Little Tennis Stars

Welcome to Women’s Tennis Blog’s section dedicated to childhood photos and videos of WTA stars. The Little Tennis Stars series is the most extensive such archive online, as links below these photos lead to specific posts which contain even more childhood photos. I’m sure you will enjoy this highly popular series, which was even mentioned on as a must-read. Plus, Little Tennis Stars is constantly enriched with new additions. Enjoy!

Childhood photos tribute to Julia Goerges’ career

The growing up of Naomi Osaka

Photo of little Jamie Hampton, American whose tennis career was destroyed by injuries

Childhood family photos of Grand Slam champion Bianca Andreescu

American Vania King started playing tennis at age four

Dayana Yastremska’s childhood story: How jumping off a two-meter high wardrobe brought her to tennis

Daria Gavrilova’s old photos + story about her tennis beginnings and “cries for help” on tour

Monica Seles melts hearts with childhood tennis photo

Childhood photos of American dark horse Jennifer Brady

Jelena Ostapenko’s childhood photos with her father

Elina Svitolina childhood photo split
Svitolina as a little girl, doing a split.

Tennis beginnings of Elina Svitolina

Sofia Kenin childhood tennis photo

Sofia Kenin was first introduced to tennis at the age of five, when she picked up her father’s racquet, the rest is history in the making…

Caroline Wozniacki first pro match

From baby to early tennis days of Caroline Wozniacki

Anna-Lena Groenefeld childhood photo

Germany’s doubles specialist Anna-Lena Groenefeld shares a childhood tennis photo as she retires

Lucie Safarova reflects on career through childhood photos

Trip down the memory lane with Belinda Bencic

Cute photos of US Open champion Naomi Osaka

Childhood photos of rising Serbian WTA star Olga Danilovic

Farewell to Roberta Vinci‘s retirement with childhood photos

Elise shared this photo on Instagram for her sister’s birthday

Sister time: Elise Mertens’ childhood photo

Little Caroline Garcia and her father, old photos of a tennis champion

Throwback Thursday: Childhood photos of Sloane Stephens

In photos: Childhood memories of US Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin

Baby portrait and family photos of Victoria Azarenka

The sacrifice, courage and family unity behind Garbine Muguruza‘s success

Cute childhood photos tribute to Shahar Peer‘s finished tennis career

The cutest of the cute: Ana Ivanovic‘s baby pics + childhood tennis lessons


In photos: Tennis beginnings of CiCi Bellis


This cute baby is now a Top 10 WTA player! Recognize her? It’s American Madison Keys!


Early tennis practice photo of new Top 10 player Johanna Konta

Baby Nicole Gibbs and Mohammed Ali

Baby Nicole Gibbs in the arms of Mohammad Ali

Shelby Rogers ball kid

Shelby Rogers making her dreams come true: From a Charleston ball kid to a Grand Slam quarterfinalist

Baby Heather Watson birthday

Heather Watson turns 24 today. How did she celebrate her 1st birthday?

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The big blue eyes of baby Johanna Konta

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Kristina Mladenovic‘s dreams from the tennis courts in 2005 are now a reality

Christina McHale flamenco

Christina McHale cuteness: first tennis shots, hula dancing, grumpy flamenco, and more

Little Jarmila Wolfe

Cuteness time: Seven-year-old Jarmila Wolfe getting ready for tennis practice

Lucie Safarova - 27 yrs ago

Lucie Safarova‘s first tennis photo motivates her in the times of hardship


Throwback: Early tennis days of Roberta Vinci


Epic old tennis photo of Belinda Bencic and Martina Hingis

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova - childhood photo

First day of school: Childhood photo of Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

Julia Goerges childhood portraits

Cute portraits and first sports photos of Julia Goerges


Adorable mini Yanina Wickmayer

Little Timea Bacsinszky

Childhood photo of Timea Bacsinszky: The “Comeback Kid”


Childhood photo of Garbine Muguruza

Elena Baltacha childhood photo with brother Sergei

Commemorating Elena Baltacha with cute childhood pics

Caroline Wozniacki‘s training sessions from when she was 7 and 14 years old

Sania Mirza - childhood tennis photo

Baby and early tennis photos of Sania Mirza

Pennetta and Vinci - old photo

16-year-old photo of the 2015 US Open finalists Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci

Monica Puig as a little girl

Monica Puig was a dancing diva before her tennis career

Sorana Cirstea - childhood photo

Beautiful brunette Sorana Cirstea with a home-made haircut

Baby Belinda Bencic

It was on the tennis courts where Belinda Bencic made her first steps

Aravane Rezai old photo

Sweet childhood portraits of French-Iranian player Aravane Rezai 

Maria Sharapova - first photoshoot

Old times: Maria Sharapova‘s first photoshoot

Daniela Hantuchova

Veteran Daniela Hantuchova‘s tennis beginnings

Little Anna Chakvetadze

Очаровашка! Adorable Anna Chakvetadze as a little girl

Tiny Bouchard with big Sharapova

Little Maria Sharapova and tiny Eugenie Bouchard, an old pic perspective on the upcoming Australian Open QF

Baby Caroline Wozniacki - sweet tooth

Caroline Wozniacki has always had a sweet tooth, messy icecream photo

Little Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka as a toddler. Oh that styling, pure cuteness!

Heather Watson - Halloween

Halloween edition: Boo it’s little Heather Watson!

