Female Tennis Players with Most Trophies

Tennis undoubtedly being one of the most popular sports in the world. Its appeal stems not only from the players, but also from the many versions of the game, which are played in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Women’s tennis has recently received a lot of attention. According to the ATP rankings, Iga Swiatek is the current World No. 1 in women’s tennis, having replaced the retiring Ashleigh Barty earlier this year.

Women’s tennis was first featured in the Paris Olympics in 1900, and again in 1908, however the first doubles matches were played in Antwerp in 1920. Grand slam contests in all sports award the same reward to both men and women. This article will teach you about the top five women who have won the most singles championships in the history of women’s tennis.

Female Tennis Players with most Trophies

1. Serena Williams

Main TitlesWinning Year
Australian Open2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017
French Open2002, 2013, 2015
Wimbledon2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016
US Open1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Grand Slam1999
Olympic Games2012

Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan on September 26, 1981, to Oracene Price and Richard Williams. Venus Williams, another tennis great, is her younger sister. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rated her world No. 1 in singles for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks, and she closed the year as the No. 1 five times. She won 23 Grand Slam singles championships, the most in the Open Era and the second-most all time.
Williams is largely regarded as one of the best female tennis players of all time. The Williams sisters’ entry on the women’s professional tennis tour has been attributed with ushering in a new age of power and athleticism.

Serena is the active player with the most combined major championships in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles, with 39:23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She ranks third all-time and second in the Open Era in total major championships. She is the most recent woman to hold all four major singles championships at the same time (2002-03 and 2014-15), as well as the most recent woman to win the Surface Slam (major titles on hard, clay, and grass courts in the same calendar year), which she accomplished in 2015. She is also, together with Venus, the most recent player to hold all four major women’s doubles titles at the same time (2009–10).

2. Margaret Court

Main TitlesWinning Year
Australian Open1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973
French Open1964, 1965, 1966, 1973
Wimbledon1964, 1969
French Open1963, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975

Former top tennis player in the world Margaret Court AC MBE, born on 16 July 1942, commonly known as Margaret Smith Court, is an Australian who is now a retired Christian preacher. Her 64 major titles (including 19 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles) and 24 major singles titles make her one of the best tennis players of all time. Court was born in New South Wales’ Albury. At the age of 17, she won the first of her seven straight Australian Open singles titles in 1960.

She was able to complete a Career Grand Slam thanks to her victory at Wimbledon in 1963 when she was just 21 years old. Court resumed playing in 1968 after a brief hiatus in 1966 and 1967. The Open Era started in 1968. She completed the Grand Slam in 1970 by winning all four major singles competitions, closing off a string of six consecutive major singles victories. She gave birth to her first child in 1972, although she subsequently made a comeback to tennis. She won three Grand Slam singles titles in 1973. After the birth of her second and third child, she took comparable pauses until quitting the sport in 1977.

3. Steffi Graff

Main TitlesWinning Year
Australian Open1988, 1989, 1990, 1994
French Open1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999
Wimbledon1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996
US Open1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
Olympic Games1988

Stefanie Maria Graf, a former professional tennis player from Germany, was born on June 14, 1969. She is regarded as one of the greatest professional tennis players of all time. She held the world No. 1 ranking for a record 377 weeks and amassed 22 major singles titles, which ranks third all-time (behind Margaret Court’s 24 and Serena Williams’ 23) and is the second-most since the Open Era began in 1968. Graf achieved the Golden Slam in tennis for the first time in 1988 when he won the Olympic gold medal, all four major singles championships, and all four major tournaments. She is also the only tennis player, male or female, to have claimed victory in every major competition at least four times.

The longest period for which any player, male or female, has held a singles number-one ranking since the WTA and the Association of Tennis Professionals, respectively, began issuing rankings, was held by Graf, who was ranked No. 1 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for a total of 377 weeks. She accumulated 107 singles championships, placing her third on the WTA’s all-time list after Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova (167 titles) (157 titles). She and Margaret Court are the only athletes, male or female, to win three major championships five times in a single calendar year (1988, 1989, 1993, 1995 and 1996).

4. Chris Evert

Main TitlesWinning Years
Australian Open1982, 1984
French Open1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986
Wimbledon1974, 1976, 1981
US Open1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982

Christine Marie Evert, an American former No. 1 tennis player, was born on December 21, 1954, and played as Chris Evert Lloyd from 1979 until 1987. Evert won 18 major singles titles, including a joint-record seven French Open wins and six US Open victories (tied with Serena Williams). At the conclusion of the singles season, she held the number one position in the world rankings for 260 weeks and seven separate occasions (1974–78, 1980, 1981). In the 1970s and 1980s, Evert and Martina Navratilova, who was her main rival, dominated women’s tennis.

