Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek marches into the finals of French Open

World No.1 Iga Swiatek marched into the finals of the 2023 French Open aka Roland Garros with a straight-set win over 14th-seeded Beatriz Haddad Maia. Swiatek, chasing her third Roland Garros crown, defeated Maia 6-2, 7-6(9-7) to reach another final.

“It’s really amazing. Honestly, it’s tough to play such a long tournament and I’m pretty happy to be able to play consistently and every year have a good result here, and I’m pretty excited for the final, ” said Swiatek after winning the tennis game.

With Swiatek struggling with her service action and uncomfortable trusting her forehand, Haddad Maia’s awesome power of her groundstrokes, particularly on the forehand side, kept her rival unsettled. She went 3-1 up in the second set, and although Swiatek broke back for 3-3, there was little sign of her running away with the contest.

Indeed, it was Haddad Maia who looked the more confident at the start of the tiebreaker, although an early mini-break was snuffed out by an awesome return winner from Swiatek.

Going into the semi-final, the top seed had lost a total of 15 games in the five previous rounds. Swiatek finished with seven more winners to her left-handed rival’s 18. She also had one more unforced error to the latter’s 25.

This is the third time she has made it to the French Open final. It’s also the second consecutive year she’s gone this far in the Major.

With this win, Iga Swiatek will now face Karolina Muchova in the finals of the French Open. Muchova beat Aryna Sabalenka in the first semi-final.

Samanyu Cyrish wins big at the under-18 lawn tennis tournament

Samanyu Cyrish wins big at the under-18 lawn tennis tournament

It’s a historic day for Indian lawn tennis player Samanyu Cyrish. The youngster has been crowned the men’s singles champion after defeating Ranveer Choudhary 2-0 (6-3, 6-4). Additionally, Cyrish also won the men’s doubles lawn tennis final. For the final, Cyrish was paired with Abhirath Thappa and defeated the duo of Ranveer Choudhary and Saksham Amla in straight sets of 6-3, 6-2.

Suraj Bhan Singh, manager of Indoor Complex M A Stadium, was present as the Chief Guest. After the match, he was quoted as saying, “I appreciate the efforts of the JKLTA for its determination to take this sport to every nook and corner of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.” He further congratulated the winners and wished them success in future events too.

General secretary of the Association, BS Jaggi who was also present at the occasion thanked the parents and officials of J&K Sports Council for all the help and support.

The three-day event showcased the talents of the participants and received encouraging support from the audience. The presence of a large number of parents on the concluding day boosted the morale of the players.

Antekshika and Mehreen Kour emerged champions of the girl’s doubles lawn tennis match after beating the duo of Myra Vashisht and Tanishka Thusoo 6-1, 6-3. While in the girls’ singles event, Antekshika defeated Myra Vashishth 6-2, 6-3 to take home the trophy.

Top 10 fastest serves recorded in Tennis

Top 10 fastest serves recorded in Tennis

Throughout the history of tennis, having a powerful serve has been a huge advantage for players. Bill Tilden’s powerhouse serve saw him win 10 major titles in the 1920s, and Stan Smith’s strong serves helped him reach the top of the rankings and win two Grand Slam crowns in the 1970s. Over the last few decades, a big serve has become an increasingly important part of a player’s arsenal. 

However, the arrival of bigger racquets constructed of graphite rather than wood in the 1980s signaled a true turning point. In the 1990s, this helped athletes like Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic establish themselves, and as technology advances, serves are becoming faster. 

The astounding 263.4 km/h (163.7 mph) tennis serve speed record was set in 2012 by Sam Groth. Sadly for Sam Groth, the ATP does not officially acknowledge that record because it was set at a Challenger event and because radar guns are not uniformly available or calibrated at that level of competition. The fact that ATP-approved gear was utilized on that day and other data collected appeared to be within a typical range gives Groth some solace. Let’s have a look at the fastest serves recorded in Tennis. 

Top 10 fastest serves recorded in Tennis 

John Isner – 157.2 mph (253 km/h) 

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Isner also beat Groth during the tie as the USA produced an upset, but they then lost to Croatia in the next round. The American was also involved in the longest tennis match of all time, so is something of a serial record-breaker. Aside from his record-breaking serve during the Davis Cup, John Isner also beat Groth in their tie, helping the USA produce an upset against Australia. However, their success was short-lived, as they eventually lost to Croatia in the next round. 

John Isner has accepted the fact that his greatest asset is his serve, which he believes sets him apart from other players. He views it as a key factor in his success and has a lot of confidence in it. He has stated: “I believe in my serve more than anything. If I’m in a tough spot on the court and I’m able to ace my way out of trouble, then I know I’ve got a good chance of winning the point.” 

Isner’s participation in the longest tennis match of all time further cements his status as a serial record-breaker. Additionally, John Isner holds the record for the most aces in a single match, with 113 aces during his 2010 Wimbledon match against Nicolas Mahut. 

Ivo Karlovic – 156.0 mph (251 km/h) 

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One of the tallest players in the history of men’s tennis, Ivo Karlovic of Croatia, holds the record for the second-fastest serve delivery in a sanctioned match. A serve of 156 mph (251 kph) was delivered by Karlovic while representing Croatia in the Davis Cup match in Zagreb during Croatia’s doubles match versus Germany. 

