Pete Sampras Biography

( 1971 - )
January 28, 2020
First published on:August 20, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Pete Sampras

Date of Birth: 1971, August 12
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet

Former American tennis player Pete Sampras also known as Pistol Pete is one of the famous players in the history of sports. He remained the world no. 1 player for a long time. He started his professional career in 1998 and is the first man to win 14 Grand Slam singles titles.

Born on August 12, 1971, Sampras won seven year-end championships as well as finished six consecutive seasons from 1993-98. He ended his professional career after winning the 2002 US Open, by defeating Andre Agassi in the final.

Pete Sampras Net Worth & Career Earnings In 2020

Pete with a great personality is one of the famous players to have a high net worth. According to recent data, his current net worth is $150 million. His riches are highly influenced by his career prize money and endorsement deals. 

Pete Sampras is the wealthiest tennis player in the world who is ranked #6 as of 2020 with a career total prize money of $43,280,489. 

In 2017, he sold his $7.25 Million Los Angeles house.

Sampras' California House SOURCE: HGTV.com

It is then no surprise that Sampras now lives a very lavish lifestyle with a collection of Porshe cars and a mansion.

Is Pete Sampras Married? 

Pete is currently living happily with his beloved wife and children. He married his wife Bridgette Wilson on September 30, 2000.

Sampras and wife, former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson SOURCE: Daily Mail

His wife is an American actress as well as former Miss Teen USA. The couple is blessed with a happy married life and has two children.

Sampras Family SOURCE: Heightline

They welcomed their first son Christian Charles Sampras on November 21, 2002. And later on July 29, 2005, they welcomed their second son  Ryan Nikolaos Sampras.

Pete Sampras and his family

These days he lives with his family in Lake Sherwood, California. Besides this, there are no records of his other affairs. Moreover, there are no rumors about his divorce. 48 years old Pete has a perfect height of 1.85 m. He comes from American nationality and falls under the white ethnic group.

Family & Early Life

Pete Sampras was born in Potomac, Maryland, the United States to parents: Sam Sampras and Georgia Sampras. Although his father was born in the United States, his grandparents were from Greek. His father used to work in the Greek Orthodox Church on Sundays.

Pete is the third son of his parents. He grew up along with his sibling sisters Stella Sampras, Marion Sampras, and brother Gus Sampras.

He developed an interest in playing tennis at the age of 3 after he found a tennis racket. Later he moved to Palos Verdes, California along with his family. There he played tennis with his idol, Rod Laver from the age of 11. 

Professional Career

At the age of 16 in 1988, Pete started his professional career. He lost his first professional match with Sammy Giammalva, Jr. at the February Ebel U.S. Pro Indoor in Philadelphia. But he defeated two top 40- players at Lipton International Players Championships in Miami. He also played his first Grand Slam singles in US Open but he was defeated.

In 1989, Pete got defeated in his first match of the Australian Open. However, he won his first Grand Slam singles in French Open. Following year he improved his ranking. He also participated in the US Open but he wasn't able to get a victory. In 1990, he came to the world no. 5 ranking after he played the Australian Open. He defeated Andre Agassi in the Ebel U.S. Pro Indoor in Philadelphia in his first professional singles titles. He got his first Grand Slam title at US Open in September by defeating Ivan Lendl in the final.

Pete won the first of his five career titles at the end of the Tennis Master Cup in 1991. In the following year, he failed to win the US Open. For the first time in his whole career, he reached the final of the French Open and also became the runner up of the US Open. Moreover, he also played the double along with John McEnroe on the US team and won the Davis Cup.

In 1993, Petet reached semifinals of Australian Open whereas he just reached quarterfinals of French Open. After beating Jim Courier in Wimbledon, he became the world no. 1 ranking. And also won the US Open. Well, he made a record in ATP that year as a player to serve more than 1,000 aces in a season. His victory continued in 1994 by winning Australian Open and Wimbledon.

In 1995 he won the US Open as well as Wimbledon and again became the world no. 1 player. Later in 1996 he just won the US Open title. In the following year, he failed to win Wimbledon in his eight years period. However, he again won the Wimbledon championship in 1997 and 1998. Also, he won the Australian Open in 1997.

Well, in 2000 he again became the world no. 1 by winning 13 major titles. Pete didn't win any major titles in 2001 and got ranked in the world no. 10 which is his lowest ranking since 1989. But he played very well in 2002 and won 14 major titles. The same year, he got retired from his professional career.

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