Top tennis records

Top tennis records

Top tennis records

Tennis is a very popular sport played at many ages having a great advantage: it can be played throughout the year and on different types of surfaces. The four grand slam tournaments attract many viewers on the court and on television. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open finals not only fill the court tribune but are also broadcasted live in many countries reaching millions of fans. As in any other sport, in tennis there are some notable players and important records.

Here are some of the most important tennis records:

Winners of all Grand Slam tournaments in the same year (man and women):

1. Rod Laver – 1962 and 1969

2. Don Budge – 1938

3. Maureen Connolly – 1953

4. Margaret Court – 1970

5. Steffi Graf – 1988

Most Grand Slam all time singles titles (men):

1. Roger Federer 16

2. Pete Sampras 14

3. Roy Emerson 12

4. Rod Laver 11

5. Bjorn Borg 11

Most Grand Slam all time singles titles (women):

1. Margaret Court 24

2. Steffi Graf 22

3. Helen Wills 19

4. Chris Evert 18

5. Martina Navratilova 18

Grand Slam singles winner with no sets lost during tournament (men):

1. Björn Borg: 1976 Wimbledon, 1978 French Open, 1980 French Open

2. Don Budge: 1938 Australian Championships, 1938 Wimbledon

3. Rafael Nadal: 2008 and 2009 French Open

4. Roger Federer: 2007 Australian Open

5. Ilie Nastase: 1973 French Open

Grand Slam singles winner with no sets lost during tournament (women):

1. Helen Wills Moody: 1927 Wimbledon, 1928 French Championships and Wimbledon, 1929 French Championships and Wimbledon, 1930 French Championships and Wimbledon, 1932 French Championships and Wimbledon

2. Margaret Court: 1961, 1962 and 1963 Australian Championships, 1965 Wimbledon and 1966 Australian Championships

3. Maureen Connolly Brinker: 1953 Australian Championships, U.S. Championships and Wimbledon, 1954 French Championships and Wimbledon

4. Steffi Graf: 1988 Australian Open and French Open, 1989 Australian Open, 1994 Australian Open and 1996 US Open

5. Billie Jean King: 1967 U.S. Championships and Wimbledon, 1971 US Open and 1972 French Open.

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