It was the fastest delivery of that time on the men’s tour, Since Andy Roddick’s serve against Vladimir Volchkov in 2004—also while competing in the Davis Cup—which traveled at 155 mph (249.4 kph). The Croat won several more awards for serving, as his height of 6 feet 10 inches allows him to serve at a distinctive trajectory. Since fellow countryman Goran Ivanisevic served 1,477 aces in 1996, he concluded the year with an astounding 1,318 in 2007. 

Andy Roddick – 155.0 mph (249.4 km/h)

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Andy Roddick rounds out the top three, having achieved his fastest serve during the team tournament, so there must be something about the Davis Cup and gigantic serves. The fact that the American was mostly a serve-and-volley player enabled him to win the US Open in 2003 and advance to three Wimbledon finals. 

In the tournament’s semi-final match, Roddick had a speed of 249.4 km/h (155.0 mph) as the USA defeated Belarus. Nevertheless, in the championship match, Spain defeated the Americans as a youthful Rafael Nadal defeated Andy Roddick in four sets. The fastest serve ever timed at Wimbledon was made by Roddick that year, and it stood until 2010. The American Taylor Dent set the current Wimbledon record for the fastest serve in 2010 with a speed of 238.2 km/h (148 mph). 

Milos Raonic – 155.0 mph (249.4 km/h) 

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Technically speaking, Canada’s Milos Raonic is equal to Andy Roddick’s 249.4 km/h (155.0 mph) because he beat Ryan Harrison at the 2012 SAP Open at the same speed. Raonic eventually defeated Denis Istomin in the tournament’s championship match in straight sets. Roddick will be placed ahead of him on the list, even though his best performance was eight years ago. 

Ryan Harrison – 152.0 mph (244.6 km/h) 

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American Harrison set a speed record of 244.6 km/h (152.0 mph) at the 2013 Masters 1000 Western & Southern Open. Harrison, who entered as a wildcard, gave it his best shot against David Ferrer but ultimately lost to the Spaniard in three sets. Feliciano Lopez of Spain made a serve at Queen’s Club the following year that was recorded at the same speed, but he was unable to crack our top five since the Western & Southern Open is a bigger competition because the 2014 Aegon Championships was an ATP World Tour 250 series event. 

Feliciano Lopez – 152.0 mph (244.6 km/h) 

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Tennis player Feliciano Lopez from Spain managed to achieve a career-high ranking of 12 in 2015. Feliciano Lopez has been a part of the scene for a very long time, and many people appear to have forgotten what a fantastic server he was back in the day. At the Aegon Championships in 2014, he delivered one of the fastest serves ever. In the first-round match, the Spaniard smacked the ball to serve at 244.6 km/h (152 mph) speed. 

Marius Copil – 151.6 mph (244 km/h) 

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Marius Copil is putting on some of his best performances, even though he has never cracked the top 50 in the world rankings. Due to his exceptional skill, he ended 2018 as the 57th-best player in the world. He still has a chance to make it big and have a prosperous career. 

But he has always relied most on his serve, which has given him an exceptional track record. In the 2016 European Open quarterfinals, the Romanian flawlessly placed the ball and recorded a speed of 244 km/h (151.6 mph). 

Hubert Hurkacz – 151.0 mph (243 km/h) 

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The No. 11 player in the world is a 6’5″ monster with a very powerful swing. His smashing serves have been his x-factor in his career so far, and at 26 years old, he might already be at his peak. He had a few victories at Grand Slam competitions but nothing major. However, he delivered his fastest serve ever at the 2016 Davis Cup. Despite his team’s humiliating defeat in the tournament, Hurkacz offered his colleagues something to cheer about. When the Polish player served, he let the ball fly and noticed that the speedometer showed 243 km/h. 

Taylor Dent – 149.8 mph (241.1 km/h) 

 

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There was a time when Andy Roddick and Taylor Dent were regarded as the game’s two most difficult servers. Dent reached the fourth round of a couple of Grand Slams while not having quite as many accomplishments as Roddick. Taylor Dent is the only player in our Top 10 who has proven his versatility on Clay. Despite a career marked by illnesses, he managed to reach a career-high ranking of No. 21. 

The American startled the crowd with a 240 km/h (149.1 mph) serve during the first round of the 2010 French Open. He has ranked among the top ten fastest serves in tennis history thanks to this serve, which went on to become the fastest in the tournament’s history. 

Juan Martin del Potro – 149.1 mph (240km/h) 

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Unsurprisingly, Juan Martin del Potro, commonly known as “The Tower of Tandil,” appears on the list. The US Open winner is undoubtedly the best Argentinean player of his generation. 

Out of all the players who are in the top 10, no one else hit it in the deciding match that they won. Del Potro defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to win the Stockholm Open in 2017. (6-4, 6-2). He didn’t forget to serve at 149.1 mph during the process. However, his entire effort earned him a spot in our list of the Top 10 fastest serves in tennis history, moving him up to position 10.

The Top 9 Tennis Strings available in 2023

The Top 9 Tennis Strings available in 2023

Tennis strings can be a concern shared by professional tennis players such as Rafael Nadal and Serena William, as well as everyday players. If you are looking for the best tennis strings, you have come to the right place. This guide will provide all the information you need. 

