Open Era tennis records – women's singles

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The Open Era is another name for the current era of professional tennis. It began in 1968 when the Grand Slam tournaments allowed professional players to compete with amateurs, ending the division that had persisted since the dawn of the sport in the 19th century. The first "open" event was held in Bournemouth, England,[1] followed by the inaugural open Grand Slam event a month later.[2]

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.

Contents

Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Grand Slam totals[edit]

Finals #
1. United States Chris Evert[4] 34
2. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 32
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 31
United States Serena Williams
5. Australia Evonne Goolagong 18
6. United States Venus Williams 16
7. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 13
8. Australia Margaret Court 12
United States Billie Jean King
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Belgium Justine Henin
Semifinals #
1. United States Chris Evert[5] 52
2. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 44
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 37
4. United States Serena Williams 36
5. United States Venus Williams 23
6. Australia Evonne Goolagong[6] 22
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
8. Russia Maria Sharapova 20
9. Switzerland Martina Hingis 19
10. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 18
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
United States Lindsay Davenport
Quarterfinals #
1. United States Chris Evert 54
2. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 53
3. United States Serena Williams 50
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 42
5. United States Venus Williams 39
6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 35
7. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 31
United States Lindsay Davenport
9. United States Billie Jean King 28
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Match wins #
1. United States Serena Williams 337
2. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 306
3. United States Chris Evert 299
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 278
5. United States Venus Williams 268
6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 212
7. United States Lindsay Davenport 198
8. Russia Maria Sharapova 197
9. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 180
10. Spain Conchita Martínez 174
Appearances #
1. United States Venus Williams 82
2. United States Amy Frazier 71
United States Serena Williams
4. Italy Francesca Schiavone 70
5. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 67
6. Spain Conchita Martínez 64
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
8. Japan Ai Sugiyama 63
9. Australia Sam Stosur 62
10. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 61

Grand Slam tournament streaks[edit]

active streaks in boldface

Titles #
1. Australia Margaret Court 6
United States Martina Navratilova
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 5
4. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 4
United States Serena Williams
United States Serena Williams (2)
7. United States Chris Evert 3
West Germany Steffi Graf (3)
West Germany Steffi Graf (4)
West Germany Steffi Graf (5)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Finals #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 13[7]
2. United States Martina Navratilova 11
3. Australia Margaret Court 6
United States Chris Evert
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
6. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 5
Switzerland Martina Hingis
8. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 4
United States Chris Evert (2)
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
Belgium Justine Henin
United States Serena Williams (2)
Semifinals #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 18
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 15
3. United States Chris Evert 11
Switzerland Martina Hingis
5. United States Serena Williams 10
6. Australia Margaret Court 9
United States Chris Evert (2)
8. United States Chris Evert (3) 7
9. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Serena Williams (2)
Quarterfinals #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 19
United States Martina Navratilova
3. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 15
4. United States Chris Evert 11
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6. United States Lindsay Davenport 10
United States Serena Williams
8. United States Chris Evert (2) 9
West Germany Steffi Graf (2)
United States Serena Williams (2)
Match wins #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 45
West Germany Steffi Graf
3. Australia Margaret Court 38
4. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 33
United States Serena Williams
United States Serena Williams (2)
7. West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 27
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
9. West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 26
Switzerland Martina Hingis

Grand Slam matches[edit]

No Matches %* W–L
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 89.68 278–32
2. United States Chris Evert 88.99 299–37
3. United States Serena Williams 87.76 337–47
4. Australia Margaret Court 87.40 111–16
5. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 86.20 306–49
6. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 85.38 181–31
7. Belgium Justine Henin 83.43 141–28
8. Switzerland Martina Hingis 82.42 150–32
9. Australia Evonne Goolagong 82.10 133–29
10. United States Billie Jean King 81.20 95–22
* Minimum 90 wins
Finals %* W–L
1. Australia Margaret Court 91.67 11–1
2. United States Serena Williams 74.19 23–8
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 70.97 22–9
4. United States Billie Jean King 69.23 9–4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 69.23 9–4
6. Belgium Justine Henin 58.33 7–5
7. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 56.25 18–14
8. United States Chris Evert 52.94 18–16
9. Russia Maria Sharapova 50.00 5–5
10. United States Venus Williams 43.75 7–9
* Minimum 5 titles

