Open Era tennis records – women's singles

The Open Era is the current era of professional tennis. It began in 1968 when the Grand Slam tournaments allowed professional players to compete with amateurs, ending the division that had persisted in men's tennis since the dawn of the sport in the 19th century. The first "open" event was held in Bournemouth, England,[1] followed by the inaugural open Grand Slam event a month later.[2]

All records are based on data from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and the official sites of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

Active streaks and active players are in boldface.

Grand Slam totalsEdit

Grand Slam streaksEdit

Spanning consecutive eventsEdit

Titles # Years
1. Australia Margaret Court 6 1969–1971
United States Martina Navratilova 1983–1984
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 5 1988–1989
4. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 4 1993–1994
United States Serena Williams 2002–2003
United States Serena Williams (2) 2014–2015
7. United States Chris Evert 3 1982–1983
West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1989–1990
West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 1995
West Germany Steffi Graf (5) 1996
United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1981–1982
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 1991–1992
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997–1998
Finals # Years
1. West Germany Steffi Graf[7] 13 1987–1990
2. United States Martina Navratilova 11 1985–1987
3. Australia Margaret Court 6 1969–1971
United States Chris Evert 1984–1985
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 1991–1993
6. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 5 1993–1994
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997–1998
8. United States Chris Evert (2) 4 1982–1983
United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1983–1984
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1994–1995
United States Serena Williams 2002–2003
United States Venus Williams 2002–2003
Belgium Justine Henin 2006
United States Serena Williams (2) 2014–2015
Semifinals #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 18
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 15
3. United States Chris Evert 11
Switzerland Martina Hingis
5. United States Serena Williams 10
6. Australia Margaret Court 9
United States Chris Evert (2)
8. United States Chris Evert (3) 7
9. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Serena Williams (2)
Quarterfinals #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 19
United States Martina Navratilova
3. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 15
4. United States Chris Evert 11
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6. United States Lindsay Davenport 10
United States Serena Williams
8. United States Chris Evert (2) 9
West Germany Steffi Graf (2)
United States Serena Williams (2)
Match wins #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 45
West Germany Steffi Graf
3. Australia Margaret Court 38
4. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 33
United States Serena Williams
United States Serena Williams (2)
7. West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 27
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
9. West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 26
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Appearances #
1. Japan Ai Sugiyama[8] 62
2. Italy Francesca Schiavone 61
3. Serbia Jelena Janković 56
4. France Alizé Cornet 55
5. France Nathalie Dechy 54
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
7. Switzerland Patty Schnyder 52
8. Serbia Ana Ivanovic 48
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
10. Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 47
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Germany Julia Görges

Grand Slam winning percentageEdit

No Matches %* W–L
1. Australia Margaret Court 90.7 97–10
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 89.7 278–32
3. United States Chris Evert 89.0 299–37
4. United States Serena Williams 87.5 357–51
5. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 86.2 306–49
6. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 85.4 181–31
7. United States Billie Jean King 84.1 127–24
8. Belgium Justine Henin 83.4 141–28
9. Switzerland Martina Hingis 82.4 150–32
10. Australia Evonne Goolagong 83.3 135–27
* Minimum 90 wins
Finals %* W–L
1. Australia Margaret Court 91.7 11–1
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 71.0 22–9
3. United States Serena Williams 69.7 23–10
4. United States Billie Jean King 69.2 9–4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 69.2 9–4
6. Belgium Justine Henin 58.3 7–5
7. Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 56.3 18–14
8. United States Chris Evert 52.9 18–16
9. Russia Maria Sharapova 50.0 5–5
10. United States Venus Williams 43.8 7–9
* Minimum 5 titles

