List of Open Era tennis records
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.
- 1 Most titles at a single tournament
- 2 Longest match winning streaks during the open era (all surfaces)
- 3 Most Year-End Championships (combined)
- 4 Open era records
- 4.1 Men
- 4.1.1 By player
- 126.96.36.199 Roger Federer
- 188.8.131.52 Pete Sampras
- 184.108.40.206 Rafael Nadal
- 220.127.116.11 Björn Borg
- 18.104.22.168 Rod Laver
- 22.214.171.124 Andre Agassi
- 126.96.36.199 Ivan Lendl
- 188.8.131.52 Novak Djokovic
- 184.108.40.206 John McEnroe
- 220.127.116.11 Jimmy Connors
- 18.104.22.168 Mats Wilander
- 22.214.171.124 Stefan Edberg
- 126.96.36.199 Boris Becker
- 188.8.131.52 Jim Courier
- 184.108.40.206 Guillermo Vilas
- 220.127.116.11 Lleyton Hewitt
- 18.104.22.168 Andy Murray
- 22.214.171.124 Andy Roddick
- 126.96.36.199 Goran Ivanišević
- 188.8.131.52 Michael Chang
- 184.108.40.206 Ken Rosewall
- 220.127.116.11 Ilie Năstase
- 18.104.22.168 Bob and Mike Bryan
- 4.1.1 By player
- 4.2 Women
- 4.1 Men
- 5 References
Most titles at a single tournament
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).
|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|
|Roger Federer||Swiss Indoors||2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 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|
|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|
|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)
The following table is based on information maintained on the website of the Association of Tennis Professionals.
The following table is from page 255 of the 2009 Official Guide to Professional Tennis, compiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
† Note: Sources are not in agreement as to the length of Borg's winning streaks. News articles of the time in question clearly tell of the Borg streaks as does counting the ITF results, yet more sources use the Vilas streak as the record.
Most Year-End Championships (combined)
- The best players of all participants on the world tour, within a season, would qualify for the year-end tournament.
- The world tour 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. Between 2000 and 2008, the event was called the Tennis Masters Cup and was endorsed by ITF, ATP and the Grand Slam tournaments (as a result of merging the ATP Tour World Championship with the Grand Slam Cup). In 2009 the Championship was renamed the ATP World Tour Finals.
- Currently, the tournament is organized at the O2 Arena in London, under efficient lighting conditions of play, on blue, medium fast, low bouncing, hard courts.
- The best players of the season, from a reduced pool of professionals under contract for the WCT circuit, would qualify for the circuit finals.
- The WCT Finals, as the season-ending championship for the World Championship Tennis circuit, 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.
|I LTF / ATP||ATP World Tour Finals|
Open era records
|Player||Grand Slam tournament||# of titles|
|Rafael Nadal||French Open||9|
|Björn Borg||French Open||6|
|Jimmy Connors||US Open||5|
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.
- Youngest qualifier at the Australian Open at 15 years, 11 months old (1997).
- 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.
- Youngest male to win a Grand Slam tournament doubles title at 19 years, 6 months old (2000 US Open).
- In 2000, he was the first teenager to qualify for the Masters Cup since Andriy Medvedev in 1993.
- Youngest ever male player to be ranked World No. 1
- Youngest male player to be the year-end World No. 1 at 20 years, 8 months old (2001).
- Best career match winning percentage in finals on grass: 87.5% (7–1)
- 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).
|Player||Grand Slam tournament||# of titles|
|Chris Evert||French Open||7|
|Serena Williams||Australian Open||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|
- 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)
- 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)
- 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).
- 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).
- Won her first 45 singles matches in 1987.
- 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).
- 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.)
- 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).
- 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.
- 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): 359
- 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).
- 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.
- 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).
- Against Elena Dementieva, she played the longest recorded Wimbledon women's semifinal in the open era: 2 hours, 45 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Holds fastest serve recorded by a woman at the French Open: 128 mph in 2007 second round against Ashley Harkleroad.
- Holds fastest serve recorded by a woman at the US Open: 129 mph in 2007 first round against Kira Nagy.
- Holds fastest serve recorded by a woman at the Wimbledon: 129 mph in 2008 final against Serena Williams.
- Four Olympic Gold Medals (shared with Serena Williams)
- Longest winning streak against No 1 player (years): 4 (shared with Davenport, Graf and Serena Williams).
- 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.
- In 2008, she became the only woman in the open era to retire from professional tennis while being ranked World No. 1.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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, Kim Clijsters, and Serena Williams have since duplicated that feat.
- Won all WTA Tier I titles.
- Most WTA Tier I finals: 27
- 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.
- 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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Hewitt...rode a late-season surge in 2001 to become the youngest year-end No. 1 player in the world.
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Hewitt, 31, lost for the first time in a grass-court final (7–1).
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- Venus becomes first Aussie semifinalist
- Venus sets record with 128 mph serve
- Venus sets record with 129-mph serve
- Venus Williams is queen of Wimbledon again
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