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]

Australian Open #
1. United States Serena Williams 8
2. Australia Evonne Goolagong 7
3. United States Chris Evert 6
United States Martina Navratilova
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6. Australia Margaret Court 5
West Germany Steffi Graf
8. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 4
Russia Maria Sharapova
French Open #
1. United States Chris Evert 9
West Germany Steffi Graf
3. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6
United States Martina Navratilova
5. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 4
Belgium Justine Henin
United States Serena Williams
8. France Mary Pierce 3
Russia Maria Sharapova
Romania Simona Halep
Wimbledon #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 12
2. United States Chris Evert 10
United States Serena Williams
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 9
United States Venus Williams
6. United States Billie Jean King 6
7. Australia Evonne Goolagong 5
US Open #
1. United States Chris Evert 9
United States Serena Williams
3. United States Martina Navratilova 8
West Germany Steffi Graf
5. United States Billie Jean King 4
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Venus Williams
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles

Bold: Active players

Runners-up per Grand Slam event[edit]

Australian Open #
1. United States Chris Evert 4
2. United States Martina Navratilova 3
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Maria Sharapova
6. Belgium Justine Henin 2
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Venus Williams
French Open #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 4
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 3
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4. United States Chris Evert 2
Russia Dinara Safina
United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Romania Simona Halep
Wimbledon #
1. United States Chris Evert 7
2. United States Venus Williams 4
3. United States Martina Navratilova 3
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Serena Williams
6. West Germany Steffi Graf 2
United States Billie Jean King
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belgium Justine Henin
US Open #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 4
Australia Evonne Goolagong
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 3
United States Chris Evert
United States Serena Williams
6. United States Monica Seles 2
Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková
United States Rosemary Casals
Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Venus Williams
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Denmark Caroline Wozniaki

Bold: Active players

Match wins per Grand Slam event[edit]

Match winning per Grand Slam event[edit]

Australian Open % * W–L
1. Australia Margaret Court 92.86 26–2
2. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 91.49 43–4
3. United States Serena Williams 88.54 85–11
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 88.68 47–6
5. United States Chris Evert 88.24 30–4
6. Switzerland Martina Hingis 88.14 52–7
7. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 86.54 45–7
8. Belgium Kim Clijsters 82.69 43–9
9. Belgium Justine Henin 82.61 38–8
10. United States Jennifer Capriati 82.35 28–6
* Minimum 20 wins
French Open % * W–L
1. Australia Margaret Court 95.24 20–1
2. United States Chris Evert 92.31 72–6
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 89.36 84–10
4. Belgium Justine Henin 88.37 38–5
5. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 87.10 54–8
6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 84.71 72–13
7. United States Serena Williams 83.33 65–13
8. Russia Maria Sharapova 82.35 56–12
9. United States Martina Navratilova 82.26 51–11
* Minimum 20 wins
Wimbledon % * W–L
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 91.36 74–7
2. United States Martina Navratilova 89.63 121–14
3. United States Serena Williams 89.32 92–11
4. United States Chris Evert 86.49 96–15
5. United States Venus Williams 84.76 89–16
6. Australia Evonne Goolagong 84.48 49–9
7. Australia Margaret Court 84.38 27–5
8. United States Billie Jean King 83.33 30–6
9. United States Lindsay Davenport 80.33 49–12
10. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 79.63 43–11
* Minimum 20 wins
US Open % * W–L
1. Australia Margaret Court 90.32 28–3
2. United States Chris Evert 89.57 103–12
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 89.02 73–9
4. United States Serena Williams 88.79 95–12
5. United States Tracy Austin 88.57 31–4
6. Belgium Kim Clijsters 86.36 38–6
7. United States Martina Navratilova 84.26 91–17
8. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 84.13 53–10
9. United States Billie Jean King 83.33 30–6
Belgium Justine Henin 83.33 35–7
* Minimum 20 wins

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]

Career Golden Grand Slam * Event of completion
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988 Olympics
United States Serena Williams 2012 Olympics
* Career Slam + Olympic Gold (since 1988)