Career records per Grand Slam eventEdit

Titles per Grand Slam eventEdit

Finals per Grand Slam eventEdit

Runners-up per Grand Slam eventEdit

Match wins per Grand Slam eventEdit

Match record per Grand Slam event (minimum 20 wins)Edit

Career Grand Slam achievementsEdit

Winning a Grand Slam tournament without losing a setEdit

# Player Majors
6 United States Martina Navratilova 1983 WM, 1983 US, 1984 WM, 1986 WM, 1987 US, 1990 WM
United States Serena Williams 2002 WM, 2002 US, 2008 US, 2010 WM, 2014 US, 2017 AU
5 United States Chris Evert 1974 FR, 1976 US, 1977 US, 1978 US, 1981 WM
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988 AU, 1988 FR, 1989 AU, 1994 AU, 1996 US
4 Australia Evonne Goolagong 1971 FR, 1975 AU, 1976 AU, 1977 AU (Dec)
3 Australia Margaret Court 1969 US, 1970 AU, 1973 AU
United States Billie Jean King 1971 US, 1972 FR, 1972 US
United States Lindsay Davenport 1998 US, 1999 WM, 2000 AU
Belgium Justine Henin 2006 FR, 2007 FR, 2007 US
2 United States Venus Williams 2001 US, 2008 WM
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997 AU, 1997 US

Reached the finals in all four Grand Slam tournaments in career in Open eraEdit

Event of completion Age Player
1970 Wimbledon 27 Australia Margaret Court
1972 French Open 28 United States Billie Jean King
1973 US Open 22 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1975 US Open 20 United States Chris Evert
1981 Wimbledon 19 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
1981 US Open 24 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova
1988 Australian Open 18 West Germany Steffi Graf
1992 Wimbledon 18 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
1995 Wimbledon 23 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1997 US Open 16 Switzerland Martina Hingis
2003 Australian Open 22 United States Venus Williams
2003 Australian Open 21 United States Serena Williams
2004 Australian Open 21 Belgium Justine Henin
2012 French Open 25 Russia Maria Sharapova

Calendar year Grand Slam achievementsEdit

Total number of times achievedEdit

# All 4 titles + Olympic Gold* Year
1 West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
*called the "Golden Grand Slam"
# All 4 titles* Year
1 Australia Margaret Court 1970
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
*called the "Grand Slam"
# 3+ titles Year
5 West Germany Steffi Graf 1988–1989, 1993, 1995–1996
3 Australia Margaret Court 1969–1970, 1973
2 United States Martina Navratilova 1983–1984
United States Monica Seles 1991–1992
United States Serena Williams 2002, 2015
1 United States Billie Jean King 1972
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
# 2+ titles Year
7 United States Serena Williams 2002–2003, 2009–2010, 2012–2013, 2015
6 United States Martina Navratilova 1982–1987
5 United States Chris Evert 1974–1976, 1980, 1982
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988–1989, 1993, 1995–1996
3 Australia Margaret Court 1969–1970, 1973
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 1991–1992
United States Venus Williams 2000–2001
Belgium Justine Henin 2003, 2007
1 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1971
United States Billie Jean King 1972
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1994
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
United States Jennifer Capriati 2001
France Amélie Mauresmo 2006
Germany Angelique Kerber 2016
# All 4 finals Year
3 United States Martina Navratilova 1985, 1986*, 1987
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988–1989, 1993
1 Australia Margaret Court 1970
United States Chris Evert 1984
United States Monica Seles 1992
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
Belgium Justine Henin 2006
*Australian Open not played in 1986

Made all 3 available finals

# All 4 semifinals Year
6 United States Chris Evert 1974, 1981–1982, 1984–1985, 1986*
4 United States Martina Navratilova 1984–1985, 1986*, 1987
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988–1990, 1993
3 Australia Margaret Court 1969–1970, 1973
2 Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997–1998
United States Serena Williams 2015–2016
Belgium Justine Henin 2003, 2006
1 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1973
United States Monica Seles 1992
Spain Conchita Martínez 1995
United States Jennifer Capriati 2001
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2003
*Australian Open not played in 1986

Made all 3 available semifinals

# All 4 quarterfinals Year
6 United States Chris Evert 1974, 1981–1982, 1984–1985, 1986*
5 West Germany Steffi Graf 1988–1991, 1993
United States Serena Williams 2001, 2007, 2009, 2015–2016
4 United States Martina Navratilova 1984–1985, 1986*, 1987
3 Australia Margaret Court 1969–1970, 1973
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1991–1993
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997–1998, 2000
United States Lindsay Davenport 1998–1999, 2005
2 United States Venus Williams 1998, 2002
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 1992, 2002
United States Jennifer Capriati 2001–2002
Belgium Justine Henin 2003, 2006
1 United States Billie Jean King 1969
United States Rosemary Casals 1969
United Kingdom Virginia Wade 1972
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1973
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 1981
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 1986*
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 1987
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1991
Spain Conchita Martínez 1995
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2003
France Amélie Mauresmo 2004
Russia Maria Sharapova 2005
*Australian Open not played in 1986

