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By Nick Georgandis

Here's a look at tennis players celebrating birthdays for the week of January 6-12.

January 6: Twenty-one time Grand Slam winner Darlene Hard is 77. Hard won 13 Grand Slam titles in women's doubles, including the US Open six times; five in mixed doubles (three at Wimbledon) and three in singles - the French Open in 1960 and the US Open in 1960 and 1961. In 1960, she won six total Slams - the French and US Opens in singles; the French and US Opens and Wimbledon in women's doubles and Wimbledon in mixed doubles. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1973.

January 8:  China's Peng Shuai, the No. 40 player in the world, turns 27. Shaui has been ranked as high as #14 in singles and #12 in doubles, and has won seven career doubles titles. She's reached the fourth round of four different Grand Slam singles events, and her best doubles performance was the 2009 French Open semifinals.
January 12: Doubles legend Bob Hewitt is 73. Hewitt won career Grand Slams in both men's doubles and mixed doubles in his career, and won mixed double Slams a staggering 18 years apart. A native Australian, he won that country's Open in mixed doubles in 1961. He added mixed doubles titles at the French Open (1970, 1979), Wimbledon (1977, 1979) and the US Open (1979) for a grand total of six; and won eight men's doubles Slams, including Wimbledon five times.