to tennis until he was 12 years old...Father, Rene, who was born in Luxembourg, is a systems analyst; mother, Nancy, is a school teacher...Has one older sister, Jenni...Runner-up at US Open juniors (l. to Roddick) in first all-American final since 1985, reached final of US Super National Boys’ 18s (l. to King) and won doubles title (w/Tres Davis)... Captured Easter Bowl 18s title and helped US win Sunshine Cup over Spain, the junior equivalent to Davis Cup...In 1999, finished No. 1 and undefeated (23-0) in USTA 16-and-under competition, winning national title...Enjoys fishing and fan of NFL’s Atlanta Falcons...First player to compete at Wimbledon with a sleeveless shirt on June 23, 2003...Joined Atlanta Youth Tennis Foundation advisory board for underprivileged kids in 2004...Married Josephine Stafford on 29 September 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia...Guests included James Blake, Thomas Blake, Bobby Reynolds, Travis Rettenmaier, Ryan Sweeting, Carsten Ball, and Robert Kendrick...Fitness trainer is Jamie Gabel.
Nickname is "Guille" or "Willy"...Began playing tennis at seven years old...Father, Juan Garcia Ballesteros, is a teacher...Mother, Paqui Lopez Cuesta, is a nurse...Has one younger brother, Juan...Enjoys playing football and skiing...Follows results and supports FC Barcelona...Practices often with fellow resident Juan Carlos Ferrero...Athletes who inspired him are Zinedine Zidane, Pete Sampras and Michael Jordan...Favourite movie is Gladiator and book is Da Vinci Code...His favourite surface is clay and best shot is backhand down the line...Says greatest match he ever seen was countryman Sergi Bruguera's five-set win over Jim Courier in 1993 Roland Garros final...Considers his biggest win over No. 5 Carlos Moya in first round of 2005 Australian Open, which allowed him to break Top 100 for first time...Considers one of his best wins was beating then World No. 1 Rafael Nadal at Bangkok in October 2010...Fitness trainer is Jose Maria Castillo.
Began playing tennis at age six...Tallest player (6’11”, 2.11m) to rank in Top 100 in history of ATP Rankings (since 1973)...Father, Vlado, works as a meteorologist; mother, Gordana, works in agriculture...Has one older sister, Anna, who used to play when she was younger...Hobbies include playing basketball and going to movies... Member of Croatia Davis Cup team since 2000 when he debuted against Ireland, winning dead rubber... Appeared in starting line-up for first time in 2002 against Argentina in Buenos Aires, losing to Chela in second rubber and to Gaudio in fifth and decisive rubber...Wife, Alsi (married Mar. 29, 2005), is Jamaican; daughter, Jada Valentina (born Sept. 16, 2011).
Began playing tennis at age two...Nicknamed "Santi"...Most inspirational people in his life are his family... His parents are Elsa and Eduardo, who is a private constructor...Has one older sister Carmina, nicknamed "Car", who used to play Fed Cup for Colombia and now works as a marketing CEO at Ripley in Colombia... Also has one older brother, Daniel, nicknamed "Dani", who works as a General CEO of Zona Franca Internacional de Pereira... Likes to watch movies, (drama and comedy), read (novels) and listen to music (reggaeton and electronic music)... His hobbies, besides reading and watching movies, are swimming and horse riding in the mountains in his beloved Pereira...Adapts well on all courts surfaces… He is a member of the Colombian Davis Cup team… Would like to be a politician… At the end of July 2013, he moved to Bradenton to work with his team composed by his coach Felipe Beron, physical trainer and physiotherapist Niels Renzenbrik, nutritionist Andrew Terman and his manager CarmiÃ±a Giraldo.
Began playing tennis at age six with father Jorge, a tennis coach…Mother, Elsa, is a housewife…Sister, Kelly played at Florida Gulf Coast under a tennis scholarship and is now a graduated in accounting. She lives and works in Barcelona…Brother Sebastian trains at Sanchez-Casal Academy and plays junior events in Florida…Likes soccer and supports the Atletico Nacional team in Colombia…His favourite hobby is golf…Favourite music is salsa, rock (especially U2) and lounge…Goal in tennis is to reach the Top 10…Finished high school in Cali in 2001 (Los Angeles de San Fernando)…Tennis idols were Boris Becker and Pete Sampras…Prefers to play on hard courts and best shot is the backhand.
Coached by father, Chan Yuan-Liang ... Mother is Liu Hsieh-Chen (businesswoman); younger sister is Chan Hao-Ching (also plays on WTA) ... Began playing at age 6 when father introduced her to the sport at a tennis club ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand down the line; favorite surface is hard ... Speaks Chinese, English ... Likes light rock music, Chinese food, swimming ... Favorite tournament is US Open ... Goal is to reach Top 30 or higher.
Parents, Gary and Sheila, are both school administrators; older sister is Symone ... Has a dog (Sochi) and a cat (Gilligan) ... Started playing right-handed for two years then switched to lefty ... Is an aggressive all-court player; strengths are forehand, net game and slice ... Loves listening to music and dancing ... Played the violin for two years ... Person she would most like to meet is BeyoncÃ© ... Tennis idol was Martina Navratilova ... Short-term goal is to move up in the ranks; long-term goals are to be Top 10, Top 5 and win all the Grand Slams several times.
Coached by father, Antonio ... Mother is Caroline; brothers are Sebastian and Sergio (twins, four years older than her); has dog called Armani (husky) ... Began playing at age 3 when father introduced her at local club ... Baseliner whose best assets are movement, groundstrokes; favorite surfaces are hard, grass ... Speaks Portuguese, English ... Favorite types of music are hip hop, rap; favorite artist is Justin Timberlake ... Favorite movie is When A Stanger Calls; favorite book is DaVinci Code ... Enjoys reading, walking her dog, shopping ... Favorite things about being a tennis player are seing the world, competing; least favorite thing is losing ... Favorite players are Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Rafael Nadal ... Favorite event is Miami because it was her first WTA event ... Goal is to keep improving ... Junior highlights include youngest ever to win U16 Eddie Herr title (won it in 2005 when she was 12).
Parents are Rob and DorÃ©; sisters are Joyce and Daisy ... Started playing at age 6 ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite surfaces are hard and clay ... Tennis idol growing up was Kim Clijsters ... Enjoys music, reading, shopping and seeing friends ... Favorite tournaments are the Grand Slams.
Father, Jan, is an engineer; mother, Jarmila, was also an engineer (passed away in September 2012); brother, Jan, is a former pro skier ... Started playing tennis at age 7 ... Fell in love with Australia in her first trip to Australian Open as 14-year-old; now lives and trains in Gold Coast during off-season ... Granted Australian citizenship on November 23, 2009 (began competing for Australia immediately in WTA events) ... Likes all surfaces; prefers hardcourts ... Favorite shots are return, backhand ... Speaks English, German, Slovak; learning Spanish ... Loves shopping, fashion; likes watching DVDs on laptop ... Favorite food is sushi ... Admires Michael Jordan for his accomplishments ... Says best thing about being a tennis player is following your dream, doing what you love ... Goal is to reach Top 10.
Coached by father, Ivan and occasionally Melanie Molitor (mother of Martina Hingis); started playing at Molitor's tennis school at age 4 (started daily training with her from age 7 for eight years until 2012) ... Mother is Dana; brother is Brian; parents emigrated to Switzerland from then-Czechoslovakia in 1968 ... Also trained at Bollettieri Academy for six months ... Enjoys movies, journals and seeing friends.
Father, Viktor, used to work in international relations for a nuclear power plant (now retired); mother, Larisa, is an economist; older sister, Oxana, is lawyer ... Started playing at age 6 when parents introduced her to the sport ... Moved to Kiev at age 17 ... Studied at Physical Education & Sports in Ukraine for 1.5 years (no longer studying; hopes to return one day) ... Favorite shot is backhand ... Best tennis memory is 2013 Australian Open ... Admires Martina Hingis for her playing style; also liked watching Kafelnikov ... Speaks Russian, Ukrainian, English ... Enjoys watching sports, playing pool and hanging out with friends ... Favorite city is Kiev; favorite events are Australian Open, Wimbledon and Madrid.
Parents are Jose and Maria; has three brothers and three sisters ... Started playing at age 8 because brothers were playing ... Favorite tournament is French Open ... Tennis idol was Gustavo Kuerten; also likes Rafael Nadal ... Favorite type of music is reggae (especially Bob Marley).
Father, Vyacheslav, is professional coach (running, tennis - has coached Yaroslava throughout her career); mother, Nurziya, was a professional runner and world champion in the 100km marathon; older brother, Pavel, is a political journalist ... Started playing at age 6; started taking it seriously at age 8 ... Trains at National Tennis Center in Astana, Kazakhstan and at CSKA club in Moscow, Russia ... Loves all sports activities and will try anything once ... Has represented Kazakhstan since 2008 (was previously representing Russia) ... Prefers to be called Slava.
Physical coach is Bernard Cabassol, chiropractor is Jean-Michel Palasse ... Mother, ThÃ©rÃ¨se, is a nursery school teacher; father, FranÃ§ois, is a policeman; has a younger sister, AurÃ©lie ... Started playing at age 7 ... Favorite surface is greenset ... Favorite movie is Sixth Sense; favorite actors are Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis; enjoys listening to music, dancing ... Other sports interests include swimming, table tennis ... Self-described as "the girl with a smile" ... Favorite player growing up was Gabriela Sabatini; also admires Andre Agassi ... Enjoys having a good relationship with the other French players.
Parents are Edith and Bruno; has three sisters and a cat ... Likes all surfaces ... Speaks German, English, French ... Introduced to tennis at age 4 by parents ... Favorite TV shows are Simpsons, Friends ... Favorite city to visit is ZÃ¼rich ... Self-described as honest, direct, friendly.
Followed older sister Sabra into tennis ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf ... Would have been a hockey player if weren't a tennis player ... Favorite tournaments are Charleston, US Open.
Father is Petr (works in pro shop at local tennis club); mother is Alena (a nurse); younger brother is Matej ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by father ... Aggressive player with variety; favorite shots are volley, serve and forehand; enjoys all surfaces ... Speaks Czech, English, French ... Best tennis memories are reaching 4r at Wimbledon in 2011 and winning U14 European Championships; also just every day playing tennis and travelling ... Enjoys reading, spending time with friends, cooking ... Admires Roger Federer because he's "a great player and a good person".
Husband and coach is Michael Achleitner (married on December 4, 2010) ... Began playing tennis at age 3 when father, Johann, introduced her to the sport; mother is Margarethe; sister is Pamela, brother is Patrik ... Speaks German, English ... Most memorable experience is playing first Grand Slam at 2009 Australian Open ... Enjoys skiiing, soccer ... Likes Italian food.
Parents are Rick and Christine (attorneys); siblings are Sydney, Montana and Hunter ... Introduced to the sport by parents ... Favorite shot is serve; favorite surface is hard ... Favorite food is ice cream; favorite drink is peach iced tea ... Favorite actor is Julia Roberts; favorite movie is Pitch Perfect ... Favorite singer is Taylor Swift; favorite types of music are hip-hop, pop, rap and country ... Also enjoys baking, seeing friends, watching TV and shopping ... Favorite place to visit is Paris ... Most memorable experience is playing a match in an earthquake in Costa Rica ... Person most admired is Roger Federer ... Goal is to work hard and be the best she can be.
Introduced to tennis at age 9 ... Favorite surface is clay ... Father's name is Enrique, mother is Carmen ... One of 10 children; siblings are JosÃ©, Javier, Enrique, Carmen, Isabel, Patricia, Sara, Natalia and MarÃa ... Enjoys listening to music and playing soccer.
Trains in Tel Aviv ... Parents are Sergey and Olga; brother is Alexander and sister is Lina ... Started playing at age 4 (both parents are tennis coaches) ... Strengths are power from the baseline and movement; favorite shot is forehand, favorite surface is hard and favorite tournament is US Open ... Hobbies includes sightseeing and shopping.
Started playing at age 5 ... Loves watching all sports (live or on TV); skiing is favorite ... Favorite books are Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer ... Favorite movies are The Notebook and Remember The Titans ... Favorite food is mom's cooking.
Father's name is Mykhaylo, mother's name is Olena; brother is Yulian ... Began playing at age 5 when introduced to the sport by family ... Favorite shot is serve; favorite surfaces are hard and clay ... Speaks English and Russian ... Hobbies are driving, wakeboarding and reading ... Favorite food is Chinese ... People most admired are the Klitschko brothers and Nik Vujicic; favorite artist is Eminem ... Junior highlights include winning Roland Garros girls' title at age 15.
Works with WestfÃ¤lischer Tennis Verband (a local program); also member of the Porsche Nachwuchs Team ... Parents are Onni and Barbara (both teachers); brother is David (a policeman) ... Began playing tennis at age 9 ... Likes all surfaces ... Speaks German and English ... Best tennis memory is qualifying for Roland Garros in 2013 and reaching third round ... Likes playing soccer, meeting friends and watching other sports ... Likes Roger Federer; also looks up to Andrea Petkovic for her positive attitude.
Coached by father, Louis Paul Garcia ... Parents own a real estate agency; mother is Mary Lene ... Played many sports when she was younger and chose tennis because it was the one she enjoyed the most ... Enjoys reading and spending time with family ... Is continuing school by correspondence.
Fitness trainer is Ladislav Olasz; trains at Slovak National Tennis Centre ... Parents are Yuraj and Martina; has two younger siblings, brother Yuraj Jr. and sister Kristina (a highly ranked junior player) ... Began playing at age 7 when parents introduced her to the sport (didn't like her first lesson but grew to love it); decided she wanted to take it more seriously when she became the Under 12 No.1 in Slovakia ... Favorite shot is crosscourt backhand; favorite surface is hard; favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Speaks Slovak and English ... Best memory is finishing runner-up to Annika Beck in French Open junior final in 2012 ... Enjoys biology, painting, photography and reading ... Self-described as quiet and shy.
Coached by father, Ratko ... Mother is Emina; sister is Hana ... Started playing tennis at age 7 (introduced by sister) ... Favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hardcourt ... Speaks Croatian, English, German ... Favorite movie is The Hangover; favorite actor is Robert Pattinson ... Favorite type of music is hip hop; favorite artist is Beyonce ... Also enjoys watching basketball and football, shopping ... Favorite city to visit is Charlotte, North Carolina (family) ... Pet peeve is sitting next to father on the plane ... Most memorable tennis experience was first time on court with Chris Evert ... Goal is to be No.1.
Father, Alois, is a fabric manufacturer; mother, Marianne, is a retired teacher; two brothers are Stefan and Michael ... Began playing tennis when introduced by parents at age 7 ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is forehand ... Speaks German, Italian and English ... Favorite things include good pasta, the movie Gladiator, pop music, skiing, watching TV, traveling ... Admires Kim Clijsters.
Began playing tennis at age 4, when sister bought her a racquet and took her to the courts ... First came to US at age 7 for a few months; since age 13, has been at Boca Raton praciticing at Chris Evert Academy ... Enjoys movies, swimming, shopping ... Admires Roger Federer, Steffi Graf ... Goal is to be No.1.
Trains in Bratislava with national federation ... Parents are Peter and Jarmila; brother is Roman ... Began playing tennis at age 4; introduced to sport by brother ... Favorite surface is clay ... Speaks Slovak and English ... Idol growing up was Martina Hingis (born in same city); now admires Nadal ... Favorite tournament is Wimbledon.
Full name is Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson ... Father, Yngve, is a policeman; mother, Lena, is a music teacher; younger brother, Fredrik, is also a policeman ... Started playing at age 8 when neighbor, a tennis coach, introduced her to the game ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is indoor hardcourt ... Favorites include reading, sushi, the movie Shawshank Redemption, singer Bruce Springsteen and TV show Desperate Housewives ... Idol when growing up was hockey player Eric Lindros; tennis idols were Swedish players Jonas Bjorkman, Thomas Johansson and Thomas Enqvist, also enjoyed watching Lindsay Davenport ... Best memories to date are winning first two WTA titles at Memphis in 2006 and 2012.
Parents are Johannes and Petra (both chemistry professors) ... Started playing tennis at age 4 when introduced by parents ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Speaks German, English and Spanish ... Also interested in athletics and swimming ... Relaxes by playing violin ... Favorite actor is Jennifer Aniston; favorite artists are Sunrise Avenue and Linkin Park ... Best tennis memory is winning junior title at 2012 French Open.
Has three siblings, including a twin sister ... Favorite surface is hard ... Favorite singers are Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West.
Mother is Sandra Martic ... Began playing tennis at age 5 when mother introduced her ... All-court player whose favorite shot is serve; favorite surface is hard ... Speaks Croatian, English ... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp ... Favorite music is pop; favorite singer is Leona Lewis ... Favorite food is pancakes; favorite drink is Orangina ... Also enjoys table tennis and TV ... Favorite city to visit is Paris ... Favorite thing about being a tennis player is "making my dream come true".