It can be difficult to choose the right strings for your racket, regardless of your skill level. Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner, the strings you use will make a big difference in your game. Don’t worry, though! We are here to provide guidance and advice to help you make an informed decision. 

In this article, we will cover all the information you need to select the perfect string for your racket. We will discuss the features of different types of strings, their technical details, and more. Additionally, we have reviewed some of the top tennis strings to help make your decision simpler. Let’s get started! 

How To Choose a Tennis String 

To ensure that this guide is comprehensive and covers a variety of skill levels, we went through an extensive process of researching, playtesting, and reviewing a wide range of strings. We have included different categories and brands to meet everyone’s needs and preferences. 

When selecting strings for this guide, we considered key factors essential for string performance, such as power, spin, control, comfort, and durability. Our reviews provide honest assessments of each product, including pros and cons, so you can be aware of what you’re getting. We have outlined strings for all kinds of players, with specifications included, to help make your selection based on your game style, skill level, and physical capabilities. 

The Top 9 Tennis Strings in 2023 

Our team has undergone a rigorous playtesting and selection process to determine the best tennis strings for all categories. From beginners to professionals, we have put together a guide to help you make a well-informed decision. There are many great strings on the market, but some clearly stand out from the rest. We’re here to help you make the smartest choice for yourself. 

Babolat VS Touch 

After careful consideration, we chose Babolat VS Touch as the best overall tennis string. It features natural gut material and offers excellent power, feels, and control that you can sense with every stroke. Undoubtedly, this is one of the top strings on the market. 

Touch VS 12M

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The unique qualities of Babolat VS Touch strings make them incredibly comfortable for your arm, even if you choose to increase the tension levels. The only downside is that they may not be as effective when it comes to spin for more advanced players. Nonetheless, these strings are a great choice for all types of players. 

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Natural gut 
  • Gauge: 15 L,16 L 
  • Length: 39.3 ft / 12 m 
  • Shape: Round

Pros 

  • Incredible feel 
  • Very comfortable 
  • High level of control 
  • Don’t lose features in higher tension 

Cons 

  • Doesn’t generate heavy spin 
  • Expensive price 

Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 

If power is what you’re after, Tecnifibre X-One Biphase strings are a great choice. During our playtest, we noted their impressive power that can easily be tapped into. Tecnifibre X-One Biphase strings are constructed from a combination of different materials and have been designed to provide optimal levels of both control and power. 

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The special construction creates a unique balance between comfort and performance, making them an excellent option for all players. Additionally, Tecnifibre X-One Biphase strings are highly durable and resilient, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them too often. 

Tecnifibre X-One Biphase strings can reduce shock and vibration, making them incredibly comfortable for the arm. The feel these strings deliver is great, especially at the net and in other areas of the court. As anticipated, they are not very spin-friendly. 

We noticed that these strings don’t offer much control, which is typical for strings with such a high power level. It can be difficult to control and accurately place the ball when playing. Fortunately, players can adjust and tweak the strings to find a better balance between power and control. 

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Multifilament 
  • Gauge: 16L, 17L, 18L 
  • Length: 40 ft / 12.2 m 
  • Shape: Round 

Pros 

  • High level of power 
  • Excellent feel 
  • Absorb shock and vibrations 
  • Comfortable for the arm 

Cons 

  • Low control 
  • Not too much spin 

Wilson Synthetic Gut Power Tennis String

If you are looking for a great product at an affordable price, then Wilson Synthetic Gut Power tennis strings should be your go-to choice. These strings offer excellent performance for a wide range of players, from beginners to intermediates. 

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Wilson Synthetic Gut Power strings stood out during our playtest for their impressive power output. They maintain tension well, have great longevity, and are very affordable. Spin isn’t their strong suit, but they still provide satisfactory results. The Wilson strings provide a crisp and comfortable feel, making the racket feel like an extension of your hand. Additionally, they are known for their ability to reduce shock and absorb vibration, giving you a comfortable experience with every shot. 

Wilson Synthetic Gut Power strings are highly versatile, making them a great choice for a variety of skill levels. They provide excellent power and control for such an affordable price and have great durability with little maintenance required. The feel and comfort these strings offer to make them a great option for players of all levels. 

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Nylon 
  • Gauge: 16L 
  • Length: 40 ft / 12.2 m 
  • Shape: Round 

Pros 

  • Good performance 
  • High power 
  • Comfortable for the arm 
  • Nice crispy feel 
  • Durable 

Cons 

  • Couldn’t find any 

Babolat RPM Blast 

If you are looking for strings that can deliver a heavy spin, the Babolat RPM Blast strings may be a perfect choice. These polyester strings generate a powerful topspin, making them a great choice, especially for forehand and backhand slices. During our playtest, Babolat RPM Blast strings were a clear favorite. 

RPM Blast 12M

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Not only do Babolat RPM Blast strings provide excellent spin, but they also give you great control over your shots. These strings make it easy to direct the ball as desired on the court, making them a great confidence booster. Plus, they are highly durable and won’t need to be replaced often. The main downside of Babolat RPM Blast strings is their lack of power, making them unsuitable for beginners or players who cannot generate a lot of power. But they are perfect for higher-level players who prioritize spin and control. 