Made all 3 available quarterfinals

Achievements at all 4 Majors by yearEdit

The Grand Slam * Year
Australia Margaret Court 1970
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
* Won all 4 Grand Slam titles
3 Slam wins & 1 final Year
West Germany Steffi Graf 1989
United States Monica Seles 1992
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1993
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
2 Slam wins & 2 finals Year
United States Martina Navratilova 1987
1 Slam win & 3 finals Year
United States Chris Evert 1984
Belgium Justine Henin 2006
All 4 semifinals Year
Australia Margaret Court 1969
Australia Margaret Court (2) 1970
Australia Margaret Court (3) 1973
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
United States Chris Evert 1974
United States Chris Evert (2) 1981
United States Chris Evert (3) 1982
United States Chris Evert (4) 1984
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Chris Evert (5) 1985
United States Martina Navratilova (2)
United States Chris Evert (6) 1986*
United States Martina Navratilova (3)
United States Martina Navratilova (4) 1987
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1989
West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1990
United States Monica Seles 1992
West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 1993
Spain Conchita Martínez 1995
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
Switzerland Martina Hingis (2) 1998
United States Jennifer Capriati 2001
Belgium Justine Henin 2003
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Belgium Justine Henin (2) 2006
United States Serena Williams 2015
United States Serena Williams (2) 2016
*Australian Open not played

Made all 3 available semifinals

All 4 quarterfinals Year
United States Billie Jean King 1969
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Margaret Court (2) 1970
United Kingdom Virginia Wade 1972
Australia Margaret Court (3) 1973
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
United States Chris Evert 1974
United States Chris Evert (2) 1981
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Chris Evert (3) 1982
United States Chris Evert (4) 1984
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Chris Evert (5) 1985
United States Martina Navratilova (2)
United States Chris Evert (6) 1986*
United States Martina Navratilova (3)
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova (4) 1987
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1989
West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1990
West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 1991
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (2) 1992
United States Monica Seles
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (3) 1993
West Germany Steffi Graf (5)
Spain Conchita Martínez 1995
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
Switzerland Martina Hingis (2) 1998
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Venus Williams
United States Lindsay Davenport (2) 1999
Switzerland Martina Hingis (3) 2000
United States Serena Williams 2001
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Venus Williams (2) 2002
United States Jennifer Capriati (2)
United States Monica Seles (2)
Belgium Justine Henin 2003
Belgium Kim Clijsters
France Amélie Mauresmo 2004
Russia Maria Sharapova 2005
Belgium Justine Henin (2) 2006
United States Serena Williams (2) 2007
United States Serena Williams (3) 2009
United States Serena Williams (4) 2015
United States Serena Williams (5) 2016
*Australian Open not played

Made all 3 available quarterfinals

Achievements at 3 out of 4 Majors by yearEdit

3 Slam wins Year
Australia Margaret Court 1969
United States Billie Jean King 1972
Australia Margaret Court (2) 1973
United States Martina Navratilova 1983
United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1984
West Germany Steffi Graf 1989
United States Monica Seles 1991
United States Monica Seles (2) 1992
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1993
West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1995
West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 1996
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
United States Serena Williams 2002
United States Serena Williams (2) 2015
2 Slam wins & 1 final Year
Australia Evonne Goolagong 1971
United States Chris Evert 1974
United States Chris Evert (2) 1980
United States Chris Evert (3) 1982
United States Martina Navratilova 1982
United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1986
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1994
Germany Angelique Kerber 2016
1 Slam win & 2 finals Year
Australia Evonne Goolagong 1975
Australia Evonne Goolagong (2) 1976
United States Chris Evert (2) 1979
United States Chris Evert (3) 1985
West Germany Steffi Graf 1987
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1990
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1999
United States Lindsay Davenport 2000
United States Serena Williams 2016
3 Slam finals (all losses) Year
Australia Evonne Goolagong 1972
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1995
United States Venus Williams 2002

Consecutive Majors in a calendar yearEdit

Four consecutiveEdit

Australian/French/Wimbledon/US Open Year
Australia Margaret Court 1970
West Germany Steffi Graf 1988

