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As Serena Williams chases Margaret Court for the most titles in women’s history (24), there are several men and women who will also be in the hunt to make a name for themselves in the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at the All English Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England, which kicks off Monday.

Here’s your guide to all of the black tennis players to watch during the tournament.

Men’s Players

Frances Tiafoe

Age: 20

Country: United States

First Round Opponent: #30 Fernando Verdasco (Spain)

Match Date: July 3rd

2018 W-L Record: 18-11

Best Wimbledon Result: Lost in 2nd Round (2017)

 

Gael Monfils

Age: 31

Country: France

First Round Opponent: #23 Richard Gasquet

Match Date: July 2nd

2018 W-L Record: 16-11

Best Wimbledon Result: Lost in 3rd Round (2017, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2005)

 

Michael Mmoh

Age: 20

Country: United States

First Round Opponent: Gilles Muller (Luxembourg)

Match Date: July 2nd

2018 W-L Record: 4-2

Best Wimbledon Result: N/A; First Appearance at Wimbledon

 

Jay Clarke

Age: 19

Country: United Kingdom

First Round Opponent: Ernests Gulbis (Latvia)

Date: July 3rd

2018 W-L Record: 0-0

Best Wimbledon Result: NA; First Appearance at Wimbledon

 

Women’s Players

Serena Williams (#25)

Age: 36

Country: United States

First Round Opponent: Arantxa Rus (Netherlands)

Date: July 2

2018 W-L record: 5-2

Best Wimbledon Result: Champion (2014, 2013, 2012, 2008, 2002, 1999)

 

Venus Williams (#9)

Age: 38

Country: United States

First Round Opponent: Johanna Larsson (Sweden)

Date: July 2nd

2018 W-L Record: 10-7

Best Wimbledon Result: Champion (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)

 

Sloane Stephens (#4)

Age: 25

Country: United States

First Round Opponent: Donna Vekic (Croatia)

Date: July 2nd 

2018 W-L Record: 21-9

Best Wimbledon Result: Lost in Quarterfinal (2013)

 

Madison Keys (#10)

Age: 23

Country: United States

First Round Opponent: Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia)

Match Date: July 2nd 

2018 W-L Record: 16-9

Best Wimbledon Result: Lost in Quarterfinal (2015)

 

Naomi Osaka (#18)

Age: 20

Country: Japan

First Round Opponent: Monica Niculescu (Romania)

Date: July 3rd

2018 W-L Record: 25-11

Best Wimbledon Result: Lost in 3rd Round (2017)

 

Taylor Townsend

Age: 22

Country: United States

First Round Opponent: Pauline Parmentier (France)

Match Date: July 3rd

2018 W-L Record: 26-11

Best Wimbledon Result: Lost in First Round (2017, 2016, 2014)

 

Sachia Vickery

Age: 23

Country: United States

First Round Opponent: Marketa Vondrousova (Russia)

Date: July 3rd

2018 W-L Record: 21-15

Best Wimbledon Result: Lost in First Round (2015)

 

Heather Watson

Age: 26

Country: United Kingdom

First Round Opponent: Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium)

Date: July 3rd

2018 W-L Record: 10-15

Best Wimbledon Result: Lost in the 3rd Round (2017, 2015, 2012)

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