INTERESTING AND USELESS TENNIS FACTS

Welcome to the Interesting and Useless Tennis Facts Website

Welcome to my site about interesting and useless tennis facts and information.
 
I decided to do this website because I kept noticing coincidences, quirky and interesting things while watching tennis. I figured other people might get a smile or a chuckle from some of these so I decided to write them down. I've also listed some tennis history that makes for a good read. 

I hope you like the site. I know you'll like the site.

Of course I'll keep adding more info as I notice them so keep checking back for updates.



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Roger Federer
-Roger Federer created history with his victory at Wimbledon 2017. He now holds an all-time record of eight Wimbledon titles and notched up his Grand Slam titles to 19.  The 35-year-old (who was weeks away from turning 36) became the oldest men's Wimbledon winner of the modern era, surpassing Arthur Ashe who was 31 when he won.   However, the oldest major title holder is held by Ken Rosewall who was 37 years, 2 months old at the time of his Australian Open triumph in 1972.

-He has appeared in a record 29 singles Grand Slam finals, including 10 consecutive finals from 2005 to 2007 and eight between 2008 and 2010.

-He has been to 11 Wimbledon finals and won 8 of them. He appeared in seven consecutive Wimbledon finals and won six of them. He won in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and lost to Rafael Nadal in 2008 and won in 2009. He won in 2012, lost in 2014 and 2015 both to Novak Djokovic, and won in 2017.

-He is the only player in history to have won at least one tournament for 15 consecutive seasons. In 2016 he didn’t win a title partly because he played for only half the year due to injuries. However, in 2017 he returned with a vengeance winning 4 titles including 2 majors; the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

-He holds the record of being the only male player to have been ranked world number one for more than 300 weeks. The second player on the list is Pete Sampras, who managed to stay at the top for 286 weeks during his career.

-He is the only male player to not drop serve at a Masters 1000 event — a feat he accomplished in Cincinnati in 2012.

-His win at Brisbane in January 2015 made him the third male player in the open era to win 1,000 ATP Tour matches after Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071).

-With his win at the inaugural Istanbul Open in May 2015, Federer collected trophies across 19 different countries after playing in 20 finals — a record.

-In the 2017 Australian Open final. It was also his fifth Australian Open title and made him the first men's player to win three majors on five or more occasions — he has won five each of Australian Open and U.S. Open and eight Wimbledon titles. However, he won only one French Open Championship even though he had been to five finals. He had kept losing to his nemesis Rafael Nadal.
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  **10
Rafael Nadal is the first male tennis player in the open era to win 10 titles at a tournament, and to win the same Grand Slam singles title 10 times. He has done it thrice. He did it at the Monte Carlo tournament in Monaco, at Barcelona, Spain and at the French Open. He won his 10th title at all 3 in 2017.

*Margaret Court, a female tennis player, won 11 times at the Australian Open, but that statistic combines amateur and professional eras so Rafael Nadal claims the modern record.
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Make the first a BIG ONE.
- Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia won her first tour-level title at the 2017 French Open.
The last woman to win her first tour-level title at a major was Barbara Jordan at the 1979 Australian Open. 

Despite making it to three WTA finals (Charleston, 2017, Doha, 2016 and Quebec City in 2015), Ostapenko has never won a WTA tour singles title. By winning the French Open title, she became the first female player to win her debut title at the French Open since Gustavo Kuerten, a male player, did that on June 8, 1997, which is remarkably the same day Ostapenko was born. Coincidences?? I think so.

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** Different era...same opponents.
The 2017 Australian Open featured favorite rivals in the singles championships that we were accustomed to seeing at the turn of the century (21st that is).
For the women: Serena Williams and Venus Williams.
For the men: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
 
                                 
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**The 'Olden' Finalists 
At the 2017 Australian Open, the finalists in both the women’s and men’s singles championships were all 30 years old and older.
For the women: Serena Williams was 35 and Venus Williams was 36 yrs old.
For the men: Rafael Nadal was 30 and Roger Federer was 35 yrs old.
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** Happy, Happy, Happy
The Australian Open, or the happy slam as its been called, has been really happy for some North American teenagers and young Americans in the past several years. 
This is because this is the grand slam in which they’ve had their first big break-through by getting all the way to the semi-finals.
These include 19 year old Sloane Stephens from the US (in 2013), 19 year old Eugenie Bouchard from Canada (in 2014), 19 year old Madison Keys from the US (in 2015) and 25 year old Coco Vandeweghe from the US (in 2017).
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**The Golden Olympics
 -Monica Puig is the only athlete from her country of Puerto Rico to ever win a medal at the Olympics and it was gold in 2016.

-Rafael Nadal won another gold medal so he has a gold medal in singles from 2008 and now in men’s doubles in 2016.
                       