Babolat RPM Blast strings are constructed from polyester and have been designed to provide maximum spin with ultimate control. Thanks to their durability and resilience, they can last longer and will not require frequent replacements. They are a great choice for intermediate to advanced-level players who are looking for strings that prioritize spin over power. 

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Polyester 
  • Gauge: 16L 
  • Length: 39.3 ft / 12 m 
  • Shape: Octagonal 

Pros 

  • Heavy spin 
  • Control 
  • The precision of the shots 
  • Durable 

Cons 

  • Low level of power 

Solinco Hyper-G 

Solinco Hyper-G strings are a great choice for players who are looking for superior control. With these strings, you can accurately direct the ball to where you want, even with fast and deep swings. Solinco Hyper-G strings provide amazing spin with great performance, particularly at the back of the court. Additionally, they offer a surprisingly crisp feel considering they are constructed from polyester. Solinco Hyper-G strings offer low power, making them a better option for intermediate to advanced players. It is important to note that these strings may lack comfort and not be suitable for recreational or injured players. 

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Solinco Hyper-G strings have been designed to provide superior control and spin. The polyester material offers a crisp feel but there is also a noticeable lack of power. These strings are best suited for intermediate to advanced players who prioritize control and spin over power and comfort. 

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Polyester 
  • Gauge: 16 L, 17L 
  • Length: 39.6 ft / 12.1 m 
  • Shape: Square 

Pros 

  • High level of control 
  • Heavy topspin 
  • Nice feel 
  • Great performance 
  • Speed 

Cons

  • Lack of power 
  • Uncomfortable for the arm 

Solinco Hyper-G Heaven 

We featured Solinco Hyper G– Heaven twice in this list, and many players from all around the world rate them as the most popular strings. These strings are renowned for their superior control and spin, making them a favorite for intermediate to advanced players. 

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Solinco Hyper- G Heaven has built an impressive following, making them highly sought after and one of the best-selling strings. The feedback from customers confirms their superior quality and performance. These strings are specifically suited for intermediate to advanced players looking for ultimate control, which is essential for those who play aggressively and have the physical strength to do so. 

Solinco Hyper- G Heaven strings have excellent power and snap back into place quickly after each shot, giving you more speed. The strings’ heavy spin and great feel are truly remarkable, which is why we featured them twice in this guide. 

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Polyester 
  • Gauge: 16 L, 17L 
  • Length: 39.6 ft / 12.1 m 
  • Shape: Square 

Pros 

  • High level of control 
  • Heavy topspin 
  • Nice feel 
  • Great performance 
  • Speed 

Cons 

  • Lack of power 
  • Uncomfortable for the arm 

Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 

We’ve featured Tecnifibre X-One Biphase strings twice in our list due to their incredible comfort level. These are the most arm-friendly strings on the market, making them a great choice for those suffering from elbow pain or injury. Tecnifibre X-One Biphase strings are constructed from a combination of different materials for optimal levels of control and power. These strings provide excellent comfort, durability, and resilience, making them a great choice for players at all levels. 

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The combination of power and control makes them an ideal option for those dealing with elbow pain or injury. The thousands of fibers from the multifilament material do an incredible job of absorbing shock and reducing impact for every shot. Despite this, the strings still provide lots of lively responses. The Tecnifibre strings offer a crisp feel and high power with minimal effort, so you won’t have to use a lot of energy when hitting the ball.

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Multifilament 
  • Gauge: 16L, 17L, 18L 
  • Length: 40 ft / 12.2 m 
  • Shape: Round 

Pros 

  • High level of powers 
  • Excellent feel 
  • Absorb shock and vibrations 
  • Comfortable for the arm 

Cons 

  • Low control 
  • Not too much spin 

Luxilon ALU Power 

Luxilon ALU Power tennis strings are well-known among experienced players, so much so that even professionals and advanced players use them. That’s how good they are! The Luxilon strings offer an impressive performance when put to the test. We especially noted the excellent control they provide, which is a major advantage. With these tennis strings, the ball can be directed with accuracy and yet still maintain a great feel. The full force of swings can still be enjoyed without compromising control. 

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The strings also offer a high level of spin and speed, making them perfect for intermediate and advanced players. They are also incredibly resilient and designed to maintain tension over long periods. The only downside these strings have is the low level of power. We recommend the Luxilon ALU Power as the best tennis strings for intermediate players, due to their enhanced features, in terms of spin, speed, control, and durability. 

These strings are designed to deliver a high level of spin, speed, and control for intermediate players who want more precision and accuracy in their game. They are also incredibly durable and can maintain tension for long periods. The only downside of these strings is their lack of power, which might make them less desirable for advanced players who need more power in their shots. 

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Synthetic 
  • Gauge: 16L 
  • Length: 40 ft / 12.2 m 
  • Shape: Pentagon 

Pros 

  • Great level of control 
  • Nice feel 
  • Full powerful swings 
  • Heavy spin and speed 
  • Durable

Cons 

  • Low powered 

Prince Premier Touch Tennis String 

The Prince Premier Touch tennis strings are designed to be highly durable and can maintain tension over long periods. When you eventually decide to change the strings, it won’t be because they have been broken or heavily damaged. The Prince Premier Touch tennis strings offer decent performance without excelling in any particular category.

