By Nick Georgandis
March 3 - International Tennis Hall of Famer Mal Anderson turns 78. Anderson played for 26 years - 20 as a professional - and was the top-ranked player in Australia from the middle of the 1950s into the 1970s. As an amateur, he won the US Open in 1957 and reached the finals of the Australian Open in both 1958 as a 23-year-old amateur and in 1972 as a 37-year-old professional. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.
March 5 - Former World No. 5 Anna Chakvetadze of Russia turns 26. Chakvetadze reached the US Open semifinals in 2007, as well as the quarterfinals of both the Australian and French Opens the same year. She has won eight WTA titles overall and also reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 French Open in doubles. She has not played since mid-2012.
March 6 - Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, turns 24. Radwanska has been ranked as high as No. 2, which she achieved after reaching the 2012 Wimbledon finals. Overall, she has won 12 titles in WTA singles and two in doubles.
March 7 - The Czech Republic's Ivan Lendl, one of the most fearsome players of the 1980s and early 1990s, turns 53. Lendl was ranked No. 1 in the world for 270 weeks, an all-time record until it was broken by Pete Sampras. Lendl won eight Grand Slam titles - the Australian Open in 1989 and 1990, the French Open in 1984, 1986 and 1987 and the US Open in 1985-1987. He missed a career Grand Slam by losing the Wimbledon final twice - in 1986 and 1987. Overall, he won 94 ATP titles and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2012, he began coaching Scotland's Andy Murray, and the results were tremendous, as Murray won the gold medal at the Summer Games, then followed it up with a title at the US Open, the first Grand Slam of his career, and the first by a man from the UK since 1936.
March 8 - The Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova, 2011 Wimbledon champion, turns 23. Kvitova is currently ranked No. 7 in the world, and has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the world. Overall, she has won 10 career titles.