Tennis records of the Open Era – Women's Singles

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The Open Era of tennis began in April 1968, when the Grand Slam tournaments agreed to allow professional players to compete with amateurs. A professional tennis tour was created for the entire year, where every eligible athlete could play. Thus the division that had existed for many years between these two groups had finally ended, unifying the tennis world. The first event to go "open" started on April 22, 1968 at The West Hants Club in Bournemouth, England,[1] while the first Grand Slam tournament to do so was the 1968 French Open (Roland Garros)[2] starting May 27. Records and titles from before this date are difficult to compare with those of the Open Era, since many of the best players were not allowed to participate in the respective tournaments.

All records are based on data from the WTA, the ITF, and the official sites of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

Active streaks and active players are in boldface.


Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Grand Slam totals[edit]

Grand Slam tournament streaks[edit]

active streaks in boldface

Grand Slam matches[edit]

Grand Slam match streaks[edit]

Career records per Grand Slam event[edit]

Titles per Grand Slam event[edit]

Bold: Active players

Finals per Grand Slam event[edit]

Bold: Active players

Runners-up per Grand Slam event[edit]

Bold: Active players

Match wins per Grand Slam event[edit]

Match winning per Grand Slam event[edit]

Winning percentage in Grand Slam tournaments per court type[edit]

Match wins in Grand Slam tournaments per court type[edit]

Career Grand Slam achievements[edit]

Career Grand Slam and Golden Slam[edit]

Winning a Grand Slam singles tournament without losing a set[edit]

# Player Majors
6 United States Martina Navratilova 1983 WM, 1983 US, 1984 WM, 1986 WM, 1987 US, 1990 WM
5 United States Chris Evert 1974 FR, 1976 US, 1977 US, 1978 US, 1981 WM
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988 AU, 1988 FR, 1989 AU, 1994 AU, 1996 US
United States Serena Williams 2002 WM, 2002 US, 2008 US, 2010 WM, 2014 US
4 Australia Evonne Goolagong 1971 FR, 1975 AU, 1976 AU, 1977 AU[10]
3 Australia Margaret Court 1969 US, 1970 AU, 1973 AU
United StatesBillie Jean King 1971 US, 1972 FR, 1972 US
United States Lindsay Davenport 1998 US, 1999 WM, 2000 AU
Belgium Justine Henin 2006 FR, 2007 FR, 2007 US
2 United States Venus Williams 2001 US, 2008 WM
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997 AU, 1997 US

Reached all Grand Slam singles finals in the Open Era[edit]

Calendar year Grand Slam achievements[edit]

Four Majors and Olympic Gold[edit]