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


Chris Evert: Greatest of All Time?

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Chris Evert Professional career: 1971-1989 (18 years) Total Singles Major Titles: 18 Wimbledon: 3 US Open: 6 (tied for record) French Open: 7 (record) Australian Open: 2 Doubles Major Titles: 3 Career Titles: 157 Weeks at #1: 262 (official but more accurate would be 322); seven years (1974-1978, 1980-1981) Chris “Chrissie” Evert was the queen […] READ MORE


Can Andy Murray Revive Interest In Doubles?

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After all his injury woes, Andy Murray was warmly welcomed back at Wimbledon this week by just about everyone. The BBC (the host broadcaster) has been delighted to feature the only British man to win the Men’s Singles title in the last 80 years; British tennis fans have been thrilled to see their hero in […] READ MORE


Five Famous (Or Infamous) Tennis Feuds

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Nadal-Kyrgios has all the makings of a classic tennis feud, or at least the beginnings of one. Rafael Nadal’s furious reaction to Nick Kyrgios serving under-arm at the end of their match in the Mexican Open this week, saying that the young Australian “lacks respect for the public, the rival and himself”, was met almost […] READ MORE


Naomi Osaka Consolidates Persona of a Champion

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MELBOURNE– It was one year ago where Naomi Osaka competed in the Australian Open for the third time in her career. Only those who followed tennis knew that she was a young, up and coming star, who was yet to make her breakthrough. She was ranked 72nd in the world. It seemed so far from […] 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


The Five Greatest Left Handed Tennis Players of All Time

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You do not hear the words “dog days” associated with professional tennis that often. It is a term that major league baseball seems to have a patent on. As the calendar gets set to leap into the fall season tomorrow and now almost two weeks removed from the US Open championship at Flushing Meadow, New York, it […] READ MORE