-Andy Murray is the only tennis player to win consecutive gold medals in singles in the Olympics. He won them in 2012 and 2016.

-The Williams sisters have won 3 women's doubles gold medals in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

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**Victoria Azarenka has done the career double bagel grand slam.
She has defeated an opponent 6-0, 6-0 at all four majors. Her latest conquest was in her first round at the 2016 Australian Open.  
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**The Brisbane final in Australia has seen within the last three years the finalist becoming the champion.
Roger Federer was the finalist to Lleyton Hewitt in 2014 and he won in 2015. Milos Raonic was finalist to
Roger Federer in 2015 and in 2016 he beat Roger to take the title.
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**2 american female players will be vying for their 2nd WTA title at the first WTA tournaments of 2016.
Alison Riske in Shenzhen, China and Sloane Stevens in Auckland, New Zealand. Sloane won her tournament.
Even though Sloane was the last one to win her maiden title out of the 'up-and-comers' within the last couple of years, she was the first one to win her second title.
It doesn’t matter when you win your first title (even though it’s good when you win it shortly after turning pro), it only matters that you keep winning them.

**Sloane Stevens was the only American in 2016 to win 3 titles. The most of any American man or woman.
 
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**Sweet 15
Flavia Pennetta was on tour for 15 years and got to her first major final and won it in her fifteenth year in 2015. Guess 15 is her lucky tennis number.
 
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**All countrywomen in singles final in open era
5 different countries (Australia, Belgium, Italy, Russia and the United States) have had two countrywomen meet in a women’s singles final. Of course the US have had the most players meeting.

The first all countrywomen meeting was at the 1970 Australian Open. Two Australian women met. They were Margaret Court and Kerry Melville with Margaret taking the title.

The latest all countrywomen meeting was at the 2017 Australian Open with sisters Venus and Serena Williams meeting. Serena took the title for her 23rd title.

The other first time meetings:
- The US meeting was at the 1971 US Open between Billie Jean King and Rosemary Casals. Billie won.
- The Belgium meeting was at the 2003 French Open between Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters. Justine won.
- The Russian meeting was at the 2004 French Open between Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva. Anastasia won.
- The Italian meeting was at the 2015 US Open between Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci. Flavia won.
  
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**One and Done.  These players won the title of the final Grand Slam tournament they played.
After spending years and years on the WTA tour Marion Bartoli and Flavia Pennetta immediately retired from tennis after winning their one and only grand slam championship.  
Marion Bartoli won Wimbledon in 2013 and 
Flavia Pennetta won the US Open in 2015

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**Their good was still not good enough.
Two players, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, both  won 3 grand slams in 2015 but they were stopped from winning the calendar year grand slam by players they were suppose to dominate. Serena lost to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semis and Novak lost to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open finals.

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Both the #1s in WTA and ATP fail to win 5 majors in a row thus also failing in their quest to win the calendar year grand slam.
Serena Williams won from the 2014 US Open to 2015 Wimbledon and lost in the semis of the US Open.
Novak Djokovic won from the 2015 Wimbledon to 2016 French Open but fell in the 3rd round at Wimbledon.
 
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Different consecutive surface wins
** Novak Djokovic is the first male player to hold all four major titles on three different surfaces simultaneously. This includes grass, hardcourt and clay. He did it from Wimbledon 2015 to French Open 2016.

** The other players to hold all four major titles on three different surfaces simultaneously are females. This includes:
-Martina Navratilova (1983-1984)
-Steffi Graf (1988 & 1993-1994) 
-Serena Williams (2002-03 & 2014-2015)


**Graf's 1988 Grand Slam remains the only one in history completed on three surfaces (clay, grass and hard court)  
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**SomeWTA History
1973 - Billie Jean King founds the Women's Tennis Association, uniting all of women's professional tennis in one tour.

1975 - The computerized ranking era begins with Chris Evert installed as the WTA's first official world No.1 on November 3, 1975.

2002 - The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, fulfill their father's prophecy by becoming the No.1 players in the world - first Venus in February, then Serena in July. Serena wins three majors, defeating her older sister in each final.

2008 -Justine Henin becomes the first female player to retire while ranked No.1 in the world, while a record five different women hold the No.1 ranking during the season (Henin, Sharapova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, S.Williams).

2011 - China's Li Na becomes the first player from Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title, at Roland Garros.

2011 - - For the first time in WTA history, 10 different nations are represented in the world's Top 10 rankings.   
The top 10 as of Jan. 31 follows:
1. Caroline Wozniacki – Denmark
2. Kim Clijsters - Belgium 
3. Vera Zvonareva – Russia 
4. Francesca Schiavone - Italy 
5. Samantha Stosur - Australia 
6. Venus Williams - USA
7. Li Na – China
8. Jelena Jankovic - Serbia 
9. Victoria Azarenka - Belarus 
10. Agnieszka Radwanska - Poland 

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**Twins
Active WTA Players
-Kristyna and Karolina Pliskova
-Nadiia Kichenok and Lyudmyla Kichenok

Active ATP Players
-Bob and Mike Bryan
-Frances and Franklin Tiafoe 

**Eugenie Bouchard has a twin sister who isn't on the tour.
**Roger Federer has 2 sets of twins; twin girls and twin boys so maybe they'll be on tour in the way, way future.
 
