Tennis statistics


Tennis statistics

Statistics play an important role in summarizing tennis performance and evaluating players in the sport, both present and past. While not all statistics are known, this article tries to be comprehensive on major tournament wins for singles, same-sex doubles, and mixed doubles as well as pointing out major career milestones. The professional tours and matches from 1930-1968 are not included but amateur and international events, such as the Olympics and Davis Cup, are well covered.

Grand Slam tournaments

Description of those tournaments

A Grand Slam title is a championship won at one of the four tennis tournaments that comprise the tennis Grand Slam. These tournaments, often referred to collectively as "Grand Slam tournaments," are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

Currently, Grand Slam tournaments are widely considered the four most prestigious events in the tennis worldFact|date=June 2008 and, therefore, usually draw the best players. Grand Slam results are often used as a measure of the success of players relative to their contemporaries.Fact|date=June 2008 The following tables, however, are but one indicator of greatness as various factors have skewed the statistics, favoring some players over others. For example, Roy Emerson's titles were won against amateurs while the best players of his time, including Rod Laver, were professional and, therefore, not allowed to play in Grand Slam tournaments. Before the 1960s many players felt Davis Cup was the most hallowed event in tennis.Fact|date=June 2008 Also, many players in the past did not have the funds or inclination to make long overseas trips to play.Fact|date=June 2008 For example, Margaret Osborne duPont never played in Australia. World War II also cut short or limited the careers of many, including Don Budge.

Grand Slam tournaments are the only events on the professional tours that include a mixed doubles competition,Fact|date=June 2008 alongside the men's doubles, women's doubles, and singles events. Main draw play at each Grand Slam tournament lasts for two weeks, with 128 players participating in the first round of each singles competition.

Most Grand Slam combined titles (all time)

In the following tables:
*"S" means singles.
*"D" means same gender doubles.
*"M" means mixed doubles.

active players
[AO: Australian Open, FO: French Open, WB: Wimbledon, US: US Open]

Most Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (all time)

Per team (minimum 3 titles)

active players
[AO: Australian Open, FO: French Open, WB: Wimbledon, US: US Open]

Most wins by Grand Slam event

Most year ending tournament championships (at least 2)

Men

Women

Longest match winning streaks during the open era (all surfaces)

Men

The following table is based on information maintained on the website of the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Women

Open era records

Men

*The following seven players have won at least four singles titles in one Grand Slam tournament:
**Pete Sampras: (7 Wimbledon and 5 US Open)
**Björn Borg: (6 French Open and 5 Wimbledon)
**Roger Federer: (5 Wimbledon and 5 US Open) (consecutively)
**Jimmy Connors: (5 US Open)
**John McEnroe: (4 US Open)
**Andre Agassi: (4 Australian Open)
**Rafael Nadal (4 French Open)

By player

The records and achievements of various players who have competed during the open era are listed in this section. This section is based on information maintained on the website of the Association of Tennis Professionals.

*Pete Sampras of the United States:
**Most weeks at World No. 1 on the ATP computer: 286
**Most year end World No. 1 rankings according to the ATP computer: 6 (also consecutive 1993-98)
**Most Tennis Masters Cup singles titles, shared with Ivan Lendl: 5.
**Most career Wimbledon singles titles, shared with William Renshaw: 7
**Most career US Open singles titles in the open era, shared with Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer: 5
**Most career Grand Slam singles titles: 14
**Most years named as ATP Player of the Year: 6 (also consecutive 1993-8)
**Most career prize money (male or female): US$43 million
**One of two players alongside Ken Rosewall to win Grand Slam singles titles in his teens, 20s, and 30s.
**Most consecutive years appearing in at least one Grand Slam singles final: 11 (1992-2002)
**Youngest US Open singles champion: aged 19 years, 28 days in 1990

*Björn Borg of Sweden:
**Best career winning percentage: 82.3% (576-124).
**Best career Grand Slam match winning percentage: 89.9% (142-16).
**Won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles: 1976-80.
**Only male player to have won both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year for three consecutive years: 1978-80.
**Only male player to have won the French Open at least six times (since it became an international event in 1925).
**One of two males player to have won the French Open four consecutive years: 1978-81 (since it became an international event in 1925) with Rafael Nadal.
*Andre Agassi of the United States:
**Only male player to have won all four Grand Slam singles tournaments on three different surfaces: (hardcourt, clay, and grass).
**Only male player to have won a Career Grand Slam plus an Olympic gold medal in singles (the Career Golden Slam).
**Won seven of the nine ATP Masters Series singles tournaments at least once.
**Most overall ATP Masters Series titles: 17.
**Oldest world #1 male tennis player: 33 years and 13 days.
**Played the most US Open singles tournaments: 21.
**Shares with Jimmy Connors the record of finishing the most years in the top ten: 16.