Evert appeared in 34 major singles finals, which is the most. In the singles division, Evert advanced to the semifinals or better in 52 of the 56 majors she competed in, including 34 straight majors from the 1971 US Open through the 1983 French Open. She never lost in the first or second round of a major, just twice in the third. She now holds the record for the most years in a row (13) in which she has won a major championship. Evert’s 89.97% (1309-146) mark is the second-highest men’s or women’s lifetime victory percentage in singles matches during the Open Era. Her career winning percentage in singles matches on clay courts is still a WTA Tour record at 94.55% (382-22). Additionally, she took home three significant doubles titles.

5. Martina Navratilova

Main titlesWinning Years
Australian Open1981, 1983, 1985
French Open1982, 1984
Wimbledon1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990
US Open1983, 1984, 1986, 1987

Martina Navratilova is a former professional tennis player who was born in the Czech Republic on October 18, 1956. Navratilova, who is regarded as one of the best tennis players of all time, amassed the most major trophies during the Open Era with 59, including 18 major singles titles, 31 major women’s doubles wins, and 10 major mixed doubles titles. In the 1970s and 1980s, Navratilova dominated women’s tennis with Chris Evert, who was her biggest foe.

Navratilova is the only player in history to have maintained the top place in both categories for more than 200 weeks. She held the top spot in singles for 332 weeks in total (tied with Steffi Graf for most), and in doubles for a record 237 weeks. She won the Wimbledon singles championship a record nine times while making the final 12 times, including nine years in a row from 1982 to 1990. Along with Margaret Court and Doris Hart, Navratilova is one of just three tennis players to have completed the career “Boxed Set,” or a Grand Slam in singles, same-sex doubles, and mixed doubles. She won her final major championship in the mixed doubles event at the 2006 US Open, just before turning 50 and 32 years after winning her first major championship in 1974.

6. Venus Williams

Main TitlesWinning Years
Australian Open2003, 2017
French Open2002
Wimbledon2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008
US Open2000, 2001
Olympic Games2000
Grand Slam Cup1998

Venus Ebony Starr Williams, an American tennis player, was born on June 17, 1980. Seven Grand Slam singles championships have been won by Williams, including two at the US Open and five at Wimbledon. She formerly held the top spot in the doubles and singles rankings. She is largely recognised as one of the greatest athletes to ever play the game.

Serena Williams, Venus Williams’ younger sister, was educated by her parents, Richard and Oracene Williams. In 1997, she reached her first major final at the US Open after turning professional in 1994. In addition to winning the Wimbledon and US Open titles in 2000 and 2001, Williams also captured the Olympic singles gold medal at the Sydney Games in 2000. She held the No. 1 singles ranking for the first time as an African American woman on February 25, 2002, overtaking Althea Gibson. Between 2002 and 2003, she made it to four straight major finals but fell to Serena each time. After that, she experienced injuries and only achieved one big victory between 2003 and 2006. Williams began to rediscover her form when she won Wimbledon in 2007, she repeated the feat the next year. In 2010, she reclaimed the No. 2 singles position in the world, although she was once again sidelined by injury. Beginning in 2014, she gradually rediscovered her form, which resulted in two major final appearances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017.

7. Helen Wills

Main TitlesWinning Years
French Open1930, 1932
Wimbledon1924, 1927, 1930
US Open1922, 1924, 1925, 1928

American tennis player Helen Newington Wills, also known by her married names Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was born on October 6, 1905, and passed away on January 1, 1998. Throughout her career, she won 31 Grand Slam event titles in the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles divisions, including 19 singles crowns.

Wills was the first American woman athlete to achieve international fame, and despite her propensity for avoiding the spotlight, she made acquaintances with royalty and movie stars. She was recognised for her elegant form and effortless movement. She played tennis in knee-length pleated skirts as opposed to the lengthier ones worn by her predecessors, and she was well-known for donning her signature white visor. Unusual for a woman, she honed her skills against male opponents, and she played a relentless, primarily baseline game, exhausting her female opponents with force and precision. She competed in what was dubbed “the Encounter of the Century,” a high-profile match against Suzanne Lenglen, in February 1926.


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