The Longest Open Era Tennis Winning Streaks

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Building a lengthy winning streak at the elite level of tennis is a feat largely reserved for all-time greats. Suzanne Lenglen won a remarkable 182 consecutive matches from 1921-1926. That stands as the all-time record, while Bill Tilden’s formidable run of 98 straight wins in 1924-1925 tops the men’s list. Winning streaks are arguably even […] READ MORE


Greatest Female Tennis Player of All-Time? Martina Navratilova

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Martina Navratilova Career: 1975-1994 Total Singles Major Titles: 18 Wimbledon: 9 US Open: 4 French Open: 2 Australian Open: 3 Doubles Major Titles: 41 (31 women’s, 10 mixed) Career Singles Titles: 167 #1 in the World: 5 years (1982-1986), 332 weeks This is one in a series looking at the greatest female tennis players of […] READ MORE


Steffi Graf’s Golden Slam

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Steffi Graf is seen as one of tennis’ best ever players, winning 22 Grand Slams but 1988 was the year that will never be beaten.  The German star competed a Calendar Golden Slam when she won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open along with an Olympic Gold medal. Last Word on […] READ MORE



The Five Greatest French Open Women’s Champions

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Countdown to Roland Garros: In the third part of our series building up to the French Open, Last Word on Tennis looks at the five greatest French Open Women’s Champions. In compiling a list of the five greatest French Open Women’s Champions, it is perhaps most instructive to consider who doesn’t make it – great champions […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Fed Cup Teams

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Last weekend, the Czech Republic won its third Fed Cup in a row and its fifth in the last six years, establishing themselves as undoubtedly one of the finest of all Fed Cup teams. But where does this current Czech side rank in the all-time list of great Fed Cup sides? Here are the five […] READ MORE