*Roger Federer of Switzerland:
**Most consecutive weeks as the ATP top ranked male player: 237 weeks (as of August 11, 2008).
**Longest winning streak on hard courts: 56 (2005-06).
**Longest winning streak on grass courts: 65 (2003-2008).
**Longest winning streak against top ten players: 26 (2003-2005).
**Most consecutive singles finals won: 24 (2003-2005).
**Highest number of ranking points at the end of the year: 8,370 (2006).
**Highest number of ranking points at any time of the year: 8,370 (November 20, 2006).
**Highest number of race points since 2000: 1,674 (November 20, 2006).
**Earliest to clinch the year-end No. 1 ranking: September (2004).
**Winner of his first seven Grand Slam singles finals.
**Played the most consecutive Grand Slam singles finals: 10 (Wimbledon 2005-US Open 2007).
**Played the most consecutive Grand Slam singles semifinals: 18 (Wimbledon 2004-present).
**First player to win four ATP Masters Series (since 1990) tournaments in one year (2005). Repeated that achievement in 2006.
**First player to win four ATP Masters Series (since 1990) and the Tennis Masters Cup in one year (2006)
**Best 2-year match winning percentage: 95.0% (2005-06).
**Best 3-year match winning percentage: 94.3% (2004-06).
**Best 3-year tournament winning percentage: 69.4% (2004-06).
**Best 4-year match winning percentage: 93.0% (2004-07).
**Has had 5 winning streaks of at least 20 consecutive matches.
**First man to win at least 10 titles in a year without losing in a final: 2004.
**First player to record a "Double Bagel" at a year-end championship: Federer defeated Gastón Gaudio in a semifinal of the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup.
**Only player to have won both Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year for four consecutive years: 2004-07.
**Only male player to have won at least three Grand Slam singles tournaments in a year three times: 2004, 2006, and 2007.
**First player to win the ATP Masters Series tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami back-to-back in consecutive years: 2005-06.
**First male player to win at least 10 singles titles in each of three consecutive years: 2004-06.
**Best percentage of finals reached in a year: 94.1% in 2006 (16 out of 17).
**Most prize money in one year: U.S.$10,130,620 (2007).
**Shares with Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors the record for having won the most US Open men's singles titles: 5.

*Ivan Lendl of the United States:
**Longest winning streak indoors: 66 matches (between October 1981 and January 1983).
**Only player to have won three tournaments in consecutive weeks on three different surfaces.
**Most consecutive singles finals: 18 in 1981 and 1982.
**Only male player to have won at least 90 matches in consecutive years: 1980-82.
**Only male player to have won at least 90 percent of his matches in four different years: 1982: 106-9; 1985: 84-7; 1986: 74-6; 1987: 74-7.
**Shares with Pete Sampras the record for most Tennis Masters Cup men's singles titles: 5.
**Most Grand Slam singles finals: 19.

*John McEnroe of the United States:
**Most career titles: 148 (77 in singles and 71 in doubles).
**Best single season win-loss record: 82-3 (96.5%) in 1984.

*Jimmy Connors of the United States:
**Most singles titles won: 109.
**Most singles matches won: 1,241.
**Shares with Andre Agassi the record of finishing the most years in the top ten: 16.
**Shares with Pete Sampras and Roger Federer the record for having won the most US Open men's singles titles: 5.

*Michael Chang of the United States:
**Youngest man ever to win a Grand Slam singles title, winning the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17 years and 3 months.

*Guillermo Vilas of Argentina:
**Most singles titles in one year: 16 in 1977.
**Most consecutive singles matches won: 46 in 1977.
**Most clay court singles titles in a career: 44.
**Most outdoor singles matches won in a career: 798.
**Most outdoor singles titles won in a career: 55.