Three consecutiveEdit

Australian/French/Wimbledon Year
United States Serena Williams 2015
French/Wimbledon/US Open Year
United States Billie Jean King 1972
United States Martina Navratilova 1984
West Germany Steffi Graf 1993
West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1995
West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1996
United States Serena Williams 2002

Non-consecutive Majors in a calendar yearEdit

Three non-consecutive in a yearEdit

Australian/Wimbledon/US Open Year
United States Martina Navratilova 1983
West Germany Steffi Graf 1989
Switzerland Martina Hingis 1997
Australian/French/US Open Year
Australia Margaret Court 1969
Australia Margaret Court (2) 1973
United States Monica Seles 1991
United States Monica Seles (2) 1992

Grand Slam single season match winningEdit

Match winning %* W–L Year
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 100 27–0 1988
Australia Margaret Court 100 26–0 1970
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United StatesMonica Seles 100 21–0 1991
West Germany Steffi Graf 100 21–0 1995
West Germany Steffi Graf 100 21–0 1996
United States Serena Williams 100 21–0 2002
7. West Germany Steffi Graf 96.43 27–1 1989
United States Monica Seles 96.43 27–1 1992
West Germany Steffi Graf 96.43 27–1 1993
Switzerland Martina Hingis 96.43 27–1 1997
11. United States Serena Williams 96.30 26–1 2015
12. United States Martina Navratilova 96.15 25–1 1984
13. Germany Angelique Kerber 90.91 20–2 2016
* minimum 20 wins

Grand Slam season streaksEdit

Winners by decade from Open EraEdit

minimum 2 titles

1960s
Player Titles
Australia Margaret Court
3

Margaret Court claimed both US National titles played in 1968 & 1969 alongside the US Open, but these tournaments have subsequently been downgraded and are no longer recognized as Grand Slam events.

1970s
Player Titles
United States Chris Evert
9
Australia Margaret Court
8
United States Billie Jean King
7
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6
United States Martina Navratilova, United Kingdom Virginia Wade
2
1980s
Player Titles
United States Martina Navratilova
15
United States Chris Evert
9
West Germany Steffi Graf
8
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
4

Totals across all tournamentsEdit

Finals # Record
1. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 239 167–72
2. United States Chris Evert 230 157–73
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 138 107–31
4. United States Billie Jean King 122 67–55
5. Australia Margaret Court 121 92–29
6. Australia Evonne Goolagong 119 68–51
7. United States Serena Williams 98 73–25
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 93 55–38
9. United States Monica Seles 85 53–32
10. United States Venus Williams 83 49–34