Winning a Grand Slam 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
United States Serena Williams 2002 WM, 2002 US, 2008 US, 2010 WM, 2014 US, 2017 AU
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
4 Australia Evonne Goolagong 1971 FR, 1975 AU, 1976 AU, 1977 AU (Dec)
3 Australia Margaret Court 1969 US, 1970 AU, 1973 AU
United States Billie 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 the finals in all four Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Year achieved Age Player
1970 27 Australia Margaret Court
1972 28 United States Billie Jean King
1973 22 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1975 19 United States Chris Evert
1981 18 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
1981 24 United States Martina Navratilova
1988 18 West Germany Steffi Graf
1992 18 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
1995 22 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1997 16 Switzerland Martina Hingis
2002 22 United States Venus Williams
2002 21 United States Serena Williams
2004 21 Belgium Justine Henin
2012 25 Russia Maria Sharapova

Calendar year Grand Slam achievements[edit]

Four Majors and Olympic Gold[edit]

The Golden Grand Slam * Year
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
* Won all 4 Grand Slam titles & Olympic Gold

Four Majors[edit]

The Grand Slam * Year
Australia Margaret Court 1970
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
* Won all 4 Grand Slam titles
3 Slam wins & 1 final Year
West Germany Steffi Graf 1989
United States Monica Seles 1992
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1993
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
2 Slam wins & 2 finals Year
United States Martina Navratilova 1987
1 Slam win & 3 finals Year
United States Chris Evert 1984
Belgium Justine Henin 2006
All 4 semifinals Year
United States Billie Jean King 1968
Australia Margaret Court 1969
Australia Margaret Court (2) 1970
Australia Margaret Court (3) 1973
Australia Evonne Goolagong 1973
United States Chris Evert 1974
United States Chris Evert (2) 1981
United States Chris Evert (3) 1982
United States Chris Evert (4) 1984
United States Martina Navratilova 1984
United States Chris Evert (5) 1985
United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1985
United States Martina Navratilova (3) 1987
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1989
All 4 semifinals Year
West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1990
United States Monica Seles 1992
West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 1993
Spain Conchita Martínez 1995
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
Switzerland Martina Hingis (2) 1998
United States Jennifer Capriati 2001
Belgium Justine Henin 2003
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2003
Belgium Justine Henin (2) 2006
United States Serena Williams 2015
United States Serena Williams (2) 2016
All 4 quarterfinals Year
United States Billie Jean King 1968
United States Billie Jean King (2) 1969
Australia Margaret Court 1969
Australia Margaret Court (2) 1970
United Kingdom Virginia Wade 1972
Australia Margaret Court (3) 1973
Australia Evonne Goolagong 1973
United States Chris Evert 1974
United States Chris Evert (2) 1981
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 1981
United States Chris Evert (3) 1982
United States Chris Evert (4) 1984
United States Martina Navratilova 1984
United States Chris Evert (5) 1985
United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1985
United States Martina Navratilova (3) 1987
All 4 quarterfinals Year
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1989
West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1990
West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 1991
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1991
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1991
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (2) 1992
United States Monica Seles 1992
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (3) 1993
West Germany Steffi Graf (5) 1993
Spain Conchita Martínez 1995
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
Switzerland Martina Hingis (2) 1998
United States Lindsay Davenport 1998
United States Venus Williams 1998
United States Lindsay Davenport (2) 1999
All 4 quarterfinals Year
Switzerland Martina Hingis (3) 2000
United States Serena Williams 2001
United States Jennifer Capriati 2001
United States Venus Williams (2) 2002
United States Jennifer Capriati (2) 2002
United States Monica Seles (2) 2002
Belgium Justine Henin 2003
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2003
France Amélie Mauresmo 2004
Russia Maria Sharapova 2005
Belgium Justine Henin (2) 2006
United States Serena Williams (2) 2007
United States Serena Williams (3) 2009
United States Serena Williams (4) 2015
United States Serena Williams (5) 2016

Three Majors[edit]

