We have compiled a list of top tennis players who died at a young age. Some of them were still playing professional tennis when they died and some of them had recently retired. 10. Violetta Degtiareva Russian player Violetta Degtiareva used to get compared to Anna Kournikova for her beauty.
Though, her highest ranking was 947 but she was one of the highest earning stars on the ITF pro circuit. Degtiareva died due to heart failure during a training session in this January at an age of just 23 years.