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Statistics play an important role in summarizing tennis performance and evaluating players in the sport, both present and past. While not all statistics are known, this article tries to be comprehensive on major tournament wins for singles, same-sex doubles, and mixed doubles as well as pointing out major career milestones. The professional tours and matches from 1930-1968 are not included but amateur and international events, such as the Olympics and Davis Cup, are covered.
Grand Slam tournaments
A Grand Slam title is a championship won at one of the four tennis tournaments that comprise the tennis Grand Slam. These tournaments, often referred to collectively as "Grand Slam tournaments" or "the Majors", are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
Currently, Grand Slam tournaments are widely considered the four most prestigious events in the tennis world and, therefore, usually draw the best players. Grand Slam results are often used as a measure of the success of players relative to their contemporaries. The following tables, however, are but one indicator of greatness as various factors have skewed the statistics, favoring some players over others. For example, Roy Emerson's titles were won against amateurs while the best players of his time, including Rod Laver, were professional and, therefore, not allowed to play in Grand Slam tournaments. Before the 1960s many players felt Davis Cup was the most hallowed event in tennis. Also, many players in the past did not have the funds or inclination to make long overseas trips to play. For example, Margaret Osborne duPont never played in Australia. World War II also cut short or limited the careers of many, including Don Budge.
Grand Slam tournaments are the only events on the professional tours that include a mixed doubles competition, alongside the men's doubles, women's doubles, and singles events. Main draw play at each Grand Slam tournament lasts for two weeks, with 128 players participating in the first round of each singles competition.
Most Grand Slam combined titles (all time)
In the following tables:
- "S" means singles.
- "D" means same gender doubles.
- "M" means mixed doubles.
Most Grand Slam singles titles (all time)
In the following tables:
- "AU" means the Australian Open or the Australian Championships.
- "FR" means the French Open or the French Championships.
- "WB" means Wimbledon.
- "US" means the US Open or the United States Championships.
- "W" means the person was the champion, i.e., the winning finalist.
- "F" means the person was the runner-up, i.e., the losing finalist.
- "NP" means that the person never played in that particular Grand Slam event.
Chronological list of Grand Slam singles titles leaders
|Years led||Number of|
titles for lead
|Tournament at which|
|1877–1880||4||Spencer Gore||United Kingdom||1||1||Wimbledon|
|1880–1883||4||John Hartley||United Kingdom||2||2||Wimbledon|
|1883–1887||5||William Renshaw (1)||United Kingdom||3||7||Wimbledon|
|1887–1925||39||Richard Sears||United States||7||7||U.S. Championships|
|1889–1925||37||William Renshaw (2)||United Kingdom||7||7||Wimbledon|
|1911–1925||15||William Larned||United States||7||7||U.S. Championships|
|1925–1967||43||Bill Tilden||United States||8||10||U.S. Championships|
|1967–2000||34||Roy Emerson||Australia||11||12||Australian Championships|
|2000–2009||10||Pete Sampras||United States||13||14||Wimbledon|
|Years led||Number of|
titles for lead
|Tournament at which|
|1884–1891||8||Maud Watson||United Kingdom||1||2||Wimbledon|
|1891–1900||10||Lottie Dod||United Kingdom||3||5||Wimbledon|
|1900–1914||15||Blanche Bingley Hillyard||United Kingdom||6||6||Wimbledon|
|1914–1926||13||Dorothea Douglass||United Kingdom||7||7||Wimbledon|
|1926–1929||4||Suzanne Lenglen||France||8||8||French Championships|
|1929–1970||42||Helen Wills Moody||United States||9||19||French Championships|
|1970-current||39||Margaret Court||Australia||20||24||US Open|
Most Grand Slam singles titles (open era)
|2||Pete Sampras||United States||2||0||7||5||14||1990–2002||13|
|4||Andre Agassi||United States||4||1||1||2||8||1992–2003||12|
|=||Jimmy Connors||United States||1||0||2||5||8||1974–1983||10|
|7||John McEnroe||United States||0||0||3||4||7||1979–1984||6|
- 2 Grand Slam singles titles: Sergi Bruguera, Lleyton Hewitt, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Johan Kriek, Ilie Năstase, Patrick Rafter, Marat Safin, Stan Smith
- 1 Grand Slam singles title: Pat Cash, Michael Chang, Albert Costa, Juan Martín del Potro, Novak Djokovic, Mark Edmondson, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Gastón Gaudio, Vitas Gerulaitis, Andres Gimeno, Andrés Gómez, Goran Ivanišević, Thomas Johansson, Richard Krajicek, Petr Korda, Carlos Moyá, Thomas Muster, Yannick Noah, Manuel Orantes, Adriano Panatta, Andy Roddick, Michael Stich, Roscoe Tanner, Brian Teacher
|2||Martina Navratilova||United States||3||2||9||4||18||1978–1990||13|
|=||Chris Evert||United States||2||7||3||6||18||1974–1986||13|
|4||Serena Williams||United States||5||1||3||3||12||1999–2010||12|
|6||Monica Seles||United States||4||3||0||2||9||1990–1996||7|
|7||Billie Jean King||United States||0||1||4||3||8||1968–1975||8|
|8||Venus Williams||United States||0||0||5||2||7||2000–2008||9|
|=||Evonne Goolagong Cawley||Australia||4||1||2||0||7||1971–1980||10|
- 5 Grand Slam singles titles: Martina Hingis
- 2 Grand Slam singles titles: Tracy Austin, Kim Clijsters, Amélie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce, Svetlana Kuznetsova
- 1 Grand Slam singles title: Sue Barker, Ana Ivanović, Ann Haydon Jones, Mima Jaušovec, Barbara Jordan, Iva Majoli, Conchita Martínez, Anastasia Myskina, Jana Novotná, Chris O'Neil, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey Gunter, Virginia Ruzici, Gabriela Sabatini
Most Grand Slam singles finals (open era)
- Note: The number between brackets is the number of titles won.
