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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Top Ten Tennis Players

By: Biplob Kishore Deb


Tennis is one of the popular sporting events in the world. Its passion and glory are not less than any of other sports event. It is also said that tennis is glamorous, fashionable and highly expensive events in the world. I found top five ranked players of both male and female, who are in the driving seat of the today’s world tennis.

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Amelie Mauresmo

Mauresmo is the current number one ranked player in the women’s tennis. Her powerful single handed backhand shot makes her different form other women players as it is hardly found among the women. She won two grand slams including Australian Open and Wimbledon in her career and both of those she got in 2006. She possesses power to play shots. She also became the world number one in 2004 for five weeks and became the first French women in the world to have become the world number one after launching the computer ranking in 1970. She started playing tennis when she was 4. She also got many successes in the junior levels. She first came in to the light after reaching final of the Australian Open in 1999 at her 19. In her career she ahs 23 career title. She earned $11,998,495 in her career.


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Justine Henin-hardenne

Hardenne is the current number two in the world ranking. This Belgian won five grand slams in her career including Australian Open, French Open for three times consecutively and U.S. Open. She also became champion in five ITF tournaments in her early stage of tennis. She became the fifth WTA Tour winner who could win this tour at debut in 1999. She also became the number one ranked player and was awarded the International Tennis Federation’s Women’s Singles World Champions for 2003. In her career she won 28 titles. Her career earning is $12,019,473. In 2006 she was also appointed by UNESCO champion for sport.


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Kim Clijsters

This Belgian is one of the famous players of this time. She is now the world number 3 in the WTA rankings. Clijsters is well-known for her groundstroke and defense power. Her only grand slam success was in 2005 in U.S. Open. She became runner-up in three grand slams tournaments. She ranked number one in 2003. Her grand slam titles do not go with his career title numbered 32. She was also became the number one in the doubles in 2003. In 2000 she became the WTA newcomer of the year. She has recently been declared as the WTA Player of the Year for 2005 and also WTA comeback player of the year for 2005. Her earning is $ 14,009,637 in his career.


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Maria Sharapova

This Russian tennis talent is the world number 4 at this time. Sharapova won the Wimbledon in 2004 which is the only grand slam for this 19 year old glamorous girl. She has already won 12 career titles in her short span of career. She is also the highest paid female athlete in the world. Her career total prize money is $6,167,274. Not only is she a star for her tennis skills to her fans but she looks very beautiful too. She was the number one in the ranking in 2005. She became the WIA Player of the year in 2005.


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Elena Dementieva

Dementieva is the world number 5 in the ranking of WTA at present. Though she could not win any grand slam yet, she played final of the two grand slams including French Open and U.S. Open. She started her professional career in 1998 and within two years she entered in the top 20. She won the silver medal in 2000 Olympic Games. This Russian talent could win 6 WTA and 3 ITF titles in her career. Her prize money is $7,265,515 in her career.


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Roger Federer

This Swiss tennis great is considered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time to many tennis analysts. Federer reached to the number one in the ATP ranking in 2004 and still remains there which made him third longest world no. one in the tennis history. He could win all of the grand slam tournaments except French Open in his career. He won 8 grand including Australian Open twice, U.S. Open twice and Wimbledon for four times. He started playing tennis when he was just 8 years old. He entered in the international tennis in 1999 being included in the Swiss Davis Cup team. He won 40 career titles in his career. His career Prize Money is $25,146,458. He has been ATP players of the year twice and in 2004 Reuters International Sportsman of the Year. He was appointed as the United Nations’ year of sport and physical education.


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Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is the current world no. 2 in the raking. He is only the third player to be reached in that ranking within the teenage years. He has already won two grand slams in 2005 and 2006 and both of the two were in the French Open. He defeated the no. one Roger Federer in the final of his last grand slam title. He just started his professional; career in 2001. His pace and physical fitness help him to be defensive and his power made him one of the talented players of the clay court. He is the longest winner of the clay court after having won 60 consecutive matches n the open era. In 2006 he also played the final of the Wimbledon where he lost to Roger Federer. In his short span of career eh has already won 17 career titles in his career. His career prize money is $7,739,289. Nadal is the nephew of the former F.C. Barcelona footballer Miguel Angel Nadal.


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Ivan Ljubicic

Ljubicic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina but is now playing for Croatia as his father is a croat. He brought up in Croatia after the war started in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is at the no. 3 position in the ATP ranking. He started professional career in 1998. Tough he has not got any grand slam title, he is getting success in the ATP tours. He won five career titles. His prize money is $5,210,348 in his career.


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David Nalbandian

This Argentine tennis player is now the world no. 4 in the world. Nalbandian started playing tennis when he was five. He got many titles in the junior levels including junior U.S. Open in 1998. He played in the final of the Wimbledon in 2002 in his first professional tournament on Grass. He can play ground shots very efficiently. He has five career titles in his career. His earning is $6,749,394 in his career.


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Tommy Robredo

This Spanish tennis player is now at the fifth position at the ATP ranking. Roberdo started playing tennis from his early age of life when he was just 5. He entered in the professional tennis in 1998. He became third in the Wimbledon in 2003 which is his best ever result in any grad slam tournaments. In his career he won 4 titles and his career earning is $4,306,788. He is very good at his backhand shot.

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