Who Are The Greatest Female Tennis Players of All Time

Here is a list of the top 5 greatest female tennis players of all time!

Serena Williams

Is anyone even surprised? This American Tennis player has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, making her one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. She has also been ranked singles no.1 by the women’s tennis Association for 319 weeks, how amazing is that?

She has won 14 major women’s doubles titles and three women’s double Olympic gold, along with her sister Venus Williams. Talk about power sisters! Serena is also mentioned as the second-highest-paid Female Athlete in 2022 on Forbes. This Tennis player also has 20 corporate partners and also invests in started through her own Serena Ventures.

Margaret Court

Born on July 16th, 1942, Margaret was an Australian Tennis player. She was one of the tennis players the world had seen in the 1960s.  With more than 66 Grand Slam Championships, in 1970 she became the second woman to win the Grand Slam of tennis singles: Wimbledon, The U.S open. The Australian Open, and also The French Open titles all in one same year. 

She also holds the record of most (24) Grand slam single titles by any player in the world. With her powerful serve, she won many tournaments and retired in 1976. In 1979, Margaret Court was also elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Later in life, she served as a Pastor at a Pentecostal Christian church, outside of Perth. 

Steffi Graf

With a record of being on the world no.1 rank for 377 weeks, Steffi Graf has won 22 major single titles. This German Tennis player is also the first player to achieve the Golden Slam, as she won all four Grand slam single titles and the Olympic gold medal in a single year. 

Steffi Graf was the second youngest tennis player to ever earn an International ranking, at the age of seventeen! Graf had to retire early as she suffered from injuries that put an end to her sports career. Even after her retirement, she was involved in various charities and non-profit organizations.

Chris Evert

With 18 Grand slam singles championships and three double titles, Christine Marie Evert was America’s Former world no 1 player. She also holds a record of most Grand Slam finals (34) by any tennis player in the world.

Chris was the “Queen of Clay” by winning the French Open singles titles seven times, and was also the first female tennis player to win a whopping 1 million dollar prize money. Chris recently opened up about her ovarian cancer, which was removed during the hysterectomy

Monica Seles

Born in a Hungarian Family, Monica started playing tennis when she was five. She won an Orange Bowl Tournament in Miami when she was 11 years old and later moved to the United States to enroll at the Nich Bollettieri Tennis Academy. She also became the youngest French Open champion at the age of 16.

In  1993, Monical Seles was a victim of an attack by a man with a 9 inch Knife and was not able to play for another two years. She dealt with PTSD, depression and later came back to win at the Australian Open in 1996 and was called one of the greatest female tennis players in the world.

These women have been an inspiration to generations of players, who have started their careers in sports. Thank you for taking out the time in reading this article!

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