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Rising Black Tennis Players You Need To Know – Blavity

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The world of tennis is as exciting as ever with the likes of Ben Shelton, Coco Gauff and Frances Tiafoe. Now more than ever, we’re seeing a higher volume of Black players. As we know, in sports, there can only be one winner. And among such a wide array of talent, these players have all taken turns at the top. I thought it would be a dope to highlight some fresh Black tennis players on the come-up. Some you may know, some you may not. But concerning their talents, they all deserve their flowers. Check them out ahead.

Michael Mmoh

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Keep an eye out for Michael Mmoh. He’s an American tennis player born in Saudi Arabia. The 25-year-old has competed for nine years thus far. He has won four ITF Futures Titles with the first of his wins coming at the age of 16. He had a competitive showing most recently at this past summer’s U.S. Open in New York City.

Sasha Vickery

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Sacha Vickery is a young veteran at this point. The 27-year-old has been a pro since 2011 and has reached heights as high as being ranked 73rd in the world. She also has three championships to her name on the ITF circuit.

Taylor Townsend

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The WTA has ranked Taylor Townsend as high as No. 61 in the world. But in doubles, she has seen heights as high as No. 5 in the world! The Chicago native is most certainly up next after having placed 4th in the U.S. Open recently. Stay tuned for her ascent.

Christopher Eubanks

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Christopher Eubanks is a six-year-long pro, who is a former two-time All-American. He was also twice named ACC player of the year. Most recently, in July, Eubanks ranked No. 29 in the world. Heading into his prime, expect Eubanks to make a big splash in upcoming seasons.

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