Most Grand Slam same gender doubles titles (all time)
Per team (minimum 4 titles)
Per player (minimum 4 titles)
Most Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (all time)
Per team (minimum 3 titles)
|1||Margaret Court (AUS)|
Ken Fletcher (AUS)
|2||Billie Jean King (USA)|
Owen Davidson (AUS)
|-||Doris Hart (USA)|
Frank Sedgman (AUS)
|4||Doris Hart (USA)|
Vic Seixas (USA)
|5||Margaret Court (AUS)|
Marty Riessen (USA)
|6||Nell Hall Hopman (AUS)|
Harry Hopman (AUS)
|-||Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)|
Neale Fraser (AUS)
|-||Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)|
William Talbert (USA)
|-||Jana Novotná (CZE)|
Jim Pugh (USA)
|-||Betty Stöve (NET)|
Frew McMillan (RSA)
|-||Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)|
Colin Long (AUS)
|12||Elizabeth Ryan (USA)|
Randolph Lycett (GBR)
|-||Louise Brough Clapp (USA)|
John Bromwich (AUS)
|-||Alice Marble (USA)|
Don Budge (AUS)
|-||Wendy Turnbull (AUS)|
John Lloyd (GBR)
|-||Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)|
George Worthington (AUS)
|-||Helena Suková (CZE)|
Cyril Suk (CZE)
|-||Anne Smith (USA)|
Kevin Curren (RSA)
|-||Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS)|
Fred Stolle (AUS)
|-||Françoise Durr (AUS)|
Jean-Claude Barclay (FRA)
|-||Greer Stevens (RSA)|
Bob Hewitt (RSA)
|-||Esna Boyd Robertson (AUS)|
John Hawkes (AUS)
|-||Marjorie Cox Crawford (AUS)|
Jack Crawford (AUS)
|-||Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (GBR)|
Henri Cochet (FRA)
Most wins by Grand Slam event
|Australia||All||13||Adrian Quist||21||Margaret Court|
|Singles||6||Roy Emerson||11||Margaret Court|
|Doubles (same gender)||10||Adrian Quist||12||Thelma Coyne Long|
|Mixed doubles||4||Harry Hopman|
|4||Thelma Coyne Long|
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Nell Hall Hopman
|France||All||9||Henri Cochet||13||Margaret Court|
|Singles||6||Björn Borg||7||Chris Evert|
|Doubles (same gender)||6||Roy Emerson||7||Martina Navrátilová|
|Mixed doubles||3||Ken Fletcher|
|Wimbledon||All||13||Lawrence Doherty||20||Billie Jean King|
|Doubles (same gender)||9||Todd Woodbridge||12||Elizabeth Ryan|
|Mixed doubles||4||Vic Seixas|
|United States||All||16||Bill Tilden||25||Margaret Osborne duPont|
|8||Molla Bjurstedt Mallory|
|Doubles (same gender)||6||Holcombe Ward|
|13||Margaret Osborne duPont|
|Mixed doubles||4||Edwin Fischer|
|Overall||All||28||Roy Emerson||62||Margaret Court|
|Singles||16||Roger Federer||24||Margaret Court|
|Doubles (same gender)||17||John Newcombe||31||Martina Navrátilová|
|Mixed doubles||11||Owen Davidson||19||Margaret Court|
Players who have reached all Grand Slam singles finals during the open era
- Margaret Court
- Billie Jean King
- Evonne Goolagong Cawley
- Chris Evert
- Martina Navrátilová
- Hana Mandlíková
- Steffi Graf
- Monica Seles
- Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
- Martina Hingis
- Serena Williams
- Venus Williams
- Justine Henin
Winning a Grand Slam singles title on the final attempt
The following is a list of the men who won a Grand Slam singles title in their final appearance in a Grand Slam singles tournament after World War I:
- Fred Perry: U.S. Championships, 1936
- Don Budge: U.S. Championships, 1938
- Bobby Riggs: U.S. Championships, 1939
- Jack Kramer: U.S. Championships, 1947
- Tony Trabert: U.S. Championships, 1955
- Ashley Cooper: U.S. Championships, 1958
- Pete Sampras: US Open, 2002
The following is a list of the women who won a Grand Slam singles title in their final appearance in a Grand Slam singles tournament:
- Daphne Akhurst Cozens: Australian Championships, 1930
- Helen Wills Moody: Wimbledon, 1938
- Alice Marble: U.S. Championships, 1940
- Sarah Palfrey Cooke: U.S. Championships, 1945
- Pauline Betz Addie: U.S. Championships, 1946
- Maureen Connolly Brinker: Wimbledon, 1954
- Doris Hart: U.S. Championships, 1955
- Shirley Fry Irvin: Australian Championships, 1957
- Althea Gibson: U.S. Championships, 1958
- Ann Haydon Jones: Wimbledon, 1969
Winning a Grand Slam singles title without losing a set
The following players have won a Grand Slam singles title without losing a set:
- Don Budge (1938 Australian Championships)
- Don Budge (1938 Wimbledon)
- John Bromwich (1939 Australian Championships)
- Tony Trabert (1955 Wimbledon)
- Chuck McKinley (1963 Wimbledon)
- Roy Emerson (1964 Australian Championships)
- Ken Rosewall (1971 Australian Open)
- Ilie Năstase (1973 French Open)
- Björn Borg (1976 Wimbledon)
- Björn Borg (1978 French Open)
- Björn Borg (1980 French Open)
- Roger Federer (2007 Australian Open)
- Rafael Nadal (2008 French Open)
- Suzanne Lenglen (1922 Wimbledon)
- Suzanne Lenglen (1923 Wimbledon)
- Suzanne Lenglen (1925 French Championships)
- Suzanne Lenglen (1926 French Championships)
- Helen Wills Moody (1927 Wimbledon)
- Helen Wills Moody (1928 French Championships)
- Helen Wills Moody (1928 Wimbledon)
- Helen Wills Moody (1929 French Championships)
- Helen Wills Moody (1929 Wimbledon)
- Helen Wills Moody (1930 French Championships)
- Helen Wills Moody (1930 Wimbledon)
- Helen Wills Moody (1932 French Championships)
- Helen Wills Moody (1932 Wimbledon)
- Joan Hartigan Bathurst (1934 Australian Championships)
- Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (1935 French Championships)
- Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (1936 French Championships)
- Joan Hartigan Bathurst (1936 Australian Championships)
- Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (1937 French Championships)
- Dorothy Bundy Cheney (1938 Australian Championships)
- Simone Mathieu (1938 French Championships)
- Emily Hood Westacott (1939 Australian Championships)
- Nancye Wynne Bolton (1946 Australian Championships)
- Pauline Betz Addie (1946 Wimbledon)
- Margaret Osborne duPont (1947 Wimbledon)
- Nancye Wynne Bolton (1947 Australian Championships)
- Nancye Wynne Bolton (1948 Australian Championships)
- Margaret Osborne duPont (1949 French Championships)
- Nancye Wynne Bolton (1951 Australian Championships)
- Doris Hart (1951 Wimbledon)
- Doris Hart (1952 French Championships)
- Maureen Connolly Brinker (1953 Australian Championships)
- Maureen Connolly Brinker (1953 Wimbledon)
- Maureen Connolly Brinker (1953 U.S. Championships)
- Maureen Connolly Brinker (1954 French Championships)
- Maureen Connolly Brinker (1954 Wimbledon)
- Thelma Coyne Long (1954 Australian Championships)
- Thelma Coyne Long (1955 Australian Championships)
- Louise Brough Clapp (1955 Wimbledon)
- Shirley Fry Irvin (1957 Australian Championships)
- Althea Gibson (1957 Wimbledon)
- Angela Mortimer Barrett (1958 Australian Championships)
- Mary Carter Reitano (1959 Australian Championships)
- Margaret Court (1961 Australian Championships)
- Margaret Court (1962 Australian Championships)
- Karen Hantze Susman (1962 Wimbledon)
- Margaret Court (1963 Australian Championships)
- Margaret Court (1965 Wimbledon)
- Margaret Court (1966 Australian Championships)
- Nancy Richey Gunter (1967 Australian Championships)
- Billie Jean King (1967 Wimbledon)
- Billie Jean King (1967 U.S. Championships)
- Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1971 French Open)
- Billie Jean King (1971 US Open)
- Billie Jean King (1972 French Open)
- Chris Evert (1974 French Open)
- Chris Evert (1981 Wimbledon)
- Martina Navratilova (1983 Wimbledon)
- Martina Navratilova (1983 US Open)
- Martina Navratilova (1984 Wimbledon)
- Martina Navratilova (1986 Wimbledon)
- Martina Navratilova (1987 Wimbledon)
- Martina Navratilova (1987 US Open)
- Steffi Graf (1988 Australian Open)
- Steffi Graf (1988 French Open)
- Steffi Graf (1989 Australian Open)
- Martina Navratilova (1990 Wimbledon)
- Monica Seles (1992 US Open)
- Steffi Graf (1994 Australian Open)
- Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1994 French Open)
- Mary Pierce (1995 Australian Open)
- Steffi Graf (1996 US Open)
- Martina Hingis (1997 Australian Open)
- Martina Hingis (1997 US Open)
- Lindsay Davenport (1998 US Open)
- Lindsay Davenport (1999 Wimbledon)
- Lindsay Davenport (2000 Australian Open)
- Venus Williams (2001 US Open)
- Serena Williams (2002 Wimbledon)
- Serena Williams (2002 US Open)
- Justine Henin (2006 French Open)
- Justine Henin (2007 French Open)
- Justine Henin (2007 US Open)
- Maria Sharapova (2008 Australian Open)
- Ana Ivanovic (2008 French Open)
- Venus Williams (2008 Wimbledon)
- Serena Williams (2008 US Open)
Consecutive singles match victories at Grand Slam tournaments
Most titles at a particular tournament during the open era
|8||Guillermo Vilas||Buenos Aires||1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1977(2), 1979, 1982|
|7||Pete Sampras||Wimbledon||1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000|
|6||Andre Agassi||Sony Ericsson Open (Key Biscayne)||1990, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003|
|Björn Borg||French Open||1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981|
|Jimmy Connors||ATP Birmingham||1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980|
|Roger Federer||Wimbledon||2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009|
|Ivan Lendl||Canadian Open||1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989|
|Balázs Taróczy||Dutch Open||1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982|
|5||Andre Agassi||SAP Open (San Francisco)||1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2003|
|Andre Agassi||Legg Mason Tennis Classic (Washington, D.C.)||1990, 1991, 1995, 1998, 1999|
|Björn Borg||Wimbledon||1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980|
|Jimmy Connors||US Open||1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983|
|Roger Federer||Gerry Weber Open (Halle)||2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008|
|Roger Federer||US Open||2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
|Yevgeny Kafelnikov||Kremlin Cup||1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001|
|Ivan Lendl||Masters||1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987|
|Ivan Lendl||Tokyo - Seiko Super Tennis||1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993|
|John McEnroe||SAP Open (San Francisco)||1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986|
|Carlos Moyà||Croatia Open Umag||1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007|
|Rafael Nadal||Monte Carlo Masters||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009|