3 Slam wins Year
Australia Margaret Court 1969
United States Billie Jean King 1972
Australia Margaret Court (2) 1973
United States Martina Navratilova 1983
United States Martina Navaratilova (2) 1984
West Germany Steffi Graf 1989
United States Monica Seles 1991
United States Monica Seles (2) 1992
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1993
West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1995
West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 1996
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
United States Serena Williams 2002
United States Serena Williams (2) 2015
2 Slam wins & 1 final Year
Australia Evonne Goolagong 1971
United States Chris Evert 1974
United States Chris Evert (2) 1980
United States Chris Evert (3) 1982
United States Martina Navratilova 1982
United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1986
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1994
Germany Angelique Kerber 2016
1 Slam win & 2 finals Year
United States Chris Evert 1974
Australia Evonne Goolagong 1975
Australia Evonne Goolagong (2) 1976
United States Chris Evert (2) 1979
United States Chris Evert (3) 1985
West Germany Steffi Graf 1987
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1990
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1999
United States Lindsay Davenport 2000
United States Serena Williams 2016
3 Slam finals (all losses) Year
Australia Evonne Goolagong 1972
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1995
United States Venus Williams 2002

Consecutive Majors in a calendar year[edit]

Four consecutive[edit]
Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open Year
Australia Margaret Court Australia Margaret Court Australia Margaret Court Australia Margaret Court 1970
West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
Three consecutive[edit]
French Open Wimbledon US Open Year
United States Billie Jean King United States Billie Jean King United States Billie Jean King 1972
United States Martina Navratilova United States Martina Navratilova United States Martina Navratilova 1984
West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf 1993
West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1995
West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1996
United States Serena Williams United States Serena Williams United States Serena Williams 2002
Australian Open French Open Wimbledon Year
United States Serena Williams United States Serena Williams United States Serena Williams 2015

Non-consecutive Majors in a calendar year[edit]

Three non-consecutive in a year[edit]
Australian/Wimbledon/US Open Year
United States Martina Navratilova 1983
West Germany Steffi Graf 1989
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
Australian/French/US Open Year
Australia Margaret Court 1969
Australia Margaret Court (2) 1973
United States Monica Seles 1991
United States Monica Seles (2) 1992

Grand Slam single season match winning[edit]

Match winning %* W–L Year
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 100 27–0 1988
Australia Margaret Court 100 26–0 1970
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United StatesMonica Seles 100 21–0 1991
West Germany Steffi Graf 100 21–0 1995
West Germany Steffi Graf 100 21–0 1996
United States Serena Williams 100 21–0 2002
7. West Germany Steffi Graf 96.43 27–1 1989
United States Monica Seles 96.43 27–1 1992
West Germany Steffi Graf 96.43 27–1 1993
Switzerland Martina Hingis 96.43 27–1 1997
11. United States Serena Williams 96.30 26–1 2015
12. United States Martina Navratilova 96.15 25–1 1984
* minimum 20 wins

Grand Slam season streaks[edit]

3+ titles per season Years #
1. Australia Margaret Court 1969–1970 2
United States Martina Navratilova 1983–1984
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988–1989
United States Monica Seles 1991–1992
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1995–1996
2+ titles per season Years #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 1982–1987 6
2. United States Chris Evert 1974–1976 3
3. Australia Margaret Court 1969–1970 2
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988–1989
United States Monica Seles 1991–1992
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1995–1996
United States Venus Williams 2000–2001
United States Serena Williams 2002–2003
United States Serena Williams (2) 2009–2010
United States Serena Williams (3) 2012–2013
1+ title per season Years #
1. United States Chris Evert 1974–1986 13[9]
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 1987–1996 10
3. United States Martina Navratilova 1981–1987 7
4. United States Serena Williams 2012–2017 6
4. United States Billie Jean King 1971–1975 5
Belgium Justine Henin 2003–2007
7. Australia Evonne Goolagong 1974–1977 4
United States Monica Seles 1990–1993
United States Serena Williams (2) 2007–2010
1+ final per season Years #
1. United States Chris Evert 1973–1986 14
2. United States Serena Williams 2007–2018 12
3. United States Martina Navratilova 1981–1991 11
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 1987–1996 10
5. Australia Evonne Goolagong 1971–1977 7

Winners by decade from Open Era[edit]

minimum 2 titles

All tournaments[edit]

Singles titles and finals[edit]

Most titles / finals at a single tournament[edit]

