Photos show what the world’s best tennis players looked like when their careers began

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  • Many of the world’s top tennis stars have dominated for several years.

  • Photos show how many of them have aged and changed their fashion during their careers.

  • Take a look at what some of the world’s best players looked like when their careers started compared to now.

Serena Williams in 1997 (age 16).

Serena Williams

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Serena Williams now (40).

Serena Williams

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Roger Federer in 2000 (age 18).

Roger Federer, age 18

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Roger Federer now (40).

Roger Federer

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Novak Djokovic in 2005 (18 years)

Novak Djokovic in 2005 (18 years)

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Novak Djokovic now (35).

Novak Djokovic

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Rafael Nadal in 2004 (age 18)

Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal now (36).

Rafael Nadal

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Venus Williams in 1997 (17 years)

Venus Williams in 1997 (17 years)

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Venus Williams now (42).

Venus Williams

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Andy Murray in 2002 (age 16).

Andy Murray

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Andy Murray now (35).

Andy Murray

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Angelique Kerber in 2007 (age 19).

Angelique Kerber

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Angelique Kerber now (34).

Angelique Kerber

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Victoria Azarenka in 2005 (age 16).

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Victoria Azarenka

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Juan Martin del Potro in 2005 (17 years).

Juan Martin del Potro

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Juan Martin del Potro now (33).

Juan Martin del Potro

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Stan Wawrinka in 2005 (20 years).

Stan Wawrinka

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Stan Wawrinka now (37).

Stan Wawrinka

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2004 (age 19)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga now (37).

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Nick Kyrgios in 2011 (15 years).

Nick Kyrgios

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Nick Kyrgios now (27).

Nick Kyrgios

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Madison Keys in 2009 (14 years)

Madison Keys

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Madison Keys now (27)

Madison Keys

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John Isner in 2007 (age 22)

John Isner

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John Isner now (37)

John Isner

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Gael Monfils in 2004 (17 years)

Gael Monfils

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Gael Monfils now (35)

Gael Monfils

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Daniil Medvedev in 2013 (age 19)

Daniil Medvedev

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Daniil Medvedev now (26)

Daniil Medvedev

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Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2015 (16 years)

Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Stefanos Tsitsipas now (23)

Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Karolina Pliskova in 2010 (17 years)

Karolina Pliskova

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Karolina Pliskova now (30)

Karolina Pliskova

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Simona Halep in 2008 (16 years)

Simona Halep

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Simona Halep now (30)

Simona Halep

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Sloane Stephens in 2009 (age 16)

Sloane Stephens

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Sloane Stephens now (29)

Sloane Stephens

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