|Rafael Nadal||Open Banco Sabadell (Barcelona)||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009|
|Pete Sampras||US Open||1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002|
|Pete Sampras||ATP Tour World Championship||1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999|
|12||Martina Navratilova||Chicago||1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992|
|11||Martina Navratilova||Eastbourne||1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993|
|9||Martina Navratilova||Washington, D.C.||1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990|
|Steffi Graf||German Open, Berlin||1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996|
|Martina Navratilova||Wimbledon||1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990|
|Martina Navratilova||Dallas||1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989|
|8||Martina Navratilova||WTA Tour Championships||1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 (twice)|
|Martina Navratilova||Los Angeles||1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1993|
|Chris Evert||Hilton Head & Charleston||1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985|
|7||Steffi Graf||Wimbledon||1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996|
|Chris Evert||French Open||1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986|
|Martina Navratilova||Orlando||1974, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985|
|6||Steffi Graf||French Open||1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999|
|Steffi Graf||Boca Raton and other sites in Florida||1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995|
|Steffi Graf||Brighton||1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992|
|Steffi Graf||Zurich||1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992|
|Chris Evert||Tampa/St. Petersburg and other sites in Florida||1971, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1987, 1988|
|Steffi Graf||Hamburg||1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992|
|Chris Evert||U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships||1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980|
|Chris Evert||US Open||1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982|
|Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||Barcelona & Madrid||1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001|
|Martina Navratilova||Filderstadt & Stuttgart||1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992|
|Martina Navratilova||Houston||1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985|
|5||Chris Evert||Italian Open||1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982|
|Chris Evert||Houston||1974, 1975, 1986, 1987, 1988|
|Virginia Wade||London (Dewar Cup)||1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976|
|Martina Navratilova||U.S. Indoor Championships||1975, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1986|
|Martina Navratilova||Boston and other sites in Massachusetts||1975, 1986 (twice), 1988, 1989|
|Steffi Graf||Key Biscayne||1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996|
|Martina Navratilova||Stanford & Oakland, California||1979, 1980, 1988, 1991, 1993|
|Steffi Graf||US Open||1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996|
|Martina Navratilova||Sydney||1976, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989|
|Steffi Graf||WTA Tour Championships||1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996|
|Steffi Graf||Leipzig||1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998|
|Martina Hingis||Tokyo (Pan Pacific)||1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007|
|Monica Seles||Toyota Princess Cup||1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998|
|Kim Clijsters||Luxembourg City||1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005|
|Serena Williams||Key Biscayne||2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008|
|Serena Williams||Australian Open||2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010|
|Venus Williams||Wimbledon||2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008|
Most year ending tournament championships (at least 2)
|=||Evonne Goolagong Cawley||Australia||2|
Olympic gold medalists in singles (outdoors)
|John Pius Boland||United Kingdom||1896|
|Lawrence Doherty||United Kingdom||1900|
|Beals Wright||United States||1904|
|Josiah Ritchie||United Kingdom||1908|
|Charles Winslow||South Africa||1912|
|Louis Raymond||South Africa||1920|
|Vincent Richards||United States||1924|
|Andre Agassi||United States||1996|
|Charlotte Cooper||United Kingdom||1900|
|Dorothea Chambers||United Kingdom||1908|
|Helen Wills Moody||United States||1924|
|Jennifer Capriati||United States||1992|
|Lindsay Davenport||United States||1996|
|Venus Williams||United States||2000|
Winners of Davis Cup and Fed Cup (at least 2 wins)
|2||Australia (played under "Australasia" until 1913)||28|
|=||Great Britain (played under "British Isles" until 1913)||9|
Longest match winning streaks during the open era (all surfaces)
The following table is based on information maintained on the website of the Association of Tennis Professionals.
