Revealed: The Greatest Polish Tennis Players of All Time

As a tennis enthusiast, you may be curious to know about the greatest Polish tennis players in history. Many of these names you may have already had the privilege of watching and admiring on the courts, while others represent an important part of tennis history. To avoid any further delay, let’s delve straight into presenting the most significant figures in Polish tennis and their greatest accomplishments. It is my sincere hope that the list of triumphs will continue to expand, providing an opportunity for us to update this fascinating text.

Here Are The Best Polish Tennis Players in the History of this Discipline

I have compiled a list of the top Polish tennis players in history, which includes three female players and five male players, along with one doubles pair. The oldest players on the list are Jadwiga Jędrzejowska and Ignacy Tłoczyński. Along with them, I’ve included Wojciech Fibak, Agnieszka Radwanska, the Fyrstenberg/Matkowski (double), Jerzy Janowicz, Lukasz Kubot, and Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz more recent successes.

Polish All-time Top 10 on the ATP Singles Charts

#Player (Man)ATP Ranking
1Hubert Hurkacz9
2Wojciech Fibak10
3Jerzy Janowicz14
4Lukasz Kubot41
5Michal Przysiezny57
6Kamil Majchrzak75
7Wojciech Kowalski109
8Tadeusz Nowicki119
9Kacper Żuk162
10Jacek Niedzwiedzki172

Polish All-time Top 10 WTA Singles Charts

#Player (Woman)WTA Ranking
1Iga Swiatek1
2Agnieszka Radwanska2
3Magda Linette19
4Urszula Radwanska29
5Magdalena Grzybowska30
6Marta Domachowska37
7Katarzyna Nowak47
8Iwona Kuczynska64
9Magdalena Frech68
10Aleksandra Olsza72

Iga Świątek

Iga Świątek is a force to be reckoned with in the world of tennis! Picture this – she’s standing on the court of her 14th WTA tournament. She is about to take on Karolina Muchova, a formidable Czech player. The stakes are high; it’s the French Open final.

I am convinced that the pressure would have been intense, but guess what? Świątek emerged victorious with a score of 6:2, 5:7, 6:4, securing her fourth Grand Slam tournament win. She defended her Parisian crown, marking her third win in this year alone. Her previous wins in 2023? Doha in February and Stuttgart in April. I can tell you that her success story doesn’t end here.

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Iga Świątek’s Grand Slam Glory

In case you were wondering about her Grand Slam history, it is worth to say that she conquered the French Open three times – in 2020, 2022, and 2023. And let’s not forget about her triumph in the US Open in 2022.

I know what you’re thinking, „But what about other Grand Slam events?” Well, she reached the semi-final at the Australian Open in 2022. In Wimbledon, her best achievement was reaching the Round of 16 in 2021.


Lets break down her victories in other WTA tournaments:

  • 2020 – Roland Garros – Victory in singles
  • 2021 – Roland Garros – Finalist in doubles
  • 2021 – Adelaide and Rome
  • 2021 – WTA 1000 Rome – Winner
  • 2022 – Roland Garros, Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome, and San Diego
  • 2022 – Doha and Stuttgart

The Ones That Got Away

Of course, no player is perfect. If you want to know about the tournaments that slipped through Świątek’s fingers, they include Lugano in 2019, Ostrava and Dubai in 2022, and Madrid in 2023. But each loss is a learning opportunity, and each tournament offers another chance for glory. So, keep watching this space for more of Świątek’s fantastic tennis journey!

Just a year later, she reachiatek, moreover, broke several historical records. It is a very difficult task to point out one greatest success of the Polish representative achieved in 2022.

Wojciech Fibak

It is impossible to talk about the greatest Polish tennis players in history without mentioning Wojciech Fibak. He was undoubtedly the best Polish tennis player in the second half of the 20th century and one of the top players globally. He achieved numerous victories, both in Poland and on the international stage. Fibak’s highest career singles ranking was 10th in the world.

He was at the peak of his form between 1977 and 1988, reaching the Grand Slam finals four times. However, Fibak’s greatest achievement came in 1978 when he won the Australian Open doubles title alongside Kim Warwick. In the same year, he attained the highest career ranking of second in the world for doubles. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments include reaching the Roland Garros doubles final in 1977, reaching the semi-finals of the 1978 US Open doubles tournament, and making it to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon and the US Open in 1980, and the Roland Garros quarter-finals in 1977 and 1980.


  • 1977 – Roland Garros Final (Doubles)
  • 1977 – Roland Garros quarter-finals
  • 1978 – Australian Open doubles champion (with Kim Warwick)
  • 1978 – US Open Semi-Finals (Doubles)
  • 1978 – Wimbledon semi-finals (doubles)
  • 1980 – Roland Garros quarter-finals
  • 1980 – Wimbledon quarter-finals
  • 1980 – US Open quarter-finals

Agnieszka Radwańska

One of the most well-known and beloved Polish tennis players, Agnieszka Radwańska, had many fans worried about the future of women’s tennis in Poland after she retired. Those fears were unfounded, as the emergence of Iga witek has been a breath of fresh air.

Despite this, Radwańska is still the highest-ranked Polish woman in the WTA singles ranking. „Isia”, as she is popularly known, reached the second position in the rankings back in July 2012. Although she never won a Grand Slam tournament, she has won 20 WTA tournaments, reached the final of Wimbledon 2021, and made it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open in both 2014 and 2016. For many years, she was considered one of the best tennis players in the world.


