List of Open Era tennis records

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This is a list of tennis records that were obtained during the Open Era from 1968 onwards. Records are included from both male (ATP, Grand Prix and WCT) and female (WTA) professional tennis tours.

To keep the list at a reasonable length, it includes only players who have been ranked World No. 1, have won a Grand Slam title and/or hold records (overall or consecutive) with regards to most titles, weeks at No. 1, matches (played, won or lost), winning percentage, tournament appearances, aces and records by court type at a Grand Slam, Year-End Championship or Masters 1000 tournament.

Most titles at a single tournament[edit]

The following are lists of tennis players who have won a particular tournament at least five times during the open era. Rafael Nadal has won a record nine times at the French Open, eight times at both Monte Carlo and Barcelona and seven times at Rome. Roger Federer has won a record seven tournaments at least five times each (five on hard courts and two on grass).

Men[edit]

Wins Player Tournament Years
9 Rafael Nadal French Open 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
8 Guillermo Vilas Buenos Aires 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1977(2), 1979, 1982
Rafael Nadal Monte-Carlo Masters 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Rafael Nadal Barcelona Open 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
7 Pete Sampras Wimbledon 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Rafael Nadal Italian Open 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
Roger Federer Wimbledon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Roger Federer Halle Open 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014
6 Jimmy Connors Grand Prix Birmingham 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980
Björn Borg French Open 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
Balázs Taróczy Dutch Open 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Ivan Lendl Canadian Open 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989
Andre Agassi Miami Masters 1990, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003
Roger Federer ATP World Tour Finals 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
Roger Federer Dubai Tennis Championships 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2014
Roger Federer Cincinnati Masters 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
5 Björn Borg Wimbledon 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Jimmy Connors US Open 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983
John McEnroe Wembley Championship 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983
John McEnroe Pacific Coast Championships 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986
Ivan Lendl Masters 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987
John McEnroe WCT Finals 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1989
Ivan Lendl Tokyo Indoor 1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993
Andre Agassi Washington Open (tennis) 1990, 1991, 1995, 1998, 1999
Pete Sampras ATP Tour World Championship 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
Yevgeny Kafelnikov Kremlin Cup 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Pete Sampras US Open 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002
Novak Djokovic China Open 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Andre Agassi Pacific Coast Championships 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2003
Carlos Moyà Croatia Open 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007
Roger Federer US Open 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Roger Federer Swiss Indoors 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Women[edit]

Wins Player Tournament Years
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
Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990
Martina Navratilova Dallas 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989
Steffi Graf German Open, Berlin 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996
8 Chris Evert Hilton Head & Charleston 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985
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
7 Chris Evert French Open 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986
Martina Navratilova Orlando 1974, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
Serena Williams Key Biscayne 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014
Steffi Graf Wimbledon 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996
6 Chris Evert Virginia Slims Palm Harbour Tampa St.Petersburg 1971, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1987, 1988
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
Martina Navratilova Houston 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985
Martina Navratilova Filderstadt & Stuttgart 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992
Serena Williams US Open 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Steffi Graf Brighton 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Steffi Graf Zurich 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
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 Hamburg 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spanish Open 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001[1]
5 Virginia Wade London (Dewar Cup) 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
Chris Evert Italian Open 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982
Chris Evert Houston 1974, 1975, 1986, 1987, 1988
Martina Navratilova U.S. Indoor Championships 1975, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1986
Martina Navratilova Virginia Slims Worcester Boston New England 1975, 1986 (twice), 1988, 1989
Martina Navratilova Sydney 1976, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989
Martina Navratilova Stanford & Oakland, California 1979, 1980, 1988, 1991, 1993
Steffi Graf Key Biscayne 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996
Steffi Graf WTA Tour Championships 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
Steffi Graf US Open 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
Steffi Graf Leipzig 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998
Monica Seles Toyota Princess Cup 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998
Martina Hingis Tokyo Pan Pacific Open 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007
Kim Clijsters Luxembourg City 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
Venus Williams Wimbledon 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008
Anabel Medina Garrigues Palermo 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011
Serena Williams Wimbledon 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012
Serena Williams Australian Open 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010

Longest match winning streaks during the open era (all surfaces)[edit]

Most Year-End Championships (combined)[edit]