Little Victoria Azarenka

The big smile of little Victoria Azarenka

Eugenie Bouchard in 2006 - childhood photo

Italy 2006: Photo of little Eugenie Bouchard with her first international trophy

Baby Victoria Azarenka

Can you guess the WTA baby? It’s Victoria Azarenka.

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Career beginnings of Caroline Wozniacki in photos

Wozniacki and Venus Williams 12 years ago

Flashback: 2015 Auckland finalists Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki 12 years ago

School photo of Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard as a 12-year-old school girl

Little Bethanie Mattek Sands 1

Bethanie Mattek Sands throws us back – shows photos with her first trophies and more

Baby Marion Bartoli with her father

Baby Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli

Baby Venus and Serena

Baby Serena Williams in her diapers, with big sis Venus

Little Christina McHale rocking the shades

Baseball, soccer, swimming, tennis – little Christina McHale loved it all!

Eugenie Bouchard

When aspiring little Eugenie Bouchard met Billie Jean King

Little Bondarenko

Little Bondarenko sisters

Li Na as a baby

Happy, chubby Li Na

Sloane Stephens little

Little Sloane Stephens posing with her baby brother

Zheng Jie as a child

Old tennis photo of Zheng Jie with fashionable bangs and plaits

Young photo of Sloane Stephens - Thanksgiving

Sloane Stephens‘ Thanksgiving blast from the past

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Venus Williams and Serena Williams “Started at the Bottom”

Little Maria Sharapova

Little Maria Sharapova with Marcelo Rios on a tennis court

Little Wozniacki and Venus

Tiny Caroline Wozniacki with already established Venus Williams

Tsvetana Pironkova

Tsvetana Pironkova at the age of 6, first competitor card

Little Bethanie Mattek Sands

Bethanie Mattek Sands as a sweet blond girl dressed in pink


Little Ana Ivanovic

Little Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters as a little girl

Young Monica Seles photo

Precious photo of Monica Seles

Lindsay Davenport as a little girl

Little Lindsay Davenport

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Photo of little Venus Williams on tennis court

Little Marion Bartoli skiing

Adorable Marion Bartoli

Little Martina Hingis

There were times when Martina Hingis‘ racquet was bigger than her body

Maria Kirilenko as a little girl

Maria Kirilenko has always been a beauty

Justine Henin childhood photo

Cute and not so cute little Justine Henin

Little Elena Dementieva

Angelic Elena Dementieva

Flashback video – Remember Ana Ivanovic with braces?

Little Dinara Safina with her family

Little Dinara Safina and her family

Little Dominika Cibulkova at a schooldesk

Dominika Cibulkova once had short hair

Video of three-year-old Dinara Safina playing tennis

Little Tatiana Golovin

Tatiana Golovin looked almost the same

Jelena Jankovic childhood photo

Jelena Jankovic has always been fancy

Little Ana Ivanovic posing

Little Ana Ivanovic like a model

Dinara Safina with brother Marat Safin

More early tennis photos of Dinara Safina, plus pics with brother Marat and mother

Photo of Zheng Jie as a child, playing a tennis shot

Photo of Zheng Jie as a child, playing a tennis shot

13-year-old Caroline Wozniacki with big braces

Jelena Dokic as a child

Little Jelena Dokic riding a tricycle

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Amelie Mauresmo gazing at her birthday cake

Flashback: junior final between Maria Sharapova and Peng Shuai at Torneo dell’Avvenire

Caroline Wozniacki young pic

One photo of small Caroline Wozniacki

Young picture of Maria Sharapova

Evolution of Maria Sharapova + photo with parents

Little Samantha Stosur

Adorable Samantha Stosur with long blond wavy hair

Little Sara Errani

Sara Errani makes the very top of my list of super cute WTA players with her blond curls

Little Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina shares her gorgeous childhood pics on Twitter

Little tennis player Li Na

Little Li Na in bell pants

Little Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka holding her racquet tight and looking forward to her bright future

Little Flavia Pennetta Little Flavia Pennetta

Little Flavia Pennetta in a romantic white dress

Funky childhood photo of Bethanie Mattek Sands

Bethanie Mattek Sands funky and colorful from an early age

There were times when Maria Sharapova was less eloquent

Little Irina-Camelia Begu

Four-year-old Irina-Camelia Begu at her first training in Germany

Two-year-old Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki as a two-year-old racer

Little Yaroslava Shvedova first match photo in Paris

Yaroslava Shvedova – first tennis trophy, first match photo, and more

Little Agnieszka Radwanska in her mother's shoes Little Agnieszka Radwanska with fake boobies

Silly little Agnieszka and Urszula Radwanska

Little Victoria Azarenka - childhood photo

Victoria Azarenka – from holding a chimp to being a champ

Little Petra Martic

Four-year-old Petra Martic “wasn’t crazy to play handball” like her mother

Little Serena Williams

Junior Serena and Venus Williams had themselves as role models

Little Laura Robson

The capturing smile of Laura Robson

Little Heather Watson

Little Heather Watson‘s way to making it big in tennis – big decisions, big rewards

Childhood photo of Mona Barthel

Mona Barthel – from baby to first tennis trophies

Twenty years ago: Serena as young pit bull, Venus as natural champion

Little Elena Vesnina - childhood photo

Baby Elena Vesnina – unbelievably cute!

Maria Kirilenko - then and now

A look at the past: baby Maria Kirilenko

Little Eugenie Bouchard and Laura Robson

Best friends Eugenie Bouchard and Laura Robson as little girls

Little Francesca Schiavone

Blue knit cuteness, vintage photo of little Francesca Schiavone