Began playing at age five...Father, Florent, teaches tennis; mother, Annie, is a former school teacher; has three older brothers, Julien, Thomas and Morgan, who has played 10 Futures events between 2006-10; one younger sister, Iris...While growing up, admired fellow left-hander Marcelo Rios...Enjoys playing on all surfaces and does not have a favourite surface...Considers volley as best shot...Says best place he enjoys playing in is in his home country...Fan of Paris St. Germain soccer team...Favorite actors are Jean Dujardin, Jamel Debbouze and Thomas Ngijol.
Full name is Dmitry Igorevich Tursunov...Moved to U.S. from Moscow when he was 12 1/2 and now based in California out of Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento area... Introduced to tennis by his Father, Igor, a former engineer for an Institute of Nuclear Reseach, who now coaches and has a tennis inventory buisness...Mother, Svetlana is an accountant and his older brother Dennis (seven years older) helps his father out...A big fan of actors; Jackie Chan, Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson...Considers groundstrokes as best part of his game and fast surfaces as favorite...Hobbies include, romantic walks on the beach, cuddling and annoying people.
Nickname is "La Goff"...Plays with double-handed backhand...Started playing tennis aged six...Taught to play tennis by his father, Michel, who is a tennis coach at the Barchon Club in Liege...Mother's name is Francoise; has one brother, Simon...Favourite surface is hard courts...Hobbies include golf...Became the first lucky loser to reach the fourth round of a major championship since fellow Belgian Dick Norman at Wimbledon in 1995 when he reached last 16 on Grand Slam main draw debut at 2012 Roland Garros...Favourite quote is "impossible is nothing"...Roger Federer was his idol growing up - "When I was young I had a lot of pictures in my bedroom of him"...Trains at the Belgian Tennis Federation in Mons.
Began playing at age seven...Nicknamed "Benni"...Father, Jorg, works in a tax office; mother, Ulrike, works at a retail store; one younger sister, Kathrin...No relation to former No. 1 and six-time Grand Slam title winner Boris Becker...Played four years from 2001-05 at Baylor University in Texas and earned All-America honors last three years...Captured NCAA singles title (d. Michael Kogan of Tulane) and helped Baylor to its first team title in 2004 (d. UCLA)...Majored in Finance and International Business and is one semester short of earning his degree...Favourite surface is hard courts and considers his serve and forehand as most important parts of his game...A big soccer and basketball fan and favorite soccer team is 1. FC Koln and follows NBA Dallas Mavericks because of countryman Dirk Nowitzki...Idolised Becker and Andre Agassi growing up...Voted Sportsman of the Year in November, 2006, in his home province Saarland in Germany by 38 percent of the viewers of German local television channel SR...Named 2006 ATP Newcomer of Year.
Coached by father, Imran ... Began playing tennis at age 6 ... Father is a builder; mother, Naseema, works in printing business; sister is Anam ... Likes movie Ocean's 11 and actors Brad Pitt and Hugh Grant ... Likes hip hop, including Eminem ... Also likes playing cricket and swimming ... Most admires Gandhi; tennis player most admired is Steffi Graf.
Mother is Andelka; sisters are Ana and Ivana (president of a publishing company), brothers are Miro and Ivan (both teach tennis) ... Married Daniele Baroni on November 15, 2010 ... Began playing tennis at age 4 by following older sister Ana to practice ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite tournaments are Grand Slams (especially Wimbledon) ... Speaks Croatian, English ... Owns yellow labrador named Max ... Loves R&B and hip-hop; favorite singer is Josh Groban ... Loves the show ''Digging for the Truth''; also loves history books ... Favorite cities are Rome and Paris ("timeless beauty and architecture") ... Person most admired is Oprah Winfrey ... Enjoys doing charity work ... Tennis player most admired is Steffi Graf ... Best tennis memory was reaching Wimbledon semifinals in 1999 ... If weren't a tennis player, would have been an archaeologist (loves history) ... Enjoys cooking (has a cookbook in the making) ... Junior highlights included winning 1996 US Open and 1997 Australian Open (third player in Open Era to win two Grand Slam junior titles by age 14 - also Hingis and Capriati).
Favorite shot is backhand down the line ... Father, Jordi, runs a cleaning business; mother, Maria, is retired ... Favorite movie is Sixth Sense ... Enjoys music, reading, being with her little cousins, singing and dancing ... Other sports interest is soccer ... Admires parents for always doing their best.
Also trains with Sorana Cirstea and Ioana Raluca Olaru when they are in Bucharest ... Born in Slatina, Romania; has been living in Bucharest since age 4 ... Began playing at age 5; earliest memory of tennis was playing against sister ... Mother is Cristiana Silvia Niculescu (pharmaceutical sales rep); father is Mihai Niculescu (engineer); has an older sister, Gabriela (was a pro tennis player and currently attends USC) ... Admires Martina Hingis, Andre Agassi ... Enjoys shopping, reading, seeing family ... Favorite movie is Butterfly Effect.
Mother, Galina, was a chemistry teacher; father, Alexander, was a world champion in Greek Roman wrestling in 1981; younger brother, Platon, is in school ... Started playing tennis at age 7; took it seriously from the start ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Enjoys reading; likes Russian author Boris Akurin, also classics by Dostoevsky and Solzhenitsyn ... Favorite food is sushi ... Speaks Russian and English ... Studying at University of Physical Culture in Moscow ... Admires Elena Dementieva ... Goal is to be a memorable top player.
Coached by Alejo Mancisidor, Mikel GonzÃ¡lez, Victor LÃ³pez and Andreu Guilera ... Father, Nariano Parra Ruiz, and mother, MarÃa Luisa Santonja Gaso, are teachers; sister is Tania ... Introduced to tennis at age 10 by parents ... Favorites include the movie Grease, actor Anthony Hopkins, and Gazpacho Andaluz ... Favorite city to visit is New York City ... Self-described as shy, hard worker ... Admires Monica Seles ... Enjoys traveling to new places, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.
Father is David; mother is Karen; has one brother (Phillip) and two sisters (Mindy and Ivana) ... Started playing tennis at age 4 ... Relaxes by reading, singing, playing video games.
Coached by husband (married on May 5, 2003 in Berlin - maiden name is Hrdlickova) ... Father is Karel Hrdlicka; mother is Kveta Hrdlickova; sister is Lenka ... Most memorable moment was birth of sister's children ... Loves dogs ... Has had two left knee surgeries and her goal is to stay healthy and enjoy tennis ... Admires Martina Navratilova because of the great person she is and all she has achieved in and for tennis ... Favorite cities are Sydney and Berlin ... Favorite actor was Christopher Reeve; loves musicals (Mamma Mia is her favorite) and movies with happy endings; also enjoys dancing.
Parents are Darko and Nevena ... Started playing tennis at age 6 ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay ... Favorite tournament is Stuttgart ... Other interests include collecting stamps and coins, cooking, travelling and exploring new places, music, boating, swimming, playing cards, video games, bowling, movies, reading, meditation and yoga ... Also has tennis coaching certification.
Currently without a coach ... Father, Ivan Rodionov, is a tennis coach; mother, Natalia Rodionova, is a homemaker; younger sister, Arina, also plays on WTA ... Baseliner who prefers grass; favorite shot is forehand ... Granted Australian citizenship on December 10, 2009 (began competing for Australia immediately) ... Admires Martina Hingis ... Likes to visit Moscow ... Favorite book is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; favorite actor is Nicolas Cage.
Coach is also her husband, Tony Huber; son is Joshua Jacob Huber (born September 27, 2012) ... Began playing tennis at age 5 when mother introduced her ... Baseliner whose best shot is forehand; favors fast hardcourts ... Married Tony Huber on February 19, 2000, in Durban, South Africa ... American citizen since July 25, 2007 ... Youngest of three children; brother is Janus, twin sister is Monita; mother, Sica, and father, Jan, have a family-run business that keeps them from travelling a lot; has niece named Lara ... Has four dogs: Sam, a miniature Jack Russell Terrier; Ace, an English Mastiff; Dora, a lab-hound mix; and Amelia, a German Shepherd mix; also has two cats, Rambo and Xena ... Enjoys all sports and supports Houston teams ... Loves reading up on stock market, keeping in touch with friends and family, working out ... Favorite holiday is travelling in her motor home ... Bought a 10-acre ranch in March 2007 and built 11 hardcourts; opened Huber Tennis Ranch in March 2008 (www.hubertennisranch.com) ... Sponsors annual U15 girls tournament in South Africa ... Did first triathlon and duathlon in 2009 (goal is Kona in Hawaii).
Father is Piet; mother is Nici; brother is Jozua ... Married Roger Anderson on November 10, 2012 in South Africa ... Enjoys reading, shopping and watching movies.
Mother is Marie-Louise (teacher); father is Hans (surgeon); brothers are Philipp and Bastian ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by father and brother at club around the corner ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Other sports interests include handball, basketball ... Favorite place to visit is home ... Enjoys music, reading, watching TV, seeing friends ... Closely follows German soap opera "Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten" ... Admires countrywoman Steffi Graf.
Father works in a factory; mother is a housewife ... Trains in Barcelona; part of a training group that includes MarÃa JosÃ© MartÃnez SÃ¡nchez, Arantxa Parra Santonja, Lourdes DomÃnguez Lino and Nuria Llagostera Vives ... Aggressive player with lots of spin ... Started playing tennis after parents played on weekends ... Favorite surface is clay ... Admires Steffi Graf ... Enjoys seeing friends, music and the beach.
Father, Roy, is a project manager in IT; mother, Rosamund, is a freight forwarder; has two sisters (Deirdre, Fiona); everyone in family plays tennis ... Has two cats, Tosca and Jennifer ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Introduced to tennis at age 4 by parents ... Speaks English, Afrikaans ... Favorite actors are George Clooney, Julia Roberts; favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption ... Favorite artists are Maroon 5, James Blunt ... Also enjoys field hockey, swimming, reading and watching movies ... Favorite place to visit is London ... Most memorable moment was playing Fed Cup for South Africa in her hometown ... Admires Nelson Mandela ... Favorite event is QuÃ©bec City.
Father is Yevgeny (engineer); mother is Elena (teacher); sister is Sonia (university student); also has two cats ... Father introduced her to tennis at age 7 ... Changed spelling of last name in 2005 for WTA purposes (Douchevina to Dushevina) ... Favorite music is Russian music; also likes R&B ... Favorite movies are Russian movies; favorite actors are Brad Pitt, Eric Roberts, Jude Law ... Favorite types of food are Italian, Japanese ... Favorite cities are Moscow, Paris, Milan, Melbourne ... Other sports interests are soccer, basketball ... Best tennis memory was win over Jill Craybas at 2005 Australian Open (was down 61 51 and 2mp but came back to win) ... Favorite tennis players are Jennifer Capriati, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt.
Coached by mother ... Began playing at age 6; introduced to tennis by mother ... Has one cat, Gabriela ... Favorite surface is hard ... Graduated from University RUPF in Moscow in 2005 ... Speaks Russian, English ... Other interests include reading, dancing, Russian music ... Favorite city is Paris ... Favorite tournament is Moscow ... Has represented Kazakhstan since 2008 (formerly Russia). - See more at: http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/9744/title/galina-voskoboeva#sth...
Lives in Tokyo with husband, German race car driver Michael Krumm ... Father is Juichi (passed away in 2007); mother is Masako; siblings are Ryusuke, Junko ... Started playing at age 6 after being introduced by her parents ... Was tennis champion at Sonoda High School (graduated in 1989) ... Left-handed; encouraged to play right-handed to follow Japanese custom ... Ran 2004 London Marathon in 3h30min ... Funded building of a school in Laos ... Holds some "oldest player ever" records: oldest player ever to beat a Top 10 player (set record by beating Safina at 2010 Roland Garros at 39y/7m/26d, then surpassed that by beating Stosur at 2010 Osaka at 40y/17d); second-oldest to win a WTA title (won 2009 Seoul at 38y/11m/30d, oldest is Billie Jean King at 1983 Birmingham at 39y/7m/23d); and oldest to rank inside Top 50 since Billie Jean King at age 40 in March 1984 (Date-Krumm broke back into Top 50 in August 2010).
Coached is her father, Chan Yuan-Liang ... Mother, Liu Hsieh-Chen, is a businesswoman; sister, Chan Yung-Jan, is also a tennis player ... Began playing at age 3 ... Favorite surfaces are hard and clay ... Speaks Chinese, English ... Likes light rock music, Chinese food, swimming.
Father, Zhang Zhi Qiang, was a pro soccer player; mother, Feng Quin, was a basketball player (both now work for a train company) ... Started playing tennis at age 6 when parents took her to local club ... Favorite surface is hardcourt ... Started working with Chinese Tennis Association at age 12 ... Idolized Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Justine Henin ... Best tennis memory was beating Dinara Safina at Beijing in 2009 ... Relaxes by listening to music, taking photos and exploring the places she travels to. - See more at: http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/11069/title/shuai-zhang#stats
Mother is Steluta (civil servant); father is Paul (electrician); brother is Andrei ... Started playing tennis at age 3 with aunt, who was a coach ... Favorite surface is clay ... Did gymnastics and played handball when younger ... Idol growing up was Martina Hingis ... Best tennis memory was winning European 16 & Under title in 2006 ... Favorite city is New York; favorite tournament was Marbella.
Coached by husband ... Parents are Shu Kai Zheng, Zhi Bin Lei ... First tennis memory was watching match between Graf and Seles; older sister played first, influencing her to take it up at age 10; favorite shot is backhand ... Graduated from Si Chuan Sports Academy in 2000 ... Favorite cuisine is Chinese ... Also enjoys golf, table tennis, badminton ... People most admired are parents and grandparents.
Favorite shot is drop shot ... Started playing tennis at age 8 or 9 at a tennis academy across the street from where mother worked ... Tennis idol growing up was Justine Henin ... Favorite tournaments are Australian Open and Wimbledon ... Currently in university (studying International Relations) ... Goals are to reach Top 30 and win a Grand Slam title in doubles.
Currently without a coach; physical trainer is Raffaele Tendi ... Father, Jozef, is a businessman; mother's name is Anna; has a younger brother named Miroslav; has a German Shepherd named Kimi ... Favorite surface is clay; favorite shot is forehand ... Favorite places to visit are Slovakia, the mountains and Brazil ... Also likes soccer, ice hockey, music, movies and seeing friends.
Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay ... Began playing at age 6 when father introduced her to the sport ... Formerly coached by father, Zoran; mother, Amira, is a dentist's assistant; younger sister, Anja, is a student ... Speaks French, German, English, Serbian ... Favorite movie is Biutiful; favorite actors are Edward Norton and Javier Bardem ... Favorite types of music are rock, funk; favorite group is Bloc Party ... Enjoys reading, writing; favorite authors are Goethe, Wilde, Flaubert; people most admired are Goethe (genius in writing) and Che Guevara (genius in fighting) ... Other favorites include going to museums and watching basketball when in America ... Favorite city is Barcelona; favorite tournament is Stuttgart ... Most memorable experience was playing first Grand Slam at 2007 Roland Garros ... Self-described as thoughtful, outgoing and happy.
Father is Mladen; mother is Ljiljana ... Started playing at age 6; introduced to the sport by father and sister ... Represented New Zealand in Fed Cup and Junior Fed Cup ... Speaks English, Croatian ... Enjoys playing guitar, reading, music, movies ... Tennis player most admired is Monica Seles for fighting spirit ... Favorite tournament is QuÃ©bec City.
Currently without a coach ... Father Don (deceased) was a tennis coach who played at Wimbledon (coached Cara); mother, Velia, is a teacher; older brothers, Byron and Wayne, played on the men's tennis tour ... Married Brett Stephens on December 2, 2006 on Spurwing Island on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe; first child, Lachlan Alexander Stephens, was born April 26, 2012 ... Has five dogs, three cats and two parrots ... Favorite surface is grass (grew up with four grass courts in backyard); is an all-court player ... Most memorable experience was winning junior Wimbledon ... Self-described as fun, easy-going and relaxed ... Favorite city is Melbourne ... Other interests include music, snowboarding, surfing ... In her time off, likes to go out into the bush back home in Zimbabwe, visit Lake Kariba and enjoy the wildlife and surroundings ... Favorite movie is Seven; favorite actor is Brad Pitt; favorite flower is the flame lily, Zimbabwe's national flower; favorite author is Wilbur Smith.
Currently without a coach ... Father, Ted, is retired; mother, Nancy, is a homemaker; younger sister, Stefanie, is a clinical social worker who works with adolescents ... Graduated from Academy of Notre Dame high school in 1991; avid University of Florida Gator fan ... Travels with dachshund Casy when possible and hopes to one day open her own doggie daycare ... Favorite movie is Silence of the Lambs and favorite food is mom's cooking ... Enjoys listening to all types of music (incl. Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies) ... Also likes catching up with friends via internet and watching TV (CSI, Seinfeld reruns, Gator football).
Started playing at age 7 when tennis coach noticed her as she hit against a wall while parents played racquetball ... Dad, "CL" is a computer analyst; mom, Margo, works part-time; older sister, Ali, is married w/two children and living in Texas ... Favorites include movies Braveheart and Gladiator, actor Mel Gibson, musical groups Switchfoot and POD (prefers rock and pop) and Italian food ... Other sport interests are beach volleyball, surfing, mountain biking ... Also enjoys watching X-Games ... Relaxes by going to the beach (enjoys surfing), reading, watching movies ... Considers herself easy going, happy ... Admires Graf for her athleticism and Seles for her sportsmanship.