  • (1970–present)
  • The ATP event began in 1970 and was originally known as the Masters Grand Prix as part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit. It was organised by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF).
  • In 1990, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) took over the running of the men's tour and replaced the Masters with the ATP Tour World Championship. In 2009 the Championship was renamed the ATP World Tour Finals.
  • (1971-1989)
  • The WCT Finals was the season-ending championship for the World Championship Tennis circuit. The event was held annually in Dallas, Texas, and played on indoor carpet courts. The 1971 quarterfinals and semifinals were played in Houston, and final played at Moody Coliseum in Dallas. The 1972-1979 editions were played at Moody Coliseum, and the 1980-1989 tournaments at Reunion Arena in Dallas. The WCT, in 1974, was the first tennis tournament to experiment with electronic line calling.
Key
I LTF / ATP ATP World Tour Finals
WCT WCT Finals

Open era records[edit]

Men[edit]

The following five male players have won at least five singles titles in one Grand Slam tournament during the open era:

Player Grand Slam tournament # of titles
Pete Sampras Wimbledon 7
US Open 5
Roger Federer Wimbledon 7
US Open 5
Rafael Nadal French Open 9
Björn Borg French Open 6
Wimbledon 5
Jimmy Connors US Open 5

By player[edit]

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.

Roger Federer[edit]
Pete Sampras[edit]
Rafael Nadal[edit]
Björn Borg[edit]
Rod Laver[edit]
Main article: Rod Laver § Records
Andre Agassi[edit]
Ivan Lendl[edit]
Main article: Ivan Lendl § Records
Novak Djokovic[edit]
John McEnroe[edit]
Jimmy Connors[edit]
Mats Wilander[edit]
Stefan Edberg[edit]
Boris Becker[edit]
Jim Courier[edit]
Guillermo Vilas[edit]
Lleyton Hewitt[edit]
  • Youngest qualifier at the Australian Open at 15 years, 11 months old (1997).[2]
  • Won the singles title in Adelaide in 1998 to become the youngest tour winner (16 years, 10 months old) since Michael Chang in 1988 and the lowest-ranked (550) winner in the history of the ATP tour.[2]
  • Youngest male to win a Grand Slam tournament doubles title at 19 years, 6 months old (2000 US Open).[2]
  • In 2000, he was the first teenager to qualify for the Masters Cup since Andriy Medvedev in 1993.[2]
  • Youngest ever male player to be ranked World No. 1[3]
  • Youngest male player to be the year-end World No. 1 at 20 years, 8 months old (2001).[2][4]
  • Best career match winning percentage in finals on grass: 87.5% (7–1)[5]
Andy Murray[edit]
Andy Roddick[edit]
Goran Ivanišević[edit]
  • The only player to win a Grand Slam title as a wildcard. He achieved this at Wimbledon in 2001.
  • Most aces by any player in a single season (1,477 in 1996).
Michael Chang[edit]
Ken Rosewall[edit]
Ilie Năstase[edit]
Bob and Mike Bryan[edit]

Women[edit]

The following ten players have won at least four singles titles in one Grand Slam tournament during the open era:

Player Grand Slam tournament # of titles
Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 9
US Open 4
Steffi Graf Wimbledon 7
French Open 6
US Open 5
Australian Open 4
Chris Evert French Open 7
US Open 6
Serena Williams Australian Open 5
Wimbledon 5
US Open 6
Venus Williams Wimbledon 5
Margaret Court Australian Open 4
Billie Jean King Wimbledon 4
Evonne Goolagong Cawley Australian Open 4
Monica Seles Australian Open 4
Justine Henin French Open 4

By player[edit]