Most titles / finals at a single tournamentEdit

# Titles Tournament Years
12 United States Martina Navratilova Chicago 1978–1983, 1986–1988, 1990–1992[10]
11 United States Martina Navratilova (2) Eastbourne 1978, 1982–1986, 1988–1991, 1993
9 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova (3) Washington 1975, 1977–1978, 1982–1983, 1985–1986, 1988, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova (4) Wimbledon 1978–1979, 1982–1987, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova (5) Dallas 1979–1983, 1985–1987, 1990
Germany Steffi Graf German Open 1986–1989, 1991–1994, 1996
8 United States Chris Evert Family Circle 1974–1978, 1981, 1984–1985
United States Martina Navratilova (6) WTA Tour Finals 1978–1979, 1981, 1983–1985, 1986 (x2)
United States Martina Navratilova (7) Los Angeles 1978, 1980–1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992–1993
United States Serena Williams Miami Masters 2002–2004, 2007–2008, 2013–2015
7 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova (8) Orlando 1974, 1980–1985
United States Chris Evert (2) French Open 1974–1975, 1979–1980, 1983, 1985–1986
Germany Steffi Graf (2) Wimbledon 1988–1989, 1991–1993, 1995–1996
United States Serena Williams (2) Wimbledon 2002–2003, 2009–2010, 2012, 2015–2016
United States Serena Williams (3) Australian Open 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009–2010, 2015, 2017
6 United States Chris Evert (3) U.S. Clay Court Championships 1972–1975, 1979–1980
United States Chris Evert (4) US Open 1975–1978, 1980, 1982
United States Martina Navratilova (9) Houston 1976–1979, 1983, 1985
United States Chris Evert (5) Eckerd Open, Tampa Bay Area 1971, 1973–1974, 1982, 1987–1988
Germany Steffi Graf (3) Hamburg 1987–1992
United States Martina Navratilova (10) Filderstadt & Stuttgart 1982–1983, 1986–1988, 1992
Germany Steffi Graf (4) Zurich 1986–1987, 1989–1992
Germany Steffi Graf (5) Brighton 1986, 1988–1992
Germany Steffi Graf (6) Virginia Slims of Florida 1987, 1989, 1992–1995
Germany Steffi Graf (7) French Open 1987–1988, 1993, 1995–1996, 1999
United States Serena Williams (4) US Open 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012–2014
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spanish Open 1989–1990, 1993–1995, 2001[11]
# Finals Tournament Years
14 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova WTA Tour Finals 1975, 1978–1985, 1986 (x2), 1989, 1991–1992
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova (2) Chicago 1975, 1978–1983, 1986–1988, 1990–1993
13 United States Martina Navratilova (3) Eastbourne 1978–1979, 1982–1987, 1988–1991, 1993
12 United States Martina Navratilova (4) Wimbledon 1978–1979, 1982–1990, 1994
11 Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova (5) Washington 1975, 1977–1980, 1982–1983, 1985–1986, 1988, 1990
Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova (6) Dallas 1975–1976, 1979–1983, 1985–1987, 1990
United States Martina Navratilova (7) Los Angeles 1977–1981, 1983, 1986, 1989–1990, 1992–1993
Germany Steffi Graf German Open 1985–1989, 1990–1994, 1996
United States Serena Williams Wimbledon 2002–2004, 2008–2010, 2012, 2015–2016, 2018–2019
10 United States Chris Evert Wimbledon 1973–1974, 1976, 1978–1982, 1984–1985
United States Serena Williams (2) Miami Masters 1999, 2002–2004, 2007–2009, 2013–2015
United States Serena Williams (3) US Open 1999, 2001–2002, 2008, 2011–2014, 2018–2019
9 United States Chris Evert (2) US Open 1975–1980, 1982–1984
United States Chris Evert (3) Family Circle 1974–1978, 1981, 1984–1986
United States Chris Evert (4) French Open 1973–1975, 1979–1980, 1983–1986
United States Martina Navratilova (8) Houston 1976–1980, 1983, 1985, 1987–1988
United States Martina Navratilova (9) Stuttgart 1979, 1981–1983, 1986–1988, 1991–1992
United States Martina Navratilova (10) West Classic 1979–1980, 1984, 1988, 1990–1994
Germany Steffi Graf (2) Florida 1986–1989, 1991–1995
Germany Steffi Graf (3) French Open 1987–1990, 1992–1993, 1995–1996, 1999
Germany Steffi Graf (4) Wimbledon 1987–1989, 1991–1993, 1995–1996, 1999
United States Venus Williams Wimbledon 2000–2003, 2005, 2007–2009, 2017

Titles per court type across all tournamentsEdit

Matches played & won across all tournamentsEdit

Career match streaks across all tournamentsEdit

Matches won Years #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 1984 74
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 1989–90 66
3. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1986–87 58
4. United States Chris Evert 1974 56
5. United States Martina Navratilova (3) 1983–84 54
6. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 1988 46
7. West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 1987 45
8. United States Chris Evert (2) 1975–76 42
9. United States Martina Navratilova (4) 1982 41
10. United States Martina Navratilova (5) 1982–83 39