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**Siblings
Active WTA Players
-Venus and Serena Williams
-Agnieszka and Ursula Radwanska
-Yung-Jan and Hao-Ching Chan 
-Anastasia and Arina Rodionova
-Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko


Active ATP Players
-Andy and Jamie Murray

-Alexander and Mischa Zverev

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** WTA Players with deep dimples:
-Sloane Stephens
-Garbiñe Muguruza
-Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
  
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**Left Handed vs Right Handed
Identical twin sisters Kristyna and Karolina Pliskova, and identical twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, have one player that plays left handed while the other plays right handed.
(I guess they’re not so identical after all… or they prefer to be mirror-image twins).

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**11-11-11
In 2011 for the first time in WTA history since the inception of the WTA rankings in 1975, 11 different nations are represented in the world's Top 11 rankings.

The top 11 in 2011:
1. Caroline Wozniacki – Denmark
2. Kim Clijsters - Belgium 
3. Vera Zvonareva – Russia 
4. Francesca Schiavone - Italy 
5. Samantha Stosur - Australia 
6. Venus Williams - USA
7. Li Na – China
8. Jelena Jankovic - Serbia 
9. Victoria Azarenka - Belarus 
10. Agnieszka Radwanska - Poland 
11. Shahar Peer - Israel

Three of those are all-time highs for a country's player: Schiavone is the first Italian to break into the top five, Li the first Chinese player to reach No. 7, and Peer the first Israeli as high as No. 11.
  
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**Slamming it up
Serena Williams has not only completed the career grand slam in both singles and doubles but she has also completed the career golden slam in both.

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Male Firsts.
**Roy Emerson was the first male player in history to win each major title twice, and the only male player to have won a career grand slam in both singles and doubles.
  
** Jimmy Connors is the only tennis player to have won the U.S. Open on three different surfaces. They were grass, clay and hard court.
  
** Andre Agassi was the first player to complete the career grand slam on three different surfaces, and the first male player in history to win the career golden slam (winning the four grand slams and the olympic gold medal in singles).
  
** Novak Djokovic is the first male player to hold all four major titles on three different surfaces simultaneously. This includes grass, hardcourt and clay. He did it from Wimbledon 2015 to French Open 2016.

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Players who won the calendar year grand slam
(winning all four majors in a calendar year):

 **Don Budge in 1938
**Maureen Connolly in 1953
**Rod Laver won all four majors in 1962 as well as in 1969.
 **Margaret Court  in 1970
**Steffi Graf did it, including winning gold in the Olympics, therefore winning the golden slam in 1988.


**Of course Serena Williams did her 'serena slam' winning four grands slams in a row...twice. In 2002-2003 and 2014-2015.


**Stefan Edberg was the first player ever to win a Career Junior Grand Slam.

In 1983 he won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open junior events in singles.

                            
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 **Almost doesn't count

Roger Federer have won 3 grand slams in a year multiple times (2004 & 2006 & 2007)and have been to all 4 finals in multiple years (2006 & 2007 & 2009) but was always stopped short of doing the calendar year grand slam.
 
**Martina Hingis won 3 grand slams in 1997 and went to the finals at the French open, which she lost, so she was stopped short of doing the calendar year grand slam.
Because of this, she became in 1997 the youngest ever world number 1 at 16 years old .

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 ** Career Golden Slam Siblings
-Serena Williams is the only player to have achieved a career golden slam in both singles and doubles.
-The Williams sisters and the Bryan twin brothers are the only siblings to achieve this.  

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**Career Doubles Golden Slam Winners
Six players have completed a career doubles golden-slam by winning a gold medal at the Olympics and all four Majors during their respective careers: 
Venus and Serena Williams paired together, Bob and Mike Bryan paired together, and individually Pam Shriver and Gigi Fernández.

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**The Career Boxed Set refers to winning one of every possible grand slam title (singles, doubles, mixed) over the course of an entire career.
Just three women have ever accomplished this:
-Martina Navratilova
-Margaret Court
-Doris Hart.

**No male player has completed this, although Frank Sedgman came close. He only missed out on the French Open singles title.

