Greatest World Tennis Players of All Time
Australia Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, America Open… The most prestigious organizations of tennis.
These tournaments differ from the others; both financial and excitement. First, we want to remind this; 1968 is the most important year for tennis, because that year professional-amateur discrimination was removed and competition increased. Margaret Court is the most winning tennis player in these four big tournaments of tennis history.
The Australian tennis player won 24 singles, 19 doubles, and 21 mixed doubles titles in 1960-73. Serena Williams, who enjoys her pregnancy nowadays, has 23 championships, Steffi Graf has 22 Grand Slam championships. Don Budge was the first American tennis player to win cups in all tournaments (1938). Rod Laver, who gave his name to the center court of the Australian Open won all four major tournaments between 1962 and 1969. Maureen Connoly is the first American female tennis player to win cups in all tournaments (1953).
There are four tennis players who have won four Grand Slam tournaments consecutively. Novak Djokovic became champion in Wimbledon in 2015 and then in Roland Garros in 2016. Navratilova (1983-84), Graf (93-94), Serena Williams (2002-03 and 2014-15) are female tennis players who could achieve this. Female tennis players, who completed their career in Open Era: Court, Chris Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Serena, male tennis players are Laver, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Nadal Djokovic.
Djokovic has been a champion six times in Melbourne so far. Before the Open Era, remember that Roy Emerson reached a happy ending six times between the years 1961-1967. For women, Court’s 11 and Serena’s 7 victories attract attention. Do you remember Ken Rosewall’s incredible performance? The Australian player was the youngest tennis player in 1953 at age 18 and the oldest champion at the age of 37 in 1972. Martina Hingis was only 16 when she was champion in 1997…