James Spencer “Jim” Courier, Jr. is a former world number one professional tennis player. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open. In 2004, he co-founded InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, a New York City based sports event company. He also co-founded Courier’s Kids, a non-profit organization that supports after school tennis and education programs.
Courier turned professional in 1988 and made his Grand Slam breakthrough in 1991 when he won the French Open singles title, defeating his former Bollettieri Academy-mate Andre Agassi in five sets. He also reached the final of the US Open that year, where he lost to Stefan Edberg. Courier captured a total of 23 singles titles and six doubles titles during his career. He spent a total of 58 weeks ranked as the World No. 1 in 1992 and 1993. He reached the finals of all four major championships during his career.
Courier retired from the professional tour in 2000. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.