By Nick Georgandis
Tennis names celebrating birthdays for the week of October 13-19.
American Roscoe Tanner, the 1977 Australian Open champion, turns 62. Tanner peaked at No. 4 in the world and also reached the Wimbledon final in 1979, losing to Bjorn Borg in five sets.
Russia's Elena Dementieva, the 2008 gold medalist in women's singles, turns 32. Dementieva peaked at No. 3 in singles and No. 5 in doubles and reached the finals of two Grand Slams in singles.
Germany's Phillip Kohlschreiber, currently ranked No. 22 in the world, turns 30. Kohlschreiber has won four singles and seven doubles titles in his career.
France's Nathalie Tauziat, once ranked as high as No. 3 in the world, turns 46. Tauziat reached No. 3 in May of 2000 and reached the final at Wimbledon in 1998. She also reached No. 3 in women's doubles in 2000 and won 25 titles.
Martina Navratilova, arguably the greatest player in tennis history, turns 57. Navratilova won 59 Grand Slam titles - 18 in women's singles, 31 in women's doubles (the most of any player) and 10 in mixed doubles. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000.
Michael Stich, the 1991 Wimbledon champion, turns 45. Stich won 18 singles titles and peaked at No. 2 in 1993. He also won 10 career titles in doubles.
Posted: 10/11/2013 11:39:57 PM