After a closer look to the rising stars of tennis today & their career story so far, here are some rising tennis stars that could be legends.
The rising tennis stars, could be the legends in future
Every year we hear about new rising stars in tennis, stealing the hearts of the public and capturing their attention from the moment they step on court to play a more dominant and well-known player.
As they climb the ranks, progress to the final stages of a tournament or come up against a highly ranked, global player.
The underdog is often the favourite to those that feel they need a boost and support system when they’re playing against one of their most dreaded opponents, and in this case, we’re all for supporting these rising stars!
Rising Tennis stars
Here are some of the rising tennis stars that could be legends of future:
American professional tennis player, Cori “Coco” Gauff, has been making a name for herself on the world stage in the past few years, making strong and impactful appearances at some of the biggest tennis tournaments.
Ranked in the top 100 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and recently achieving a career high ranking of world No.16 in January 2022, it’s hard to believe this rising star is just 17 years old!
Growing up in Bromley, Raducanu began playing tennis from a young age, competing in LTA competitions across the South of England.
Emma Raducanu exploded onto the tennis scene as a Wimbledon wildcard in 2021, only a few weeks after completing her A-Level exams.
Emma soon became a household name as she stormed her way through the first few matches, putting up a terrific fight to get through to the last 16.
Aryna Sabalenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player and has achieved a career high of No.2 in singles and No.1 in doubles, both in 2021.
The world No.5 has won a total of ten singles titles and five doubles titles on the WTA Tour, with highlights including the US Open in 2019 and the Australian Open 2021 in doubles.
Other singles titles include the Wuhan Open in 2018 and 2019, the Qatar Open in 2020 and the Madrid Open in 2021.
Sabalenka began playing tennis at age 6 when her father drove by a tennis court and decided to give the sport a try with his daughter.
While you may not have heard his name too much, Jannick Sinner is currently the youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the ATP.
In 2021, he also became the first player born in the 2000s to break into the ATP top 10, winning a total of five ATP titles in singles.
Growing up in Italy, Sinner was a keen skier, but turned his focus to tennis at age thirteen and started training with coach Riccardo Piatti.
He began playing on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2016, but quickly progressed to the professional tour and turned pro in 2018.
Dominic Theim is one of few players who have come in between the likes of Roger Feder, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
The Austrian has made it to a total of three Grand Slam finals and was close to defeating Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open in 2020.
His career high ranking was world No.3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals in March 2020 and is the second highest ranked Austrian tennis player in history.