Mother is Nancy Kops; father is Lawrence Jones; sisters are Renee and Khristy ... Married Toby Atawo on July 18, 2015 (formerly Raquel Kops-Jones) ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Started playing at age 8; tennis idols growing up were Williams sisters ... Graduated from UC Berkeley in 2004 (majored in American Studies) ... Best tennis memory was winning first WTA doubles title at QuÃ©bec City in 2007 ... Enjoys cooking, Skyping with friends and family, books, movies and music ... Favorite tournament is Wimbledon ... Goal is to win a Grand Slam title.
Father is Jindrich Stryc; mother is Ilona Strycova; sister, Ivona, studied law and lives in US ... Started playing tennis at age 5 (also did figure skating) ... Baseliner who prefers grass, clay ... Favorites include movie Grease, book Love Is Just a Word, actor John Cusack, pasta ... Also enjoys swimming, skiing, snowboarding ... Admires Steffi Graf.
Father is Marino; mother is Carly ... Began playing tennis at age 4 ... Speaks English, Dutch, French, German ... Enjoys movies, internet and hanging out with friends.
Currently without a coach ... Mother is Paulette Moulton; father is George Levy; has three sisters ... Doubles specialist (enjoys serve-and-volleying); favorite surface is hard, favorite shot is backhand ... Started playing at age 3; whole family would play every Sunday ... First tennis memory was getting hungry while playing and sister would feed her grapes and French Fries through the fence ... Speaks English and French.
Mother is Ildiko (secretary); father is Sandor (gymnastics trainer); has one older brother (Peter) ... Introduced to tennis at age 6 by Antal and Eva Elekes in Budapest ... All-court player; favorite surface is hard, favorite shot is forehand ... Best memories include warming up her serve with Steffi Graf in 1996 Roland Garros juniors and winning her first ITF event ... Admires Graf because she knows everything about tennis and was so good mentally ... Favorite actors are Michelle Pfeiffer, Demi Moore; favorite singers are CÃ©line Dion, Eric Clapton.
Began skiing and playing tennis at age 2, entered tournaments at 4; moved to Switzerland at 8 ... Enjoys skiing, swimming, horseback riding (horses' names are Montana, Sorrenta, Velvet) ... Favorite cities to visit are Paris, ZÃ¼rich and New York ... Lists most memorable experiences as winning first Tour title at 1996 Filderstadt, first Grand Slam singles title at 1997 Australian Open, beating V.Williams in 1997 US Open final, playing Graf in 1999 Roland Garros final and winning home title in ZÃ¼rich in seventh attempt (beating Davenport) ... Immortalized in wax at famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, London ... Invited to Academy Awards by famed Swiss director Arthur Cohn (Central Station) ... Enjoys musicals (favorites are Miss Saigon and Lion King) and shopping (favorite designers are Gucci, D, Roberto Cavalli) ... Was ESPN commentator for 2004 Wimbledon ... Named after Martina Navratilova.
Started playing tennis at age 7 with family ... Prefers hardcourts; favorite shot is backhand down the line ... Father's name is Manuel; mother's name is MarÃa JosÃ©; has an older brother, David, and a younger brother, JosÃ© Manuel ... Favorite actors are Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise ... Other sports interest is handball ... Favorite tournament is Australian Open.
Began playing at age four…Father, Raghav, is a botnist; mother, Sushma, is a scientific technician...Has no siblings...As a junior, won three US national singles events and seven US national doubles events...Then went on to play at Carmel (Indiana) High School, earning All-State honors and became state singles champion...Reached Wimbledon junior doubles final (w/Brian Baker) in 2002...Played one season at Univ. of Illinois and helped team to a 32-0 season in 2003 and NCAA team title...Also won NCAA doubles title (w/Brian Wilson).
Says biggest moments of his career are winning NCAA team title and capturing first ATP World Tour singles title in Newport in July 2009...Admired play of Boris Becker and Pete Sampras growing up...Considers strengths as serve and attacking style and favorite surface is grass...Enjoys golf and table tennis…Coached by Stephen Amritraj and Bryan Smith.
Full name is James Riley Blake…Began playing aged five with older brother, Thomas, a former Harvard All-American, father, Thomas, (passed away in July ‘04) and mother, Betty, who was raised in England…Has 3 half-brothers and 1 half-sister…At 13, diagnosed with severe scoliosis (curvature of spine) and wore back brace 18 hours a day…Attended Fairfield (Conn.) High School with GRAMMY Award winner John Mayer and PGA Tour pro J.J. Henry…School renamed tennis courts after him in 2006…In 1999 moved to Saddlebrook Academy to train…Lists Arthur Ashe as role model…Member of Harlem Junior Tennis Program from ages 5-10, and inspired to play game after Ashe spoke there…Played 2 seasons at Harvard (‘98-99)…Finished as No. 1 collegiate player, reaching 1999 NCAA singles final (l. to Florida’s Jeff Morrison)…Voted to ATP Player Council in June 2006, served as Vice President…In July 2007, released “Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life” (co-authored by Andrew Friedman) that reached No. 15 on New York Times Best Seller list…Since 2003, holds annual charity event that’s raised more than $3 million for cancer research…Founded Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering…Has hit batting practice home runs at Major League Baseball stadiums in Miami and Houston…Named Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year in 2008...Blake and his wife, Emily Snider (married 11 November 2012, in Del Mar, Calif), have one child, Riley Elizabeth (born 11 June 2012)...Physical trainer is Rory Cordial.
Plays with a double-handed backhand...Started playing tennis aged five...Speaks English, Czech and French...Father, Milos, is a tennis coach; Mother, Mila…Has two brothers, Tom, a computer programmer, and Petr, a science teacher…Trained in Prostejov, Czech Republic, from 15 to 18...Member of Tennis Canada's National Training Centre, in Montreal, since September 2010…Favourite surface is hard courts...Favourite shot is forehand...Favourite tournament is US Open...Idols growing up were Pat Rafter and Roger Federer...Hobbies includes listening to music and hanging out with friends and family...Sports teams followed includes Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens...Goal in tennis is "to be a consistent Top 30 player"...If he wasn't a tennis player, would like to have been a "soccer player"...Made Canadian Davis Cup debut in February 2008...Cassiano Costa, Jamie Allen
Father is Klaus, mother is Inge (both work in an insurance office); older sister is Maike ... Began playing tennis at age 6 ... Favorite surfaces are hard, grass ... Inspired by Martina Hingis ... Favorite tournament is Australian Open; really likes to visit Melbourne ... Favorite singer is Michael Jackson ... Favorite actor is Hugh Grant; favorite TV shows are daily soap operas on German TV, especially on RTL (a TV channel in Germany) ... Career goal in tennis is to get better and better, step by step.
Fitness coach is Kristian Cupak ... Father is Anton (business manager); mother is Maria; has two siblings, Filip and Nada; has a dog named Dolor (co-owned with Aleksandra Krunic) ... Began playing tennis at age 8; was born in Piestany but moved to Bratislava at age 15 to train at national tennis center ... Favorite surfaces are grass, hard; favorite shots are serve, forehand ... Favorite foods are pizza, chicken; favorite drinks are cola, iced tea ... Favorite movie is Pretty Woman; favorite actors are Richard Gere, Tom Cruise ... Favorite group is Coldplay ... Favorite cities are New York and Paris; favorite tournaments are Wimbledon, US Open ... Admires Roger Federer for being a great player and person; also admires Novak Djokovic, Martina Hingis ... If she weren't a tennis player, would like to study archaeology (likes Indiana Jones movies) ... Lucky charm is a toy duck ... Goal is Top 10.
Coached by father, Marc Wickmayer; does off-court training with Marc Frey ... Introduced to tennis at age 9 by friends at local courts ... Speaks Dutch, English, French ... Favorite actor is Brad Pitt; favorite singer is Rihanna; favorite types of music are R&B, rap, techno ... Favorite food is French Fries; also enjoys shopping, movies, seeing friends and soccer ... Favorite cities are New York, Paris ... Person most admired is Kim Clijsters.
Father introduced her to tennis at age 5 ... Both parents and older sister, Giorgia, play recreational tennis ... Favorites include pasta and Al Pacino ... Other sports interest is horse racing ... Admires Monica Seles ... Most memorable experience was vacation with Tathiana Garbin and Rita Grande.
Mother is Romana (a florist); father is Vojko (bar owner); flower shop and bar are attached to their house so work from home ... Family has many pets and Polona's favorite is Roxi (Jack Russell Terrier) ... Started playing tennis at age 4 ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay ... Initially trained in Slovenia but moved to Italy at age 14 and trained there for 1.5 years before turning pro ... Speaks Slovenian, English and Italian ... Favorite movies are the Godfather trilogy; enjoys rock and pop music; adores sushi ... Also enjoys snowboarding ... Admires Justine Henin for her game, attitude and giving back to the sport ... Goal is to improve her game and reach Top 10.
Lives and trains in Southern California ... Parents are Luis and Catharine (both teachers); has four older brothers: Daniel, Kevin, Andrew and Ian ... Started playing at age 10 while in Guadalajara on one year visit with family ... Speaks English and Spanish ... Graduated from USC with degree in Real Estate; played college tennis for USC (was No.1 in the nation in singles in NCAAs) ... Favorite shot is volley; favorite surface is hard; favorite tournament is US Open ... Also enjoys listening to music, the beach, seeing friends and playing basketball (played both tennis and basketball in high school) ... Favorite movie is The Notebook ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.
Parents are John and Leslie; sisters are Katherine (twin) and Christina ... Began playing tennis at age 7 when grandmother introduced her to the sport ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Favorite tournaments are US Open, Charleston ... Favorite TV show is Friends; favorite actor is Mark Wahlberg ... Enjoys going to movies, seeing friends and playing cards with grandmother (favorite card game is gin rummy).
Parents, Albert and Carole, are retired; sister is Sarah McGlannery (formerly coached her), brother is Daniel ... Started playing tennis at age 3 (siblings did and father started her too) ... Aggressive style of play; liked watching Monica Seles ... Earned tennis scholarship to Vanderbilt University in summer 2009; after good results and finding backing decided to play on WTA ... Enjoys writing (keeps a journal), reading and spending time with family and friends ... If hadn't been a tennis player, would have gone into medicine.
Father, Paul, is a high school teacher; mother, Leslie, is a marketing VP; sister is Shannon ... Introduced to tennis by father, who had her hitting in the driveway over two trash cans with a board across the top when she was 2 or 3 ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is forehand ... College tennis star at Stanford University; turned pro after collecting prize money at Wimbledon in 2013 ... Admired the Williams sisters when younger ... Favorite tournaments are Stanford and US Open ... Self-described as feisty ... Biggest hobby is surfing.
Father, Igor, is a computer scientist; mother, Marianna, is a toxicologist; older brother, Igor, is an architect in Bratislava ... All-court game; favorite surface is grass; favorite event is Wimbledon ... Trained at Bollettieri Academy between ages 16 and 18 ... Qualified for top university in Slovakia but deferred it to pursue tennis ... Speaks Slovak, English, German; learning Italian ... Studied classical piano between ages 6 and 14 ... Has a charity, the DH Foundation, which helps causes in Slovakia and around the world, including Cambodian charity House Of The Smile, which treats HIV positive orphans ... Favorite foods are sushi and seafood, and is a keen cook; works on healthy recipes at home and loves cookbooks ... Favorite song is 'One' by U2 & Mary J. Blige; favorite book is Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz and The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho; favorite movie is Gladiator; favorite actors are Brad Pitt and George Clooney ... Favorite designers are Armani, Cavalli, Dior and Missoni; loves fashion and created her own line of DH shirts to sell on behalf of her DH Foundation charity ... Favorite city is Rome and likes to visit Cape Town ... Also enjoys skiing, skating, roller blading, swimming, jet skiing ... Admires Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Michael Jordan and Michael Schumacher.
Fitness coach is Jay Schroeder ... Began playing at age 5; spent time as a child at the Evert and Rick Macci academies ... Father, Tim, is an accountant; mother, Heidi, is a nurse; has two brothers, Chad and Andrew, and one sister, Alison; has one dog, Ruger ... Married Justin Sands on November 29, 2008 ... Enjoys shopping, fashion, dancing, watching NFL football ... Favorite city is New York ... Admires Brett Favre and Michael Jordan; tennis players most admired are Steffi Graf, Monica Seles ... Likes Starbucks coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts ... Best memories include winning 2011 Hopman Cup and 2012 Australian Open mixed doubles title.
Father is Bill (cardiologist); mother is Traci (nurse); older brother is Billy (student); dog is Pierre (French poodle) ... Mother's friend was former pro, Oksana Beilensen; thought Lauren would be good at tennis ... Started playing at age 9 ... Favorite surface is hardcourt; favorite shot is backhand ... Junior accomplishments include winning Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr in 2010 ... Currently a junior at Kaplan Prep School in Florida ... Enjoys seeing friends, reading, movies and shopping ... Favorite city is Paris; favorite tournament is Miami ... Admires Nadal because they have similar games and he fights no matter what.
Began playing at age five...Born in Orenburg, Russia and now resides in Tashkent, Uzbekistan...Nicknamed "Deni"...Father, Oleg, is a businessman; mother, Klaudiya Istomina, coaches her son...Has a younger brother, Anton...Speaks English and Russian...Suffered a leg injury in a car accident traveling to a Futures event in Tashkent in April 2001, underwent surgery which required as many as 80 stiches and spent three months in the hospital...Did not touch a racquet for two years, resuming training in April 2003...Likes soccer (supports Real Madrid) and playing pool...Graduated from University of Physical Culture & Sport in Uzbekistan with degree in physical culture in June 2011.
Full name is Thomaz Cocchiarali Bellucci…Father, Ildebrando, is a salesman; mother, Maria Regina, is a business owner…Has one older sister, Beatriz…Considers serve and forehand as strengths and favourite surface is clay…Future goal is to break Top 20…In his spare time likes to play video games (won a Ducati in a video game competition during Shanghai 2010)…A big football fan of Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras in SÃ£o Paulo…Best friend on tour is countryman and doubles player Marcelo Melo…Favourite tournaments are Brasil Open and Roland Garros.
Nicknamed “Steps” by his countrymen...Began playing at age three with his father, Vlastimil, who is a tennis coach; mother, Hana, is a librarian; brother, Martin, is a policeman...His hometown of Karvina is an industrial mining town in north of Czech Republic near Polish border...Admired Ivan Lendl while growing up...Hobbies are playing soccer, floorball and hockey (wanted to be a goalie as a youngster)...His favorite NHL players are countrymen Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hasek.
Enjoys playing on all surfaces...Considers his serve as best shot...Since 2001, has worked with countryman Petr Korda in Bradenton, Florida part-time...Best friend on tour is countryman Jiri Novak.
Nickname is “Rhyno”…From a tennis playing family…Mum, Michelle, played at University of Tennessee, and father, Bob, played at Duke…Sisters, Jennifer and Caitlin, played junior tennis and now at UT…Turned pro in 2011 after his sophomore year at UT; was 2011 NCAA singles finalist and won the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship, the first UT player champion since 1984.… During his two years at UT, was named an ITA All-American for both years and was named the SEC Freshman of the Year…Idol growing up was Roger Federer…Favourite surface is clay.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine and came over on first birthday to Fairfax, Va. with parents…Father is a housing architect; mother, is a housewife…Has one older brother, Nikita (23), who is a student at Univ. of Maryland…Began playing tennis at age seven and went to an academy in Burke, Va. where he was coached by Frank Salazar…At age 13, moved to Arlington, Va. where he now spends part of year along with Boca Raton, Fla. where he trains…Was home-schooled since ninth grade and at age 16 was interested in attending Univ. of Southern California but decided to turn pro….Won Orange Bowl 16s title in ’09 and turned pro afterwards…Reached final at US Open juniors in 2010, losing to countryman Jack Sock…Ranked as high as No. 3 that year…Was a practice partner on US Davis Cup team for first round tie in Serbia in March 2010…Considers hard courts as favorite surface…Coached by former ATP pro and USTA Player Development Coach Diego Moyano (since Nov. 2010).
Nicknamed "Stevie" and began playing tennis at age two. He started out using balloons and beach balls around his home. Entered his first tournament at age five…Father, Steve, is a tennis coach at Rancho San Clemente Tennis & Fitness Club, and his mother, Michelle, is a math professor. Older sister, Alison, is also a graduate of the Univ. of Southern California…Credits his father with success in tennis: "He taught me pretty much everything I know. Since I can remember, it's always been me and him out there hitting balls, having a blast. It's really been amazing. I wouldn't change anything"…Growing up, he idolised Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi…Enjoys music of U2 and Coldplay and likes to spend time relaxing at the beach…Majored in Human Performance and is just short of attaining his degree (hopes to complete his degree after tennis career).
