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This page contains a list of the greatest Canadian Tennis Players. The pantheon dataset contains 1,148 Tennis Players, 23 of which were born in Canada. This makes Canada the birth place of the 18th most number of Tennis Players behind Japan and Romania.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Canadian Tennis Players of all time. This list of famous Canadian Tennis Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Canadian Tennis Players.

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1. Mary Pierce (1975 - )

With an HPI of 46.39, Mary Pierce is the most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 44 different languages on wikipedia.

Mary Caroline Pierce (born 15 January 1975) is a retired tennis professional who represented France internationally in team competitions and the Olympics. She was born in Canada to an American father and a French mother, and holds citizenship of all three countries. Pierce won four Grand Slam titles: two in singles, one in doubles and one in mixed doubles. She reached six Grand Slam singles finals, most recently at the US Open and French Open in 2005. Her Grand Slam singles titles came at the 1995 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open; Pierce is the most recent French player, male or female, to win the latter title. She won the doubles event at the 2000 French Open with Martina Hingis as her partner, and reached an additional Grand Slam women's doubles final at the 2000 Australian Open, also partnering Hingis. She also won the mixed doubles event at the 2005 Wimbledon Championships, partnered with Mahesh Bhupathi. Pierce won 18 singles titles and 10 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including five Tier I singles events. She also twice reached the final of the season-ending WTA Tour Championships. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2019.

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2. Félix Auger-Aliassime (2000 - )

With an HPI of 36.59, Félix Auger-Aliassime is the 2nd most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Félix Auger-Aliassime (French pronunciation: ​[feliks oʒe aljasim]; born August 8, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He is the third-youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and has a career-high singles ranking of No. 6, which he achieved on 7 November 2022, making him the second-highest-ranked Canadian man in ATP rankings history, and the fourth-highest-ranked Canadian player in history. He has a doubles ranking of No. 60, attained on 1 November 2021. He has won four singles titles and one doubles title on the ATP Tour and was also selected as the 2022 Canadian Press athlete of the year. Auger-Aliassime began competing on the professional tour at a young age. On the second-tier ATP Challenger Tour, he is the youngest player to win a main draw match at 14 years and 11 months old, and is one of seven players to win a Challenger title by the age of 16. He is the second-youngest to win multiple Challenger titles at 17 years and one month, and the youngest player to defend a Challenger title at 17 years and ten months. Auger-Aliassime had a successful junior career, reaching No. 2 in the world and winning the 2016 US Open boys' singles title. He also won the previous year's boys' doubles title at the 2015 US Open with compatriot Denis Shapovalov. On the ATP Tour, Auger-Aliassime made his top 100 and top 25 debuts at age 18 in a year highlighted by his first ATP final in February 2019 at the Rio Open, an ATP 500 event. He reached three ATP finals in 2019, another three in 2020, and two finals in 2021, a total of eight consecutive runners-up out of eight ATP finals as well as the semifinals at the 2021 US Open. He is the only player other than Novak Djokovic and John Isner to force Rafael Nadal into a five-set encounter at the French Open.

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3. Emma Raducanu (2002 - )

With an HPI of 36.39, Emma Raducanu is the 3rd most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 43 different languages.

Emma Raducanu (born 13 November 2002) is a British professional tennis player. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on 11 July 2022, and is the current British No. 1. Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships. Raducanu was born in Toronto and raised in London. She made her WTA Tour debut in June 2021. With a wildcard entry at Wimbledon, ranked outside the top 300, she reached the fourth round in her first major tournament. At the 2021 US Open, Raducanu became the first singles qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title, beating Leylah Fernandez in the final without dropping a set in the tournament. It was the second Grand Slam tournament of her career. She holds the Open Era record for the fewest majors played before winning a title.

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4. Eugenie Bouchard (1994 - )

With an HPI of 35.24, Eugenie Bouchard is the 4th most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 46 different languages.

Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard (; French: Eugénie Bouchard, pronounced [øʒeni buʃaʁ]; born February 25, 1994) is a Canadian professional tennis player. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, she became the first Canadian-born player representing Canada to reach the final of a major singles tournament, finishing runner-up to Petra Kvitová. Bouchard also reached the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open and 2014 French Open. Having won the 2012 Wimbledon girls' title as a junior, she was named WTA Newcomer of the Year at the end of the 2013 WTA Tour. Bouchard received the WTA Most Improved Player award for the 2014 season and reached a career-high ranking of world No. 5, becoming the first Canadian tennis player to be ranked in the top 5 in singles.