Prince Premier Touch 16/1.30 String

However, due to their low price, they are a great and affordable choice for recreational-level players who hit the court sporadically but need long-lasting strings. The playtest showed that these strings were not great for control or feeling, but this is not a major concern for recreational players who don’t need these features while playing. 

Product Specifications 

  • Type: Multifilaments 
  • Gauge: 16L, 17L 
  • Length: 40 ft / 12.2m 
  • Shape: Cube cross 

Pros 

  • Very durable 
  • Overall good performance 
  • Great price 
  • Maintain tension 

Cons 

  • Lack of control 
  • Feel 

Conclusion: Our Pick for the Best Tennis String 

Among the many great options available, we believe Babolat VS Touch strings stand out as the best overall. Made with a natural gut, these strings offer superior levels of power, feel, and performance, all while providing comfort. 

Another widely favored choice was the Solinco Hyper-G strings, making them twice in our list as the best option for control and popularity. These strings are well-suited for high intermediate and advanced players who can benefit from their high control, spin, and speed levels.

Tennis Olympics

Mirza-Bopanna crumbles under pressure; loses AO mixed doubles final

Sania Mirza, one of India’s greatest sporting heroes, wanted to end her career on a high. However, fate had other things for her. The Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lost 6-7(2) 2-6 to the Brazilian duo Rafael Matos and Luisa Stefani in the Australian Open mixed doubles final.

The Indian pair played tremendously. After the initial hiccups, the duo showed exemplary grit and determination to bounce back. But, the Brazilian team, Matos and Stefani, continued with the momentum to break the Indian duo in the second set. Sania and Bopanna showed glimpses of their brilliance, but it just wasn’t enough for them to force a comeback. They eventually lost 6-7 (2), 2-6.

Sania, who announced her retirement a few days back, said, “My professional career started in Melbourne… I couldn’t think of a better arena to finish my [Grand Slam] career at.”

The Hyderabad-based tennis player has won six major titles- three in women’s doubles and three in mixed doubles. The former World number 1 doubles player has also won eight Asian Games medals and two Commonwealth Games medals. Mirza was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2004, Padma Shri in 2006, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in 2015, and Padma Shri in 2016.

Longest Tennis matches of all time

Revisiting the Longest Tennis Match of All Time

Tennis is a challenging sport. It is a contest of talent, cunning, and accuracy. The game continues until one player scores the required number of points or until a player quits or retires in the middle of the court due to injury or exhaustion and is unable to continue. This is the precise reason why games that last a long time are so appealing.

The audience is kept on the edge of their seats by it. Exactly this is what happened on January 30, 2022, when Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest players of all time, defeated Daniil Medvedev at the Australian Open 2022. The 5 hours, 24-minute final was won by the Spaniard. In addition, it allowed Nadal to surpass players like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic by becoming the first tennis player to win 21 Grand Slam titles. Despite this, the match isn’t anywhere close to being the longest tennis match ever played. 

However, the longest tennis match took place in 2010, which lasted for 11 hours and 5 minutes. It was played between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon. The match began on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 and lasted until Friday of the same week. During this time, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played 183 games in total. The match’s final score was 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), and 70-68 for Isner. 

Both players endured considerable physical and mental exhaustion during the match to reach this point, with Isner serving a total of 112 aces and Mahut 103. It was described as the greatest in tennis history by commentators and analysts alike. 

The longest Tennis match of all time: 

John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut: 2010 Wimbledon (11 hours and 5 minutes) 

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut broke several records during their match. Most notably, the match was the longest tennis match ever to be played in terms of time, lasting 11 hours and 5 minutes. It was also the match with the highest number of total games played (183) and the longest set (the fifth set lasted 70-68). The match also saw both players serve the most aces in a single match; Isner served 112 aces, while Mahut served 103. 

John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut

John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut

In total, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut served 215 aces during their 11-hour and 5-minute match at Wimbledon. The longest tennis match before the Isner-Mahut match was the men’s singles final at the 2004 French Open between Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria. The match lasted six hours and 33 minutes, with Coria eventually winning 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, and 8-6. 

Many people have praised the Isner-Mahut match for its remarkable display of skill and determination. Legendary tennis player Björn Borg referred to it as “a milestone in modern tennis”. Commentator John McEnroe lauded the match as “a great benefit for the world of tennis”, while American television personality Jimmy Kimmel described it as “an epic moment in sports history”. 

The men’s singles championship of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships was won by Rafael Nadal, who defeated Tomas Berdych in straight sets. John Isner and Nicolas Mahut both spoke about the match with great respect for their opponent. Isner said that he was “very proud to have been part of such an amazing occasion, ” while Mahut commented, “it was truly a special match, and I will never forget it.” 

John Isner said, “It was an honour to be part of such an incredible match, and I’m very proud to have been part of it. I wish the match could have gone on forever.”

Nicolas Mahut commented, “It was truly a special match, and I will never forget it. I’m lucky to have been part of history and I am sure it will remain a legendary moment in tennis.” 