|1||Guillermo Vilas (Argentina)||46||1977|
|2||Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia)||44||1981-82|
|3||Björn Borg (Sweden)||43||1978|
|4||John McEnroe (U.S.)||42||1984|
|5||Roger Federer (Switzerland)||41||2006-07|
|6||Björn Borg (Sweden)||38||1979-80|
|7||Thomas Muster (Austria)||35||1995|
|=||Roger Federer (Switzerland)||35||2005|
|9||Rafael Nadal (Spain)||32||2008|
|10||Björn Borg (Sweden)||29||1977|
|=||Björn Borg (Sweden)||29||1979|
|=||Pete Sampras (U.S.)||29||1994|
|13||Björn Borg (Sweden)||26||1977|
|=||Andre Agassi (U.S.)||26||1995|
|=||Roger Federer (Switzerland)||26||2004-05|
|=||Rafael Nadal (Spain)||26||2006|
The following table is from page 255 of the 2009 Official Guide to Professional Tennis, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
|1||Martina Navratilova (U.S.)||74||1984|
|2||Steffi Graf (Germany)||66||1989-90|
|3||Martina Navratilova (U.S.)||58||1986-87|
|4||Margaret Court (Australia)||57||1972-73|
|5||Chris Evert (U.S.)||55||1974|
|6||Martina Navratilova (U.S.)||54||1983-84|
|7||Steffi Graf (Germany)||46||1988|
|8||Steffi Graf (Germany)||45||1987|
|9||Steffi Graf (Germany)||44||1993|
|10||Martina Navratilova (U.S.)||41||1982|
Open era records
- The following seven players have won at least four singles titles in one Grand Slam tournament:
The records and achievements of various players who have competed during the open era are listed in this section. This section is based on information maintained on the website of the Association of Tennis Professionals.
- Most singles titles at any one Grand Slam tournament (Wimbledon) in the open era: 7.
- Most weeks with the ATP World No. 1 ranking: 286.
- Most year end ATP World No. 1 rankings: 6 (consecutive).
- Most years named as ATP Player of the Year: 6 (consecutive).
- Most consecutive wins in Grand Slam finals: 8 (1995 Wimbledon through 2000 Wimbledon).
- Shares with Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer the record for the most US Open singles titles in the open era: 5.
- Shares with Björn Borg and Roger Federer the record for the most consecutive years winning at least one Grand Slam singles title: 8.
- Shares with Ivan Lendl the record for the most singles finals reached at one Grand Slam tournament (US Open): 8.
- Shares with Ivan Lendl the record for the most consecutive years appearing in at least one Grand Slam singles final: 11.
- Shares with Ivan Lendl the record for the most Tennis Masters Cup singles titles: 5.
- Best career match winning percentage: 82.6% (603-127).
- Best career Grand Slam match winning percentage: 89.8% (141-16).
- Most French Open singles titles: 6.
- Most consecutive French Open-Wimbledon doubles: 3.
- Most consecutive Davis Cup singles match wins: 33.
- Shares with Roger Federer the record for most consecutive times reaching French Open and Wimbledon finals: 4.
- Shares with Roger Federer the record for most consecutive Wimbledon singles titles: 5.
- Shares with Rafael Nadal the record for most consecutive French Open singles titles: 4.
- Shares with Pete Sampras and Roger Federer the record for most consecutive years winning at least one Grand Slam title: 8.
- Shares with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl the record for most consecutive French Open singles finals in Open Era: 4.
- Only male player to have won a Career Golden Slam in singles (all Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic singles gold medal).
- Most different ATP Masters Series singles titles: 7.
- Most overall ATP Masters Series titles: 17.
- Shares the record of most Australian Open singles titles in Open era with Roger Federer: 4.
- Most US Open singles tournaments played: 21.
- Shares with Jimmy Connors the record of most years finishing in the top ten: 16.
- He and Roger Federer have won all four Grand Slam singles tournaments on three different surfaces.
- Oldest male player to be the World No. 1: 33 years, 4 months (2003)
- Only male player to have won all Grand Slam titles, Davis Cup title, Olympic singles gold medal and Tennis Masters Cup (singles) title.