  • 2009 and 2010 – Roland Garros quarter-finals (doubles)
  • 2010 – Australian Open Round of 16 (Doubles)
  • 2012 – Wimbledon – Final
  • 2013 – Roland Garros (Quater Final)
  • 2014 and 2016 – Australian Open quarter-finals
  • 20 WTA tournament wins

Jadwiga Jędrzejowska

As a researcher I can tell you that Jadwiga Jędrzejowska was an exceptional tennis player and she was one of the best players in the history of the sport in Poland. She made her mark in the first half of the 20th century and achieved extraordinary results on the court.

In 1937, she was a finalist in both the Wimbledon and US Open singles tournaments. Two years later, she reached the finals of the French Open Grand Slam in both singles and doubles, winning the doubles title. It’s worth noting that during her career from 1927 to 1966, Jędrzejowska won an impressive 65 Polish Championship titles.


  • 1936 – French Open Final (Doubles)
  • 1937 – Wimbledon Final
  • 1937 – U.S. Open Final
  • 1938 – U.S. Open Final (Doubles)
  • 1939 – French Open Final; French Open (Doubles) Victory
  • 1936 and 1937 – Przegląd Sportowy’s Athlete of the Year in Poland
  • 65 Polish Champion Titles

Łukasz Kubot

Although he wasn’t quite as dominant in singles play, he was still able to hold his own against some of the best players in the world. But it was in doubles that he really shone. Together with Wojciech Fibak, Kubot achieved the greatest success for Polish tennis in doubles. In fact, he won the Australian Open in 2014 and Wimbledon in 2017, becoming the only Polish tennis player to win two Grand Slam titles. It’s worth noting that Kubot has reached the Grand Slam final four times, at four different events. In 2018, he was even ranked as the number one doubles player in the world.


  • 2013 – Wimbledon (1/4 final)
  • 2014 – Australian Open (won doubles)
  • 2016 – Roland Garros (doubles semifinals)
  • 2017 – Wimbledon (won doubles)
  • 2018 – US Open (final, doubles)
  • Almost 30 tournaments won

Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski

Most fans think of Fyrstenberg and Matkowski as a doubles team. They have been playing together since 2000 and have gained a lot of attention from Polish fans. They have won an impressive 15 ATP tournaments together, although they have only reached the final of one Grand Slam tournament once and the semi-finals twice.


  • 2010 – Roland Garros quarterfinals (doubles)
  • 2013 – Roland Garros quarterfinals (doubles)
  • 2016 – Australian Open semifinals (doubles)
  • 15 ATP Tournament Wins

Jerzy Janowicz

As someone who has followed Jerzy Janowicz’s career, I can say that it has been a rollercoaster ride. Unfortunately, his time in the spotlight was short-lived, which is a shame because he had the potential to become one of the best tennis players in the world. Despite his many ups and downs, Janowicz will always be remembered for his impressive performance at Wimbledon in 2013.

He was the first Polish tennis player to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament. Fans from all over the world were captivated by his powerful serve and aggressive style of play, which made him stand out from the crowd.


  • 2013 – Wimbledon – Semi-Final
  • 2013 – Roland Garros – Quarterfinal (doubles)
  • 2015 – Hopman Cup – with Agnieszka Radwańska

Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz has the potential to achieve the greatest successes in the history of Polish tennis. Compared to other Polish tennis players, such as the talented Jerzy Janowicz, Hurkacz has a cooler and more measured approach to the game. At the moment, he is widely considered to be the best Polish tennis player and one of the most promising players in the world.

His achievements speak for themselves. He has already made history by winning the prestigious ATP 1000 Miami Open and has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with on the court. One of the greatest successes was reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon and beating the legendary Roger Federer.


  • 2015 – First professional title (ITF tournament in Sleza)
  • 2016 – Polish Seniors Championship (Gliwice)
  • 2018 – First challenger title (Poznañ Open)
  • 2018 – Played in the NextGen ATP Finals group stage in Milan.
  • 2019 – Winner of the ATP 250 tournament in Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • 2021 – Winner of the ATP 250 tournament in Delray Beach
  • 2021 – Winner of the Masters 1000 tournament in Miami
  • 2021 – Wimbledon semi-finalist
  • 2021 – Winner of the ATP 250 tournament in Metz
  • 2021 – Becomes the highest-ranked Polish player in history (9th ATP) on November 8, 2021.
  • 2021 – Participated in the group stage of the Nitto ATP Finals tournament in Turin
  • 2022 – Winner of the ATP 500 tournament in Halle
  • 2022 – Montreal Masters 1000 tournament finalist

Ignacy Tłoczyński

Let’s take a look back at the history of Polish tennis. In the 1930s and 1940s, Poles made great strides in the sport, especially Ignacy Tłoczyński. He reached the quarterfinal at Roland Garros in 1939. He was also the first from his country to win the Davis Cup, and he also won several tournaments in Nice, England and Portugal.


  • 1939 – Roland Garros quarter-final
  • First Polish Davis Cup winner
  • Won many prestigious tournaments

Raising of The Tennis Stars

Iga Świątek and Hubert Hurkacz are expected to have greater success. There are many tournaments coming up. But apart from these two stars, I am also keeping an eye on the other most talented Polish tennis players.

Who am I talking about? Those who can be considered the best of the best, or the top dogs? I am a big fan of Kacper Żuk and Magdalena Fręch. In my opinion, they have the potential to reach the top and overtake the current leaders Iga and Hubi.