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By Nick Georgandis

June 17: American standout Venus Williams turns 32. Since turning pro in 1994, she has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, 12 Grand Slam doubles titles and two mixed doubles Grand Slam crowns, along with three gold medals. Alongside sister Serena, she has achieved the career Grand Slam in doubles, and leads all active female players with five singles titles at Wimbledon. She was the first black woman to be ranked No. 1 in the world during the Open Era, and has the record for the fastest serve at three of the four Grand Slam events.

Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis turns 27. Currently ranked No. 42 in the world, Baghdatis peaked at No. 8 in 2006 when he reached the finals at the Australian Open and the semifinals at Wimbledon. He has four career ATP singles titles.

India's Leander Paes turns 39. Currently ranked No. 7 in men's doubles, Paes completed the career doubles Grand Slam when he won the 2012 Australian Open alongside Radek Stepanek. In all, Paes has seven Grand Slam crowns in men's doubles and six in mixed doubles, lacking only the French Open for a mixed doubles career Grand Slam. Paes won the bronze medal in men's tennis at the 1996 Olympic Games and has competed in five Olympics.

Former US Davis Cup captain, co-founder of the ATP and sports agent Donald Dell turns 74. Dell was a three-time all-American at Yale (1958-1960) and played for the US Davis Cup teams in 1961 and 1963. He teamed with Jack Kramer and Cliff Drysdale to form the ATP in 1972, and was one of the first sports agents, representing the likes of Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Stan Smith and Arthur Ashe.

Tennis journalism and broadcasting legend Bud Collins turns 83. Collins covered tennis for NBC for 35 years, and has worked for ESPN since 2007. He has written numerous books on the sport, most famously The Bud Collins Tennis Encyclopedia.

June 18: France's Richard Gasquet turns 26. Currently ranked No. 19 in the world, Gasquet has six career singles titles and has been ranked as high as No. 7 after reaching the Wimbledon semifinals in 2007. His lone Grand Slam title came in mixed doubles at the French Open in 2004 alongside Tatiana Golovin.

June 20: American Doris Hart, who won the career Grand Slam in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, turns 87. She is one of only three women, alongside Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova to achieve this "boxed set" of Grand Slams. Hart won 35 Grand Slam titles in all -- five in singles, 14 in doubles and 16 in mixed doubles. At the French Open in 1952, Wimbledon in 1951, and the US Open in 1954, she won all three possible competitions -- women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Ecuador's Pancho Segura is 92. Segura is the only player to have won the US professional title on three different surfaces (achieved between 1950-1952). He reached the finals of four Grand Slam doubles events and was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1950.

Mexico's Raul Ramirez turns 59. Ramirez won 19 titles and peaked at No. 4 in the world in 1976, reaching three Grand Slam semifinals. In doubles, he won 60 titles including three Grand Slams and was ranked No. 1 in the world in the 1970s.

June 22: Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic turns 28. Currently ranked in the Top 10, Tipsarevic is most well-known for his Davis Cup clinching victory in 2010, which gave Serbia the title over the Czech Republic. He has two career ATP titles.

June 23: Italy's Francesca Schiavone turns 32. In 2010, she became the first Italian woman to ever win a Grand Slam title, taking the French Open. She was also a finalist at the event in 2011 and has been ranked as high as No. 4 in the world. She has five career WTA titles and is currently ranked No. 27 in the world.

Argentina's Paola Suarez turns 36. She won eight Grand Slam doubles titles between 2001-2005 and was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2002. Her highest singles ranking was No. 9 in the world in 2004. After retiring in 2007, Suarez returned to the doubles tour this year in an attempt to play in the Summer Olympics.

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