Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports




3 Best Female Tennis Players Ever, See Them Here


Many athletes have the right to call themselves one of the greatest of all time. The finest female tennis players ever are listed here based on their accomplishments and achievements.

Since the first Wimbledon competition in 1884, women's tennis has advanced significantly. Women were initially restricted to a separate "Ladies" tournament and were not permitted to compete in the same event as men. The first official "Open" Wimbledon tournament did not take place until 1968, allowing women to compete against men on an even playing field.

Since then, some truly outstanding female tennis players have adorned the courts and captivated our attention.

1. Martina Navratilova

One of the finest female tennis players of all time is regarded as Martina Navratilova. Her record speaks for itself, and she competed while women's tennis was at its absolute pinnacle. 18 singles wins, 31 doubles titles, and 10 mixed doubles trophies were among Navratilova's 59 Grand Slam victories. Additionally, she held the top spot in the globe for a staggering 332 weeks.

Martina Navratilova, arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time, was a formidable opponent while she was active. Three Olympic gold medals and a record nine Wimbledon singles victories were both earned by Martina Navratilova.

2. Steffi Graf

German tennis great Steffi Graf held the top spot for a record 377 consecutive weeks. She finished second only to Margaret Court's 24 Grand Slam singles titles with 22 wins.

Steffi Graf is regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, similar to Martina Navratilova. The only player (male or female) to win the Olympic gold medal, all four Grand Slam singles titles, and the Golden Slam in the same year was she. She accomplished this feat in 1988.

3. Margaret Court

The most Grand Slam singles championships ever won by a player was earned by Margaret Court with 24 in total. With her four Grand Slam victories and the gold medal at the Olympics in 1970, Court also maintains the record for the most major titles won in a single year. She was named the Australian of the Year in 1971 as a result of her accomplishments.

She accomplished this feat twice, once in 1970 and once in 1973, becoming the first woman to win all four Grand Slam singles titles in a calendar year. Additionally, she is the first player, male or female, to have triumphed in all four Grand Slam singles matches on three different court surfaces (clay, grass, and hard court).

Content created and supplied by: CapeNews (via Opera News )



Load app to read more comments