Nicknames are “J. Sizzle” or “Showtime”…Started playing tennis aged eight, when he found his mother’s racquet…Father, Larry, is a financial advisor and golfer; mother, Pam, is a housewife; brother, Eric, is a college athlete…As a junior captured 18 USTA National titles...Graduated from Blue Valley North High School, Kansas in May 2011...Compiled an 80-0 record in his high school career, winning four consecutive state championships...Won the 2010 USTA Boys' 18s Nationals and 2010 US Open junior title…Favourite surfaces are clay and hard, and shot is forehand…Favourite tournament is the US Open…Idol growing up was Andy Roddick…Hobbies include playing golf and hanging out with friends…Supports Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and Nets (NBA)…Trains in Saddlebrook, Tampa...
Began playing at age two...Nicknamed "Harry"...Father, Pat, played collegiate tennis at Oklahoma State and Mississippi before a brief pro career in futures and challengers... Mother, Susie...Oldest of three children in family; brother, Christian (born 29 May 1994) and sister, Madison (15 December 1996)...Christian is also a tennis player, and Ryan calls him, "very good. Best in the world for his age"...At age 11, entered Shreveport City Championships and reached final, where he lost to his dad...In 2005, family moved to Texas and his dad became head pro at John Newcombe's Tennis Academy in New Braunfels where he now trains...Grandfather, Jimmy, was running back at Louisiana Tech, earning All-American honors in 1949...Considers grass favourite surface...Big New Orleans Saints fan...Likes rock music, and Lifehouse is his favourite band...Reached a career-high No. 7 in world junior rankings in April 2008...Advanced to semi-finals at Australian Open juniors in '08...Held Ryan Harrison Invitational in November 2012 and raised money for Wounded Warrior Project...Family moved to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 2008...Trains in Boca Raton, Florida, with USTA Player Development...Has been training with Jay Berger since July 2013.
Started playing tennis at age two with his dad...Mother, Jackie, is a music teacher; father, Steve, is a lawyer…has two older siblings, who both played college tennis...Sister Kathryn and brother Art...As a junior, he reached 2003 Roland Garros final (l. to Wawrinka), was an Orange Bowl champion and ranked World No. 2...Graduated first in his class from Hillwood High School in Nashville, Tenn., in May, 2003…Recruited by Stanford, Florida, Georgia, Duke and Virginia…MVP on high school tennis team…Featured as Sports Illustrated Amateur Athlete of the Month…Came back from a possible career-ending surgery in 1999…Enjoys playing golf…Favourite place to visit is Destin, FL…Favourite tennis player is Pete Sampras and favorite professional athlete is Michael Jordan.
Father is Hsieh Tze-Lung; mother is Ho Fom-Ju; has six siblings ... Born and grew up in Kaohsiung; introduced to tennis by father at age 5 in Taipei, where she now lives and trains ... Favorite surface is hard; enjoys playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles ... Interests include listening to music, reading, writing, shopping, taking pictures ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Idolized Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi.
Father's name is Karel (was a chef, now a tennis coach); mother's name is Pavla (a nurse); sister is Petra (10 years older); has a pet rabbit ... Started playing tennis at age 4 when father and sister took her to local courts (sister was already playing) ... Aggressive style of play; favorite surface is clay ... Speaks Czech, English and a little bit of German ... Favorite types of music are pop, house and electronic ... Favorite movies are Mamma Mia and Pretty Woman; favorite TV show is Friends ... Favorite type of food is Czech ... Also enjoys swimming, roller skating, skiing ... Favorite city is hometown of Prague; also likes New York City.
Father, Jan, is a master brewer (two family generations before him were general directors of brewery); mother, Jana, is a doctor; older sister is Jana ... Hometown is Plzen (famous beer town) ... Aggressive style of play ... Didn't have an idol growing up but was motivated by reading Ivan Lendl's book; also admires Williams sisters ... Enjoys doubles a lot but hopes to keep improving in singles ... Goal in 2010 was to reach Top 100 (achieved it); new goal is Top 50 ... Halfway through law degree; intends to finish it one day; also interested in interior design ... Likes actress Jennifer Aniston and singer Rihanna ... Started a charity in 2012 called the Andrea Hlavackova Foundation (raising money for handicapped children and their families).
Father is Joze and mother is Zlatka; has older sister, Urska ... Nickname is Kata ... Relaxes by listening to music, reading books, watching movies, hanging out with friends ... Other sports interests include skiing, swimming ... Admires Monica Seles.
Started playing on clay with father … Favourite event is Bastad… Favourite surface is hard court… Graduated cum laude from SMU, where he finished No. 1 in the national indoors doubles and reached the NCAAS final as a freshman in 2001… Was also a four-time all American while at SMU (3 doubles, 1 singles)… Father Klas is a landscape designer and mother Cathrine works in a health store… Brother Jesper (born ’87) plays junior tennis winning the Under 16 nationals in Sweden… Sister Karolina (born ‘75) played college in US under scholarship at Shorter College and is now an art designer, having worked for the Swedish Open and the Swedish tennis magazine… Idols growing up were Stefan Edberg and Magnus Larsson… Hobbies are listening to music and playing guitar, would be working in sports or in a music band if he weren’t a tennis player… Would like to get involved with charity/community in Gothenburg … Best memories in tennis have been reaching the two doubles finals in Sweden (Bastad and Stockholm).
Began playing at age seven...Parents, Giuliano and Ilia, own a butchery...Has an older brother, Luca...Suffered groin injuries between age 20 and 24...As a junior, won Australian Open and Wimbledon junior titles (w/Jocelyn Robichaud)...Considers his five-set 2nd RD loss to Andy Roddick on Wimbledon Centre Court in 2005 and his Davis Cup doubles win over Feliciano Lopez and Rafael Nadal (also in ‘05) as highlights in his career...Likes soccer (supports the Juventus Turin club) and going to movies (Al Pacino his favourite)...Favorite surfaces are hard and grass courts and considers serve as best part of his game...Member of Italian Davis Cup squad...Trains in Arezzo, Tuscany and coached by Umberto Rianna (since October 2004) as member of Blue Team that also includes countrymen Potito Starace and Federico Luzzi.
Partnering Jamie Murray, in their fourth tournament as a team, the duo won the Houston title saving 1 M.P. versus Bryans for 12-10 Match TB win…It was his first title in his first final…Reached Eastbourne SFs (l. to Peya-Soares)…
On 28 July, partnering J. Murray, won Gstaad doubles title (d. Andujar/Garcia-Lopez); it was their second ATP World Tour team trophy…
Plays with a one-handed backhand...Started playing tennis aged five and participated in a number of different activities beginning at age 3; playing soccer on streets, basketball and taking ballet lessons....Speaks Dutch and English...Father, Han, is a lawyer; mother, Jelena, "who kicked me onto a tennis court", is an investor; brother, Edward, is an electronical engineer...At 12 concentrated on tennis and played on Dutch youth teamsand won Dutch championships and Masters in 2007...As a junior, had a career-high combined ranking of No. 10 and was a runner -up at European Junior Championship....Favourite surfaces are grass and clay...Favourite shot is the volley...Favourite tournament is Wimbledon...Idols growing up were Michael Jordan and Dennis Bergkamp...Hobbies include basketball and watching movies...If he wasn't a tennis player he'd be a lawyer...Obtained his diploma at Vossius Gymnasium in Amsterdam...First represented The Netherlands in Davis Cup in 2007...Trains at the Dutch Federation in Almere...Physical trainer is Miguel Janssen (since 1999).
Began playing tennis at age seven in Bologna and admired Stefan Edberg and Patrick Rafter growing up...Father, Daniele, is a dentist; mother, Stefania, is an accountant...Has one older sister, Simona, who is a bank manager...Used to swim and play football as a youngster...Likes cinema (favourite movie is Gladiator), music (Queen, Michael Jackson) and chatting with friends online...Goal is to reach Top 10...Favourite shot is forehand and surface is hard courts...Wife, Ximena Fleitas (married August 5, 2009).
Began playing tennis at age six with father (also Horacio) who is a tennis coach and who coached him until the age of 18…Mother, Carolina, is a geography teacher…Has one younger sister, Carolina, who plays on the ITF Women's Circuit…Moved to Buenos Aires in January 2009…Favorite surface is hard, shot is forehand and tournaments, US Open and Acapulco…Idols growing up were Goran Ivanisevic and Thomas Muster, whom he both met at Graz, Austria, in 2008…Soccer fan of Boca Juniors and enjoys drinking mate on the Argentinean coast…Best friends on the ATP World Tour are Eduardo Schwank, Sergio Roitman and Pablo Cuevas…Ambition is to reach the Top 30…Won ATP's Newcomer Of The Year award for 2009.
2013 - With Janowicz, reached Roland Garros QFs (l. to Cuevas-Zeballos)…Reached second ATP World Tour team final with Kowalczyk at Stuttgart (l. to Bagnis-Bellucci), failing to convert one match point at 9-8 in Match tie-break…
Plays with a two-handed backhand…Started playing tennis aged three…Studied economics at USC…Best tennis moment was "winning the Seguros Bolivar Open Challenger in 2010 and winning the NCAA team championships in 2009 and 2010"…Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Marat Safin…Favourite shot is his serve…Favourite surface is hard courts…Hobbies include surfing the Internet, reading and watching movies…Would be a golfer if not a tennis player.
Began playing at age seven…Father, Miroslav and mother, Alena…Has one older brother, Richard…Considers clay as favorite surface and eight of his 11 career ATP World Tour titles have come on that surface…Says his serve and forehand are his best shots…His off-court interests are playing poker and following political news…Says his best moments of his career so far are reaching Davis Cup final in 2005 (vs. Croatia) and qualifying for his first Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London…Players he admired growing up were countrymen Miloslav Mecir, Karol Kucera and Dominik Hrbaty…His goal is to be healthy and fit to play for next 10 years on ATP World Tour…Fitness trainer is Rudolf Patek and does not have a coach.
Nickname is “Bege”…Speaks German and English…Parents, Dieter and Karin, are both retired…His father was a semi-professional football player, who played in German Second Division; “I was also meant to play professional football, but I changed my mind aged 12 and chose to pursue a career in tennis”…Sister, Caroline, is a police officer… Started playing tennis aged seven, in a small village of 400 people…”There wasn’t any courts, but I used a friend’s racquet for a year before finally getting my own and started taking a lesson per week. I got serious later”…Supports a charity that helps people diagnosed with cancer…Studied at Pepperdine University, where he won the NCAA DIV I National Team Championships in 2006…Goals in tennis include to play Davis Cup for Germany, to play at an Olympic Games and to become a Top 10 doubles player…Favourite surface is grass and shot is the drop shot volley…Favourite tournament is Wimbledon and his idols growing up were Boris Becker and Pete Sampras…Hobbies include football (supports Borussia Dortmund), listening to music and surfing…Favourite personalities includes Oliver Khan (football) and Xavier Naidoo (singer)…Physical trainer is Filippo Gambelli (since 2012)…
Plays with a two-handed backhand...Nickname is "Mitch"...Speaks German and English...Started playing tennis aged six...Father, Thomas, is a former professional player, turned coach; mother, Monika, is a nurse; sister, Manuela, is a student...Goal in tennis is to reach the Top 20...Favourite surfaces are grass and hard courts...Favourite shots are serve and volley...Favourite tournament is Wimbledon...Idols growing up were his father and Pete Sampras...Hobbies include cars, billiars, reading books and backgammon...Favourite sporting teams include SC Magdeburg (handball) and EisbÃ¤ren Berlin (ice hockey)...Coached by Karsten Saniter (since 2008) in Solingen, Germany...
Plays with a double-handed backhand...Speaks Spanish and English...Nickname is "Sebas"...Started playing tennis aged seven, because his family lived near the Club de Tequendama...Father is Dario Guillermo Cabal, mother is Libia Maria Valdes; has one older brother, Daniel Francisco...Favourite surface is clay...Favourite shot is a forehand...Idol growing up was Pete Sampras...Made Davis Cup debut for Colombia in April 2008...Physical trainer is Javier Benet...Coached by Felipe Brown...
Began playing tennis at age five...Older sister, Barbara was Czech Republic national champion when growing up and is now a tennis coach so he followed her example...Enjoyed playing hockey as a teenager and chose tennis over hockey at age 15...In his spare time, likes roller-skating, going to cinema and playing hockey every week when at home during winter...Father, Ales, works in business management and mother, Natasha, is a school teacher...Both parents made sacrifices by moving with him to Prague to support his tennis career...Grew up playing on clay courts...Favorite shot is drop shot...Idol growing up was Yevgeny Kafelnikov and also admires Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux...Fitness trainer is Joe Ivanko and coached by Martin Stepanek (since February 2009).
Nickname is “Fred” or “Freddie”…Started playing tennis aged five...Father, Christian Kurt, is a director, and mother, Lone Lochte has passed away...Has one brother, Sebastian...Speaks English, German, Swedish, Norwegian...Grandfather was former Danish player Kurt Nielsen, the 1953 and 1955 Wimbledon singles runner-up...Fan of FC Liverpool soccer team...Grew up idolising Patrick Rafter, Andre Agassi and Stefan Edberg...Big music fan, enjoys Radiohead, Air, Pearl Jam, Massive Attack, U2...Favourite surface is indoor hard and shot is return…Favourite tournament is Wimbledon...Physical trainer is Mats Mejdevi (since 2005).
Nicknamed "Cermis" by his countrymen...Began playing tennis at age seven with father, Frantisek, who is an office manager and also coaches junior players part-time in Kostice...Mother, Ivana, is a bookkeeper in a local hospital...Has one younger brother (15 months), Ivo, who is a policeman in Kostice...Speaks Czech, English and German...Played hockey at age three to 11 before concentrating full-time on tennis...Follows New York Rangers of NHL and enjoys listening to music from 1980s-90s (big fan of U2)...Growing up admired Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg...Favorite surface is clay and slow hard courts and considers serve his best shot...Daughter, Elen, born 27 December 2011.
Plays with a double-handed backhand...Started playing tennis aged nine...Favourite surface is hard...Made Davis Cup debut for Slovak Republic in 2008...
Nickname is “Dom the Bomb”…Started playing tennis aged eight on a holiday in Portugal…Speaks Polish and English…Father, Andrei, is a landlord and former professional footballer player; mother, Elizabeth, a house wife; brother, Alex, works in Sports PR and Communications…Studied finance at the University of Virginia…Won doubles silver medal (w/Max Jones) at 2009 World University Games in Belgrade...Was stand-in for Paul Bettany, who played a tennis pro named Peter Colt, in the movie Wimbledon (2004)...Favourite surface is clay and shots are serve and drop volley…Favourite tournament is Wimbledon…Idols growing up were Pat Rafter and Greg Rusedski…Favourite sporting personality is Formula One driver Jenson Button…Hobbies include watching films and Arsenal football club, playing volleyball…Best tennis memory is playing on Centre Court at Wimbledon with Laura Robson…Goals in tennis are to win a Grand Slam title and play at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals…Physical trainer is Milos Gialecic (since 2011)…Trains at the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London.
Full name is Paul Jason Hanley...Nicknamed "Handles"...Parents Jay and Judy own a tennis centre in Australia...Has one older brother, Steven, and older sister, Karen...Hobbies include Aussie Rules, cricket, football, rugby and water skiing...As a child, he dreamed of playing for Aussie Rules team Carlton…Favourite band in INXS…Big fan of Aussie football star Harry Kewell...Clay is favourite surface...Best shots are serve and forehand.
Plays with one-handed backhand…Nickname is "Jonny"…Father, Kevin, is a retired IT systems manager, and mother, Kathleen, is a retired nurse…Brother, David, is a tennis coach and his physical trainer and sister, Siobhan, is a bank mortgage adviser…Started playing tennis aged 10, when his Mum took family to local club after watching Wimbledon on television…Favourite surface is grass…Favourite shot is volley…Favourite tournament is Wimbledon…Idols growing up were Boris Becker and Andre Agassi…Hobbies include football, golf, reading and cinema…Supports Liverpool Football Club and like Steven Gerrard…If he wasn’t a tennis player, "I would be a property developer or tennis coach…I love tennis, so I would always like to be involved in it"…Charitable efforts include helping St. Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield…Tennis goals are to play Davis Cup for Great Britain, finish the year in the Top 10 and compete at an Olympics…Best memory so far is "winning 2012 Wimbledon doubles with Freddy Nielsen and playing at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London"…Trains occasionally in Sheffield and also at the LTA National Tennis Centre in London…
Began playing at age nine...Father, Janusz, is a soccer coach; mother, Dorota...Has a younger sister, Paulina, who is studying physiotherapy...Strengths of game are serve, return and forehand and favourite surfaces are clay and slow hard courts...His best junior Grand Slam result was QF at Wimbledon in singles and doubles in 2000...Players he admired growing up were Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Stefan Edberg and Jonas Bjorkman...Fitness trainer is Ivan Machytka.
Began playing tennis at age six...Mother, Doris, owns a health spa; father, Gigi, is a watch seller...Enjoys skiing...Fan of AC Milan soccer team and idol growing up was Stefan Edberg...Favorite band is U2 and favorite country to visit is Italy...Daughter, Alicia, was born 30 June 2011.