Margaret Court[edit]
  • Most career Grand Slam singles titles: 24
  • Most career Australian Grand Slam singles titles: 11
  • Highest Open Era singles career winning percentage: 91.37% (593–56)
  • First to win the Grand Slam in (1970): (later achieved by Steffi Graf).
  • Most WTA singles titles won in a year: 21 (1970) this was her most notable season she played 24 tournaments winning 21 of them. Out of 110 matches she won 104 giving her (94.54%) winning percentage.
  • Most consecutive Major singles titles (1969–71): 6 (later achieved by Martina Navratilova).
  • Only player of either sex to complete a "boxed set" of Grand Slam titles (singles, same-sex doubles, mixed doubles at all four championships) in the Open Era, and one of only three (all women) to have done so in history (later achieved by Martina Navratilova).
  • Only mother to win three grand slams in one season (1973)
  • Three career grand slams titles as a mother (shared with Kim Clijsters)
  • Only mother to win the French Open (1973)
Steffi Graf[edit]
  • Most Major singles titles in the open era: 22
  • Most consecutive Major Finals in a row: 13 (1987 French Open through 1990 French Open: Record: 9–4)
  • Only player who has won four singles titles at each Major tournament.
  • Most year-end World No. 1 rankings by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA): 8 (1987–1990, 1993–1996)[6]
  • 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). Ranked World No. 1 by the WTA for more weeks than any other player (377).[6]
  • 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.
  • Ranked World No. 1 by the WTA for more consecutive weeks than any other player (186, August 17, 1987, through March 10, 1991).[7]
  • Won her first 45 singles matches in 1987.[8]
  • 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 in singles with her win at the 1994 Australian Open.
  • 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 (#1 Hingis, #2 Davenport, #3 Seles).[6]
  • Only player to have four times won three of the four Major singles titles in a calendar year: 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996.
  • 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.)[8]
  • Most singles match wins at the French Open: 84.
  • Only player (man or woman) in history to have defended all the 4 Major Singles at least once in her career.
  • Highest Hard court winning percentage: 90.30% (335–36).
  • Does not have a losing record against any Grand Slam tournament champion.
  • Most WTA premier series titles: 18
  • Longest winning streak against No 1 player (years): 4 (shared with Davenport, Serena and Venus Williams).
Chris Evert[edit]
  • Most Major finals: 34
  • Most Years Ranked #1 by World Tennis and Tennis Magazine: 7 (1974 - 1978, 1980, 1981) (1978 is contested, by some, between Evert and Navratilova. Six major organizations and tennis experts rated Evert number one, while three rated Navratilova number one. Officially, the WTA's computer ranking system ranked (not rated) Navratilova as year end number 1 for 1978.)(Also disputed is 1974, before the inception of computer rankings - when ratings were somewhat arbitrary. Some consider Billie Jean King and others Chris Evert to be the Number 1 player of that year.)
  • Most consecutive Major singles semi-finals:34.
  • Most Major semi-finals:52.
  • Most Major quarter-finals:54.
  • Most losses in Major finals :16.
  • Won at least one Major singles title the most consecutive years: 13
  • Won the most French Open's: 7
  • Won the most US Open's: 6
  • Won the most consecutive US Open's (1975–78): 4
  • Most US Open singles matches wins: 101
  • Only female player to win US Open on two different surfaces: Clay 75-77 & Hard 78, 80, 82
  • Only female player to win US Open on Clay: 75-77
  • Most consecutive women's singles finals at the US Open: 6
  • Most US Open finals amongst men and women: 9
  • Best Career win-loss record singles matches 1973-89 of 1309-145 (.900%) of any player man or woman.
  • Best Clay court winning percentage: 94.05% (316–20).
  • Best record on clay of any player male or female for any single surface with a 125 match winning streak with the loss of only 7 sets from August 1973 to May 1979 when she was defeated by Tracy Austin in the semi finals of the 1979 Italian Open
  • Most consecutive years inside the top 4 rankings: 17 (1972–1988)
  • Most career outdoor titles: 112
  • Most career clay court titles: 66
  • Most career singles titles on hard courts :53.
  • Most career match wins overall on clay courts: 316
  • Most matches between the same players: 80 (against Martina Navratilova 43-37).
  • Most singles finals between the same players: 61 (against Martina Navratilova, 36-25).
  • Fewest games lost while winning a major: 12, when Evert won the 1976 US Open.
  • Youngest player to beat a world number one, when Evert (15 years 8 months), beat Margaret Court in September 1970 in the year that Court won the Grand Slam.
  • Longest years undefeated on one surface in one state: Florida, Evert did not lose a professional match on clay courts in Florida from 1971 until 1984.
Martina Navratilova[edit]
  • Won most Major titles overall (men or women): 59
  • Won the Wimbledon singles title 6 consecutive times, which is an open era record among both men and women.
  • Most consecutive years ended at No1 (singles),(1982–86):5.
