McEnroe burst onto the international tennis scene while still a student at Stanford University. In 1977 he broke through from the qualifying rounds to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. He turned pro the following year.
+McEnroe won 17 Grand Slam titles – 7 in singles (3 Wimbledon, 4 U.S. Open) and 10 in doubles (5 Wimbledon, 4 U.S. Open, 1 French Open).
+He played on U.S. Davis Cup teams a record 13 years, helping to win the Cup for his country five times (1978, 79, 81, 82, 92).
+John finished the year as the No. 1 player in the world four different times (1981-84), becoming the youngest man ever to achieve the No.1 ranking.
+In 1980, he played a match that many consider to be the best in the history of tennis – a five-set marathon loss to Borg in the Wimbledon final. The next year, McEnroe reversed that result, beating Borg at Wimbledon, and again at the U.S. Open.
+154 career titles: 77 in singles; 77 in doubles.
Chris Evert was born on December 21, 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She began hitting tennis balls with her father at the age of 5 and, by age 15, defeated reigning U.S. Open Champion, Margaret Court, at a tournament in North Carolina. She won her first of 18 Grand Slam titles in 1974 on the way to becoming one of the most decorated female athletes in history. Evert was unanimously elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995 and now serves as an analyst for ESPN.
+ Evert first achieved the World No.1 ranking in 1975 (11/3/1975)
+ She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles (7 French Open, 6 U.S. Open, 3 Wimbledon, 2 Australian Open) and 3 Grand Slam doubles titles (2 French Open, 1 Wimbledon)
+ Evert owns the highest winning percentage in pro tennis history (.900)
+ Chris has the best record on clay of any player for any single surface with a 125-match win streak set from August 1973-May 1979
+ She holds the Open Era record for most consecutive Grand Slam Semifinals or better with 34 from 1971 US Open through 1983 Roland Garros
+Evert served as president of the WTA for 11 years (1975-76; 1983-91)
+157 Career Singles Titles & 32 Doubles Titles
In the early 90s he dominated the men’s professional tennis circuit with a game he fashioned out of grit, determination and a punishing insideout forehand. He was the first in his class – which included Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi – to hold the No. 1 world ranking. In 2005, Jim was elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
+In 1989 he won his first ATP Tour title in singles (Basel) and doubles (Rome, with Pete Sampras) at age 19.
+He captured his first Grand Slam in 1991 at the French Open, beating Andre Agassi in the first all-American final at Roland-Garros since 1954.
+He achieved the World No.1 ranking in 1992 and was named ATP Tour player of the year.
+Jim played on two winning U.S. Davis Cup teams (1992 and 1995). His overall record was 17-10 in 14 ties. In the 102-year history of the Davis Cup, no other American has ever taken his team into a fifth set of the deciding match and won. Courier did it twice.
+He won a total of four Grand Slam titles (two French Open, two Australian Open).
+Jim has finished with the No.1 ranking on the PowerShares Series 4 times (2000, 2008, 2009 and 2012).
+29 career titles – 23 in singles; 6 in doubles.
Daniela Hantuchova is a former World No. 5 tennis player. She has 7 career WTA Singles Titles and 9 WTA doubles titles. In June 2013, Hantuchova became just the 37th woman in the Open Era to reach 500 career wins. She also appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
+In 2002, Hantuchova defeated Martina Hingis to win her first WTA singles title at the Indian Wells Masters.
+Member of 2002 Slovakian Fed Cup Championship Team and 2005 Championship Hopman Cup Team.
+In 2008, Hantuchova reached her first Grand Slam Semifinal at the Australian Open before eventually falling to Ana Ivanovic in 3 sets.
+Member of the 2012 Slovakian Olympic Team
+Career High WTA Ranking: No. 5 (7/1/2003)
+7 WTA Singles Titles & 9 WTA Doubles Titles