The Greatest US Open Female Players of the Open Era

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There have been an incredible number of great champions at the US Open. But, just as in the men’s game, only a handful of women in the Open Era have been able to dominate the event and win multiple titles in the trying New York conditions. Here’s a look at these champions in greater detail: […] READ MORE



The Five Finest Wimbledon Women’s Finals Ever

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Ahead of the 2021 Final, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals ever. Ash Barty and Karolina Plíšková will fight for the women’s final, but they will have lots of work to match these classics. In ascending order, here are the five finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals […] READ MORE



Top Women’s Contenders at the French Open

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The French Open is one of the most prestigious women’s tennis tournaments. It is the only Grand Slam event played on clay courts, meaning it takes a special type of tennis player to win at the Stade Roland Garros. This year’s event will take place from May 23 to June 13. It will welcome lots […] READ MORE


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