**Serena Williams also came close. She’s missing mixed doubles Australian Open and French Open

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**The completion of the Multiple Career Grand Slams or Multiple Slam Sets (MSS) has been achieved by only 22 unique players.
Of these, five players have completed MSS in more than one discipline: Roy Emerson, Martina Navratilova, Frank Sedgman and Serena Williams have MSS in two disciplines, Margaret Court has MSS in three disciplines.
MSS players can be found in each of the five tennis disciplines: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles.

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**The Select few
Of the many players who have managed to win a full set of four majors, there is a small number who have gone on to win all four majors a second or more times.  
This is known as having the Multiple Career Grand Slams or Multiple Slam Sets (MSS). 

These are a list of players who have gotten the most MSS in each discipline:

Women’s singles
- Steffi Graf (4 times)

Women’s doubles
- Martina Navratilova (7 times)

Men’s singles
- Roy Emerson (twice) and Rod Laver (twice)

Men’s doubles
- Roy Emerson (thrice) and John Newcombe  (thrice)

Mixed doubles
- Margaret Court (4 times)
   
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** Redundancy anyone?

Two male players met in three consecutive Wimbledon finals from 1988 through 1990. They were Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. They were both known for their booming serves and great volleys at the net. Stefan won two of those meetings.

​Two other male players met in three consecutive French Open finals from 2006 through 2008. They were Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Rafael is known as king of the clay so of course he won those meetings. Roger eventually did win the French Open in 2009 when he played someone else.
  
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 **Olympics info
Tennis was part of the Summer Olympic Games program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics, but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics due to disputes between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee over allowing amateur players to compete.  After two appearances as a demonstration sport in 1968 and 1984,it returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics and has been played at every edition of the Games since then.

-In 1896, 1900, 1904, 1988, and 1992, semifinal losers shared bronze medals. In all other years, a playoff match for the bronze medal was staged.

-Since it’s reinstatement in 1988 it has only included the mixed doubles tournament in 2012 joining the men's and women's singles and doubles tournaments.

-John Boland of Ireland won the first gold medal awarded in Olympic tennis, and he also won a second gold that same year playing doubles
The first woman to win an Olympic event was England's Charlotte “Chattie” Cooper, who won the tennis singles at the 1900 games.

-Tennis returned to the Olympic Games as a medal sport in 1988 at Seoul after a 64-year absence, and the very first women’s singles gold medalist was Germany’s Steffi Graf.
Miloslav Mecir of Czechoslovakia won the men's singles’s competition.

-In 2008 Olympic games in women’s singles the Russians swept the podium. Elena Dementieva was the gold medalist, Dinara Safina was the silver medalist, and Vera Zvonareva was the bronze medalist.

-Changing of the sister winners?
In 2000 Venus Williams won the women’s singles gold medal then the women’s doubles gold medal with her sister Serena Williams. In 2012 Serena won the women’s singles gold medal then teamed up with her sister Venus to win the women’s doubles gold. In 2008 they also won the women’s doubles gold medal.

-The most successful all-time performing tennis player at the Olympic Games is American Venus Williams, who has won four gold medals and a silver medal, giving her a total of five medals. Her sister Serena has also won four golds.
Venus in 2000 won the women’s singles gold medal then the women’s doubles gold medal with her sister Serena Williams in 2000, 2008 and 2012. In 2016 she won the mixed doubles silver with with Rajeev Ram.
Venus became the only female player (besides Kathleen McKane Godfree) to win a medal in all three events (singles, doubles and mixed); her five medals mean she now shares the record for most Olympic medals won in tennis with Godfree.
The male player to win the most olympic medal is UK player Reginald Doherty with three gold medals and a bronze, won between 1900-1908.

-In the first round of the Olympic tennis tournament in Rio in 2016, Australian John Millman beat Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-0, 6-0 in just 50 minutes, the first time in Olympic tennis a player has not won a game in a match.
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The name game
**Former tennis players whose name alternates consonants and vowels:
-Monica Seles
-Goran Ivanisevic


** Which former #1 women's tennis player has a palindrome as her last name?
A palindrome is a word spelled the same forwards and backwards.
- Monica Seles
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**Only one person has competed on both the ATP and WTA tours.
It was Dr Reneé Richards, who had previously played as Richard Raskind, before undergoing gender reassignment surgery. In 1960, as a man, he was beaten in the final of the US Nationals at Forest Hills, New York by Australian Neale Fraser. Seventeen years later in 1977, as a woman, the 42 year-old opthalmologist suffered defeat again at the same venue in her opening match by England’s Virginia Wade.

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** George VI is the only member of the British royal family ever to have competed in a tennis tournament when he entered the men's doubles event at Wimbledon in 1926.
As Duke of York, Prince Albert, later renamed King George VI, was a tennis player and entered the Jubilee Championships with his tennis doubles partner, Wing Commander Louis Grieg. Both King George V and Queen Mary were present on the opening day to witness their son's defeat.
 