Here are some interesting facts about the Isner-Mahut match 

– The match had a combined total of 909 points 

– The longest rally between the two players spanned 36 shots 

– Isner’s longest service game lasted over 40 minutes 

– The match was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest tennis match ever played 

– Isner and Mahut were given a standing ovation when they completed the fifth set – It was the first time Wimbledon had to suspend play due to darkness 

– The match saw 205,000 people watched it live on the BBC website 

– It was the second-most viewed match at Wimbledon that year, behind the men’s singles final between Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych 

– It was the first time Wimbledon had to suspend play due to darkness 

 

What Tennis players had to say about the Isner-Mahut match: 

“The Isner-Mahut match was an extraordinary display of courage and endurance that will be remembered as one of the greatest sporting events of all time.” – Roger Federer 

“John Isner and Nicolas Mahut’s match at Wimbledon in 2010 was a remarkable display of human achievement and resilience.” – Novak Djokovic 

“What Isner and Mahut did at Wimbledon in 2010 was nothing short of incredible. They pushed tennis to its limits and showed us what it means to never give up.” – Andy Murray 

“The Isner-Mahut match was an incredible show of willpower, tenacity, and determination.” – Rafael Nadal 

“No other tennis match has made such an impression on me as the Isner-Mahut match. It was one of the most remarkable displays of endurance and sportsmanship that I have ever seen.” – Serena Williams 

“The Isner-Mahut epic produced a record that may never be broken and will live on in the annals of the greatest sporting moments of all time.” – Andy Roddick

Top 10 longest tennis matches of all time: 

  1. John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut – 2010 Wimbledon (11 hours and 5 minutes)
  2.  Fabrice Santoro vs Arnaud Clement – 2004 French Open (6 hours and 33 minutes)
  3.  Younes El Aynaoui vs. Andy Roddick – 2003 Australian Open (5 hours and 22 minutes)
  4.  Kevin Anderson vs. John Isner – 2018 Wimbledon (6 hours and 36 minutes)
  5.  Novak Djokovic vs. Juan MartĂ­n del Potro – 2013 US Open (5 hours and 53 minutes)
  6.  Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal – 2008 Wimbledon (4 hours and 48 minutes)
  7.  Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal – 2012 Australian Open (5 hours and 53 minutes)
  8.  Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic – 2012 US Open (4 hours and 54 minutes)
  9.  Michael Chang vs. Ivan Lendl – 1989 French Open (4 hours and 37 minutes)
  10.  Gilles Muller vs. Rafael Nadal – 2017 Wimbledon (4 hours and 48 minutes).
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Martina Navratilova diagnosed with early-stage Throat & Breast Cancer

All-time tennis legend Martina Navratilova announced that she has been diagnosed with early-stage throat and breast cancer. The 66-year-old said, “This double whammy is serious but still fixable. “I’m hoping for a favourable outcome. It’s going to stink for a while, but I’ll fight with all have I got.”

Navratilova, who was previously diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer—ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS—in 2010, has been diagnosed with an unrelated form of breast cancer, still in its early stages, and was discovered during throat examinations.

Martina Navratilova’s agent, Mary Greenham, said the tennis legend discovered an enlarged lymph node in her neck during the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, which was held from October 31 to November 7.

A biopsy was done, and she was later diagnosed with stage one throat cancer, her agent said. When Navratilova was undergoing throat tests, her agent said a suspicious form was found in her breast, which later was diagnosed as cancer. Navratilova announced that the diagnosis at such an early stage is good for her health, and she will begin the treatment soon.

The all-time great has been an inspirational figure in the Tennis world. She has won 18 grand slam singles titles, 31 grand slam doubles titles, and 10 grand slam mixed doubles titles. She still holds the WTA Tour’s all-time record of 167 titles.

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Tennis players who defeated Nadal, Djokovic & Federer

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic are the three greatest Tennis players of all time. These 3 GOATs have amassed the most grand slams in the history of the sport, with Nadal (22) leading the pack with Djokovic (21) second and Federer (20) in the 3rd spot. Next to them is Pete Sampras, who has won a total of 14 grand slams, mind the gap. Let’s be realistic; every player had to face at least one of them in their journey before winning a major trophy. It is surely a difficult task to get the better of any of them. 

Federer’s retirement from the sport might have come as a sign of relief for many players out there. Having said that, there are few players who actually don’t fear facing any of these 3 aces. Actually, there are plenty of players who have beaten all of these 3 in the game of tennis. Now it is surely a huge achievement to defeat Nadal, Federer and Djokovic in one’s career. Let’s have a look at these players. 

Tennis players who have beaten Nadal, Djokovic and Federer 

Andy Murray (29 wins against the Fab 3) 

Andy Murray is one of the undisputed legends of the game. The only player to clinch the no.1 spot in the Federer-Nadala-Djokovic era. The player who has gotten the better of the Fab 3 most of the time. Andy Murray is surely the 4th best player of this generation. 