# Titles Tournament Years
12 United States Martina Navratilova Chicago 1978–83, 1986–88, 1990–92[10]
11 United States Martina Navratilova (2) Eastbourne 1978, 1982–86, 1988–91, 1993
9 United States Martina Navratilova (3) Washington 1975, 1977–78, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova (4) Wimbledon 1978–79, 1982–87, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova (5) Dallas 1979–83, 1985–87, 1990
Germany Steffi Graf German Open 1986–89, 1991–94, 1996
8 United States Chris Evert Family Circle 1974–78, 1981, 1984–85
United States Martina Navratilova (6) WTA Tour Finals 1978–79, 1981, 1983–86twice in 1986
United States Martina Navratilova (7) Los Angeles 1978, 1980–81, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992–93
United States Serena Williams Miami Masters 2002–04, 2007–08, 2013–15
7 United States Chris Evert (2) French Open 1974–75, 1979–80, 1983, 1985–86
United States Martina Navratilova (8) Orlando 1974, 1980–85
Germany Steffi Graf (2) Wimbledon 1988–89, 1991–93, 1995–96
United States Serena Williams (2) Wimbledon 2002–03, 2009–10, 2012, 2015–16
United States Serena Williams (3) Australian Open 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009–10, 2015, 2017
# Finals Tournament Years
14 United States Martina Navratilova Chicago 1975, 1978–83, 1986–88, 1990–93
United States Martina Navratilova (2) WTA Tour Finals 1975, 1978–86,twice in 1986 1989, 1991–92
13 United States Martina Navratilova (3) Eastbourne 1978–79, 1982–87, 1988–91, 1993
12 United States Martina Navratilova (4) Wimbledon 1978–79, 1982–90, 1994
11 United States Martina Navratilova (5) Washington 1975, 1977–1980, 1982–1983, 1985–1986, 1988, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova (6) Dallas 1975–76, 1979–83, 1985–87, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova (7) Los Angeles 1977–81, 1983, 1986, 1989–90, 1992–93
Germany Steffi Graf German Open 1985–89, 1990–94, 1996
10 United States Chris Evert Wimbledon 1973–74, 1976,1978–82,1984–85
United States Serena Williams Wimbledon 2002–04, 2008–10, 2012, 2015–16, 2018
United States Serena Williams (2) Miami Masters 1999, 2002–04, 2007–09, 2013–15
9 Germany Steffi Graf (2) Wimbledon 1987–89, 1991–93, 1995–96, 1999
Germany Steffi Graf (3) French Open 1987–90, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1999
Germany Steffi Graf (4) Florida 1986–89, 1991–95
United States Chris Evert (2) French Open 1973–75, 1979–80, 1983–86
United States Chris Evert (3) Family Circle 1974–78, 1981, 1984–86
United States Chris Evert (4) US Open 1975–80, 1982–84
United States Martina Navratilova (8) Houston 1976–80, 1983, 1985, 1987–88
United States Martina Navratilova (9) Stuttgart 1979, 1981–83, 1986–88, 1991–92
United States Martina Navratilova (10) West Classic 1979–80, 1984, 1988, 1990–94
United States Venus Williams Wimbledon 2000–03, 2005, 2007–09, 2017
United States Serena Williams (3) US Open 1999, 2001–02, 2008, 2011–14, 2018

Titles per court type[edit]

Carpet * #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 88
2. United States Billie Jean King 36
3. United States Chris Evert 35
4. Germany Steffi Graf 31
5. United Kingdom Virginia Wade 26
6. Australia Margaret Court 19
7. Switzerland Martina Hingis 16
8. Australia Evonne Goolagong 15
9. United States Tracy Austin 14
10. United States Lindsay Davenport 12
* not used since 2009
Outdoor #
1. United States Chris Evert 122
2. Australia Margaret Court 83
3. United States Martina Navratilova 79
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 77
5. Australia Evonne Goolagong 71
6. United States Serena Williams 56
7. United States Bille Jean King 47
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 43
United States Monica Seles
10. United States Venus Williams 39
Indoor #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 88
2. United States Billie Jean King 36
3. United States Chris Evert 35
4. Germany Steffi Graf 30
5. United Kingdom Virginia Wade 28
6. Australia Margaret Court 19
7. Switzerland Martina Hingis 16
8. Australia Evonne Goolagong 15
United States Serena Williams
10. United States Tracy Austin 14