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5. Robert Farah (1987 - )

With an HPI of 34.08, Robert Farah is the 5th most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Robert Charbel Farah Maksoud (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈroβeɾt ˈfaɾa]; born 20 January 1987) is a Colombian professional tennis player, who is a former world No. 1 in doubles. He reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 163 in June 2011, but has achieved most of his success in doubles. Farah is a two-time Grand Slam Champion, having won both the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open in 2019 in men's doubles, alongside compatriot Juan Sebastián Cabal. The pair also finished runners-up at the 2018 Australian Open, and Farah reached the final in mixed doubles at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and 2017 French Open with Anna-Lena Grönefeld. Farah has won 19 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including two at Masters 1000 level, and became world No. 1 in doubles for the first time on 15 July 2019. He has spent a total of 68 weeks at the top of the doubles rankings, and was year-end No. 1 in both 2019 and 2020. Farah has represented Colombia in the Davis Cup since 2010, as well as at the 2016 and at the 2020 Olympic Games.

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6. Bianca Andreescu (2000 - )

With an HPI of 32.95, Bianca Andreescu is the 6th most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 39 different languages.

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Romanian pronunciation: [andreˈesku]; born June 16, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She has a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world, and is the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Andreescu was the champion at the US Open and the Canadian Open in 2019, defeating Serena Williams to win both titles. She is the first Canadian tennis player to win a major singles title, and the first to win the Canadian Open in 50 years. She was also the first player to win a major singles title as a teenager since Maria Sharapova in 2006. Andreescu began playing tennis in her parents' home country of Romania before returning to Canada, the country of her birth. She had success as a junior, winning the Orange Bowl and two major doubles titles with compatriot Carson Branstine en route to reaching a career-best junior ranking of No. 3 in the world. After not playing any matches at the WTA Tour level in 2018, Andreescu had a breakout year in 2019, beginning with a runner-up in her first event of the season, the Auckland Open. She then rose to prominence by winning the Indian Wells Open, a Premier Mandatory tournament. Although she missed several months due to injury, Andreescu qualified for the WTA Finals at the end of the season and finished the year ranked No. 5. Andreescu's style of play combines power with variety and has been widely regarded as "fun to watch" by tennis commentators and journalists. She has strong support from both Canadian and Romanian fanbases.

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7. Leylah Fernandez (2002 - )

With an HPI of 32.11, Leylah Fernandez is the 7th most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 31 different languages.

Leylah Annie Fernandez (born 6 September 2002) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She has a career-high ranking of No. 13 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), achieved on 8 August 2022. Fernandez won her first WTA Tour title at the 2021 Monterrey Open. As a 19-year-old, she finished runner-up at the 2021 US Open to fellow teenager Emma Raducanu, defeating three top-5 players en route to the final (including defending champion Naomi Osaka).

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8. Vasek Pospisil (1990 - )

With an HPI of 31.21, Vasek Pospisil is the 8th most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Vasek Pospisil ( VASH-ik POS-pih-sil; Czech: Vašek Pospíšil, pronounced [ˈvaʃɛk ˈpospiːʃɪl]; known in born June 23, 1990) is a Canadian professional tennis player. Pospisil has a career-high world singles ranking of No. 25, and No. 4 in doubles. Along with partner Jack Sock, he won the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and the 2015 Indian Wells Masters men's doubles titles. He also reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.

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9. Jill Hetherington (1964 - )

With an HPI of 31.06, Jill Hetherington is the 9th most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Jill Hetherington-Hultquist (born October 27, 1964) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She played college tennis for the University of Florida, and was women's tennis head coach at the University of Washington until May 2014.

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10. Greg Rusedski (1973 - )

With an HPI of 30.41, Greg Rusedski is the 10th most famous Canadian Tennis Player.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Gregory Rusedski (born 6 September 1973) is a British and Canadian former tennis player. He was the British No. 1 in 1997, 1999 and 2006, and reached the ATP ranking of world No. 4 for periods from 6 October 1997 to 12 October 1997 and from 25 May 1998 to 21 June 1998.In 1997, he was the US Open finalist, which led to him receiving the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and the ITV Sports Champion of the Year Award. Also, he scored 30 wins and 13 losses with the Great Britain Davis Cup team.

Pantheon has 23 people classified as tennis players born between 1964 and 2002. Of these 23, 23 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living tennis players include Mary Pierce, Félix Auger-Aliassime, and Emma Raducanu. As of April 2022, 5 new tennis players have been added to Pantheon including Emma Raducanu, Leylah Fernandez, and Carling Bassett-Seguso.

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