  • Most weeks at No.1 (doubles ranking) :237.
  • Most consecutive weeks at No.1 (doubles): 191.
  • Won the Wimbledon singles title 9 times, which is a record for both men and women.
  • Won more singles titles at one Grand Slam tournament (Wimbledon) in the open era than any other man or woman.
  • Won most single titles (men or women): 167
  • Won most doubles titles (men or women): 177
  • Won most titles overall (men or women): 459
  • Won most single matches (men or women): 1,442
  • Won a career boxed set of Grand Slam (tennis) titles winning singles, same gender doubles and mixed doubles at all four Grand Slam tournaments a record shared with Margaret Court and Doris Hart.
  • Won most Majors combined doubles (same gender and mixed) titles: 41 (an all time record).
  • Won most same gender Majors doubles titles:31 (20 partnered with Pam Shriver)
  • Best single-season win-loss record of all time (man or woman): 86–1 (98.9%) in (1983).
  • Longest winning streak on grass courts: 69
  • Won singles and doubles at same tournament a record 84 times.
  • Won the most WTA Tour Championships titles (1978–86): 8
  • Most WTA Tour Championship Finals (1975–92): 14
  • Won the most WTA Tour Championships doubles titles (1980–91): 11.
  • Most consecutive tour titles in a single season: 13 (1984).
  • Most consecutive years winning at least one tour title: 21 (1975–1995)
  • Most titles at any single WTA tournament overall Ameritech Cup Chicago: 12 (6 wins consecutive 1978–1993).
  • Most career indoor titles: 93
  • Most Majors match wins: 306
  • Most WTA tour finals match wins: 60
  • Most career match wins overall on grass courts: 305
  • Most career match wins overall on carpet courts: 516
  • Most match wins against No 1 ranked player: 18
  • Most consecutive sets won in a season (1984): 74.
  • Most matches between the same players:80 (against Chris Evert 43-37).
  • Most singles finals between the same players :61 (against Chris Evert, 36-25).
  • Most consecutive singles finals played :23 (1983-1984).
  • Most different tournaments played in a career :390.
  • Longest consecutive winning streak (open era):74 matches (1984).
  • Best Grass court winning percentage: 86.66% (305–39).
  • Best Carpet court winning percentage:89.99% (576–58).
  • In 2006, Navratilova became the oldest-ever Grand Slam tournament champion when she won the United States Open (U.S. Open) mixed doubles title. At that time she was just over a month away from her 50th birthday (October 18). Her partner, Bob Bryan, was born in 1978, four years after she won her first Slam title.
  • The only man or woman to win 8 different tournaments at least 7 times.
  • WTA Player of the year 7 times (1978–79, 1982–86): record tied with Steffi Graf, this record is contested because more top organizations and experts, including Tennis Magazine and World Tennis Magazine, rated Evert (6) as number one in 1978 than Navratilova (3).
Serena Williams[edit]
  • 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 1999 Evert Cup in Indian Wells became the second non-seeded player to win a Tier I event
  • At the 1999 Lipton Championships in Miami became the first pair of sisters in the Open era to meet in a tournament final (with Venus Williams)
  • At the 1999 US Open, became the second African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title
  • 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 (with 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, she became the first younger sister to defeat her older sister in a Grand Slam singles tournament.
  • 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 Slam singles titles simultaneously.
  • By winning the 2003 Australian Open, became the first African-American to win the championship
  • By winning the Australian Open by defeating Mauresmo and Davenport, became the only player in tennis history to win three Grand Slam singles titles (1999 US Open, 2002 French Open) by beating the top two ranked players.[citation needed]
  • At 2007 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami became lowest ranked player (Number 18) to defeat the Top 2 players in the world in the same tournament by defeating Number 1 Henin & 2 Sharapova
  • In 2008 winning her fifth Miami tournament title, tying Steffi Graf for the most singles titles at this tournament
  • By winning 2008 US Open she makes the longest-ever gap between stints at No.1 (five years, one month)
  • Her six-year gap between Wimbledon titles is second only to Evonne Goolagong Cawley's nine years.
  • Only player to have won three Grand Slam singles titles after saving match points (2003 Australian Open versus Kim Clijsters, 2005 Australian Open versus Maria Sharapova, and 2009 Wimbledon versus Elena Dementieva).[citation needed]
  • Against Elena Dementieva, she played the longest recorded Wimbledon women's semifinal in the open era: 2 hours, 45 minutes.[citation needed]
  • First woman to win US$6 million in prize money in a single year: 2009.
  • In 2010, she became the first woman in the open era to win the Australian Open singles title five times.
  • Longest winning streak against No 1 player (years): 4 (shared with Davenport, Graf and Venus Williams).
  • Most hardcourt slam titles: 11 (surpassed Steffi Graf with 9 by winning 2013 U.S. Open).