Career match wins per court typeEdit

Winning percentageEdit

  • Note that the figures below represent career winning percentages of players that are retired (regular font) as well as current active players (boldface). The latter are subject to change and do not reflect the final figure.
All surfaces % * W–L
1. Australia Margaret Court 91.37 593–56
2. United States Chris Evert 89.97 1309–146
3. Germany Steffi Graf 88.69 902–115
4. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 86.82 1442–219
5. United States Serena Williams 85.15 843–147
6. United States Monica Seles 82.98 595–122
7. Belgium Justine Henin 82.03 525–115
8. United States Billie Jean King 81.76 695–155
9. Australia Evonne Goolagong 81.01 704–165
10. Belgium Kim Clijsters 80.09 523–130
* Minimum + 500 wins
Clay % * W–L
1. United States Chris Evert 94.55 382–22
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 90.54 287–30
3. Belgium Justine Henin 85.53 130–22
4. United States Monica Seles 85.03 142–25
5. United States Serena Williams 83.33 175–35
6. Russia Maria Sharapova 82.38 159–34
7. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 81.38 201–46
8. Switzerland Martina Hingis 81.34 109–25
9. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 80.00 196–49
10. Belgium Kim Clijsters 77.61 104–30
* Minimum + 90 wins
Hard % * W–L
1. United States Chris Evert 91.57 478–44
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 90.43 340–36
3. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 87.69 342–48
4. United States Serena Williams 85.28 527–91
5. United States Monica Seles 83.87 312–60
6. Belgium Kim Clijsters 82.25 315–68
7. Belgium Justine Henin 81.91 249–55
8. United States Lindsay Davenport 80.00 464–116
9. Russia Maria Sharapova 78.62 386–105
10. United States Venus Williams 75.99 481–152
* Minimum + 200 wins
Grass % * W–L
1. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 88.66 305–39
2. United States Serena Williams 88.43 107–14
3. United States Chris Evert 87.36 242–35
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 85.00 85–15
5. Belgium Justine Henin 82.81 53–11
6. United States Venus Williams 81.36 96–22
7. Russia Maria Sharapova 81.19 82–19
8. Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 79.00 79–21
9. United States Tracy Austin 78.18 43–12
10. Belgium Kim Clijsters 77.78 56–16
* Minimum + 40 wins
Carpet % * W–L
1. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova 89.82 512–58
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 89.15 189–23
3. United States Chris Evert 82.14 207–45
4. Switzerland Martina Hingis 80.83 97–23
5. United States Lindsay Davenport 79.53 101–26
6. United States Monica Seles 79.51 97–25
7. United States Tracy Austin 78.30 83–23
8. Belgium Kim Clijsters 77.42 48–14
9. United States Venus Williams 74.24 49–17
10. Australia Hana Mandlíková 73.75 118–42
* Minimum + 40 wins

Career season streaksEdit

Pressure situationsEdit

Single season recordsEdit

Titles Year[12]
Titles
1. Australia Margaret Court 1970 21
2. Australia Margaret Court (2) 1969 [13] 18
United States Billie Jean King 1971
4. Australia Margaret Court (3) 1973 16
United States Chris Evert 1974
United States Chris Evert (2) 1975
United States Martina Navratilova 1983
8. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 1982 15
9. United States Martina Navratilova (3) 1986 14
West Germany Steffi Graf 1989
Australia Margaret Court (4) 1968
Match winning %* W–L Year
1. United States Martina Navratilova 98.85 86–1 1983
2. West Germany Steffi Graf 97.73 86–2 1989
3. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 97.50 78–2 1984
4. West Germany Steffi Graf (2) 97.40 75–2 1987
5. United States Martina Navratilova (3) 96.77 90–3 1982
United States Martina Navratilova (4) 96.77 90–3 1986
7. West Germany Steffi Graf (3) 96.00 72–3 1988
8. West Germany Steffi Graf (4) 95.92 47–2 1995
9. Australia Margaret Court 95.73 112–5 1970
10. Australia Margaret Court (2) 95.15 98–5 1969
* minimum 40 wins
Match wins (consecutive) # Year
1. United States Martina Navratilova 74 1984[14]
2. Germany Steffi Graf 66 1989–90
3. United States Martina Navratilova (2) 58 1986–87
4. Australia Margaret Court 57 1972–73
5. United States Chris Evert 56 1974
6. United States Martina Navratilova (3) 54 1983–84
7. Germany Steffi Graf (2) 46 1988
8. Germany Steffi Graf (3) 45 1987
9. United States Martina Navratilova (4) 41 1982
10. United States Martina Navratilova (5) 39 1982–83

Year-End ChampionshipsEdit

  • (1970 – present)
Finals #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 14
2. United States Chris Evert 8
3. United States Serena Williams 7
4. Germany Steffi Graf 6
5. United States Monica Seles 4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Lindsay Davenport
Semifinals #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 16
2. United States Chris Evert 9
Germany Steffi Graf
4. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 7
United States Serena Williams
Appearances #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 21
2. United States Chris Evert 13
Germany Steffi Graf
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
5. United States Zina Garrison 12
Match Won #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 60
2. United States Chris Evert 34
3. Germany Steffi Graf 31
4. United States Serena Williams 29[15]
5. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 21
Win % % * W–L
1. United States Serena Williams 82.86 29–6[16]
2. Germany Steffi Graf 81.58 31–7
3. United States Martina Navratilova 81.08 60–14
4. United States Chris Evert 79.07 34–9
5. United States Monica Seles 75.00 18–6
* Minimum + 18 Wins
Not losing a set Years #
1. United States Martina Navratilova 1984, 1985 2
United States Serena Williams 2001, 2012
3. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1988 1
Belgium Kim Clijsters 2002