Began playing tennis aged five because his mother, Mary, used to play…Father, Roman…Has one sister, Montserrat and two brothers, Luis Roman and Diego…Considers hard his favourite surface and backhand his favourite shot…Favourite tournament is Acapuclo…Idol growing up was Andre Agassi…Hobbies include watching movies and playing football….His favourite teams are Real Madrid and the Patriots (American football)…His goals in tennis are to become Top 10 and win a Grand Slam title…His best memories in tennis are playing Davis Cup for Mexico, playing in the 2008 Roland Garros mixed doubles final and winning the 2011 doubles title in Barcelona…Married, Lisette, (15 December 2012) and has a son, Matias (1 April 2013)…
Parents are both Scottish and both come from Glasgow. Father, Martin, is a business consultant; Mother, Dorothy is a Head Teacher. Has an older sister and brother, Laura and Michael. Studied Economics and Finance at Stirling University, Scotland from 2001-2004, played professionally 2004-2006, stopped playing to finish his degree from 2006-2007. Worked as a commercial graduate for a utility company for 10 months then started playing professionally again in August 2008. Coached by Euan McGinn at home in Scotland and by Louis Cayer when training in London.
Began playing at age five and nicknamed Lipper and Lip...Only child in family...Mother, Gail, is a pyschologist; father, Marc, passed away in 2001...Grandfather, Jack Sherry, was No. 2 in world in table tennis and played with Shah of Iran during World War II...Compiled an outstanding collegiate career at Stanford University from 1999-2003, earning All-American honors three times...Member of NCAA team champions in 2000 and reached NCAA doubles final in 2002 (w/D. Martin) and SF in '01 and '03...Favorite surface is hard courts and considers serve his best shot...Idol growing up was Pete Sampras...A big fan of New York Mets in baseball and New York Jets in football...Married Marie on July 17, 2010 in Laguna Beach, CA, and best man was long-time partner and former college teammate David Martin...Coached by former ATP pro Scott McCain (since May 2006).
He partnered Janowicz, for the first time, to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells final (l. to Bryans)…Partnered Inglot to their fourth ATP World Tour team final (2-2), falling to Begemann-Emmrich in two-set final…Duo beat Fleming-Marray in SFs…Huey now 2-5 lifetime in title matches…
Full name is Nicolas Pierre Armand Mahut...Began playing tennis at age five...Mother, Brigitte, passed away in March 2005; Father, Philippe, is a retired computer engineer...Has three older brothers, Dominique, Stephane, and Jean-Philippe, one older sister, Delphine, and 10 nephews/nieces...Joined Tennis Etudes juniors at age 11 in France...Admired Pete Sampras, Yannick Noah and Michael Jordan...Likes going to movies (favorite movie is Matrix), listening to music (Oasis, John Mayer) and soccer (supports Paris Saint-Germain)...Captured US Open junior doubles title in 1999 (w/Benneteau)...Biggest moment in tennis was winning Wimbledon junior title in 2000 (d. Ancic) and most difficult time was transition to the pro circuit....Between 22-24 June 2010 at Wimbledon on Court 18, played longest match in tennis history, losing to Isner 64 36 67(7) 76(3) 70-68 in 1st RD...He later wrote the book "Le match de ma vie" (The match of my life) about epic Wimbledon match against Isner…His wife, Virginie, gave birth to a son, Natanel (3.035kg, 49cm), on 18 August 2011.
Full name is Maxim Nikolaevich Mirnyi...Nicknamed “The Beast” for his size and fearless play...Began playing tennis at age six with his father, Nikolai, who sent his son from Belarus to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1991 before moving to Bradenton, Fla. in March 1992 to train at IMG-Bollettieri Academy...Also spends part of year in his native Minsk...Speaks two languages (Russian, English) also learning and trying to speak French whenever possible...Plays guitar and likes to listen to classic rock...In 2004, recorded four songs...Considers aggression as best part of his game...Member of Belarus Davis Cup team since April 1994. Brother, Peter (born Aug. 1, 1985), is finishing his degree at USF and enjoyed a college basketball career during his study...Step-brother, Timothy (born Sept. 28, 2000)...Used to be coached by father, who played competitive volleyball in the 60’s...Mother, Tatiana, was a swimmer and held a Balarus national record in 1971 (200 metres butterfly)...
In November 2001, received highest State Honorary Title for his achievements in sports by Belarus prime minister...In October 2002, named UN AIDS Ambassador for Belarus...In September 2003, his father released a book entitled, “Mirnyi Tennis,” which translates as “Peaceful Tennis” from Russian, detailing Max’s life and tennis stories throughout his career...In February 2004, after an epic Davis Cup win over Russia, Belarus president awarded him with highest Government Title “Orden Otechestva”...In May 2004, was voted to a four-year term as vice-president of Belarus Tennis Federation. Since April 2006 has served as a UNICEF Good Will Ambassador for Belarus. Completed his International Law degree at the Belarus State University in July 2008...
Began playing tennis at age seven…Nickname is Fryta…Mother Ewa; Father, Zdzislaw, and older brother Darek…Speaks Polish, English and Spanish… Enjoys reading and ski jumping… Admires Maryjan Wielki…Favorite surface is grass and considers best shot an overhead drop shot…Wife, Marta (married July 28, 2007 in Warsaw).
Began playing tennis at age eight...Father, Zbigniew; mother, Jolanta...Has one younger sister Dominika (18)...Speaks Polish and English...Went to college at UCLA from 2001-03 before turning pro...Enjoys going to movies and reading books, especially by Grisham, Clancy and Brown...His idol growing up was Pete Sampras and says hard courts are his favorite surface...Considers his serve and forehand as best part of his game...Wife, Katarzyna (married July 14, 2012); daughter, Maja (born December 15, 2011).
Full name is Daniel Mark Nestor...Born in Yugoslavia, then moved in 1976 to Canada with his parents...Fan of MontrÃ©al Canadians (NHL) and Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)...Competed in 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics...A gold medalist at 2000 Sydney Olympics (w/Lareau)...Named ATP Doubles Team of Year in 2002 and 2004 (w/Knowles) and 2008 (w/Zimonjic)...In 2003, hosted first Daniel Nestor Celebrity Charity event and since its inception has raised over $700,000 for North York General Hospital and Tennis Canada Go for Gold Fund charities...In 2011 got a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto...In 2012, received honourary degree by York University...Wife, Natasha (married July 24, 2005); daughters, Tiana Alexis (born Dec. 15, 2008) and Bianca Willow (born Mar. 2, 2013).
Began playing aged five when his father, Carmelo, would give him a beach racquet and made him play against the wall to counteract his hyper-activity…Nicknamed "Marri"…Mother, Maria Guadalupe, and sister Julia Ester…Speaks Spanish and Italian…Enjoys going fishing, body board and playing soccer…Idol growing up was Andre Agassi…Supports Real Madrid football club… Considers forehand his best shot, clay his best surface and favourite tournament is US Open… Future goals are to win a Grand Slam title and reach Top 10…Favourite tennis memory is his victory over Llodra and Zimonjic, that took him and Seppi to the US Open 2011 doubles quarter-finals…If he wasn't a tennis player he would be a football player…Trains at Club Tenis La Parrilla in Telde, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Father, Romeo, works in local police office; Mother, Dorinela, works for electric company in Constanta…Older brother, Andrei, works in bank…Started playing tennis aged seven…Stellar junior career, reached 2002-2003 Australian Open doubles final, won 2002-2003 Wimbledon doubles (w/Mergea) and was a 2003 Wimbledon singles semi-finalist. Finished No. 1 in junior doubles in 2002…Favourite surface is hard courts…Favourite players are Pete Sampras and Roger Federer…Likes basketball and football, goes to games when he can…Favourite football teams are FC Barcelona and AC Milan.
Began playing at age nine...Nicknames include “Ziki, Zimo, Zimone”...Father, Mirko, is a civil engineer; mother, Nevenka, is a bank employee...Has older brother, Igor...Won Yugoslavia 16s, 18s and men’s (twice) in singles, doubles and mixed national championships...Played soccer, track, basketball and handball as kid...Childhood heroes were Michael Jordan and Carl Lewis...Enjoys music of U2, Dire Straits and Seal.
Considers fast clay and hard courts favorite surfaces and best shot is serve...Credits former pro Robert Seguso with providing assistance and guidance early in career...Elected to ATP Player Council from June 2010 to June 2012…Wife, Mina (married May 24, 2008 in Belgrade)...Twins, Leon (son) born 3:11 p.m. and Luna (daughter) two minutes later on Dec. 3, 2008.
Full name is Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo...His nickname is "Girafa" (Giraffe) since he's tall...Began playing at age seven in Belo Horizonte with his family since they all played...Father, Paulo Ernane Davi de Melo, is a system analyst; mother, Roxane Pinheiro Davi de Melo, is retired...Has two older brothers, Ernane and Daniel...Admires football great Ronaldo and played sport until he was 15 but then dedicate more time into tennis...His favourite football team is Cruzeiro...As a junior, was 16-under and 18-under Brazilian national champion...Considers his mental ability and volley as strengths and favourite surfaces are hard and grass courts.
Nickname is "Juls"...Started playing tennis aged six, because he wanted to follow his older brother, Jamil... Father's Randall, is a dentist; mother, Nazira, is a pre-school teacher; one brother, Jean-Jamil, is an Oral and Maxilofacial surgeon...Left Curacao at 13 and moved to Miami where he used to practice at Crandon Park...Attended UCLA for three years and is 4-times NCAA All-American in singles and doubles...Favourite surface is clay...Favourite tennis memory is reaching the Australian Open semi-finals (w/Butorac) in January 2011...First represented Netherlands Antilles in Davis Cup in 1998...Idol growing up was Jonas Bjorkman...Hobbies include watching and playing all kinds of sports - loves to play football, baseball, basket ball and is a big supporter of the Miami Heat...Likes to listen to hip hop before matches to get 'pumped up'...Big fan of TV shows Entourage, Californication & Modern Family.
Plays with one-handed backhand…Enjoyed cricket and swimming before aged 12, when he started playing tennis…Speaks Urdu, Punjabi and English…Nickname is "Somi"…Raised in a sporting family…Father is Ihtsham-ul-Haq, who is a businessman, presented the Prince Henrik Medal of Honour by the Royal Kingdom of Denmark…Mother is Nosheen Ihtsham, a former Pakistan No. 1 tennis player…Brother Zain (businessman and sports writer) and sister Shiza Hassan (a fashion clothing designer)…Runs a family-run charity 'Haq Foundation'…Educated at Punjab University Lahore…Former World No. 7 junior player (July 1998)…Goals in tennis "to make it a popular sport in Pakistan, to win a Grand Slam and to win a gold medal for Pakistan at the Asian Games"…Favourite surface is grass…Favourite shot is backhand volley…Favourite tournament is Wimbledon…Idols growing up were Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker…Hobbies include listening to music, watching movies, football and spending time with nephew…If he wasn't a tennis player would have been "a cricketer or a pilot"…Supports Liverpool and Real Madrid football clubs…Favourite sporting personalities are Michael Jordan and Mohammad Ali…Recipient of many awards including: President’s Award for Performance by the Government of Pakistan on 14 August 2004; the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year Award for 2002 and 2010; Triple gold medalist at first Islamic Solidarity Games in Saudi Arabia in 2005; Salam Pakistan Youth Award by President of Pakistan on 14 August 2007; runner-up for the 2003 Anne Frank Award For Moral Courage by the Anne Frank Trust, UK; Selected as a "Champion of Peace" by Peace and Sport World Forum, Monaco, in 2010…Voted “Most Stylish Sportsman” in Pakistan in 2011…Coached by Robert Davis (since 1998)…
Nicknamed "Robban" or "Schlobbo"...Father, Morgan, is retired; Considers mother, Bibbi, a secretary, "the most inspirational person in my life"...Brother, Niclas (born 1973) and sister, Annica (born 1978) were both former No. 1 juniors in Sweden..."Almost died at birth, had umbilical cord around my throat"...Speaks Swedish, English and German...Became interested in tennis aged four...During college career first at Fresno State University then at Pepperdine University he reached 1998 NCAA final (w/Gullett) and received All-American honours for two straight years...Defining moment of career is "when I made my Davis Cup debut"...Debut versus Argentina in April 2007...Hobbies include watching movies, reading, watching other sports...Likes bands U2, Matchbox 20, DJ Tiesto, John Mayer, Joshua Tree...Would most like to meet Bono...Favourite book is Papillon by Henri CharriÃ¨re...Favourite TV show is "Lost"...Favourite magazine is Tennis magasinet (Swedish)...Favourite food is Italian, Burritos from Chipotle and Swedish meatballs...Supports Djurgardens IF football and ice hockey teams...Physical trainer is Jarmo Ahonen (since 2006).
Won 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and ranked as the No. 1 junior player in the world at one time before finishing No. 2...Father, Vece, was a member of the bronze medal Indian field hockey team in the 1972 Munich Olympics, and mother, Jennifer, was a captain of the basketball team...Won singles bronze in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games...Carried Indian flag during opening ceremonies of 2000 Sydney Olympics...Has made the most number of appearances at the Olympics by an Asian athlete...In 2001, he and Bhupathi received India’s fourth highest honour, the Padma Shri, which goes to Indian citizens in recognition of their distinguished service to nation (equivalent of American Medal of Honor or British Knighthood)...Captured gold medal in doubles at Asian Games (w/Bhupathi) in December 2006...Daughter, Aiyana (born Apr. 3, 2006).
Full name is Bruno Fraga Soares...Speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English...Comes from a tennis-playing family...Started playing tennis aged five...Father, Malthus, is a civil engineer. Mother, Maisa, is retired. Brother, Marcelo, works in a bank, and sister, Juliana, works for Federal police...He is married...Educated at Colegio Pitagoras, Belo Horizonte...Goal in tennis is "just to be the best player I can be. I will push myself to be the best possible and I will be happy with that"...During convalescence from knee injury in 2007, opened two fitness centres in Belo Horizonte...Inspired to focus on doubles career because "I wanted to play ATP and Grand Slam tournaments. I saw Melo and Sa competing and doing well. I knew I wouldn't be alone as the only Brazilian [on tour]"...Considers favourite surface is hard...Favourite shot is forehand...Favourite tournament is Miami...Idol growing up was Pete Sampras...Hobbies include: football, poker and enjoying time with family...Supports Cruzeiro football club and Ronaldo is one of his favourite players...Made his Davis Cup debut for Brazil in 2005...Wife, Bruna (married November 29, 2008)...Physical trainer is Chriszogno Bastos Filho.
Full name is Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi...Played at the University of Mississippi from 1994-95, earning singles and doubles All-America honors in ‘95...Teamed with Ali Hamadeh to win the NCAA doubles championship in ‘95 and finished as the No. 1 player in doubles and No. 3 in singles...On Mar. 26, 2001, he and Paes received India’s highest honor, the Padma Shri, at a ceremony in New Delhi (India’s equivalent of the American Medal of Honor or the British Knighthood)...The Padma Shri is awarded to Indian citizens in recognition of their distinguished service to the nation...Won gold medal in doubles in Asian Games in December 2006 (w/Paes)...Member of ATP Player Council from June 2012-14...Wife, Lara Dutta (married February 19, 2011); Daughter, Saira (born January 19, 2012).
His father is the director of the social insurance institute for self employment...Mother is a housewife...Has one older brother, Christoph, who is a financial analyst...Both were very interesting in sports, and he considers Christoph his best friend...Began playing tennis at age 5...Also played soccer until 12-years-old before concentrating on tennis...Spent two years at Vienna Tennis Federation...At age 15, attended a sports school and practiced in Sudstadt and was sponsored by the Austrian Tennis Federation...At 17, went back to Vienna Tennis Federation and began to work with current coach Peter Moshamer...At 19, returned to Austrian Tennis Federation to take advantage of special treatment for sportsmen in military program...Worked at that time with Gunther Bresnik and Joakim Nystrom...Began working with Moshamer again in 2002...Idolized Boris Becker and Thomas Muster...Prefers fasters surfaces like grass, carpet and hard courts...Favorite shots are his volley and backhand...If he weren't a tennis player, he'd play soccer...Physical trainer, Markus Forsthuber...Wife, Natascha; son, Noah (born June 14, 2012).
Began playing tennis aged eight with his older brother Raul, who went on to become a tennis coach with Catalan Tennis Federation…Mother, Pilar…Nicknamed “Bolet”…Enjoys playing golf, paddle tennis, surfing, listening to music and going to movies…Says if he wasn’t a tennis player he would like to be a golfer. Idol growing up was Tiger Woods…Big fan of football team F.C. Barcelona and singer Neyo…Speaks Spanish, Catalan, Italian and some English…Favourite tournaments are Indian Wells and Barcelona…Considers clay his favourite surface and forehand his best shot…Best memory in tennis is winning doubles title at 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London…Practices at R.C.T Barcelona…Fitness trainer is Jordi Pratdesaba (since 2010).
