List of Grand Slam singles champions in Open Era by age at first win

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This is a list of Grand Slam singles champions (men and women) in tennis by age at their first win (during the Open Era).

Men[edit]

Age Name Tournament Date of birth Date of first Open title Notes
33 years, 220 days Australia Ken Rosewall* 1968 French Open 2 November 1934 9 June 1968 1st of 4
29 years, 332 days Australia Rod Laver* 1968 Wimbledon 9 August 1938 6 July 1968 1st of 5
25 years, 57 days United States Arthur Ashe 1968 US Open 10 July 1943 5 September 1968 1st of 3
24 years, 61 days Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 1970 French Open 1 March 1946 1 May 1970 1st of 3
26 years, 30 days Australia John Newcombe* 1970 Wimbledon 23 May 1944 22 June 1970 1st of 5
24 years, 230 days United States Stan Smith 1971 US Open 14 December 1946 1 August 1971 1st of 2
34 years, 293 days Spain Andrés Gimeno 1972 French Open 3 August 1937 22 May 1972
26 years, 53 days Romania Ilie Năstase 1972 US Open 19 July 1946 10 September 1972 1st of 2
18 years, 10 days Sweden Björn Borg 1974 French Open 6 June 1956 16 June 1974 1st of 11
21 years, 307 days United States Jimmy Connors 1974 Wimbledon 2 September 1952 6 July 1974 1st of 8
26 years, 214 days Spain Manuel Orantes 1975 US Open 5 February 1949 7 September 1975
21 years, 195 days Australia Mark Edmondson 1976 Australian Open 24 June 1954 5 January 1976
25 years, 340 days Italy Adriano Panatta 1976 French Open 9 July 1950 14 June 1976
24 years, 292 days Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1977 French Open 17 August 1952 5 June 1977 1st of 4
20 years, 205 days United States John McEnroe 1979 US Open 16 February 1959 9 September 1979 1st of 7
23 years, 273 days South Africa Johan Kriek 1981 Australian Open 5 April 1958 2 January 1982 1st of 2
17 years, 293 days Sweden Mats Wilander 1982 French Open 22 August 1964 11 June 1982 1st of 7
23 years, 29 days France Yannick Noah 1983 French Open 18 May 1960 16 June 1983
24 years, 97 days Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1984 French Open 7 March 1960 12 June 1984 1st of 8
17 years, 228 days West Germany Boris Becker 1985 Wimbledon 22 November 1967 8 July 1985 1st of 6
19 years, 324 days Sweden Stefan Edberg 1985 Australian Open 19 January 1966 9 December 1985 1st of 6
22 years, 40 days Australia Pat Cash 1987 Wimbledon 27 May 1965 6 July 1987
17 years, 110 days United States Michael Chang 1989 French Open 22 February 1972 12 June 1989
30 years, 103 days Ecuador Andrés Gómez 1990 French Open 27 February 1960 10 June 1990
19 years, 29 days United States Pete Sampras 1990 US Open 12 August 1971 10 September 1990 1st of 14
20 years, 297 days United States Jim Courier 1991 French Open 17 August 1970 10 June 1991 1st of 4
22 years, 263 days Germany Michael Stich 1991 Wimbledon 18 October 1968 8 July 1991
22 years, 68 days United States Andre Agassi 1992 Wimbledon 29 April 1970 6 July 1992 1st of 8
22 years, 142 days Spain Sergi Bruguera 1993 French Open 16 January 1971 7 June 1993 1st of 2
27 years, 253 days Austria Thomas Muster 1995 French Open 2 October 1967 12 June 1995
22 years, 113 days Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1996 French Open 18 February 1974 10 June 1996 1st of 2
24 years, 215 days Netherlands Richard Krajicek 1996 Wimbledon 6 December 1971 8 July 1996
20 years, 272 days Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 1997 French Open 10 September 1976 9 June 1997 1st of 3
24 years, 254 days Australia Patrick Rafter 1997 US Open 28 December 1972 8 September 1997 1st of 2
30 years, 9 days Czech Republic Petr Korda 1998 Australian Open 23 January 1968 1 February 1998
21 years, 285 days Spain Carlos Moyá 1998 French Open 27 August 1976 8 June 1998
20 years, 228 days Russia Marat Safin 2000 US Open 27 January 1980 11 September 2000 1st of 2
29 years, 299 days Croatia Goran Ivanišević 2001 Wimbledon 13 September 1971 9 July 2001
20 years, 198 days Australia Lleyton Hewitt 2001 US Open 24 February 1981 10 September 2001 1st of 2
26 years, 310 days Sweden Thomas Johansson 2002 Australian Open 24 March 1975 28 January 2002
26 years, 350 days Spain Albert Costa 2002 French Open 25 June 1975 10 June 2002
23 years, 117 days Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 2003 French Open 12 February 1980 9 June 2003
21 years, 333 days Switzerland Roger Federer 2003 Wimbledon 8 August 1981 7 July 2003 1st of 17
21 years, 9 days United States Andy Roddick 2003 US Open 30 August 1982 8 September 2003
25 years, 181 days Argentina Gastón Gaudio 2004 French Open 9 December 1978 7 June 2004
19 years, 3 days Spain Rafael Nadal 2005 French Open 3 June 1986 6 June 2005 1st of 14
20 years, 251 days Serbia Novak Djokovic 2008 Australian Open 22 May 1987 28 January 2008 1st of 7
20 years, 356 days Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 2009 US Open 23 September 1988 14 September 2009
25 years, 118 days United Kingdom Andy Murray 2012 US Open 15 May 1987 10 September 2012 1st of 2
28 years, 304 days Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 2014 Australian Open 28 March 1985 26 January 2014
25 years, 345 days Croatia Marin Čilić 2014 US Open 28 September 1988 8 September 2014
* Won his first Grand Slam tournament title in the pre-Open era.