WTA Premier/Tier One (since inception in 1988)Edit

  • Overall totals include premier mandatory, premier five and tier one tournaments only.
  • Tier one events were played on 3 surfaces (carpet ceased as a surface in 1995).
Finals #
1. United States Serena Williams 33
2. Switzerland Martina Hingis 27
3. West Germany Steffi Graf 25
Russia Maria Sharapova
5. United States Lindsay Davenport 21
6. United States Monica Seles 18
7. Romania Simona Halep 17
8. United States Venus Williams 15
9. Spain Conchita Martínez 14
Belgium Justine Henin
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Victoria Azarenka

Titles by court typeEdit

Hard #
1. United States Serena Williams 16
2. Belarus Victoria Azarenka 10
3. Russia Maria Sharapova 9
4. West Germany Steffi Graf 8
5. United States Venus Williams 7
6. United States Monica Seles 6
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
9. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
United States Lindsay Davenport
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Romania Simona Halep
Clay #
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 8
Spain Conchita Martínez
3. United States Serena Williams 7
4. Switzerland Martina Hingis 5
Belgium Justine Henin
Russia Maria Sharapova
7. France Amélie Mauresmo 4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
9. United States Monica Seles 3
Russia Dinara Safina
Serbia Jelena Janković

Match wins and winning %Edit

Match wins #
1. United States Serena Williams 265
2. Russia Maria Sharapova 220
3. United States Venus Williams 213
4. Switzerland Martina Hingis 189
5. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 188
6. Belarus Viktoria Azarenka 172
7. Spain Conchita Martínez 167
8. Romania Simona Halep 162
9. Russia Elena Dementieva 157
10. United States Lindsay Davenport 152
Win % W–L *
1. West Germany Steffi Graf 89.63 147–17
2. United States Serena Williams 84.13 265–50
3. Switzerland Martina Hingis 81.12 189–44
4. Belgium Justine Henin 80.88 110–26
5. United States Monica Seles 80.13 121–30
6. United States Martina Navratilova 78.43 40–11
7. United States Lindsay Davenport 78.35 152–42
8. Belgium Kim Clijsters 76.15 99–31
9. Russia Maria Sharapova 76.12 220–69
10. Belarus Viktoria Azarenka 74.78 172–58
* minimum 40 wins

Rankings achievements (since 1968)Edit

Weeks at No. 1 * #
1. Germany Steffi Graf 377
2. United States Martina Navratilova 332
3. United States Serena Williams 319
4. United States Chris Evert 260
5. Switzerland Martina Hingis 209
6. United States Billie Jean King 182
7. United States Monica Seles 178
8. Australia Margaret Court 156
9. Belgium Justine Henin 117
10. United States Lindsay Davenport 98
Consecutive weeks at No. 1 * #
1. Germany Steffi Graf 186
United States Serena Williams
3. United States Martina Navratilova 156
4. United States Chris Evert 113
5. Germany Steffi Graf (2) 94
6. United States Monica Seles 91
7. Czech Republic/United States Martina Navratilova (2) 90
8. Germany Steffi Graf (3) 87
9. Switzerland Martina Hingis 80
10. United States Chris Evert (2) 76
Year – end No. 1 #
1. Germany Steffi Graf 8
2. United States Martina Navratilova 7
3. United States Chris Evert 5
United States Serena Williams[17]
5. United States Billie Jean King 4
United States Lindsay Davenport
7. Australia Margaret Court 3
Belgium Justine Henin
Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Monica Seles

Year-end totals through 2019

Prize moneyEdit

See WTA Tour records#WTA career prize money leaders. As prize money has increased strongly in recent decades, the lists of prize money leaders for the Open Era (since 1968) and for the WTA Tour period (since 1973) are the same.

Youngest and oldest at Grand SlamsEdit

Winning first and last titlesEdit

Winning a titleEdit

Making a finalEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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