Ranking the Best Names in Tennis History

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Ranking the Best Names in Tennis History
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Tornado Black at the 2013 U.S. Open.

Headline writers everywhere must be rooting for Tornado Black.

Black reached the final of the 2013 U.S. Open girls' juniors championship.   

Her future looks promising. Can you imagine the headlines? "Torando Blows Through Competition" or "Tornado Storms Into the Final."  

Her younger sister, who also plays tennis, is named Hurricane.

Already, they have two of the coolest names in tennis history. 

There are many great names in tennis. Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal are among the biggest names in tennis today. But those names became great based on the players' careers.

When we say best tennis names, we are talking about names that stand out. 

Some require a double take when you see them in print. Others, like Gabriela Sabatini, flow lyrically from the lips. And then there are those names that draw giggles.

Whether they made the list through alliteration, pronunciation or poor annunciation, here are the best names in tennis history. 

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