Venus Williams is one of tennis’ all-time greats, amassing 7 Grand Slam Singles titles and 14 Grand Slam doubles titles in her career. Venus has been ranked #1 in the world in both singles and doubles and has won a combined 71 career titles. Venus continues to be one of the top players of the world at age 36, finishing 2016 ranked #15 with a semifinal appearance at Wimbledon.
Garbine Muguruza exploded onto the tennis scene in 2016 where she defeated Serena Williams in the French Open final at the age of 22. Muguruza reached as high as #2 in the world and finished 2016 ranked #7. Along with her French Open title, Muguruza has won titles in Beijing and Hobart and has reached three other finals including the 2015 Wimbledon.
Juan Martin del Potro
Juan Martin del Potro is one of the most beloved players in the men’s game. The hard-hitting Argentine became a household name in 2009, beating Roger Federer in the final of the U.S. Open. Despite battling on-and-off injuries, del Potro has put together a resume that includes 19 singles titles, an Olympic bronze medal (2012) and silver medal (2016) and a career-high ranking of #4 in the world.
Kei Nishikori is one of the most consistent young players in the world, reaching the 2nd week of every Grand Slam event and two Masters finals (Miami, Toronto) in 2016. The 26-year old Nishikori, currently ranked in the Top 5, is a 2014 U.S. Open finalist and has won 11 career titles. Nishikori is one of only three active players (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) to win the same tournament in four consecutive years (Memphis).
Nick Kyrgios caught tennis’ eye in 2014 when as a 19-year old wild card he upset Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Sincethat monumental upset, Kyrgios has engaged fans with his style and his play, reaching the 2015 Australian Open quarterfinals and winning three titles overall (Marseille, Atlanta, Tokyo). Kyrgios is currently ranked a career-high #13.
Jack Sock is one of the most exciting young Americans in tennis. Sock has made a name for himself on both the singles and doubles circuits, finishing 2016 as the only player ranked in the Top 25 in both. Sock won two medals at the 2016 Olympic Games, a bronze in doubles, and a gold in mixed doubles. Sock has also won the 2014 Wimbledon doubles title, and reached the fourth round of two Grand Slam singles events. Sock has reached five ATP singles finals, winning the 2015 U.S. Clay Court Championships.
Andy Roddick retired from professional tennis in 2012 with one of the great resumes of his generation. Roddick reached the #1 ranking in the world in 2003, the same year he won the U.S. Open singles title. He played 4 additional Grand Slam finals, including Wimbledon in 2004, 2005, and 2009. Roddick ended his career with 32 singles titles and 612 match wins. He played in the 2012 BNP Paribas Showdown.
Lleyton Hewitt was one of the fiercest competitors of his generation, reaching the #1 ranking in the world. Hewitt won the U.S. Open in 2001 and Wimbledon in 2002 along with 28 other singles titles in his career. He won over 70% of his 878 matches played and captured two Davis Cup titles for Australia in 1999 and 2003. Hewitt is currently Australia’s Davis Cup captain and has mentored some of the country’s young stars.