Matches played / matches won[edit]

Played (active) #
1. United States Venus Williams 01040
2. Serbia Jelena Janković 01014
3. Australia Samantha Stosur 01014
4. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 0961
5. United States Serena Williams 0949
6. Germany Angelique Kerber 0918
7. Czech Republic Barbora Strycova 0917
8. Italy Sara Errani 0902
9. United States Varvara Lepchenko 0900
10. Czech Republic Renata Voracova 0898

Career match streaks[edit]

Matches won Years #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 1984 74
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 1989–90 66
3. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1986–87 58
4. United States Chris Evert 1974 56
5. United States Martina Navratilova (3) 1983–84 54
6. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1988 46
7. West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1987 45
8. United States Chris Evert (2) 1975-76 42
9. United States Martina Navratilova (4) 1982 41
10. United States Martina Navratilova (5) 1982–83 39

Career match wins per court type[edit]

Grass #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 305
2. Australia Margaret Court 293
3. United States Chris Evert 242
4. United States Pam Shriver 180
5. Czech Republic Helena Suková 125
6. United States Zina Garrison 122
7. France Nathalie Tauziat 112
8. United States Lori McNeil 107
9. United States Serena Williams 101
10. Germany Claudia Kohde 89
Carpet * #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 512
2. United States Chris Evert 207
3. Germany Steffi Graf 190
4. United States Pam Shriver 187
5. Czech Republic Helena Suková 182
6. United States Zina Garrison 163
7. Czech Republic Jana Novotná 149
8. Switzerland Manuela Maleeva 136
9. France Nathalie Tauziat 127
10. Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 122
* not used since 2009
Outdoor #
1. United States Chris Evert 903
2. United States Martina Navratilova 755
3. United States Serena Williams 695
4. Germany Steffi Graf 693
5. Spain Arantxa Sánchez 687
6. United States Venus Williams 633
7. Spain Conchita Martínez 614
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 585
9. Australia Margaret Court 501
10. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 495
Indoor #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 605
2. United States Chris Evert 406
3. Germany Steffi Graf 201
4. United States Pam Shriver 200
5. United States Zina Garrison 191
6. Czech Republic Helena Suková 187
7. Czech Republic Jana Novotná 164
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 155
9. Switzerland Manuela Maleeva 149
10. Russia Elena Dementieva 145

Winning percentage[edit]

  • Note that the figures below represent career winning percentages of players that are retired (regular font) as well as current active players (boldface). The latter are subject to change and do not reflect the final figure.
All surfaces % * W–L
1. Australia Margaret Court 91.37 593–56
2. United States Chris Evert 89.97 1309–146
3. Germany Steffi Graf 88.69 902–115
4. United States Martina Navratilova 86.82 1442–219
5. United States Serena Williams 85.49 801–136
6. United States Monica Seles 82.98 595–122
7. Belgium Justine Henin 82.03 525–115
8. United States Billie Jean King 81.76 695–155
9. Australia Evonne Goolagong 81.01 704–165
10. Belgium Kim Clijsters 80.46 523–127
* Minimum + 500 wins
Clay % * W–L
1. United States Chris Evert 94.55 382–22
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 90.54 287–30
3. Belgium Justine Henin 85.53 130–22
4. United States Monica Seles 85.03 142–25
5. United States Serena Williams 83.41 171–34
6. Russia Maria Sharapova 82.38 159–34
7. United States Martina Navratilova 81.38 201–46
8. Switzerland Martina Hingis 81.34 109–25
9. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 80.00 196–49
10. Belgium Kim Clijsters 77.61 104–30
* Minimum + 90 wins
Hard % * W–L
1. United States Chris Evert 91.57 478–44
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 90.43 340–36
3. United States Martina Navratilova 87.69 342–48
4. United States Serena Williams 85.79 495–82
5. United States Monica Seles 83.87 312–60
6. Belgium Kim Clijsters 82.46 315–67
7. Belgium Justine Henin 81.91 249–55
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 80.00 464–116
9. Russia Maria Sharapova 78.62 386–105
10. United States Venus Williams 77.36 468–137
* Minimum + 200 wins
Grass % * W–L
1. United States Serena Williams 89.38 101–12
2. United States Martina Navratilova 88.66 305–39
3. United States Chris Evert 87.36 242–35
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 85.00 85–15
5. Belgium Justine Henin 82.81 53–11
6. United States Venus Williams 82.46 94–20
7. Russia Maria Sharapova 81.19 82–19
8. Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 79.00 79–21
9. United States Tracy Austin 78.18 43–12
10. Belgium Kim Clijsters 77.78 56–16
* Minimum + 40 wins
Carpet % * W–L
1. United States Martina Navratilova 89.82 512–58
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 89.15 189–23
3. United States Chris Evert 82.14 207–45
4. Switzerland Martina Hingis 80.83 97–23
5. United States Lindsay Davenport 79.53 101–26
6. United States Monica Seles 79.51 97–25
7. United States Tracy Austin 78.30 83–23
8. Belgium Kim Clijsters 77.42 48–14
9. United States Venus Williams 74.24 49–17
10. Australia Hana Mandlíková 73.75 118–42
* Minimum + 40 wins