  • Most Key Biscayne (Miami) titles: 7
  • Only player, male or female, to ever accomplish a golden career grand slam in singles and doubles.
  • Oldest No.1 player:(31 years, 4 months in 2013).
  • First woman to win more than US$12 million in prize money in a single year: 2013.
Monica Seles[edit]
  • 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, 1993, 1996 and semi finalist in 1999).
  • Seles is the only player to win the first 6 Major finals she entered without a loss.
  • Seles is the only teen to hold 8 Major titles (man or woman) 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, an open era record shared with Justine Henin (and all time record shared with 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, Venus Williams 2.
  • Seles is the only player who beat Graf 3 times in Major 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, an 89.7% winning percentage.
  • Until her stabbing, Seles had a winning record against all active players, except for Steffi Graf.
Venus Williams[edit]
  • US Open (1997) first unseeded finalist.
  • 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.[citation needed]
  • In 1999, Venus won the IGA Classic in Oklahoma City during the same week that her sister Serena Williams won the tournament in Paris. This was the first time in tennis history that sisters won singles titles in the same week.[citation needed]
  • At the 1999 Lipton International Players Championships in Miami, she and her sister Serena became the first pair of sisters in the open era to meet in a tournament final.
  • Won a Career Doubles Grand Slam (2001) at the Australian Open with Serena Williams.
  • Only woman to win a Career Doubles (Serena Williams) Golden Slam (1999 French Open to 2001 Australian Open).
  • Became the first sisters (Serena Williams) in the open era to contest a Grand Slam singles tournament final at the US Open (2001).
  • Became the first ever siblings (Serena Williams) to rank Top 2 at same time (2002).
  • Lowest seeded (27th) and lowest ranked (31st) to win Wimbledon (2007).[9]
  • Holds fastest serve recorded by a woman at the French Open: 128 mph in 2007 second round against Ashley Harkleroad.[10]
  • Holds fastest serve recorded by a woman at the US Open: 129 mph in 2007 first round against Kira Nagy.[11]
  • Holds fastest serve recorded by a woman at the Wimbledon: 129 mph in 2008 final against Serena Williams.[12]
  • Four Olympic Gold Medals (shared with Serena Williams)
  • Longest winning streak against No 1 player (years): 4 (shared with Davenport, Graf and Serena Williams).
Justine Henin[edit]
  • Shares with Monica Seles the open era record for most consecutive French Open singles titles: 3.
  • Holds the open era record (and tied with Helen Wills Moody all time) for most consecutive sets won at the French Open: 40 (2005–2010).
  • First woman to win $5 million in prize money in a single year: 2007.
  • In 2005, she became the first reigning French Open champion to lose in the first round at Wimbledon.[citation needed]
  • In 2008, she became the only woman in the open era to retire from professional tennis while being ranked World No. 1.[13]
  • Only player in open era to win the French Open twice without dropping a set (2006 and 2007)
  • One of only 7 players in open era to reach the final of all 4 grand slams in a calendar year (2006) [others are Graf, Seles, Hingis, Evert, Navratilova, and Court]
  • One of only 6 players in open era to win 2 grand slams in a calendar year (2007) without dropping a set [others include King, Navratilova, Graf, Hingis, and S. Williams]
  • Shares with Evonne Goolagong the women's open era record for player with lowest ranking to reach the final of a grand slam. Each were unranked. Henin fell to S. Williams at the Australian Open in 2010; Goolagong won the same event in 1977.
  • In 2004 became the first, and as of 2014 only, Belgian to win a gold medal at the Olympics in women's singles.
Martina Hingis[edit]
  • 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).[14]
  • In 1997, Hingis became the first Swiss woman ever to win Wimbledon.
  • In 1998, Hingis won all four Major 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 2000, Hingis became the only woman player to earn more than US$3 million in prize money for four consecutive years.[15]
  • 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).[16] Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters, and Serena Williams have since duplicated that feat.[16]
  • Won all WTA Tier I titles.
  • Most WTA Tier I finals: 27
Billie Jean King[edit]
  • Most singles matches played in a season (1971):125.
  • Most singles matches won in a season (1971):112.
  • Most doubles titles won in a season (1971):21.
  • Most singles and doubles titles won in a season (1971): 38.
  • Most singles and doubles matches won in a season (1971):192.
  • Most doubles matches won in a season (1971):80.
  • Oldest singles title winner on the WTA Tour (Birmingham 1983):39 years, 7 months.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley[edit]
  • Most consecutive Australian Open finals (1971–76):6 (shared with Martina Hingis).
  • Most Australian Open finals overall:7.
  • Most Australian Open wins in straight sets in consecutive years(1975–77):3. (shared with Steffi Graf).

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