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10. Is Andre Agassi, who came back to claim the Australian Open in 2003 at the age of 32. He was born on April 29, 1970 and retired in 2006 at age 36. He won his last title in 2005 in Los Angeles.
9. Is Spain's Andres Gimeno, who won the French Open at 34 in 1974. He was born August 3, 1937 and didn’t retire until he was 37.
8. Is Kimiko Date-Krumm, who is 40 years old and has played for Japan since 1988 on the WTA Tour. She was born on September 28, 1970. She is an active player and in 2009 became second-oldest player in Open Era to win a WTA title. November 22, 1943 she was born
7. Is the oldest player to win a title in the open era. Billie Jean King became the oldest WTA player to win a singles tournament when won Birmingham at 39 years, 7 months and 23 days. She retired at age 40 with 129 titles
6. Is Rod Laver who played until he was 41 with a Calendar year grand slam of 11 slam titles.  He is often called the greatest of all time.
5. Is Thomas Muster who was 44 when he gave his resignation  in 2011. He was born October 2, 1967 and was a former no. 1 back in 1996.
4. is Jimmy Connors and he gets recognition here for reaching the 1991 US Open semi finals at the age of 39. Born on September 2, 1952. Connors was 44 when he played his last match.
3. Richard 'Pancho' Gonzalez, who was still giving Connors and the young upstarts a run for their money in his 45th year. He retired a year later at 46.
2. Is Martina Navratilova who played until 2006 when she was 49 years old with her famous right one-handed backhard with a career record of 747 wins of 143 losses. She won the all-time record for men or women for titles at177.
1. Is 1909 Wimbledon champion Arthur Gore, whose century old glory was achieved by winning the third of his singles titles at the age of 41. Born January 2, 1868, he didn’t retire until he was 54.

Posted: 11/17/2011 11:15:02 AM

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