Career season streaks[edit]

Pressure situations[edit]

Single season records[edit]

Titles Year[11]
Titles
1. Australia Margaret Court 1970 21
2. Australia Margaret Court (2) 1969 [12] 18
United States Billie Jean King 1971
4. Australia Margaret Court (3) 1973 16
United States Chris Evert 1974
United States Chris Evert (2) 1975
United States Martina Navratilova 1983
8. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1982 15
9. United States Martina Navratilova (3) 1986 14
West Germany Steffi Graf 1989
Australia Margaret Court (4) 1968
Match winning %* W–L Year
1. United States Martina Navratilova 98.85 86–1 1983
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 97.73 86–2 1989
3. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 97.50 78–2 1984
4. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 97.40 75–2 1987
5. United States Martina Navratilova (3) 96.77 90–3 1982
United States Martina Navratilova (4) 96.77 90–3 1986
7. West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 96.00 72–3 1988
8. West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 95.92 47–2 1995
9. Australia Margaret Court 95.73 112–5 1970
10. Australia Margaret Court (2) 95.15 98–5 1969
* minimum 40 wins
Match wins (consecutive) Year #
1 United States Martina Navratilova 74 1984[13]
2 Germany Steffi Graf 66 1989–90
3 United States Martina Navratilova (2) 58 1986–87
4 Australia Margaret Court 57 1972–73
5 United States Chris Evert 56 1974
6 United States Martina Navratilova (3) 54 1983–84
7 Germany Steffi Graf (2) 46 1988
8 Germany Steffi Graf (3) 45 1987
9 United States Martina Navratilova (4) 41 1982
10 United States Martina Navratilova (5) 39 1982-83

Year-End Championships[edit]

  • (1970 – present)
Finals #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 14
2. United States Chris Evert 8
3. United States Serena Williams 7
4. Germany Steffi Graf 6
5. United States Monica Seles 4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Lindsay Davenport
Semifinals #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 16
2. United States Chris Evert 9
Germany Steffi Graf
4. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 7
United States Serena Williams
Appearances #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 21
2. United States Chris Evert 13
Germany Steffi Graf
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
5. United States Zina Garrison 12
Match Won #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 60
2. United States Chris Evert 34
3. Germany Steffi Graf 31
4. United States Serena Williams 29[14]
5. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 21
Win % % * W–L
1. United States Serena Williams 82.86 29–6[15]
2. Germany Steffi Graf 81.58 31–7
3. United States Martina Navratilova 81.08 60–14
4. United States Chris Evert 79.07 34–9
5. United States Monica Seles 75.00 18–6
* Minimum + 18 Wins
Not losing a set Years #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 1984, 1985 2
United States Serena Williams 2001, 2012
3. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1988 1
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2002

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WTA Premier/Tier One (since inception in 1988)[edit]

  • Overall totals include premier mandatory, premier five and tier one tournaments only.
  • Tier one events were played on 3 surfaces (carpet ceased as a surface in 1995).
Finals #
1. United States Serena Williams 32
2. Switzerland Martina Hingis 27
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 25
Russia Maria Sharapova
5. United States Lindsay Davenport 21
6. United States Monica Seles 18
7. United States Venus Williams 15
8. Spain Conchita Martínez 14
Belgium Justine Henin
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Titles by court type[edit]