Began playing tennis at age 11 because his father wanted him to pursue an individual sport; began taking tennis seriously aged 19…Father, M.G. Bopanna, is coffee planter, who lives in Coorg, 4 hours from Bangalore; mother, Malika, is housewife…Has older sister, Rashmi, living in Bombay...Has trained with Mahesh Bhupathi’s father, C.G. Krishna Bhupathi…Favourite surface is grass and his dream is to win Wimbledon…Favourite player growing up was Stefan Edberg…Hobbies include golf, adventure sports, watching Bollywood movies…Favourite holiday destination is Koh Samui, Thailand…In 2010, raised money for physically handicapped children at Opportunity School in Coorg…Part-owns a bar “CIRRUS” with friends in Bangalore…Made his Davis Cup debut for India versus Australia in September 2002…Played several seasons with Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi with team nicknamed "Indo-Pak Express"…In June 2010, was named a "Champion for Peace" by 'Peace and Sport', a neutral international organisation under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco…Earned ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year (w/Qureshi) in 2010 and recipient of 2010 Excellence Award at GQ India Men of the Year ceremony...Married Supriya Annaiah, on 25 November 2012, in Coorg.
Full name is Michael Carl Bryan...Two minutes older than twin brother Bob...Parents, Wayne and Kathy, both teach tennis and they began teaching their sons at age two...Wayne is a lawyer, musician and tennis instructor who is involved in various ATP Kids’ Days and clinics on tour...Kathy (formerly Blake) was a former player on women’s circuit and she played at Wimbledon four times, reaching mixed doubles QF in 1965.
During early days as a junior player, brothers forbidden to play each other in tournament play by his parents (if they were to play each other, they would alternate defaulting to each other)...Was No. 3 in U.S. Boys’ 18s in 1995 and No. 4 in ’96...Won well over 100 junior doubles titles, including US Open and U.S. National Boys’ 18s in 1996...Played at Stanford University from 1997-98 and helped team to NCAA team titles both years...In ‘98, won NCAA doubles (w/Bob) and team titles.
Enjoys playing basketball...Has formed Bryan Brothers Band, with Bob on keyboards and Mike on drums...Provided music for ATP Doubles Revolution TV commercial and all original music for Tennis Channel program “No Strings” that they were profiled on...Have held concerts at tournaments around the world...Performed at 2010 Arthur Ashe Kid's Day at the US Open...In November 2006, featured among the twins in “Doubly Delicious” section of “Sexiest Man Alive” issue of People Magazine...They participate in an annual charity fund raiser for abused children at their club in Camarillo...In September 2012, the USTA presented the Bryans with the first US Open Sportsmanship Award…Voted ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favorite Team from 2005-12 and ATP Doubles Team of Year in 2003, '05-07, '09-12...Coached by former ATP pro David Macpherson (since August 2005).
Bob's full name is Robert Charles Bryan...Mike's full name is Michael Carl Bryan, who is two minutes older...Parents, Wayne and Kathy, both teach tennis and they began teaching their sons at age two...Wayne is a lawyer, musician, national tennis coach, speaker and has been named WTT Coach of the Year three times (Sacramento)...He is involved in various ATP Kids’ Days and clinics and emcee work on tour...Kathy (formerly Blake) was a former player on women’s circuit and she played at Wimbledon four times, reaching mixed doubles QF in 1965.
During early days as a junior player, brothers forbidden to play each other in tournament play by his parents (if they were to play each other, they would alternate defaulting to each other)...In juniors, Bob ranked No. 1 in U.S. Boys’ 18s in 1996...Brothers won well over 100 junior doubles titles, including US Open and U.S. National Boys’ 18s in 1995 and 1996...Played at Stanford University from 1997-98 and helped team to NCAA team titles both years...In ‘98, Bob won a rare “Triple Crown” of NCAA singles, doubles (w/Mike) and team titles.
Enjoys playing basketball...The Bryan Bros. Band, with Bob on keyboards and Mike on drums and guitar, have held concerts at tournaments and charity events around the world...Provided music for ATP Doubles Revolution TV commercial and all original music for Tennis Channel program “No Strings” that they were profiled on...Their new album "Let It Rip" was released at '09 US Open, featuring David Baron, is available on iTunes and is selling well...They performed with the Counting Crows in Tampa in October 2008...Performed at 2010 Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day at the US Open...In November 2006, featured among the twins in “Doubly Delicious” section of “Sexiest Man Alive” issue of People Magazine...They have appeared in various TV Sitcoms, including Eight Simple Rules...They participate in an annual Bryan Brothers Foundation Event to raise funds for kids in need in Ventura County and do other charity work and junior tennis clinics all over United States.
Began playing tennis at age five with countryman Nenad Trifunovic as his coach...Nicknamed "Vik"...Speaks Serbian and English...Inspired by Andre Agassi who was his childhood idol...Parents are Aleksandar, a lawyer; and Mila, an economist...Lived and practised in Boca Raton, Florida from age 13-15...Enjoys all sports and when he was younger he used to play football and wasn’t sure whether he would continue with tennis since football was his favourite sport...Fan of Partisan Belgrade team...Favourite shot is serve and considers hard courts his favourite surface.
Began playing tennis at age six at club de tenis San Carles de la Rapita...Father, Juan Francisco, is a supervisor of REPSOL, a petroleum company; mother, Elodia, is a house wife...Has one older brother, Jonathan, and one younger brother, Fran...Enjoys watching car rally racing and football (favorite team is FC Barcelona)...Enjoys action movies, techno music, going out with friends on holidays...His favourite surface is clay and considers his forehand as his best shot.
Began playing tennis at age seven...Says, "When I was seven years old I went to a basketball club and wanted to start playing. I was tall but they told me that I was too young. Then I saw two tennis courts and started to play tennis instead"...Father, Constantin, and mother, Cristina, are engineers; younger sister, Irina, enjoys swimming... Hobbies include football (fan of Steaua Bucharest), fishing and swimming (competed until he was 12)...Childhood idols were Ilie Nastase, Goran Ivanisevic and Pete Sampras...Favourite shot is backhand and enjoys playing on clay and grass...Fitness coach is Sebastien Durand...Wife, Andreea, married 9 July 2010.
Full name is Marcel Granollers Pujol...Began playing at age five...Father, Javier, is a commercial director and mother Montse, is a teacher... Also has a younger brother, Gerard (20), who reached a career-high ATP Ranking of No. 684 in August 2008...Speaks Spanish and English...Enjoys football and supports R.C.D. Espanyol...Played his only junior Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros in 2004 and captured doubles title (w/Andujar)...Considers clay his favourite surface...Physical trainer is Sergi Valldaura.
Full name is Pablo Andujar Alba...Speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian...Began playing at age six...Father, Jose; mother, Inma...Has one brother, Jose, and sister, Ana...Enjoys football and a fan of Levante U.D....Admires play of countrymen Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal...Reached QF in singles and captured Roland Garros junior doubles title in 2004 (w/Marcel Granollers)...Finished No. 7 in world junior rankings in '04...In 2003, went 4-2 in junior finals and 2-1 following year...Trains at Dectra Academy and plays for Club de Tenis Valencia.
Nicknamed “Bati”…Father, Joaquin, is a former football player and current banker; mother, Ester, owns a clothing store…Started playing tennis at age five when his mother signed him up to play on the weekends…Favourite shot is his forehand…Idols growing up were Juan Carlos Ferrero and David Ferrer… Enjoys horseback riding (he owns two horses) and playing all sorts of sports, especially football…Supports Villarreal C.F. and C.D. Castellon…He played football for Villarreal C.F. until he was 14 when he decided to focus on his tennis career…If he wasn’t a tennis player he would be a football player…His best memory in tennis was the day he broke the Top 100…His goal is to stay in the Top 100…Physical Trainer is Jose Canos...Pepe Vendrell and Jose Manuel Garcia are also part of his coaching team.
Began playing tennis at age six...Father Michel was a professional footballer who played four years with top French team Paris Saint-Germain...Mother, Sylvaine...Has one older brother Yann...Favourite football team is Paris Saint-Germain, favourite player is countryman David Ginola...At age 13 or 14, practised with George Deniau, coach of Forget and Hlasek, who taught him to serve and volley...Grass is favourite surface...Doubles finalist at Wimbledon juniors in 1998 (w/Ram) and 1997 US Open juniors (w/Lisnard)...Wife, Camille (married Sept. 9, 2003); daughters, Manon (born Mar. 23, 2004), Louise (July 5, 2012); son, Teo (born Sept. 5, 2007)...Previously coached by Emmanuel Planque, Guillaume Raoux, Remi Barbarin and Fred Decan.
Full name is Carlos Alberto Berlocq…Began playing at age four…Nicknamed "Charlie"…Father, Carlos is an electrian; mother, Amadeo is a hairdresser…Comes from one of the biggest families on ATP circuit with three sisters (Mara, Fernanda, Florencia) and two brothers (Nicolas, Guillermo)…Says, "It would be a dream to have a charity foundation" later in his career…Favourite surfaces are clay and hard and considers volley his best shot…Wife, Maria Noel Serrano (married November 30, 2006), daughter Stefania (born October 30, 2009)…Fitness trainers are Horacio Anselmi and Hernan Rojas...
Began playing tennis at age 4; coached by mother for first nine years ... Mother, Natalia Levina, is a biologist (isn't working now); father, Mikhail Kleybanov, worked for Institute of Steel and Alloys, now works for a chemical company; grandmother, Zhanna Kleybanova, stays at home and takes care of everyone ... Favorite surface is grass; favorite shots are serve and backhand ... Favorite city is Moscow; favorite tournament is Australian Open ... Enjoys reading, going on her laptop and watching TV and movies with her family when home ... When young was told she played aggressively like Monica Seles (proud of the comparison) ... Goal is to improve and become one of the top players in the world.
Father, John, works in finance; mother is Margarita; older sister is Lauren (recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, plays tennis) ... Lived in Hong Kong from age 3 to 8 (father transferred with job); began playing tennis at Hong Kong apartment complex's courts ... Also did competitive swimming growing up ... Speaks English, Spanish and basic Mandarin ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite shot is forehand; considers movement a strength ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite event is US Open ... Idols growing up were Williams sisters ... Favorite actors are the cast of Friends; favorite book is Twilight ... Enjoys listening to hip-hop and rap.
Mother is Dzenita (pro volleyball player); father is Dragan (pro handball player, Kristina's physical coach); brother is Luka (student, soccer player) ... Started playing at age 7 when introduced to sport by parents ... Favorite surface is grass ... Speaks French, English, Serbian, Italian and Spanish ... Also enjoys volleyball, beach volleyball.
Coached by father, Mother is Snezana; sister is Viktoriya ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is forehand ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by father ... Speaks Serbian, English ... Favorite actor is Ashton Kutcher; favorite singer is Justin Timberlake ... Favorite movie is The Secret; favorite book is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne ... Favorite food is pizza; favorite drink is orange juice ... Favorite city is Barcelona (for its atmosphere and architecture) ... Player most admired is Rafael Nadal ... Goal is to improve and get to No.1.
Father, Jiri Koukal, is a taxi driver; mother, Jana Koukalova, is bartender at a golf resort ... Married Czech soccer player Jan Zakopal on June 6, 2006 (formerly Koukalova) ... Favorite shot is backhand ... Best memory was reaching first WTA final at 2001 Antwerp ... Admires Martina Hingis ... Favorite movie is 8mm; favorite author is Mary Higgins Clark; also enjoys in-line skating, running ... Likes to visit CancÃºn.
Coached by father; practices at USTA Player Development, Training Center - East in New York (under Patrick McEnroe, Jay Gooding, Jay Devashetty and Jorge Todero) ... Mother is Larisa; sister is Jane; has a Siberian husky named Belka ... Has lived in US since 2001 (switched nationality to US on September 17, 2007 and became a US citizen on September 24, 2011) ... Speaks English and Russian ... Enjoys movies, picnics with family, watching figure skating and soccer.
Coached by father Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price; trainer is Esther Lee ... Sisters are Serena, Isha (lawyer, singer), Lyndrea (actress, singer, stylist, computer science major) and Yetunde (deceased September 14, 2003); is a Jehovah's Witness, along with sisters and mother ... Full name is Venus Ebony Starr Williams ... After being diagnosed with SjÃ¶gren's Syndrome in 2011, adopted a vegan/raw foods diet to help decrease inflammation in her body and reduce energy-sapping symptoms of the disease (is a self-described "cheagan") ... Interior design company is V Starr Interiors (www.vstarrinteriors.com) ... Clothing line is EleVen (www.elevenbyvenus.com) ... Has written several books, most recently "Come To Win" in 2010 ... Favorite tennis players growing up included Pete Sampras, Boris Becker and Monica Seles; favorite players now include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Gael Monfils and Bernard Tomic ... Loves karaoke (favorite songs to sing are 6 Underground by the Sneaker Pimps, Stupid Girl by Garbage, Call Me by Blondie, Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Sawyer by Rush and Barracuda by Heart) ... Favorite books include "I Am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore, the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, comic books (especially DC) and the Bible ... Favorite cities are Palm Beach Gardens, Rome, Hong Kong and Paris ... Favorite designers are Ralph Lauren, Armani, Matthew Williamson and Dolce & Gabbana ... Also enjoys art, Asian antiques, dancing, writing poetry, sewing, studying new subjects, getting the mail and receiving packages, being at home and playing the guitar.
Father is Peng Ji Jun; mother is Zhang Bing ... Introduced to tennis at age 8 by uncle ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Enjoys Chinese cuisine, reading, shopping, swimming ... Considers herself quiet ... Admires John McEnroe ... Has a lucky cow on her tennis bag (born in year of the cow).
Trains with adidas Development Program ... Introduced to tennis at age 4 by mother, Liliana ... Father is Mihai; younger brother is Mihnea ... Full name is Sorana Mihaela Cirstea ... Speaks Romanian, English and Spanish and is studying French ... Likes all surfaces; favorite shot is forehand ... Enjoys playing all ball sports, going shopping, watching movies, reading, doing crosswords and looking after her two parrots ... Favorite cities are New York, and London ("big cities with lots to do") ... Self-described as ambitious, stubborn and happy ... Most admires Steffi Graf ... Goal is to reach Top 10 ... Also enjoys writing - writes blog, "Sori's Story", for wtatennis.com.
Currently without a full-time coach ... Parents are Andrew and Kathy; has two siblings, Nick and Emily; has two Labradors, Ella and Kiri ... Born in Australia, at 18 months relocated to Singapore, moved to UK at age 6 ... Began playing tennis at age 6 when introduced by her parents at local club in Singapore ... Most memorable moment was meeting Michael Phelps and winning silver medal in mixed doubles with Andy Murray at the London Olympics ... Favorite city is New York City because "there is constant action going on, fab shopping and excellent restaurants everywhere!"
Mother, Hannelore, is a retired teacher (coached her in the past); father, Wolfgang, is a doctor (was European junior shotputting champion); older sister, Sunna, also played tennis (played pro but injured her shoulder and stopped) ... Started playing at age 3 because sister played ... Strengths are mental game, serve and movement; favorite surface is hard but likes all courts ... Tennis idol was Steffi Graf (had same clothes and racquet when she was young) ... Best tennis memory came in early 2012, winning first WTA title at Hobart and reaching 3r at Australian Open ... Favorite tournament is Australian Open ... Goal is to keep trying to improve and have fun on the court.
Coached by Georges Goven and Pierre Cherret (since October 2011) ... Father is Francis (retired, travels with her sometimes); mother is Patricia (travels with her sometimes too); brother is SÃ©bastien (PhD, also her agent) ... Has one cat (Papyrus) and one dog (Andy) ... Started playing at age 4 after watching her brother play ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is clay ... Favorite music is rock; favorite artists are Muse, Jack Johnson ... Favorite movie is Lord of the Rings; favorite actors are Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ... Other sports interests are basketball, handball and soccer ... Also enjoys playing piano and reading ... Favorite city is hometown of Nice ... People most admired are Andy Roddick and her brother.
Father was in the army; mother was a homemaker; also has a half brother and sister (much older) ... Born in Germany (father was working there); moved to US when she was young ... Started playing at age 8 ... Strengths are athleticism and variety; favorite surface is hard ... Developed a wrist injury from age 15/16 and played with it for a few years; had surgery at age 19 and was really able to begin dedicating herself ... Tennis idols were Roger Federer and David Nalbandian ... Best tennis memory is winning first Grand Slam match at 2012 Australian Open; favorite tournament is Australian Open.
Father is Milan; mother is Jana; has one sister, Veronika; also has one dog, Kuba ... Began playing at age 3 ... Favorite surface is clay ... Tennis players most admired are Steffi Graf and Lindsay Davenport ... Speaks Czech, German and English ... Enjoys comedy movies; favorite actress is Angelina Jolie ... Also enjoys basketball, table tennis and swimming.
Father is Alexandr Kuznetsov, cycling coach of six Olympic champions and world champions and now coach of Lokomotiv (best cycling club in Russia); also coached Svetlana's mother, Galina Tsareva (six-time world champion and holder of 20 world records) and Svetlana's brother, Nikolai Kuznetsov (silver medalist at 1996 Atlanta Olympics) ... Began playing at age 7 ... Favorite movies are Love Actually, Save the Last Dance ... Never leaves home without iPod ... Best tennis memory was winning 2004 US Open final.
