The Most Famous

TENNIS PLAYERS from Hungary

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This page contains a list of the greatest Hungarian Tennis Players. The pantheon dataset contains 1,148 Tennis Players, 11 of which were born in Hungary. This makes Hungary the birth place of the 26th most number of Tennis Players behind Switzerland and China.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Hungarian Tennis Players of all time. This list of famous Hungarian 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 Hungarian Tennis Players.

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1. Zsuzsa Körmöczy (1924 - 2006)

With an HPI of 58.64, Zsuzsa Körmöczy is the most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 18 different languages on wikipedia.

Zsuzsa Körmöczy (25 August 1924 – 16 September 2006) was a female tennis player from Hungary. She reached a career high of World No. 2 in women's tennis, and won the 1958 French Open at the age of 34.

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2. Balázs Taróczy (1954 - )

With an HPI of 55.95, Balázs Taróczy is the 2nd most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Balázs Taróczy (Hungarian: Taróczy Balázs; born 9 May 1954) is a retired tennis player from Hungary. The right-hander won 13 singles titles in his career, and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 12 in April 1982.

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3. Gene Mako (1916 - 2013)

With an HPI of 54.18, Gene Mako is the 3rd most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Constantine "Gene" Mako (Hungarian: Makó Jenő [ˈmɒkoː ˈjɛnøː]; January 24, 1916 – June 14, 2013) was an American tennis player and art gallery owner. He was born in Budapest, capital of Hungary. He won four Grand Slam doubles titles in the 1930s. Mako was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1973.

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4. Andrea Temesvári (1966 - )

With an HPI of 51.39, Andrea Temesvári is the 4th most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Andrea Temesvári (born 26 April 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. She won the Italian Open at age sixteen, but injuries would later hamper her career. Born in Budapest, Temesvári began playing tennis at age nine. She was coached by her father, Otto Temesvári, and Ferenc Polyak.

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5. Tímea Babos (1993 - )

With an HPI of 48.73, Tímea Babos is the 5th most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 33 different languages.

Tímea Babos (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtiːmɛɒ ˈbɒboʃ]; born 10 May 1993) is a Hungarian professional tennis player. She has a career-high Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles ranking of world No. 25. She gained world No. 1 in the doubles rankings, becoming the first Hungarian player to reach the top of the WTA rankings in either singles or doubles. She has won three singles and 24 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as one singles and one doubles WTA 125K series title, and twelve singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. Babos made significant results as junior. She won all of her three Grand Slam junior doubles titles in 2010, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, partnering at all of them with Sloane Stephens. An accomplished junior player, Babos's greatest success has come in senior doubles, winning the 2018 Australian Open, the 2019 and 2020 French Open and the 2020 Australian Open, and having reached the women's doubles final of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and 2018 US Open with Kristina Mladenovic of France and the 2016 Wimbledon Championships with Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, and the mixed doubles final of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships with Alexander Peya of Austria and the 2018 Australian Open with Rohan Bopanna of India.

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6. Gréta Arn (1979 - )

With an HPI of 48.53, Gréta Arn is the 6th most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Gréta Arn (born 13 April 1979) is a Hungarian retired tennis player of Danube Swabian German descent. She has won two titles on the WTA Tour, the 2007 Estoril Open in Portugal, and the 2011 ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as four ITF titles in singles. She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 40 on 16 May 2011. She has picked up wins against Mary Pierce at the 2002 Acura Classic and Maria Sharapova at the 2011 ASB Classic.

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7. Ágnes Szávay (1988 - )

With an HPI of 47.93, Ágnes Szávay is the 7th most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 30 different languages.

Ágnes Szávay (Hungarian: Szávay Ágnes, pronounced [ˈsaːvɒi ˈaːɡnɛʃ]; born 29 December 1988) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. The 2007 WTA Newcomer of the Year achieved her career-high ranking of world No. 13 in April 2008.

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8. Melinda Czink (1982 - )

With an HPI of 47.74, Melinda Czink is the 8th most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Melinda Czink (born 22 October 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. On 21 September 2009, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 37. Czink reached two WTA Tour singles finals. In 2005, she lost to Ana Ivanovic in Canberra. In 2009, she defeated Lucie Šafářová in Quebec City for her first WTA Tour title. On the ITF Circuit, she won 20 singles and nine doubles titles.

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9. Márton Fucsovics (1992 - )

With an HPI of 46.40, Márton Fucsovics is the 9th most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Márton Fucsovics (Hungarian: Fucsovics Márton, pronounced [ˈfut͡ʃovit͡ʃ ˈmaːrton]; born 8 February 1992) is a Hungarian professional tennis player. He achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 31 on 4 March 2019.

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10. Petra Mandula (1978 - )

With an HPI of 45.00, Petra Mandula is the 10th most famous Hungarian Tennis Player.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Petra Mandula (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈpɛtrɒ ˈmɒndulɒ]; born 17 January 1978) is a Hungarian former professional tennis player, who represented her native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney; in singles, she was eliminated in the first round by fourth seed Conchita Martínez of Spain, in doubles, she reached the quarterfinals, partnering Katalin Marosi. Four years later, when Athens hosted the Games, she once again was defeated in the first round, this time by Patty Schnyder of Switzerland.She reached the quarterfinals at the 2001 French Open as a qualifier, winning seven straight matches and losing to eventual runner-up, Kim Clijsters. Two years later, at the 2003 French Open, she almost repeated the feat, losing in the fourth round 5–7 in the third set to Chanda Rubin. Also in 2003, Mandula reached the semifinals of the Australian Open with Emmanuelle Gagliardi, losing to Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez.

Pantheon has 11 people classified as tennis players born between 1916 and 1993. Of these 11, 9 (81.82%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living tennis players include Balázs Taróczy, Andrea Temesvári, and Tímea Babos. The most famous deceased tennis players include Zsuzsa Körmöczy and Gene Mako. As of October 2020, 2 new tennis players have been added to Pantheon including Balázs Taróczy and Gene Mako.

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