- Most Grand Slam singles titles: 16
- Most consecutive weeks at World No. 1: 237 (2004–08)
- Most Grand Slam singles finals: 22 (2004–present)
- Most consecutive Grand Slam singles finals: 10 (Wimbledon 2005-US Open 2007)
- Most consecutive Grand Slam singles semi-finals: 23 (Wimbledon 2004–present)
- Most times winning at least three Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year: 3 (2004, 2006, 2007)
- Most US Open titles in Open Era: 5 (tied with Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors)
- Most Australian Open singles titles in Open Era: 4 (tied with Andre Agassi)
- Most US Open matches, consecutive wins, in Open Era: 40
- Most US Open titles, consecutive, in Open Era: 5
- Most Wimbledon titles, consecutive: 5 (tied with Björn Borg)
- Most tournament finals won in succession: 24
- Most consecutive Wimbledon finals: 7
- Most consecutive French Open finals in Open Era: 4 (tied with Björn Borg, Ivan Lendl and Rafael Nadal)
- Longest winning streak on hard courts: 56 (2005–06)
- Longest winning streak on grass courts: 65 (2003–08)
- Federer and Nadal are the only male players to hold (or have held) three Grand Slam singles titles on three different surfaces at the same time.
- Most Year End Championship finals: 9.
- Longest match winning streak indoors: 66.
- Most consecutive singles finals reached: 18.
- Most consecutive US Open finals: 8.
- Only player to have won three tournaments in consecutive weeks on three different surfaces.
- Only male player to have won at least 90 matches in consecutive years.
- Only male player to have won at least 90 % of his matches in five different years.
- Shares with Rafael Nadal, Björn Borg and Roger Federer the record for most consecutive French Open singles finals: 4.
- Shares with Pete Sampras the record for the most singles finals reached at one Grand Slam tournament (U.S. Open from 1982–1989): 8.
- Shares with Pete Sampras the record for the most consecutive years appearing in at least one Grand Slam singles final: 11.
- Shares with Pete Sampras the record for most Tennis Masters Cup singles titles: 5.
- Most career titles: 148 (77 in singles and 71 in doubles).
- Best single season win-loss record: 82-3 (96.5%) in 1984.
- Most singles titles won: 109.
- Most singles matches won: 1,241.
- Shares with Andre Agassi the record of finishing the most years in the top ten: 16.
- Shares with Pete Sampras and Roger Federer the record for having won the most US Open men's singles titles: 5.
- Most Grand Slam semifinals (total): 31.
- Most consecutive seminfinals at an individual Grand Slam: 12 at US Open.
- Longest winning streak on clay: 81 matches (2005-May 21, 2007).
- One of only two people to win the French Open on his first attempt, the first being Mats Wilander in 1982.
- Most clay-court titles in a single season: 8 (in 2005)
- One of two males player to have won the French Open four consecutive years: 2005-08 (since it became an international event in 1925) with Björn Borg.
- Most French Open match consecutive win in Open Era: 31
- One of four male players in the open era and eleven male players all-time to have won both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year (2008).
- Only male player to have won the French Open, Wimbledon, and the gold medal at the Olympic Games in the same year (2008).
- Won most titles as a teenager: 16 tied with Björn Borg
- Won 24 consecutive matches, the longest winning streak of any teenager in the open era in 2005.
- Most consecutive weeks as World Number 2: 160 weeks.
- Nadal and Roger Federer are the only male players to have held (or hold) three Grand Slam singles titles on three different surfaces at the same time.
- The first player to win 400 singles matches in fewer than 500 matches played (401-91).
- Most singles titles in one year: 16 in 1977.
- Most consecutive singles matches won: 46 in 1977.
- Most clay court singles titles in a career: 44.
- Most outdoor singles matches won in a career (Open Era): 798.
- Most outdoor singles titles won in a career (Open Era): 55.
- Youngest qualifier at the Australian Open at 17 years (1997) .
- Lowest ranked player in history to win a ATP Title (Adelaide, 1998) .
- Youngest male in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam Doubles title at 19 years and 6 months old (2000) .
- First teenager to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup at 19 years (2000) .
- Youngest male player to be the World No. 1 at 20 years and 8 months old (2001) .
- Shares record with Connors, Lendl, Sampras and Federer as the only players to be ranked World No.1 for each week of the year .
- Youngest man ever to win a Grand Slam singles title, winning the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17 years and 3 months.
- Most career men's doubles titles: 83.
- Only player who has won four singles titles at each Grand Slam tournament.
- Most Grand Slam hardcourt titles (9).
- Most year end World No. 1 rankings by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA): 8 (1987–1990, 1993–1996)
- Ranked World No. 1 or World No. 2 by the WTA longer than any other player (10 years and three months, from March 1987 to June 1997).
- Only player to have been ranked World No. 1 by the WTA at some point during 10 differents years: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.
- Won more singles titles at Wimbledon and the French Open (13) than any other player (man or woman).
- Holds the record for consecutive Grand Slam singles finals (13 from the 1987 French Open through the 1990 French Open).