Travels with mother, Olga Makarova ... Father is Valery; brother is Andrey (a corporate sales manager) ... Introduced to tennis at age 6; began playing at Club Luzhniki ... Baseliner; favorite surfaces are hard and grass ... Speaks Russian and English ... Likes pop music; favorite singer is Rihanna ... Favorite food is pizza; favorite drink is fresh apple juice ... Also enjoys dancing, spending time with family and friends, shopping ... Admires Anastasia Myskina and Roger Federer ... Favorite tournament is US Open.
Currently without a coach; fitness coach is Kristijan Pruus ... Father, Jaak, works in real estate; mother, Anne, is a homemaker; has two older sisters, Karin and Kadri ... Started playing tennis at age 8 with parents and sisters ... Favorite surface is clay ... Enjoys books, movies, music (especially movie soundtracks), surfing internet and rollerskating ... One of her sponsors is a leading provider of high quality mini-cruise and passenger services in Baltic Sea region; in 2008 she became godmother of a vessel named Superstar and was flown to Italy to bless it ... Holds many firsts for Estonia: first Estonian to reach a WTA final (2006 Hasselt), to reach a Grand Slam QF (2008 French Open), to crack Top 20 (February 2009), to win a WTA title (2010 Palermo) and to beat a reigning No.1 (Wozniacki in 2011).
Coached by father, Sergey ... Mother is Marina; brother is Aleksandr ... Grandmother played basketball for USSR; grandfather was high-level basketball referee; father was Olympic-level canoeist; mother was a swimmer ... Baseliner whose favorite surface is clay; favorite shot is forehand down the line ... Introduced to tennis at age 6 by family ... Speaks Russian, English, French ... Likes comedy movies; favorite actors are Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller ... Favorite music is R&B, hip-hop ... Favorite book is Eat, Pray, Love ... Favorite foods are Japanese and Russian ... Enjoys karaoke, shopping, dancing, seeing friends, music, sleeping ... Best memories are winning 2006 Australian Open juniors, first WTA title in Monterrey and WorldTeamTennis.
Aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is serve; likes all surfaces ... Speaks Romanian, English ... Enjoys music, movies and handball ... Favorite food is pasta; favorite drink is orange juice ... Favorite city is Paris; favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Tennis idols are Justine Henin and Roger Federer.
Coached by father, Sergey, and Andrei Chesnokov ... Mother is Irina (teacher); brother, Dmitriy, is a student ... Introduced to tennis by mother at age 7; began playing at sport school in Sochi (first coach was Jurij Judkin, who also coached Sharapova) ... Favorite surfaces are clay, hard ... Other sports interests are soccer, basketball, ice hockey ... Enjoys reading, shopping, movies, music, dancing, going out to the sea with friends, travelling ... Favorite types of music are pop, R&B; favorite artists are U2, Adele and P!nk ... Admires Martina Hingis and Steffi Graf ... Favorite cities are Rome and Sochi ("the two most beautiful and warmest cities in the world").
Fitness coach is Mark Wellington ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by parents, Milan and Katarina ... Speaks Slovak and English ... Favorite surfaces are clay and hard; favorite shot is swing volley ... Enjoys music, movies and seeing friends ... Considers 9 her lucky number ... Tennis player most admired is Kim Clijsters ... Self-described as happy person with a lot of energy ... Favorite cities are Paris, New York and Bratislava.
Enjoys playing on every surface but has had her best results on hardcourt and clay ... With her aggressive playing style, utilizes her strong serve, volleying skills and powerful groundstrokes to finish the points early ... Spent most of her career travelling and training in numerous countries; finally settled and living in South Florida ... In her spare time, enjoys spending time in the outdoors, travelling to exotic getaways and catching up with family and close friends ... Currently managed by MV Sports Management & Consulting.
Father is Dr Richard Lisicki ... Mother is Elisabeth (an artist - painting, ceramics); has a Yorkshire Terrier named Happy ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by father at a club after school ... Favorite shot is serve; likes all surfaces ... Speaks German, English, Polish ... Enjoys pop and R&B music, reading and athletics ... Self-described as happy, hardworking and someone who laughs a lot.
Mother is Dragana (lawyer); father is Miroslav (businessman); brother, Milos, is four years younger; whole family likes sports, but none played tennis before Ana ... Started playing tennis at age 5 after watching it on TV (in particular Monica Seles), remembering phone number to a local tennis school and begging parents to take her; was given a racquet for fifth birthday and immediately fell in love with the game ... Best shot is forehand; likes all surfaces ... Sometimes prepares for matches by doing Sudoku in locker room ... Likes watching movies (especially thrillers), reading and listening to music (pop and R&B); also enjoys shopping, fashion; favorite TV shows are 24, Lost, Prison Break ... Favorite food is sushi; favorite drinks are water, orange juice and Starbucks Green Tea Lattes ... Superstition is to not walk on lines of the court ... Speaks fluent English, Serbian and some Spanish ... Favorite places to visit are Melbourne, where she has some family, Mallorca, Paris and Rome ... Self-described as strong-willed, sensitive, determined and extremely competitive ... Most admires her family for all their support ... Admires Roger Federer for his professionalism ... Serbian President Boris Tadic attended her 20th birthday party ... In 2007 was named UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia (specializes in child safety in schools).
Mother is Sybil Smith; brother is Shawn Farrell ... Favorite surface is clay ... Started playing at age 9 when mother introduced her to the sport.
Currently without a coach ... Father is Marino; mother is Carly ... Began playing tennis at age 4 ... Speaks English, Dutch, French, German ... Enjoys movies, internet and hanging out with friends.
Currently coached by brother Marko .. ... Father, Veselin, and mother, Snezana, are economists; brothers, Marko and Stefan, are university graduates ... Introduced to tennis at age 9 by older brother Marko ... Member of Gemaks tennis club; graduated from Megatrend University in Belgrade with Master of Business ... Speaks Serbian, English and French; learning Spanish ... Favorite city is Rome (for its history) ... Enjoys designing clothes for her fashion line ... Admires Monica Seles ... Biggest appeal of being a pro is seeing the world and learning about other cultures ... Awards received include Female Tennis Player of the Year in Serbia (2007, 2008, 2009); Oscar Of Popularity for female athletes in Serbia (2009, 2011); Tennis Player of the Year in Serbia (2004); and Junior Sports Girl of the Year in Yugoslavia ... In 2007 was named UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia.
Father is Tony; mother is Dianne; brothers are Daniel, Dominic ... Friend introduced her to tennis at age 8; got a racquet for Christmas and started hitting with brother Daniel, loved it from the first time ... Self-described as happy, easy-going ... Favorite TV shows include Brothers & Sisters, Seinfeld, Homeland, Grey's Anatomy; favorite movies include Notting Hill, Anchor Man and Love Actually ... Also enjoys going to the beach, swimming in the sea, hanging out with friends, surfing and listening to music ... Can't live without lip balm, passport and her racquets ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf; favorite tournament is Charleston ... Loves Japan.
Coached by father, Yuri Kirilenko ... Mother's name is Olga; engaged to NHL player Alexander Ovechkin ... Started playing at age 7 when father introduced her to game at Dinamo Moscow Central Stadium ... Favorites include movies Barber of Siberia and Story of a Knight, classical music (especially Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach or Beethoven), books The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, Notre-Dame de Paris, White Fang and short stories by O'Henry ... Speaks Russian and English ... Also enjoys soccer ... Relaxes by reading books, watching movies, fishing, cooking ... Tennis players most admired are Roger Federer and Jennifer Capriati for on-court style and attitude.
Father, Angelo, is an accountant; mother, Luisa, is a homemaker; older brother, Francesco, is a student ... Began playing tennis at age 6 ... Favorite place to be is hometown ... Self-described as nice, clever, polite ... Is a good soccer player ... Lucky charm is stuffed orange dinosaur from brother.
Coached by father, Piotr; fitness trainer is Paul Duvill ... Began playing tennis at age 7 ... Father played pro soccer in Poland and Denmark; mother, Anna, played volleyball for Polish National Team; brother, Patrik, played pro soccer in Denmark ... Enjoys soccer, swimming, golf ... Hobbies include reading (especially Harry Potter books), shopping, music; favorite actor is Brad Pitt ... Admires Martina Hingis and Steffi Graf ... Favorite food is mom's chicken curry.
Mother's name is Beata (also her manager); father's name is Slawek; has one sister, Jessica ... Started playing tennis at age 3 ... Likes all surfaces ... Speaks German, Polish and English ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf ... Sports interests outside tennis include swimming, soccer, F1, figure skating and handball; also enjoys shopping, sleeping, swimming, dancing and hanging out with friends ... Favorite actors include Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon ... Favorite tournament is Indian Wells; favorite Grand Slam is Australian Open.
Trains at same club as Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova ... Father is Jiri (teacher); mother is Pavla; brothers are Jiri (engineer) and Libor (teacher) ... Introduced to tennis by father ... Aggressive baseliner whose favorite shots are serve, forehand and backhand ... Speaks Czech and English ... Favorite type of movie is comedy ... Favorite types of music are pop and rock ... Favorite foods are sushi and Italian ... Also enjoys basketball and volleyball ... Favorite city to visit is Melbourne; favorite tournament is Wimbledon ... Self-described as friendly, happy ... Person most admired is Roger Federer; tennis idol growing up was Martina Navratilova (because she's left-handed like her).
Coached by father, Walter (a doctor who introduced Marion to tennis at age 6 and has coached her most of her life); mother, Sophie, is a nurse (who enjoys singing); brother, Franck, is in French Army (likes soccer); whole family plays tennis ... After graduating CNED high school, began college at Retournac ... Has two cats ... Favorite sport is soccer (huge supporter of Olympique de Marseille soccer team) ... Favorites are movies Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind, the book Le Pianiste and mother's apple pie; other interests include jet skiing, volleyball, basketball ... Also enjoys painting, music, movies ... Admires Pete Sampras and Monica Seles.
Father, Giorgio, sells fruits and vegetables; mother, Fulvia, is a pharmacist; brother, Davide, is a soccer player ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by father ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay ... Speaks Italian, Spanish and English ... Enjoys reading, movies, music (especially pop), following soccer and basketball and playing Monopoly, cards and video games ... Favorite tournament is Acapulco ... Self-described as timid, happy and responsible ... Admires David Ferrer.
Coached by Carlos Rodriguez; fitness trainer is Alex Stober ... Husband is Jiang Shan (married January 27, 2006) ... Father is Sheng-Peng; mother is Yan-Ping; is an only child ... Introduced to tennis at age 9 after playing badminton ... Baseliner who prefers hardcourts ... Currently studying at Huazhong Institute of Science & Technology ... Also enjoys swimming, reading, visiting Beijing, shopping, slow music and Korean movies ... Speaks Chinese and English.
Coached by Tomasz Wiktorowski; also works with father, Robert ... Mother, Marta, is an accountant; sister, Urszula, also plays on WTA ... Began playing at age 4 when father introduced her to the sport; grew up playing at club in Gronau, Germany, where father was club pro ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is grass ... Speaks Polish, English ... Studies tourism at Polish Sport University in Krakow ... Favorite actress is Nicole Kidman; favorite artists are Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem; favorite author is Dorota Tarakowska ... Favorite city is Paris ... Admires Pete Sampras because he won everything ... Goals are to win a Grand Slam title and become No.1.
Mother is Alla; father is Fedor; has one brother, Max ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by mother ... Favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hard ... Speaks Belarusian, English, Russian ... Enjoys music (rock, club hip-hop, R&B), seeing friends, reading ... Favorite cities are hometown Minsk and New York City; spends most of her time living and training in Monaco... Friends with NHL star Nikolay Khabibulin and family ... Admires Roger Federer for professionalism on and off the court.
Coached by father Yuri Sharapov and Thomas Hogstedt; mother is Yelena ... Started playing at age 4; at age 6 took part in Moscow exhibition that featured Martina Navratilova; began training at Bollettieri Academy at age 9 (required two-year separation from mother due to visa restrictions, finances) ... Has become a major force in the business world with a series of very successful ventures: a Nike apparel collection (currently being worn by other WTA players such as Arvidsson, Benesova, Bouchard, Hlavackova, Keys and Pivovarova); a line at Cole Haan (Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan); and Sugarpova, a candy line just launched in 2012 (www.sugarpova.com) ... Has given a lot of time and money to charity, including the Maria Sharapova Foundation and her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, donating over $100,000 to Gomel area of Belarus affected by Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster from 1986, and launching a $210,000 scholarship program for students from Chernobyl area; also donated value of Porsche Cayenne she won at 2004 WTA Championships (approximately US$56,300) to those affected by school hostage crisis in Beslan ... Favorite foods are Russian and Thai cuisine; favorite dessert is French crÃªpes w/nutella ... Other interests include fashion, singing, dancing and movies (favorites are Mona Lisa Smile, Something's Gotta Give, Love Actually) ... Has an extremely strong following on social media (as of December 1, 2012, was the most-followed female athlete on Facebook with 8.8 million fans).
Coached by father Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price; also working with Patrick Mouratoglou; trainer is Esther Lee ... Youngest of five sisters: Lyndrea, Isha, Yetunde (deceased September 14, 2003) and Venus ... Began playing at age 5 at public courts in Compton, California ... Has devoted a lot of time and money to charity, including opening two Serena Williams Secondary Schools in Kenya (one in 2008, one in 2010); touring Lagos and Johannesburg with sister Venus for 'Breaking The Mould' tour (in 2012); and has also made many other appearances at schools and community organizations, particularly those which target at-risk youth ... Has always been interested in fashion, with a custom-designed Nike apparel line, her own clothing line (Aneres) and most recently her successful HSN collection of handbags and jewelry (Serena Williams Signature Statement) ... Favorite author is Maya Angelou ... Likes to listen to Mariah Carey, Brandy ... Favorite place to visit is Paris ... Also enjoys acting, watching movies and football, reading, talking on the phone and spending time with family and friends.
Father, Tom, is teaching pro; mother, Sally, housewife…Younger sister, Meredith…Moved from Minnesota to Vero Beach, Fla. at age four in 1985…Attended Vero Beach High School for first three years and his senior year at Boca Prep in Boca Raton...Lived with Andy Roddick in 1999…Played basketball and tennis with Roddick at Boca Prep…Avid golfer…In 2004, hit 370-foot home run to right in batting practice at New York Mets' Shea Stadium…In September 2011, he hit six home runs at the Los Angeles Dodgers' Dodgers stadium...Hosts Mardy's Tennis and Jake's Music Fest with country music star Jake Owen…Wife, Stacey Gardner (married September 28, 2008)…Fitness trainer is Christian LoCascio, who helped him lose 30 pounds prior to 2010 season.
Began playing at age five...Nicknamed “Flo”...His father, Bernd, is a teacher, and his mother, Sabine, is a shop manager...Has one younger brother, Michael...Idolised Boris Becker and Pete Sampras as a child...Trained as a junior with the German Tennis Federation...Turned professional at age 17 after completing school...A soccer fan, his favourite team is Bayern Munich...Trains at Tennis Base in Oberhaching outside Munich...Named 2004 ATP Newcomer of Year.
Began playing tennis at age five...Played with his father and two older brothers, Marinos and Petros, who played Davis Cup. Father Christos owns a clothing store in Cyprus...Mother's name is Andry…Has a younger sister Zena, who was adopted when she was one month old…No. 1 junior in 2003 with Australian Open juniors title and runner-up at US Open juniors in 2002-03…Won nine junior titles. Prefers hard courts. Considers himself a baseliner, with his serve and his forehand his biggest weapons…Biggest idol as a kid was Patrick Rafter, but also looked up to Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras…Enjoys playing and watching soccer. Favourite soccer team is Apollo in Cyprus…"Man of the Year" in Cyprus in 2005…Trained at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris on an Olympic Solidarity Youth Development Programme Scholarship since age 13…Physio is Davor Lukic...Wife, Karolina Sprem, a WTA Tour player...Married 14 July 2012 in Croatia...Daughter, Zahara, born 20 October 2012.
Started playing tennis aged seven when his parents build an artificial grass tennis court in front of his house…Nicknamed “Gregc” and “Zemlak”...Father, Franc, is a former ski jumper; mother Darinka works in advertising for a local newspaper...Has a younger sister, Tjasa, who is finishing her university degree…Speaks four languages: Slovenian, English, German and Serbo-Croatian…Skiing was his main sport until the age of 10 when he decided to focus on tennis…He now enjoys skiing as a hobby and would be a skier if he wasn’t a tennis player…Idols growing up were Pete Sampras and Roger Federer…Favourite surface is grass and considers his backhand his best shot…Favourite tournaments are Wimbledon and Australian Open…Made Davis Cup debut for Slovenia in 2007...He practices in Kranj and travels to Vienna (Austria) during his off season to practice at the Berger-Eschauer Academy…Physical trainer is Anton Erlah.