Women[edit]

Age Name Tournament Date of birth Date of first Open title ° Notes
25 years, 290 days United States Nancy Richey 1968 French Open 23 August 1942 8 June 1968
23 years, 59 days United Kingdom Virginia Wade 1968 US Open 10 July 1945 7 September 1968 1st of 3
24 years, 226 days United States Billie Jean Moffitt * 1968 Wimbledon 22 November 1943 5 July 1968 1st of 8
26 years, 194 days Australia Margaret Smith * 1969 Australian Open 16 July 1942 26 January 1969 1st of 11
19 years, 309 days Australia Evonne Goolagong 1971 French Open 31 July 1951 5 June 1971 1st of 7
19 years, 176 days United States Chris Evert 1974 French Open 21 December 1954 15 June 1974 1st of 18
20 years, 55 days United Kingdom Sue Barker 1976 French Open 19 April 1956 13 June 1976
29 years, 154 days United Kingdom Kerry Melville 1977 Australian Open (Jan.) 7 August 1947 8 January 1977
20 years, 319 days Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 1977 French Open 20 July 1956 4 June 1977
23 years, 130 days Romania Virginia Ruzici 1978 French Open 31 January 1955 10 June 1978
21 years, 262 days United States Martina Navratilova 1978 Wimbledon 18 October 1956 7 July 1978 1st of 18
22 years, 274 days United States Barbara Jordan 1979 Australian Open 2 April 1957 1 January 1980
16 years, 270 days United States Tracy Austin 1979 US Open 12 December 1962 8 September 1979 1st of 2
18 years, 329 days Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 1980 Australian Open 19 February 1962 3 January 1981 1st of 4
17 years, 357 days West Germany Steffi Graf 1987 French Open 14 June 1969 6 June 1987 1st of 22
17 years, 174 days Spain Arantxa Sánchez 1989 French Open 18 December 1971 10 June 1989 1st of 4
16 years, 189 days Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 1990 French Open 2 December 1973 9 June 1990 1st of 9
20 years, 115 days Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1990 US Open 16 May 1970 8 September 1990
22 years, 77 days Spain Conchita Martínez 1994 Wimbledon 16 April 1972 2 July 1994
20 years, 13 days France Mary Pierce 1995 Australian Open 15 January 1975 28 January 1995 1st of 2
16 years, 117 days Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997 Australian Open 30 September 1980 25 January 1997 1st of 5
19 years, 299 days Croatia Iva Majoli 1997 French Open 12 August 1977 7 June 1997
29 years, 275 days Czech Republic Jana Novotná 1998 Wimbledon 2 October 1968 4 July 1998
22 years, 96 days United States Lindsay Davenport 1998 US Open 8 June 1976 12 September 1998 1st of 3
17 years, 350 days United States Serena Williams 1999 US Open 26 September 1981 11 September 1999 1st of 18
20 years, 21 days United States Venus Williams 2000 Wimbledon 17 June 1980 8 July 2000 1st of 7
24 years, 304 days United States Jennifer Capriati 2001 Australian Open 29 March 1976 27 January 2001 1st of 3
21 years, 6 days Belgium Justine Henin 2003 French Open 1 June 1982 7 June 2003 1st of 7
22 years, 333 days Russia Anastasia Myskina 2004 French Open 8 July 1981 5 June 2004
17 years, 75 days Russia Maria Sharapova 2004 Wimbledon 19 April 1987 3 July 2004 1st of 5
19 years, 76 days Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 2004 US Open 27 June 1985 11 September 2004 1st of 2
22 years, 94 days Belgium Kim Clijsters 2005 US Open 8 June 1983 10 September 2005 1st of 4
26 years, 207 days France Amélie Mauresmo 2006 Australian Open 5 July 1979 28 January 2006 1st of 2
20 years, 214 days Serbia Ana Ivanovic 2008 French Open 6 November 1987 7 June 2008
29 years, 346 days Italy Francesca Schiavone 2010 French Open 23 June 1980 5 June 2011
29 years, 98 days China Li Na 2011 French Open 26 February 1982 4 June 2011 1st of 2
21 years, 116 days Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 2011 Wimbledon 8 March 1990 2 July 2011 1st of 2
27 years, 165 days Australia Samantha Stosur 2011 US Open 30 March 1984 11 September 2011
22 years, 181 days Belarus Victoria Azarenka 2012 Australian Open 31 July 1989 28 January 2012 1st of 2
28 years, 277 days France Marion Bartoli 2013 Wimbledon 2 October 1984 6 July 2013
° Penultimate day of the tournament.

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