- Won her first 45 singles matches in 1987.
- Won 45 consecutive Grand Slam singles matches, a record shared with Martina Navratilova.
- Only player to have won the "Golden Grand Slam" - winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic singles gold medal in the same calendar year.
- Second woman to win a non-calendar year Grand Slam with her win at the 1994 Australian Open.
- Ranked World No. 1 by the WTA for more weeks than any other player (377).
- Ranked World No. 1 by the WTA for more consecutive weeks than any other player (186, August 17, 1987, through March 10, 1991).
- During the 1999 French Open, became the first player since the WTA rankings began on November 3, 1975, to defeat the first, second, and third ranked players at the same tournament.
- Became in 1994 at Wimbledon the first female defending champion to lose in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament.
- Only player to have four times won three of the four Grand Slam singles titles in a calendar year (1989, 1993, 1995, 1996).
- Only player to have won every Grand Slam singles title twice in two decades (1980s and 1990s).
- Lost only 20 games while winning the 1988 French Open, the second least number of games lost by the winner of a Grand Slam singles tournament during the open era. (Martina Navratilova lost only 19 games while winning the 1983 US Open.)
- Defeated Monica Seles in the 1992 Wimbledon final 6–2, 6–1, which was the worst defeat ever suffered by a World No. 1 in a Grand Slam final.
- Most singles match wins at the French Open (84).
- Won the German Open nine times, more than any other player (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996).
- Won the tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida five times (1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995), which is tied with Serena Williams for most titles there.
- In 1993 at the French Open, Hingis became the youngest winner of a junior title at a Grand Slam tournament (12 years old).
- In 1994, Hingis became the youngest Wimbledon junior champion (age 13 years, 276 days).
- In 1995, Hingis became the youngest female player in the open era to win a singles match at the Australian Open (age 14 years, four months).
- In 1996, Hingis became the youngest Wimbledon champion when she teamed with Helena Suková to win the women's doubles title (age 15 years and 9 months).
- In 1997 at the Australian Open, Hingis became the youngest winner of a Grand Slam singles title in the 20th century (age 16 years and 3 months).
- On March 31, 1997, Hingis became the youngest player ever to be ranked World No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (age 16 years, 182 days).
- In 1997, Hingis became the youngest singles champion at Wimbledon since Lottie Dod in 1887 and the first Swiss woman ever to win the event.
- In 1997 at the US Open, Hingis became the second-youngest winner of a singles title at the U.S. Championships/Open. Hingis was 16 years, 11 months and 8 days old while Tracy Austin was 16 years, 9 months old when she won the tournament in 1979.
- In 1998, Hingis won all four Grand Slam women's doubles titles in the same calendar year, only the fourth woman in tennis history to do so (after Maria Bueno, Martina Navratilova, and Pam Shriver).
- In 1998 at the Australian Open, Hingis became the youngest player to successfully defend a Grand Slam singles title in the open era (17 years old).
- In 1999 at the Australian Open, Hingis became the only player in history to win the same Grand Slam tournament in singles and doubles three consecutive years with three different doubles partners.
- In 2000, Hingis became the only woman player to earn more than US$3 million in prize money for four consecutive years.
- On June 8, 1998, Hingis became the third woman since the Women's Tennis Association rankings began on November 3, 1975, to hold the World No. 1 ranking in singles and doubles simultaneously (after Navratilova and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario). Lindsay Davenport and Kim Clijsters have since duplicated that feat.
- Hingis has won the Toray Pan Pacific Open singles title more times than any other player (five titles: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007).
- Hingis has won all Tier 1 titles, and won all major singles titles except for the French Open and the Olympic Gold.
- At the 2005 Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, Davenport inflicted a double bagel on then World No. 3 Maria Sharapova in a semifinal. It was only the second time that a player ranked in the top three had been double-bageled. Chris Evert, then the World No. 1, beat the World No. 3, Martina Navratilova, 6–0, 6–0 in the final of a clay court tournament in Amelia Island, Florida in 1981.
- In 2005, Davenport became the first female player to have won 50 singles matches at the Australian Open.
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- In 1997, Williams became the first unseeded singles finalist at the US Open.
- In 1998, Williams hit a 127 mph serve on match point in the Zurich Open quarterfinals, which broke the previous 123 mph record set by Brenda Schultz-McCarthy.
- At 1999 IGA Classic in Oklahoma City marking the first time in tennis history that sisters won titles in the same week (Serena Williams won Paris).
- At the 1999 Lipton Championships in Miami, she and her sister, Serena Williams, became the first pair of sisters in the Open Era to meet in a tournament final.
- By winning the 2001 Australian Open Doubles championship with Serena Williams, became the fifth pair to complete a Career Doubles Grand Slam and the only pair to win a Career Doubles Golden Slam.
- At the 2001 US Open, marked the first time in the Open Era, and second time in 117 years that sisters met in a Grand Slam final (w/ Serena Williams).
- In 2002 became the first ever siblings to rank Top 2 at same time with sister Serena.