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DIFFERENT GRAND SLAM TERMINOLOGY
 
The true meaning of the term Grand Slam refers to winning all four majors in a single calendar year.
These majors are The Australian Open, The French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
-Winning the four majors in consecutive tournaments but not in the same year is known as a Non-Calendar Year Grand Slam.
-Winning all four majors at any point during the course of a career is known as a Career Grand Slam.
-Winning the gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in addition to the four majors in one calendar year is known as a Golden Grand Slam or Golden Slam.

- Winning the gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in addition to the four majors during the course of a career is known as a Career Golden Slam.
-Winning the Year-End Championship (known as ATP World Tour Finals and WTA Tour Championships) in addition to the four majors in one calendar year is known as the Super Slam.
-Winning the ATP/ WTA Year-End Championship in addition to the four majors during the course of a career is known as the Career Super Slam.
-Winning the ATP/ WTA Year-End Championship in addition to the four majors and the Summer Olympic during the course of a career is known as the Career Golden Super Slam.
-The Career Grand Slam "boxed set". This entails winning all 4 Majors in singles, same-sex doubles and mixed doubles over the course of an entire career.
-Winning singles, same-sex doubles and mixed doubles titles at one Grand Slam event is called a Triple Crown.
-Winning all four majors a second or more times is known as having the Multiple Career Grand Slams  / Multiple Slam Set (MSS).
 
Now let’s take a look at players who have achieved these distinguished ‘slams’.
 
** Career Golden Super Slam Winners:
-Steffi Graf
-Andre Agassi
-Serena Williams
 
** Career Golden Slam Winners:
Singles
Women:
-Steffi Graf
-Serena Williams (only player to have achieved a career golden slam in both singles and doubles).
 
Men:
-Andre Agassi
-Rafael Nadal 
  
Doubles
Women:
- Pam Shriver
- Gigi Fernández
- Serena Williams
- Venus Williams
 
Men:
- Todd Woodbridge
- Mark Woodforde
- Daniel Nestor
- Bob Bryan
- Mike Bryan
   
**Career Super Slam Winners:
   Women's singles:
-Billie Jean King
-Martina Navratilova
-Chris Evert
-Steffi Graf
-Serena Williams
-Maria Sharapova 

Women's doubles:
- Pam Shriver
- Gigi Fernández
-Martina Navratilova

Men's singles:
-Andre Agassi
-Roger Federer 
-Novak Djokovic

Men's doubles:
- Todd Woodbridge
- Mark Woodforde
- Daniel Nestor
- Bob Bryan
- Mike Bryan

**Career Grand Slam Winners:
-Fred Perry (1933-34-35) 
-Don Budge (1937-38)
-Doris Hart (1949-50-51-54) 
-Maureen Connolly Brinker (1951-52-53) 
-Shirley Fry Irvin (1951-56-57) 
-Rod Laver (1960-61-62) 
-Margaret Court (1960-62-63; as Margaret Smith) 
-Roy Emerson (1961-63-64) 
-Billie Jean King (1966-67-68-72) 
-Chris Evert (1974-75-82) 
-Martina Navratilova (1978-81-82-83) 
-Steffi Graf (1987-88) 
-Andre Agassi (1992-94-95-99) 
-Serena Williams (1999-2003)
-Roger Federer (2003-2009)
-Rafael Nadal (2005-2010)
-Maria Sharapova (2004-2012)
- Novak Djokovic (2008-2016)

   
** Golden Slam Winners:
-Steffi Graf (1988)
 
**Super Slam Winners
-none
 
**Grand Slam Winners:
-Don Budge (in 1938)
-Maureen Connolly (1953)
-Rod Laver (1962 &1969)
-Margaret Court (1970)
-Steffi Graf (1988)
 
**Non-Calendar Year Grand Slam Winners: 
-Martina Navratilova (1983-1984) 
-Steffi Graf (1993-1994) 
-Serena Williams (2002-03 & 2014-2015)

-Novak Djokovic (2015-2016) 
  
  
**Non-calendar year Golden Super Slam
Winning four consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympics and the WTA Tour Championships in the period of twelve months but not in the same year.

Only one player has completed this:
- Steffi Graf
At the 1987 WTA Tour Championships, 1988 Australian Open, 1988 French Open, 1988 Wimbledon Championships, 1988 US Open & 1988 Olympic gold medal.
At the 1988 WTA Tour Championships she lost in the semifinals thus missing out on the true Golden Super Slam.
**Career Doubles Golden Slam Winners:
Winning a gold medal at the Olympics and all four Majors during their career playing doubles.