Andy Murray

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Wins against the Fab 3 
  1. Roger Federer: 11
  2. Novak Djokovic: 11
  3. Rafael Nadal: 7

Juan Martin del Potro (17 wins against the Fab 3) 

Juan Martin del Potro earned the respect in the sport, even from the Fab 3. He is one of the most feared opponents, as he can dominate any superstar on a good day. If not for his injuries, Juan Martin would have been twice the player he has been in his career till now. However, he still holds a solid record against the Fab 3. 

Juan Martin del Potro

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Wins against the Fab 3 
  1. Roger Federer: 7
  2. Rafael Nadal: 6
  3. Novak Djokovic: 4

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (16 wins against the Fab 3) 

If not for his severe knee injury, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga would have enjoyed a completely different career. Even the Fab 3 failed at certain points to hold on to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s solid comebacks. He was a serious player who gave Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic a run for their money. 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Wins against the Fab 3 
  1. Roger Federer: 6
  2. Rafael Nadal: 4
  3. Novak Djokovic: 6

Lleyton Hewitt (14 wins against the Fab 3) 

Lleyton Hewitt has a solid record against the Fab 3. Taking nothing from Australia, Hewitt did have a bit of an upper hand against the young Federer and Nadal. 

Lleyton Hewitt

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Wins against the Fab 3 
  1. Roger Federer: 9
  2. Rafael Nadal: 4
  3. Novak Djokovic: 1

Dominic Thiem (14 wins against the Fab 3) 

It will be safe to say that Dominic Thiem is the closest tennis player who comes to the Fab 3. Thiem has a solid record against Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic. Having said that, Dominic Thiem has lost some important matches against the Fab 3, as he was beaten by Nadal in two French Open finals and by Djokovic in the Australian Open. Nevertheless, Thiem is an exceptional talent, and he can replace Federer in the Fab 3 with the Swiss legend retired from the game. 

Dominic Thiem

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Wins against the Fab 3 

1) Roger Federer: 5

2) Rafael Nadal: 5

3) Novak Djokovic: 4 

 

Tomas Berdych (13 wins against the Fab 3) 

Tomas Berdych had a career to cherish. The Czech superstar was a Wimbledon finalist and was ranked no.4 during his peak. He holds a solid record against the Fab 3. Not many in the world can get the better of Federer a total of 6 times. 

Tomas Berdych

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Wins against the Fab 3 
  1. Roger Federer: 6 
  2. Rafael Nadal: 4
  3. Novak Djokovic: 3 

Stan Wawrinka (12 wins against the Fab 3) 

Stan Wawrinka has won three Grand Slam titles in his career. Interestingly, the 37-year-old is only a Wimbledon title away from completing the career slam. Stan Wawrinka would have dominated the world of tennis if not for the likes of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. However, he still has a solid record against the fab 3, mainly against Novak Djokovic. 

Stan Wawrinka

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Wins against the Fab 3 
  1. Novak Djokovic: 6 
  2. Roger Federer: 3 
  3. Rafael Nadal: 3

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: A rivalry for the ages 

A great rivalry makes a sport more interesting, and there is no denying that. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have single-handedly divided the football world into two halves. Every sport needs a classic rivalry to make the game better, and Tennis has its own in the name of Federer and Nadal. 

However, Federer and Nadal are a different breed of rivals, unlike competitors in any other sport. While the two legends used to go for each other’s throats on the tennis court, the world saw both of them shredding tears together when Roger Federer played his last official tennis match in September 2022. 

Arguably, the two greatest tennis players of the modern generation re-defined athleticism, longevity and rivalry. They made each other better while entertaining millions of their fans. The tussle, which went on for 18 years, ended in 2022, but it has given the world of tennis so much to talk about. Let’s have a look at one of the greatest opponents in the history of tennis, the “Federer-Nadal” story. 

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: A rivalry for the ages 

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer played each other for the first time in 2004 in the third round of the Miami Masters. A 17-year-old Rafael Nadal, who was ranked 34 at that time, managed to beat no.1 ranked Roger Federer in straight sets. Rafael Nadal became an overnight sensation, and that’s how it all began. 

Creator: Clive Brunskill Copyright: 2017 Getty ImagesNadal and Federer faced each other a total of 40 times, with Nadal leading 24–16 overall, which includes 14–10 in finals. Out of the 40 matches played between them, 20 were played on a hard court, 16 on clay, and a total of 4 matches on grass. 

Nadal leads Federer (14–2) on clay and (8–6) on outdoor hard court. Federer leads Nadal (3–1) on grass and (5–1) on an indoor hard court. Nadal leads Federer 3-1 at the Australian Open and 6–0 at the French Open, while Federer has the upper hand at Wimbledon (3-1). Nadal and Federer have faced each other a total of 14 times in majors, with Nadal leading 10–4. 

Rafael Nadal ranks no.1, while Roger Federer ranks no.3 on the men’s all-time list for the most major singles titles. Rafael Nadal has won a total of 22 major titles, while Roger Federer has claimed 20 to his name. Novak Djokovic is second on the list with 21 titles. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have shared a total of 11 consecutive majors between them, from the 2005 French Open to the 2007 US open. 

Federer and Nadal are the only duos to finish as the top two ranked players for six consecutive calendar years on the ATP Tour, from 2005 to 2010. The 2008 Wimbledon final game between Federer and Nadal is touted as the greatest match to be ever played in the history of Tennis. 2005 Miami Open final, 2006 Italian Open final, 2007 Wimbledon final, and 2009 Australian Open final are some of the other matches between these two, which are considered to be the epitome of Tennis.