Hard #
1. United States Serena Williams 16
2. Belarus Victoria Azarenka 9
Russia Maria Sharapova
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 8
5. United States Venus Williams 7
6. United States Monica Seles 6
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
8. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
United States Lindsay Davenport
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Clay #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 8
Spain Conchita Martínez
3. United States Serena Williams 7
4. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
Belgium Justine Henin
Russia Maria Sharapova
7. France Amélie Mauresmo 4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
9. United States Monica Seles 3
Russia Dinara Safina
Serbia Jelena Janković

Match wins and winning %[edit]

Match wins #
1. United States Serena Williams 200
2. Switzerland Martina Hingis 189
3. United States Venus Williams 175
4. Spain Conchita Martínez 167
5. Russia Elena Dementieva 157
6. United States Lindsay Davenport 152
7. West Germany Steffi Graf 147
Russia Maria Sharapova
9. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 138
10. United States Monica Seles 121
Win % W–L *
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 89.63 147–17
2. United States Serena Williams 84.03 200–38
3. United States Venus Williams 83.33 175–35
4. Switzerland Martina Hingis 81.12 189–44
5. Belgium Justin Henin 80.88 110–26
6. United States Monica Seles 80.13 121–30
7. United States Martina Navratilova 78.43 40–11
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 78.35 152–42
9. Belgium Kim Clijsters 78.10 82–23
10. Russia Maria Sharapova 76.96 147–44
* minimum 40 wins

Rankings achievements (since 1968)[edit]

Consecutive weeks at No. 1 * #
1. Germany Steffi Graf 186
United States Serena Williams
3. United States Martina Navratilova 156
4. United States Chris Evert 113
5. Germany Steffi Graf (2) 94
6. United States Monica Seles 91
7. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 90
8. Germany Steffi Graf (3) 87
9. Switzerland Martina Hingis 80
10. United States Chris Evert (2) 76
Year - end No. 1 #
1. Germany Steffi Graf 8
2. United States Martina Navratilova 7
3. United States Chris Evert 5
United States Serena Williams[16]
5. United States Billie Jean King 4
United States Lindsay Davenport
7. Australia Margaret Court 3
Belgium Justine Henin
Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Monica Seles

Prize money[edit]

Active career prize money leaders in bold

Career Prize money
1 United States Serena Williams $88,233,301[17]
2 United States Venus Williams $40,931,048
3 Russia Maria Sharapova $38,342,119
4 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki $33,492,413
5 Belarus Victoria Azarenka $29,257,979
6 Romania Simona Halep $28,145,579
7 Poland Agnieszka Radwanska $27,683,807
8 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová $27,342,207
9 Germany Angelique Kerber $26,738,016
10 Switzerland Martina Hingis $24,749,074
Single season Year Prize money
1 United States Serena Williams 2013 $12,385,572[18]
2 United States Serena Williams (2) 2015 $10,582,642[19]
3 Germany Angelique Kerber 2016 $10,136,615[20]
4 United States Serena Williams (3) 2014 $9,317,298[21]
5 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 2012 $7,923,920[22]
6 United States Serena Williams (4) 2016 $7,675,030[23]
7 Romania Simona Halep 2018 $7,409,564[24]
8 United States Serena Williams (5) 2012 $7,045,975[25]
9 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 2018 $6,657,719[26]
10 United States Serena Williams (6) 2009 $6,545,586[27]
  • As of 12 November 2018.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ Serena Williams WTA profile
  15. ^ Serena Williams WTA profile
  16. ^ Serena Clinches Year-End World no. 1
  17. ^ WTA Tour Career Money Leaders
  18. ^ WTA Tour 2013 Money Leaders
  19. ^ WTA Tour 2015 Money Leaders
  20. ^ WTA Tour 2016 Money Leaders
  21. ^ WTA Tour 2014 Money Leaders
  22. ^ WTA Tour 2012 Money Leaders
  23. ^ WTA Tour 2016 Money Leaders
  24. ^ WTA Tour 2018 Money Leaders
  25. ^ WTA Tour 2012 Money Leaders
  26. ^ WTA Tour 2018 Money Leaders
  27. ^ WTA Tour 2009 Money Leaders