*Lleyton Hewitt of Australia:
**Youngest male player to be the World No. 1: 20 years and 8 months old (2001).

*Rafael Nadal of Spain:
**Longest winning streak on clay: 81 matches (2005-May 21, 2007).
**First male teenager to reach second place in the ATP entry rankings since Boris Becker: 2005.
**Won eight titles on clay in 2005, the most since Thomas Muster won seven in 1995.
**By winning the French Open in 2006, Nadal set a clay court winning streak of 60 matches--besting the previous record of 53 wins by Guillermo Vilas.
**One of two males player to have won the French Open four consecutive years: 2005-08 (since it became an international event in 1925) with Björn Borg.
**One of three male players to have both won the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year (2008).Fact|date=July 2008
**Only male player to have won the French Open, Wimbledon, and the gold medal at the Olympic Games in the same year (2008).Fact|date=August 2008

*Todd Woodbridge of Australia:
**Most career men's doubles titles: 83.

Women

*Steffi Graf of Germany:
** The only player who has won four singles titles at each Grand Slam tournament.
** Holds the record for consecutive Grand Slam singles finals. (13 from the 1987 French Open through the 1990 French Open)
** Is the only player to have won the "Golden Grand Slam" - winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic singles gold medal in the same calendar year.
** The second woman to win a non-calendar year Grand Slam with her win at the Australian Open in 1994.
** Holds the record for most weeks ranked World No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) - 377 weeks.
** Holds the record for consecutive weeks ranked World No. 1 by the WTA - 186 weeks. (August 17, 1987 through March 10, 1991)
** Won the second most Grand Slam singles titles during her career - 22.
** During the 1999 French Open, became the first player in the open era to defeat the first, second, and third ranked players at the same tournament.
** Became in 1994 at Wimbledon the first female defending champion to lose in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament.

* Lindsay Davenport:
** at the 2005 Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California inflicted a double bagel on then World No. 3 Maria Sharapova in a semifinal. It was only the second time that a player ranked in the top three had been double-bageled. Chris Evert, then the World No. 1, beat the World No. 3, Martina Navratilova, 6-0, 6-0 in the final of a clay court tournament in Amelia Island, Florida in 1981.
** in 2005 became the first female player to have won 50 singles matches at the Australian Open.

* Venus Williams:
** at 1997 US Open became the first player in tournament history to enter singles final on her debut and first unseeded finalist.
** at 1997 US Open, aged 17, making the youngest major final in Open Era with 16-year-old Martina Hingis.
** in 1998 Zurich Open quarterfinals served up a 127mph ace on match point and surpassed the record by Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (123mph).
** at 1999 IGA Classic in Oklahoma City marking he first time in tennis history that sisters won titles in the same week (Serena Williams won Paris).
** at the 1999 Lipton Championships in Miami became the first pair of sisters in the Open Era to meet in a tournament final (w/ Serena Williams).
** in 2000 became the second African-American to win Wimbledon.
** at 2000 Sydney Olympics, became only second player ever to win Olympic gold in both singles and doubles, after Henin Wills in 1924.
** by winning the 2001 Australian Open Doubles championship with Serena Williams, became the fifth pair to complete a Career Doubles Grand Slam and the only pair to win a Career Doubles Golden Slam.
** at the 2001 US Open, marked the first time in the Open Era, and second time in 117 years that sisters met in a Grand Slam final (w/ Serena Williams).
** in 2001 became the third woman in Open Era to win Wimbledon and US Open in back-to-back years after Navratilova and Graf.
** in February, 2002, became the World No. 1, the first African-American player to garner that spot since the computer rankings began in 1975.
** in 2002 became the first ever siblings to rank Top 2 at same time with sister Serena.
** tied the winning streak in Miami tournament history by 22 with Steffi Graf.
** at 2003 Wimbledon made fourth straight Wimbledon final, only second to Martina Navratilova's nine.
** at 2005 Wimbledon became the lowest ranked (No.16) and lowest seeded (No.14) player to win the championship.
** made the longest women's singles final in Wimbledon history with Lindsay Davenport (2hr 45mins).
** snapped the longest losing streak in Grand Slam finals in open era (tied with Hingis) by winning 2005 Wimbledon.
** in 2007 French Open 2nd round recorded the fastest ever serve during a main draw match by 129mph.
** at 2007 Wimbledon, broke her own record set in 2005 as the lowest seeded and lowest ranked Wimbledon singles champion by seeded No.27 and ranked No.31.
** in 2007 became the first woman to benefit from the equalization of prize money at Wimbledon.
** in 2008 became the third woman in open ear to win Wimbledon at least 5 times.
** holds fastest serve record in all four Grand Slam:
*** Australian Open: 125mph in 2005 quarterfinal against Daniela Hantuchova
*** French Open: 129mph in 2007 2nd round against Ashley Harkleroad
*** Wimbledon: 129mph in 2008 final against Serena Williams
*** US Open: 129mph in 2007 1st round against Kira Nagy
** in 2008 became the only female player to win 3 gold medals at Olympics Games.

