Tennis is a sport where women often prove to be extremely formidable. This is especially true when these athletes compete during Wimbledon. Over the years a wide range of sportswomen have distinguished themselves as professional tennis players.
Serena Williams was born in 1981 in Michigan, USA. Her pro career in tennis first began in 1995. Over the years she has won over $90 million in prize money. She has also attained 72 career and 23 grand slam titles. Williams is well known as one of the most powerful tennis players of all time. She and her sister Venus have dominated the sport since they first set foot on the court.
Born in Germany in 1969, Graff has shown that she can win matches on all kinds of surfaces. She began her career in 1982 and continued to play tennis for 16 years. During that time she managed to win an impressive 107 career and 22 grand slam titles. In 2004 Graff was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame. This is not surprising considering her illustrious career.
Few female players have been as formidable as this former pro who hails from Czechoslovakia. With over 160 grand slams to her name, it is difficult to find a more successful tennis player. She had her heyday during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She continued to play up until 1994. Her tough serves and volleys made her a nightmare for her competitors.
Australian tennis star Margaret Court was active professionally between 1960 and 1977. She won 192 career titles and was inducted into the 1979 Tennis Hall of Fame. At the time she set a number of female tennis records and showed just how formidable sportswomen could be. She is often considered to be the very best tennis player of the 1960s.