- Pam Shriver 
- Gigi Fernández
- Serena Williams 
- Venus Williams 
- Bob Bryan
- Mike Bryan

  
**Career Doubles Grand Slam Winners (same team):
-Frank Sedgman & Ken McGregor
-Margaret Smith & Ken Fletcher
-Martina Navratilova & Pam Shriver
-Bob & Mike Bryan
-Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva 
-Serena Williams and Venus Williams 
-Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani
  

**Doubles Grand Slam Winners:
-Frank Sedgman & Ken McGregor (1951)
-Margaret Smith & Ken Fletcher (1963)
-Martina Navratilova & Pam Shriver (1984)
 
**Doubles Grand Slam Winners (with different partners):
-Maria Bueno (1960), with Christine Truman then Darlene Hard.
-Margaret Smith (1965), with John Newcombe, then Ken Fletcher and finally, Fred Stolle
-Owen Davidson (1967), with Lesley Turner then Billie Jean King.
-Martina Hingis (1998), with Mirjana Lucic then Jana Novotná.
  
**Non-calendar year Doubles Golden Slam
Winning four consecutive Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympics in the period of twelve months but not in the same year.
 
Only one pair of players have completed the Golden Slam:
- Bob and Mike Bryan 
At the 2012 Olympics, 2012 US Open, 2013 Australian Open, 2013 French Open and 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
They lost in the US Open semifinals therefore falling short of the true grand slam.

**Non-Calendar Year Doubles Grand Slam Winners
Men's Doubles:
-Bob & Mike Bryan brothers (2012/2013)
  
Women's doubles
-Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova (1986–87)
- Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva (1992–93)
- Serena Williams and Venus Williams (2009–10)
 
**Non-Calendar Year Doubles Grand Slam Winners (with different partners):
Women's doubles:
- Louise Brough (1949–50), with Margaret Osborne duPont then Doris Hart.
- Natasha Zvereva (1996–97), with Gigi Fernández then Martina Hingis.
 
Mixed doubles:
- Billie Jean King (1967–68), with Owen Davidson then Dick Crealy.
  
** Junior Grand Slam Winners:
- Stefan Edberg (1983)

**Career Grand Slam "boxed set":
 No male player has completed this.
  
Here are the female players who accomplished this:
- Margaret Court. She is the only person to do it twice. (1960-1964 and 1968-1973)
- Doris Hart (1947-1954)
- Martina Navratilova (1974-2003)
 
Honorable mention (these players came close):
- Frank Sedgman.
He’s missing the French Open men’s singles title.
-Billie Jean King.
She’s missing the Australian Open women's doubles title, having reached the final twice in 1965 and 1969.
- Martina Hingis.
She’s missing the French Open women's singles title, having reached the final twice in 1997 and 1999.
- Serena Williams.
She’s missing mixed doubles in the Australian Open (finalist in 1999) and French Open (finalist in 1998).

**Multiple Career Grand Slams  / Multiple Slam Set (MSS)
Of the many players who have managed to win a full set of four majors, there is a small number who have gone on to win all four majors a second or more times.
MSS players can be found in each of the five tennis disciplines: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles

So far, this MSS feat has been achieved by only 22 unique players.
Of these, five players have completed MSS in more than one discipline.
  
Women’s singles:
- Margaret Court (thrice)
- Martina Navratilova (twice)
- Serena Williams (thrice)
 
Women’s doubles:
- Margaret Court (twice)
- Martina Navratilova (7 times)
- Serena Williams (twice)
 
Men’s singles:
- Roy Emerson (twice)
 
Men’s doubles:
- Roy Emerson (thrice)
- Frank Sedgman (twice)
 
Mixed doubles:
- Frank Sedgman (twice)
- Margaret Court (4 times)
   
**Triple Crown Winners:
Multiple men and women have achieved this in the pre-open era (before 1968).

In the open era, 1968 and forward, these players have achieved it:
- Margaret Court.
In 1969 at the Australian Open and in 1970 at the US Open.
- Billie Jean King.
In 1973 at Wimbledon.
- Martina Navratilova.
In 1987 at US Open.

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Teenage Grand Slam Winners
This is a list of all Open Era tennis teenage Grand Slam singles champions and how old they were when winning their first title.

Women:
- Martina Hingis from the Switzerland was 16 years old. She won the 1997 Australian Open.
- Monica Seles from Yugoslavia was 16 years old. She won the 1990 French Open.
- Tracy Austin from the USA was 16 years old. She won the 1979 US Open.
- Maria Sharapova from Russia was 17 years old. She won the 2004 Wimbledon.
- Arantxa Sánchez Vicario from Spain was 17 years old. She won the 1989 French Open.
- Serena Williams from the USA was 17 years old. She won the 1999 US Open.
- Steffi Graf from Germany was 17 years old. She won the 1987 French Open.
- Hana Mandlíková from Czechoslovakia was 18 years old. She won the 1980 Australian Open.
- Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia was 19 years old. She won the 2004 US Open.
- Chris Evert from the USA was 19 years old. She won the 1974 French Open.
- Iva Majoli from Croatia was 19 years old. She won the 1997 French Open.
- Evonne Goolagong Cawley from Australia was 19 years old. She won the 1971 French Open.

* Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia had just turned 20 years old 2 days before she won the 2017 French Open.

* The oldest woman to win her first women’s singles grand slam title is Flavia Pennetta from Italy. She was 33 years old and she won the 2015 US Open.

Men:
- Michael Chang from the USA was 17 years old. He won the 1989 French Open.
- Boris Becker from Germany was 17 years old. He won the 1985 Wimbledon.
- Mats Wilander from Sweden was 17 years old. He won the 1982 French Open.
- Björn Borg from Sweden was 18 years old. He won the 1974 French Open.
- Rafael Nadal from Spain was 19 years old. He won the 2005 French Open.
- Pete Sampras from the USA was 19 years old. He won the 1990 US Open.
- Stefan Edberg from Sweden was 19 years old. He won the 1985 Australian Open.

* The oldest man to win his first men’s singles grand slam title is Andrés Gimeno from Spain. He was 34 years old and he won the 1972 French Open.

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**Players who almost became calendar year Grand Slam Winners:
(They went to all four major finals in a year but lost one)
  Men's singles:
- Jack Crawford in 1933 lost the US Open final.
- Lew Hoad in 1956 lost the US Open final.
- Roger Federer in 2006 & 2007 lost the French Open finals.
   In 2009 he also reached all four finals but he only won two.
- Novak Djokovic in 2015 lost the French Open final.
 
Women's singles:
- Margaret Court in 1965 lost the French Open final.
- Steffi Graf in 1989 lost the French Open final.
- Monica Seles in 1992 lost the Wimbledon final.
- Steffi Graf in 1993 lost the Australian Open final.
- Martina Hingis in 1997 lost the French open final
 
Men's doubles:
- Lew Hoad in 1956 lost the French Open final.
 
Women's doubles:
- Louise Brough in 1950 lost the French Open final.
- Lesley Turner Bowrey in 1964 lost the US Open final.
- Helena Suková in 1990 lost the US Open final.
- Jana Novotná in 1990 lost the US Open final.
- Natasha Zvereva in 1997 lost the US Open final.
 
Mixed doubles:
- Margaret Court in 1964 lost the Wimbledon final.
   
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**Players who almost became Non-calendar year Grand Slam Winners:
(These players came close. Having won three consecutive majors but losing in the fourth one.)

Men’s Singles:
- Pete Sampras (1993-1994). He lost the French Open quarterfinal.
- Roger Federer (2005-2006). He lost the French Open final.
- Roger Federer (2006-2007). He lost the French Open final.
- Rafael Nadal (2010-2011). He lost the Australian Open quarterfinal.
- Novak Djokovic (2011-2012). He lost the French Open final.

Men’s Doubles:
- Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (1996-1997). They lost the French Open final.
  
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*Players who have won the junior and the respective major grand slam:
-Victoria Azarenka won the Australian junior and major grand slam
- Stan Wawrinka won the French junior and major grand slam
-Sania Mirza won the Wimbledon doubles junior and doubles major grand slam
-Roger Federer won the Wimbledon junior and major grand slam
-Stefan Edberg won the Wimbledon junior and major grand slam
- Rod Laver won the Australian junior and major grand slam
- Martina Hingis won the Wimbledon junior and major grand slam.
   She also won the French doubles junior and doubles major grand slam
- Jennifer Capriati won the French junior and major grand slam
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** Tennis players that had no grand slam title when they first became the world #1
WTA Players:
-Kim Clijsters in 2003 became #1 before winning a grand slam. She was the first female player to be ranked # 1 by the WTA without first winning a grand slam singles title. She ended up having 4 singles grand slam titles.
-Amelie Mauresmo in 2004 became #1 before winning a grand slam. She was the 2nd female to achieve this. She ended up having 2 singles grand slam titles.

-Jelena Jankovic in 2008. However, she reached a grand slam final being #1.
-Dinara Safina in 2009. However, she reached a grand slam final being #1.
-Caroline Wozniacki in 2010. She reached a grand slam final before becoming #1.
-Karoline Pliskova in 2017. She did go to the US Open final in 2016 losing to Angelique Kerber.

**Kim Clijsters and Amelie Mauresmo both were ‘slamless’ # 1s but they eventually became multiple grand slam winners (when they weren’t # 1s).
 
ATP Players:
Marcelo Rios in 1998. He reached a grand slam final before becoming #1.  