- At 2005 Wimbledon became the lowest ranked (No.16) and lowest seeded (No.14) player to win the championship.
- At Wimbledon in 2007, became the lowest seeded (27th) and lowest ranked (31st) Wimbledon women's singles champion.
- In 2007 became the first woman to benefit from the equalization of prize money at Wimbledon.[clarification needed]
- Holds fastest serve recorded by a woman in all four Grand Slam tournaments:
- The only female tennis player to have won three career gold medals at the Olympic Games.
- In Zurich 2008, she tied the all-time serve speed record with a 130 mph ace in the final against Flavia Pennetta, matching Brenda Schultz McCarthy's all-time record (in a qualifying match in Cincinnati).
- In Wimbledon 2009, Venus defeated then World No. 1 Dinara Safina in the semifinals 6-1 6-0 which was the most lopsided win over a reigning World no. 1 ever. It was also the shortest semifinal match recorded at Wimbledon, at 53 minutes long.
- At 1997 Ameritech Cup in Chicago, became the lowest ranked player in tennis history (No.304) to defeat two Top 10 players Monica Seles and Mary Pierce in one tournament.
- At the 1998 Lipton Championships in Miami became the fastest woman in tennis history to record 5 Top 10 wins by defeating Irina Spîrlea in 2nd Round (16 career matches).
- At 1999 Open Gaz de France in Paris marking the first time in tennis history that sisters won titles in the same week (Venus Williams won Oklahoma City).
- At the 1999 Lipton Championships in Miami became the first pair of sisters in the Open Era to meet in a tournament final (w/ Venus Williams).
- By winning the 2001 Australian Open Doubles championship with Venus Williams, became the fifth pair to complete a Career Doubles Grand Slam and the only pair to win a Career Doubles Golden Slam.
- At the 2001 US Open, marked the first time in the Open Era, and second time in 117 years that sisters met in a Grand Slam final (w/ Venus Williams).
- In 2001 became the first player in tennis history to win the Season-Ending Championships on her debut.
- During the 2002 Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami, became the second player in the open era to defeat the first (Jennifer Capriati), second (Venus Williams), and third (Martina Hingis) ranked players at the same tournament.
- At the 2002 French Open, became the first younger sister to defeat her older sister in a Grand Slam in tennis history.
- In 2002 became the first ever siblings to rank Top 2 at same time with sister Venus.
- By winning the 2003 Australian Open, became the fifth woman to hold all four Grand Slams at once.
- By winning the 2005 Australian Open by defeating Mauresmo and Davenport, became the only player in tennis history to win three Slams (1999 US Open, 2002 French Open) by beating Top 2.
- At 2007 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami became lowest ranked player (#18) to defeat the Top 2 players in the world in the same tournament by defeating #1 Henin & #2 Sharapova, .
- By winning 2008 US Open she makes the longest-ever gap between stints at No.1 (five years, one month).
- Only player to have won three Slams after saving match points (2003 Australian Open versus Kim Clijsters, 2005 Australian Open versus Maria Sharapova, and 2009 Wimbledon versus Elena Dementieva).
- Against Elena Dementieva recorded the longest Wimbledon Semifinal in the open era 2hrs 45 mins.
- At the 2009 US Open she became the first woman ever defaulted in the semis of a Grand Slam when she verbally abused a lineswoman.
- The narrowest margin between No.1 and No.2 with points total difference of five points (Williams has 7945 and Safina has 7940) since the Tour switched to its current ranking system in 1996.
- First woman to win $6 million in prize money in a single year (2009).
- By winning the 1990 French Open, became the youngest woman ever to win the tournament.
- Seles has the longest unbeaten streak in a grand slam tournament with 33-0 victories at the australian open (winner in 1991, 1992, 1992, 1996 and semi finalist in 1999).
- Seles is the only player to win the first 6 grand slams final she entered without a loss.
- Seles is the only teen to hold 8 grand slams titles before turning 20.
- By beating Gabriela Sabatini in the 1990 YEC final, Seles became the first woman of the era open to win a 5 sets match.
- Seles won the French Open 3 times in a row, a feat she shares with Justine Henin and Hilde Sperling.
- Seles is the only player, man or woman of the open era to win 8 of the first 14 slams she played. In comparison, after 14 slams, evert had won 5, Graf 1, Hingis 4, Navratilova 0, Serena Williams 1.
- Seles is the only player who beat Graf 3 times in grand slam finals.
- Seles is the only #1 player with a leading record against Martina Navratilova.
- Up to the day of her stabbing, Seles had compiled 253 victories for only 29 losses, a 93.01% winning percentage.
- Until her stabbing, Seles had a winning record against all active players, except for Steffi Graf.
- Shares with Monica Seles the open era record for most consecutive French Open titles: 3
- Open era record for most consecutive sets at the French Open : 35 (2005–present)
- First woman to win $5 million in prize money in a single year (2007)
- In 2005, became the first reigning French Open champion to lose in the first round at Wimbledon.
- Only woman in the open era to retire from professional tennis while being ranked World No. 1 (2008).
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