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


The Five Finest Wimbledon Women’s Champions Ever

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In the second part of his Wimbledon 2021 preview, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the greatest Wimbledon Women’s Champions. The Five Finest Wimbledon Men’s Champions all come from the Open Era (since 1968, when tennis finally went fully professional), with Rod Laver alone straddling both the Open and the Amateur Eras. […] 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


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