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Top Tennis Players of All Time: Women's Tennis

Glenn Duker

· Glenn Duker,Tennis,Sports,Athletes

The tennis fanbase has been growing for years and years. Fans of women's tennis celebrate many acclaimed players. Today and in the past, many of these competitors have displayed remarkable talent. Superstars in this sport include the following:

 

Margaret (Smith) Court

Regarded by some as the greatest women's tennis player in history, Australian Margaret Court dazzled fans during the 1960s and 1970s. She remains the only player to have won every Grand Slam on at least two occasions. She earned 21 career titles.

 

Serena Williams

Renowned for her powerful serve, American player Serena Williams won 23 Grand Slam Open titles. She earned titles at Wimbledon in both Singles and Doubles championships (sometimes playing with or against her talented sister, Venus). Between 2002 and 2003 she triumphed in a series of prestigious international women's tennis competitions and won the French Open, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open, as well as Wimbledon.

 

Evonne (Goolagong) Cawley

A nimble athlete from Australia, Evonne Goolagong Cawley won numerous titles between 1973 and 1980 (when she won at Wimbledon). Although a victory in the U.S. Open eluded her, she did rank among finalists there between 1973-1976. She won the Australian Open four times, including three consecutive victories between 1974-1976.

 

Monica Seles

Born in Yugoslavia, and later a U.S. citizen, Monica Seles became the youngest player to win the French Open in 1990. Before reaching the age of 20, she won an impressive eight Grand Slam singles championships. Her success captivated tennis fans during the early 1990s. Sadly, an attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a tennis court in April 1993 interrupted her very promising tennis career. She gained some further victories after a two-year hiatus but retired in 2008.

 

Martina Hingis

This Swiss tennis star spent 209 weeks at the pinnacle of the women's singles tennis rankings. She won the Australian Open during three consecutive years (1997-1999) and won the Grand Slam at 15.

 

Steffi Graff

German Steffi Graff created a new record by ranking as the top player in women's tennis for an impressive total of 377 consecutive weeks. Frequently in competition with talented superstar Martina Navratilova (who won the Singles Championship at Wimbledon consecutively between 1982-1987), Steffi Graff earned victories there in 1988, 1999, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1996.

 

Stay tuned for the Top Tennis Players of All Time: Men’s Tennis Edition!

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