* Serena Williams:
** at 1997 Ameritech Cup in Chicago, became the lowest ranked player in tennis history (No.304) to defeat two Top 10 players Monica Seles and Mary Pierce in one tournament.
** at the 1998 Lipton Championships in Miami became the fastest woman in tennis history to record 5 Top 10 wins by defeating Irina Spirlea in 2nd Round (16 career matches).
** at 1999 Open Gaz de France in Paris marking he first time in tennis history that sisters won titles in the same week (Venus Williams won Oklahoma City).
** at 1999 Evert Cup in Indian Wells became the second non-seeded player to win a Tier I event.
** at the 1999 Lipton Championships in Miami became the first pair of sisters in the Open Era to meet in a tournament final (w/ Venus Williams).
** at the 1999 US Open, became the second African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title.
** by winning the 2001 Australian Open Doubles championship with Venus Williams, became the fifth pair to complete a Career Doubles Grand Slam and the only pair to win a Career Doubles Golden Slam.
** at the 2001 US Open, marked the first time in the Open Era, and second time in 117 years that sisters met in a Grand Slam final (w/ Venus Williams).
** in 2001 became the first player in tennis history to win the Season-Ending Championships on her debut.
** during the 2002 Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami, became the second player in the open era to defeat the first (Jennifer Capriati), second (Venus Williams), and third (Martina Hingis) ranked players at the same tournament.
** At the 2002 French Open, became the first younger sister to defeat her older sister in a Grand Slam in tennis history.
** in 2002 became the first ever siblings to rank Top 2 at same time with sister Venus.
** by winning the 2003 Australian Open, became the fifth woman to hold all four Grand Slams at once.
** by winning the 2003 Australian Open, became the first African-American to win the championship.
** by winning the 2004 Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami, won first comeback tournament with second longest gap (8 months).
** by winning the Australian Open by defeating Mauresmo and Davenport, became the only player in tennis history to win three Slams (1999 US Open, 2002 French Open) by beating Top 2.
** by saving match points against Maria Sharapova in Semifinals at 2005 Australian Open, became the only player in Open Era to win two Slams by saving match points.
** at 2007 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami became lowest ranked player (#18) to defeat the Top 2 players in the world in the same tournament by defeating #1 Henin & #2 Sharapova, .
** at 2007 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, by defeating Justine Henin 6-2, 6-0, marked the most lopsided defeat of a current #1 player since 1999 (Dokic d. Hingis).
** in 2008 winning her fifth Miami tournament title, tying Steffi Graf for the most singles titles at this tournament.
** by winning 2008 US Open she makes the longest-ever gap between stints at No.1 (five years, one month).

* Justine Henin:
** in 2004 reached an all-time high of 7,626 WTA ranking points.
** in 2005 became the first reigning French Open champion to lose in the first round at Wimbledon.
** in 2006 at Australian Open became the first player retires from a Grand Slam women's singles final.
** in 2008 became the first player retires when being No.1.

Notes

ee also

*Awards given by the Association of Tennis Professionals
*Chronological list of men's major tennis champions
*Chronological list of women's major tennis champions
*Grand Slam boys' singles champions
*Grand Slam girls' singles champions
*Grand Slam men's doubles champions
*Grand Slam men's singles champions
*Grand Slam mixed doubles champions
*Grand Slam (tennis)
*Grand Slam women's doubles champions
*Grand Slam women's singles champions
*Longest tennis match records
*Tennis
*Tennis male players statistics
*World number one male tennis player rankings
*Tennis world champions named by the International Tennis Federation


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