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**Female Players who were #1 ranked in both singles and doubles simultaneously:
- Martina Navratilova (1984-1986). She was #1 for 332 weeks in singles, and a record 237 weeks in doubles, She is the only player in history to have held the top spot in both singles and doubles for over 200 weeks.
- Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1995)
- Martina Hingis (1998-2000)
- Lindsay Davenport (1998-2000)
- Kim Clijsters (2003)
- Serena Williams (2010)

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**Most singles titles by Grand Slam tournament
MEN’S SINGLES
Australian Open – 6 titles
- Roy Emerson
- Novak Djokovic

French Open  -- 10 titles
- Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon – 8 titles
- Roger Federer

US Open – 7 titles
- Richard Sears
- William Larned
- Bill Tilden

WOMEN’S SINGLES
Australian Open – 11 titles
- Margaret Court

French Open  -- 7 titles
- Chris Evert

Wimbledon – 9 titles
- Martina Navratilova

US Open – 8 titles
- Molla Bjurstedt Mallory
   
MEN’S DOUBLES
Australian Open – 10 titles
- Adrian Quist

French Open  -- 13 titles
- Max Decugis

Wimbledon – 9 titles
- Todd Woodbridge

US Open – 6 titles
- Richard Sears
- Holcombe Ward

WOMEN’S DOUBLES
Australian Open – 12 titles
- Thelma Coyne Long

French Open  -- 7 titles
- Martina Navratilova

Wimbledon – 12 titles
- Elizabeth Ryan

US Open – 13 titles
- Margaret Osborne duPont
   
MIXED DOUBLES
Australian Open – 4 titles
- Harry Hopman
- Colin Long
- Daphne Akhurst Cozens
- Nell Hall Hopman
- Nancye Wynne Bolton
- Thelma Coyne Long
- Margaret Court

French Open  -- 7 titles
- Max Decugis
- Suzanne Lenglen

Wimbledon – 7 titles
- Elizabeth Ryan

US Open – 9 titles
- Margaret Osborne duPont

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**Most Singles Grand Slam finals played and titles won
Men
-Roger Federer.
He played in 29 grand slams finals winning 19 of them.

Women
-Chris Evert.
She played in 34 grand slams finals winning 18 of them.
However, Margaret Court won 24 grand slams titles playing in 29 finals.   

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**Most Grand Slam titles across all disciplines
(Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles)

Women
-Margaret Court.
She won 64 titles. 24 singles, 19 doubles and 21 mixed.

Men
-Roy Emerson.
He won 28 titles. 12 singles, 16 doubles and 0 mixed.
  
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**All-Time Grand Slam Records
Most Grand Slam Women’s Singles titles
-Margaret Court.
She has 24 titles.

Most Grand Slam Men’s Singles titles
-Roger Federer.
He has 19 titles.

Most Grand Slam Women’s Doubles titles
-Martina Navratilova.
She has 31 titles.

Most Grand Slam Men’s Doubles titles
-John Newcombe.
He has 17 titles.

Most Grand Slam Women’s Doubles titles per team
-Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.
They have 20 titles.

Most Grand Slam Men’s Doubles titles per team
-Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.
They have 16 titles.

Most Grand Slam Mixed Doubles titles
-Margaret Court.
She has 21 titles.

Most Grand Slam Mixed Doubles titles per team
-Margaret Court and Ken Fletcher.
They have 10 titles.
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**Tennis players with most titles in the Open Era
Women
Martina Navratilova won the most titles playing tennis among all women.
She won 354 titles.  167 women’s singles titles, 177 women’s doubles titles and 10 mixed doubles titles.
Men
John McEnroe won the most titles playing tennis among all men.
He won 156 titles.  77 men’s singles titles, 78 men’s doubles titles and 1 mixed doubles titles.


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**Golden Match and Set
A golden match is a match which is won without dropping a single point.
A golden set is not losing a point in a set.

Golden Match:
- Hazel Wightman defeated Huiskamp (1910).
- Tine Scheuer-Larsen defeated Mmaphala Letsatle (1995).

Golden Set:
- Pauline Betz defeated Catherine Wolf (1943).
- Bill Scanlon defeated Marcos Hocevar (1983).
- Yaroslava Shvedova defeated Sara Errani (2012).

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** The longest women's tennis match played.
It was in 1984 between Vicki Nelson and Jean Hepner at the 'Ginny of Richmond' tournament in Richmond, Virginia. That match took 6 hours, 31 minutes with a score of 6–4, 7–6(11), and featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.
 
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** The shortest tennis match played.
 It is a match that lasted just 20 minutes, when Susan M. Tutt beat Marion Bandy 6-0, 6-0 at the Wimbledon tournament in 1969.
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**The longest tennis match in history.
It was played between between American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon on June 22-24, 2010. The first-round match took 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days, lasting so long it was suspended because of darkness two nights in a row. The match was won by Isner 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68. The fifth set was the longest set in history as determined by both duration and number of games (8 hours 11 minutes, 138 games) and the set itself would have broken the previous longest match record of 6 hours 33 minutes.
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