Began playing tennis at age seven with his older brother Eduard (born June 1, 1970), who was a gifted player himself and has been a big influence in his career...Parents Vladimir and Tatjana live in Volgograd, Russia...Born in Severodonezk, Ukraine but at age of 15 moved to Salmtal, Germany...Received Russian citizenship at 18 and moved back to Russia in early 2004...His favorite players growing up were Ivan Lendl and Yannick Noah...Enjoys fishing, soccer and hockey...Considers clay and rebound ace (hard) his favorite surfaces and strength is his quickness...Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin attended his title effort in Moscow in 2004 and his Davis Cup home ties in 2005...Wife, Irina (married Nov. 25, 2006 in Moscow); daughter, Ekaterina, born on Apr. 17, 2012...Coached by his brother Eduard (since 1992), whose son Philipp earned his 1st ATP Ranking point in 2012...Works with fitness trainer Rolf Shaaf.
Plays with a double-handed backhand...Started playing tennis aged seven...Father, John, started work driving taxis; mother, Ady, was a biomedical scientist; sister, Sara, also plays tennis...Favourite surface is grass...Idols growing up were Pete Sampras, Lance Armstrong, Ian Thorpe and Michael Jordan...Hobbies include basketball, football and table tennis...Likes Eminem and 50 Cent...As a junior he won the 2008 Australian Open - aged 15, the youngest player in tournament history - 2009 US Open titles and the under-12, under-14 and under-16 Orange Bowls...Made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in 2009.
Started playing ice-hockey aged four and tennis with his parents aged six…Father, Emil, owns a car parts shop…Mother Diana is an ice-skating teacher and also works in the shop. Has one older sister Nicole and one older brother David…Hobbies include skiing (skies since five years old), playing football and hanging out with friends…Follows ice-hockey and is a fan of HC Lev Prague… Best tennis memories were defeating “Rafa” on Wimbledon Centre Court and winning the Davis Cup in 2012…Likes the mountains and favourite holiday spots are the Swiss and Austrian Alps…Likes Italian food and Argentinean meat.
Began playing tennis at age four with his parents...Father, Kauko, and mother, Leena, are retired chemists...Has one older sister, Anna-Riikka, who is an editor at a publishing company...Speaks Finnish, Swedish and English...Enjoys hockey, badminton, soccer and listening to various types of music...Won 1999 Junior US Open title over Denmark’s Kristian Pless...No. 9 in junior world rankings that year...Former No. 1 Bjorn Borg watched his 2001 Stockholm final and said, “‘I think he could become a great personality”...Wife, Anu Weckstrom is No. 1 badminton player in Finland (married June 11, 2005) and reached a career-high No. 13 in world...Both members of Finland’s 2004 and 2008 Olympic team...In November 2007, served a short stint in Finnish army...Member of ATP Player Council from June 2010-June 2014.
Full name is Martin Klizan...Nickname is "Klizko"...Speaks Slovak, English, Czech, Croatian, Polish and some Russian...Father, Milan, is the general manager at an electric transformator company; Mother, Darina, is a university teacher...Sister, Natalia, played tennis until the age of 12, now works in London, England...Started playing tennis aged three with this father...Won 2006 Roland Garros junior title...Favourite surface is clay...Favourite shot is forehand...Idols growing up were Marat Safin and Goran Ivanisevic...Hobbies include playing computer games, football, floorball and ice hockey...Cousin Radovan Kaufman won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics in track cycling...Fitness trainer is Juraj Dulik.
Began playing at age eight…Father, Tomislav; mother, Davorka; brothers Zeljko and Mladen who both work as tennis coach…Speaks Croatian and English…Enjoys music, movies, table tennis and video games…Childhood idol was countryman Goran Ivanisevic. Considers hard-court his favourite surface and his serve as favourite shot…Physical trainer is Stjepan Medak...
Began playing at age five when his grandmother first brought him to a tennis court...Father, Ainars, is an investment businessman and former basketball player; mother, Milena, is a drama theatre actress...Has three sisters, Elina, who is older and finished her law degree in England; Laura and Monika who are younger and both play tennis; and one younger brother, Kristops, who is attending the Saddlebrook Academy in Florida to pursue golf....Grandfather was a starter on former Soviet Union national basketball team which won European Championships.
Speaks Latvian, Russian, English and a little German...Enjoys playing soccer, basketball and hockey...Considers hard courts his favorite surface and serve and backhand drop shot his best shot...Used to work with former ATP pro Niki Pilic and trained at Pilic's Tennis Academy in Munich (from age 12-18).
Started playing tennis at age four...Nickname is "Bennet"...Parents are Andre, who works for a glasses company, and Laurence, who is a lawyer...Has one brother (Antoine), who also plays professional tennis; and two sisters (Dominique and Marie-Sophie)...Captured US Open junior doubles title in 1999 (w/Mahut)...Tennis idols growing up were Yannick Noah and Jimmy Connors...Also idolised Michael Jordan...Favourite surfaces are indoor hard courts and clay...Likes to play soccer and ski in his spare time...Favourite soccer team is Olympic de Marseille.
Full name is Fernando Verdasco Carmona...Began playing tennis at age four with his father, Jose, at their home, which had two hard courts in the backyard...Father and mother, Olga, own a restaurant in Madrid...Has two sisters, Sara and Ana...Close friend of Feliciano Lopez, who is also from Madrid...Favourite soccer team is Real Madrid...His favourite non-tennis destination is Miami and goes there for holidays...Considers forehand his best shot...Posed nude for Cosmopolitan Magazine in July 2008 issue to raise awareness of male cancer for Everyman Campaign...Featured in 18-page June 2013 issue of Esquire Latinoamerica with Almagro, Monaco and F. Lopez…Has trained part-time with Gil Reyes in Las Vegas from 2008-10...Fitness trainer is Vicente Calvo.
Began playing tennis at age nine...Father, Rudolf, is a businessman and ex-mayor of his hometown Deutsch-Wagram; mother, Michaela, is a saleswoman and has one younger brother, Gerald...Speaks German, English and French...Childhood idols were Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich and Patrick Rafter...Captured Wimbledon junior title (d. Pless) in 1999...Hobbies include watching his favorite soccer team, Bayern Munich, playing golf and going to movies...Favorite shot is backhand drop shot...Fitness trainer is Jan Velthuis...Wife, WTA pro Iveta Benesova (married on 14 September 2012 at Laxenburg Castle, Austria)…The pair won the 2011 Wimbledon mixed doubles title.
Began playing tennis at age six..Father, Mikhail, passed away; mother, Lubov, is an economist...Has one older brother, Andrei, who has played mostly pro Futures events in his career from 1998-2000...Compiled outstanding junior results, reaching final of Australian Open juniors in 1999 (l. to Pless)...Childhood hero was Stefan Edberg and “liked his mentality”...At age 13, ballboyed for Russia-U.S. Davis Cup final in Moscow in 1995 and posed for photos with U.S. members Courier, Sampras and Todd Martin...Gives military style salute to fans after big wins with racket above his head with left hand and salute with right...Graduated with Philosophy Doctor’s Degree from the University of Moscow on Nov. 15, 2011...Wife, Yulia (married Nov. 22, 2008 in Moscow); sons, Maxim (born on Dec. 4, 2009) and Igor (born on July 4, 2012)...Fitness trainer is Oleg Mosiakov and coached by Boris Sobkin (since age 10).
Full name is Feliciano Lopez Diaz-Guerra...Began playing tennis at age five with father, Feliciano, who is a tennis coach; mother, Belen Diaz-Guerra, is a nurse...Younger brother, Victor, played tennis before enrolling at a university where he studies business...A big fan of Real Madrid football team and when at home he enjoys going out with friends to movies and to discos...As a junior, reached final of Orange Bowl 16s (l. to Coria) in 1997 and runner-up at European 18s junior championships (l. to Vinciguerra) in 1999...Also SF at Orange Bowl 18s (l. to Coria) in '99. Considers his serve as best shot and hard court his favourite surface...Won Spanish Championships in July 2003, defeating Rafael Nadal...In February 2008, accepted role as himself in Spanish family/humorous soap opera, "Los Serrano"...Featured in 18-page June 2013 issue of Esquire Latinoamerica with Almagro, Monaco and Verdasco…
Began to play tennis at age five...Nicknamed G-Force, Dimi, PT (Prime Time)...Only child of father, Dimitar, who is a tennis coach, and mother, Maria, who is a sports teacher and former volleyball player...Speaks Bulgarian and English...Considers favourite shot backhand down the line and favourite surfaces are hard court and grass...Ambition is to be World No. 1...Idol is growing up was Pete Sampras...Hobbies include cars, computers and watches...Compiled outstanding junior results, finishing as No. 3 junior in world in 2008...Captured Wimbledon and US Open junior titles and advanced to QF at Roland Garros in '08...In '07, reached Orange Bowl final in Miami (l. to Berankis)...Coached by Mikael TillstrÃ¶m, Magnus Norman and Nicklas Kulti at Good to Great Tennis Academy (Sweden).
Full name is Tommy Robredo Garces...Began playing tennis at age five and progressed through years to become No. 1 junior in Spain in 2000...Grew up playing on hard courts at Olot Swimming Club (100 miles north of Barcelona) and at age 14 first played on clay courts at Spanish Federation Tennis Center in Barcelona (C.A.R.)...Father, Angel, a tennis coach, was a big fan of the musical “The Who” and named his son after the group (Tommy bought the movie from “The Who” to find out more about it)...In June 2007, he and his father met the band at Wembley Arena in London... Mother, Dolores, was an assistant tennis coach and now a housewife...Supports FC Barcelona and favorite player is Puyol.
In juniors, won Orange Bowl 16-under in 1998 and in 2000 reached final at Roland Garros (l. to Mathieu)...One year later, advanced to 4th RD in main draw, the most success the following year from junior to tour competition... Considers forehand his best shot and clay his favorite surface but knows it is absolutely necessary to play on all surfaces...Appeared in "People en Espanol" in September 2007 issue and "UK Cosmopolitan" magazine in July 2007...In October 2007, received Men's Health "Most Stylish Man" in Spain award...In 2011 received ATP Aces for Charity Grant for the work he does with “The Tommy Robredo Foundation” who helps allow sports training for people with a disability and holds an international wheelchair tennis tournament…
Plays with a two-handed backhand...Started playing tennis aged six with his father, who used to work at a mini-tennis club next to their house...Father, Philippe, works at the SNCF (French railway system); mother, Eliane, works for the local government of the Vaucluse; one brother, Thomas, is a tennis coach...Favourite surface is clay...Favourite shot is backhand...Idol growing up was Marat Safin...Favourite hobby is to watch football and is a huge supporter of the Olympique de Marseille...If he wasn't a tennis player he would have loved to play football...Favourite tennis memory is appearing at 2010 US Open...Nickname is "La Tige" ("the stalk") because he's tall and thin.
Began playing at age six...Father, Guy, is a banker; mother, Maryse, is a housewife...Older sister, Stephanie (31), is a French teacher and older brother Thierry (28), is a banker...Soccer fan of Paris Saint-Germain...Idol growing up was Pete Sampras...Considers serve as best shot...Would like to be an actor after his tennis career...Captured Wimbledon junior Championships (d. Young in SF, Haase in F) and finished runner-up at US Open juniors in 2005 (l. to Ryan Sweeting)...Finished No. 4 in world junior rankings in '05...In 2004, won Eddie Herr International in Florida and SF at Wimbledon juniors (l. to Monfils)...In doubles, reached Roland Garros juniors final in 2005 (w/Bubka)...Physical trainer is Alain Jacquet...Physiotherapists are Jean Jacques Peyroutou and Benoit Leory...Fitness trainer is Mathieu Wagner.
Began playing at age three...Nickname is "Dolgo"...Mother, Elena, was an ex-gymnast who earned a gold and silver medal at the European Championships...Father, Oleksandar, was a former ATP pro and coached Alexandr from a young age until 2008...Also has a younger sister, Maria...Speaks Russian and English...Hobbies include car racing, driving his Subaru STIL and making internet games, which he is paid for...Favourite surface is clay...Ambition is to be ranked No. 1...Identifies his father as the most inspirational person in his life for helping become the tennis player that he is...If he wasn't a tennis player he would be Rally Car Driver as he loves to race...Made Davis Cup debut in September 2006.
Began playing tennis at age four...Nickname is "Fogna'...Father, Fulvio, owns his own company; mother Silvana is a housewife...Has one younger sister, Fulvia, who is a student...Speaks four languages: Italian, English, Spanish and French...Hobbies include football, fan of Inter Milan and Genoa, and idols are football player Ivan Zamorano, motorbike star Valentino Rossi and football world champion Marco Materazzi...Enjoys playing on all surfaces and considers best shots his forehand and backhand...Fitness trainer is Javier Capitaine and physio is Marc Boada.
Nickname is "Andy"...Native tongue is German, but also speaks Italian and English...Mother, Marialuise, works in a sporting goods shop; father, Hugo, works in transport business and has one younger sister, Maria...Hobbies are football and skiing...Considers clay and hard courts as favourite surfaces and considers forehand as his best shot...Idol growing was Yevgeny Kafelnikov...Fitness trainer is Dalibor Sirola.
Began playing tennis at age six...Parents Michael and Barbara retired from owning and operating an engineering business in 2007...Father now works part-time in hotel business...He used to play tennis as well as competitively run 800 metre races...Played collegiately at University of Illinois for three seasons (2005-07)...Won 2006 NCAA doubles title (w/Ryan Rowe)...Reached 2007 NCAA singles semifinals and doubles final...Also reached 2007 team final...Earned All-American honors all three years...Younger brother Gregory, played 3 years at Morehead State University in Kentucky and graduated in May 2011 and now works for a tennis academy in New York...Hobbies include outdoor adventuring and reading...Spends times training in Chicago area...Member of ATP Player Council from June 2012-14...Wife, Kelsey O'Neal (married on 10 November, 2011, in Willamette, Illinois), played on women’s golf team at Illinois.
Full name is Philipp Eberhard Hermann Kohlschreiber...Began playing tennis at age four...Parents Maria and Gerhard...His father used to operate a gas station...His mother is a kindergarten teacher...Two sisters, Sandra and Gerlinde...Prefers clay and hard courts...Enjoys driving cars, swimming and playing with his dogs...Favorite movie is "Lord of the Rings"...Follows football and hockey...Fan of FC Bayern Munich...Practices at the TennisBase Oberhaching in Munich...Fitness trainer is Marco Panichi.
Full name John Robert Isner...Began playing tennis at age nine...Father, Robert, is a builder; mother Karen, is a real estate agent...Has two older brothers, Jordan, who is a teaching tennis pro and Nathan, who is a builder and works with his father (all three attended North Carolina State Univ.)...Played four years and earned All-American honors each season at Univ. of Georgia from 2004-07 and school's all-time leader in singles and doubles wins...In May 2007, reached NCAA singles final, losing to Virginia's Somdev Devvarman in a third set tie-break but led his squad to NCAA team title...Also won NCAA doubles title.
Hobbies include playing poker, golf, basketball and watching ESPN...Played basketball until ninth grade and was 6'3" (1.90m) before growing five inches at around age 16... His favorite TV show is "Curb Your Enthusiasm"...Says if he wasn't a tennis player he would probably be a basketball player...Idol was former NBA star Karl Malone...Wears a size 15 shoe...Considers hard courts as favorite surface and his forehand and serve as strengths...Fitness trainer is Kyle Morgan...Chiropractor is Clint Cordial.
Started playing at age six...Father, Hector, is a businessman...Mother, Cristina, is an architect...Has one sister, Mara, and brother, Andres...Enjoys spending time at home in Tandil with family and friends...Fellow ATP players Mariano Zabaleta, Juan Martin del Potro and Diego Junqueira also originate from Tandil...Enjoys playing football...Favourite sports to follow are football and basketball...Favourite teams are Estudiantes de la Plata, Miami Heat and Carolina Panthers...Grew up idolising Andre Agassi...Favourite movies are 300 and Gladiator...Enjoys reading biographies of illustrious people...Enjoys BBQ with friends in Tandil...Favourite football players are Lionel Messi and former player Juan Sebastian Veron...Favourite NBA players are Manu Ginobili and Luis Scola...Appeared in 18-page feature June 2013 issue of Esquire Latinoamerica with Nicolas Almagro, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco…Fitness trainer is Nacho Menchon.
Full name is Sam Austin Querrey...Began playing tennis at age four when introduced by his mother, Chris, is a housewife...Father, Mike, is a mortgage banker and was drafted by Detroit Tigers but chose to play college baseball instead...Has one younger sister Ellen, who is an outstanding volleyball player at Thousand Oaks High School...Had a full scholarship offer to play at Univ. of Southern California before deciding to turn pro in June 2006...Hobbies include playing basketball, table tennis and golf...As a junior, reached QF at US Open juniors in 2004 and Roland Garros juniors in 2005...Also won back-to-back junior hard court titles at USTA Spring Championships and Easter Bowl in April 2005...A Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) fan...Favorite surface is hard courts and considers serve and forehand his strength...Hit two home runs in batting practice on Mar. 29, 2008 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami...Chiropractor is Casey Cordial…