In the early 90s he dominated the men’s professional tennis circuit with a game he fashioned out of grit, determination and a punishing inside-out forehand. He was the first in his class – which includes 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.
- Courier 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 World No.1 ranking in 1992 and was named ATP Tour player of the year.
- He won a total of four Grand Slam titles (two French, two Australian).
- Jim played on two winning U.S. Davis Cup teams 192 and 1995). His overall record is 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 finished 2004 with the No.1 world ranking on the Delta Champions Tour, winning the year-end tour champions event.
- 29 career titles – 23 in singles; 6 in doubles.
Andy Roddick was the top American tennis player for nearly a decade. He finished nine consecutive seasons in the Top 10 in the ATP rankings and reached No.1 in the rankings in 2003. Roddick, best known for his powerful serve, won the 2003 U.S. Open and reached 4 other Grand Slam Finals.
- In 2000, Roddick won two Junior Grand Slam Titles, the Junior Australian Open and the Junior U.S. Open.
- He won the 2003 U.S. Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets.
- In the 2009 Wimbledon final, one of his most memorable matches, Roddick held serve in 37 consecutive games before falling to Rodger Federer in 5 sets.
- He achieved World No.1 ranking in November 2003. Andy held the No.1 spot for 13 weeks.
- During the 2004 Davis Cup Semifinals, Roddick hit the fastest recorded serve in history (at the time), 155 miles per hour.
- 36 Career Titles – 32 in singles; 4 in doubles.
Anna Kournikova is a former World No. 1 doubles player. She won the Australian open in 1999 and 2002, playing both tournaments with Martina Hingis. Korunikova was also a top 10 singles player, reaching a No. 8 World Ranking in 2000. Since retiring from tennis, she appeared as a trainer on Season 12 of The Biggest Loser and served as a Global Ambassador for Population Services International’s “Five & Alive” program, addressing health crises facing children.
- Her professional tennis debut came at age 14, competing in the Fed Cup for Russia.
- Won Two Australian Open Titles playing with Martina Hingis in 1999 and 2002.
- At age 15, Anna reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
- At age 16 she reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon.
- In 1998, during the Paris Indoors, her fastest serve was clocked at 111 mph.
- She achieved a world No. 1 ranking in doubles in 1999.
- Anna reached her highest singles ranking, No. 8 in the World, in 2000.
- 16 Career WTA Doubles Titles.
Mark Philippoussis is a former world No. 8 singles player. At age 19, he became the youngest player to finish inside the top 50. Philippoussis reached the US Open final in 1998 and the Wimbledon final in 2003. He also won two Davis Cup titles with Australia in 1999 and 2003. After retiring from tennis Philippoussis starred in “Age of Love”, a reality TV dating series on NBC.
- In 1998, Philippoussis reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open losing to fellow Australian Patrick Rafter.
- On March 29, 1999, he entered the top 10 ranking for the first time in his career and stayed there for 11 weeks reaching his all time high Ranking of 8th.
- He advanced to the quarter finals at Wimbledon for the second straight year and retired in the 2nd set against no. 1 Pete Sampras after having won the first set due to a torn ligament.
- After three knee operations Philippoussis made himself available regularly for Davis Cup and hired a new physical trainer. It seemed to work, as he made the 2003 Wimbledon final, losing to Roger Federer 6-7, 2-6, 6-7.
- 14 Career Titles; 11 in singles, 3 in doubles
Best known for his trick shots, Mansour Bahrami is considered one of the most entertaining players in tennis. Bahrami taught himself to play using a metal frying pan before receiving his first racquet at age 13. In 1975, Bahrami played in his first Davis Cup, winning 9 of his 12 singles matches. In 1978, during the Iranian Revolution, Bahrami was forced to stop playing tennis. He was 30 by the time he was able to compete as a full-time professional player. Bahrami went on to win 2 tour doubles titles, reaching the final in 10 other events.
- In July 1987 he reached a career-best doubles ranking, #31 in the world
- Bahrami won his first doubles title with Tomas Smid at Geneva in 1988
- In 1989 he reached the French Open doubles final playing with Eric Winogradsky
- In 2006, Bahrami published an autobiography, “Le court des miracles”
- In 2006 Bahrami released an autobiographical movie titled “The Man Behind the Moustache”
- 2 Career doubles titles
Ashley Harkleroad is a former World No. 39 American tennis player. Harkleroad began playing tennis at age 4 and turned pro at age 15. During her professional career Harkleroad won 8 singles titles, 5 doubles titles and was a member of the 2008 United States Fed Cup Team. In 2008 Harkleroad became the first professional tennis player to appear in Playboy Magazine. In 2012, Harkleroad retired from tennis and joined Tennis Channel as a commentator.
- In 2003, Harkleroad completed her first Top 100 season after reaching 3rd round of the French Open and the semifinals at Charleston and Strasbourg.
- In 2004, she made her career first Tour final in Auckland, before losing to defending champion Eleni Daniilidou.
- In 2007, she won the singles title at Liverpool, defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the final.
- Harkleroad made her Fed Cup debut against Germany in 2008, defeating Tatjana Malek and Sabine Lisicki in straight sets.
- She reached her highest singles ranking, No. 39 in the World, in 2003.
- 13 Career Titles, 8 singles, 5 doubles