As Nadal won the first match between the two, Roger Federer won the last match played against the Spaniard in the Semi-finals of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. It can be rightly said the greatest tennis rivalry on earth was started by Nadal but ended by Federer. Poetic. 

What did Rafael Nadal say about Roger Federer’s retirement? 

“Someone I have admired, who I have rivalled, and also I have shared many beautiful things on and off the court was leaving. In that sense, all those moments, those feelings you have before playing a final of a grand slam, of an important tournament, everything that was in the air before those matches. It was different from other matches. 

You know you’re not going to live that again, and a part of my life left with him [when he retired]. It was also the emotion of saying goodbye to someone who has been so important to our sport.” 

My time will come when it has to come. “I’m quite prepared for my next life outside tennis. I don’t think it’s going to be a problem for me beyond what will be an adaptation to the changes. My life has things equally or more important than tennis.” 

What did Roger Federer say about Rafael Nadal after his retirement? 

“It showed once again what we mean to each other and how much respect we have for each other. The feeling of having a tough rivalry but still showing: It’s just tennis – also a sign that both wanted to set. “It was an incredible effort from Rafa, and I will never forget what he did for me in London.” 

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer (all matches) 

2019 Wimbledon (winner: Roger Federer) 

2019 Roland Garros (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2019 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Roger Federer) 

2017 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Roger Federer) 

2017 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Roger Federer) 

2017 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Roger Federer) 

2017 Australian Open (winner: Roger Federer) 

2015 Basel Switzerland (winner: Roger Federer) 

2014 Australian Open (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2013 ATP Finals (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2013 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2013 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2013 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2012 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Roger Federer) 

2012 Australian Open (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2011 ATP Finals (winner: Roger Federer) 

2011 Roland Garros (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2011 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2011 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2010 ATP Finals (winner: Roger Federer) 

2010 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2009 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Roger Federer)

2009 Australian Open (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2008 Wimbledon (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2008 Roland Garros (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2008 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2008 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2007 Tennis Masters Cup (winner: Roger Federer)

2007 Wimbledon (winner: Roger Federer)

2007 Roland Garros winner: Rafael Nadal

2007 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Roger Federer)

2007 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2006 Tennis Masters Cup (winner: Roger Federer)

2006 Wimbledon (winner: Roger Federer)

2006 Roland Garros (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2006 ATP Masters (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2006 ATP Masters (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2006 Dubai (winner: Rafael Nadal) 

2005 Roland Garros (winner: Rafael Nadal)

2005 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Roger Federer)

2004 ATP Masters 1000 (winner: Rafael Nadal)

Top 10 Female Tennis Players you must know about

In the matter of women and sports, the world has witnessed that “tennis” has an extremely important role to play with its record of great accomplishments and achievements as well. 

Talking about the past few decades, various iconic & exemplary female tennis players have been highly successful in creating history with their outstanding performances & procurement! 

There have been a wide number of excellent female tennis players till today. Some of them are known to dominate the sport for a really long period of time, and others have achieved greater success in respective contests or Grand Slams.

Well, for us, deciding on the top 10 greatest female tennis players was an extremely difficult job to do! As we know, there have been numerous tennis players serving their countries with glory & utmost pride in the history and even today. 

In this blog post, we will read about the greatest female tennis players and how they have successfully left their mark on the sport and continue to encourage new generations worldwide! 

Let’s not wait any longer!! Here we go… 

  1. Sania Mirza 

Sania Mirza, I mean, who doesn’t know this name? Even words will fall short of explaining her achievements. She is unquestionably India’s best female tennis player ever! Santa Mirza has been an inspiration to billions of females in India and across the globe as well. 

HOBART, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Sania Mirza of India prepares to serve during her semi final doubles match against Maria Bouzkova of Czech Republic and Tamara Zidansek of Slovakia during day seven of the 2020 Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre on January 17, 2020 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Steve Bell/Getty Images)

She has won 6 Grand Slam Titles and is the first Indian Female Player to win a Grand Slam of any kind! Additionally, in 2013, she was ranked No. 1 in her doubles career. She is the only Indian who entered the top 100 WTA singles rankings, being at World No. 27.

She has also done commendable work in many multi-national matches, as she has won medals in the singles & doubles categories and the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and the Afro-Asian Games. 

  1. Serena Williams 

She is known as the strongest & influential female tennis player and has inspired millions of us throughout her journey. Serena, as well as her sister Venus Williams, have proved to be a dominant force in the sport of tennis since the late 90s. They both have won fourteen Grand Slam Doubles titles, which is commendable. Serena Williams, at present, holds the  “Open Era Record” for Grand Slam Singles Titles by a tennis player as she owns 23 Grand Slam Singles titles, including the 2017 Australian Open. 

 

The world has seen that Serena’s game has clearly withstood the ordeal of time, hard work, competition, and commitment. The achievement of owning the Grand Slam titles came over an 18-year long period, starting from 1999, with her latest win at the 2017 Australian Open. 

Out of competitive tennis for most of 2017, while pregnant, Serena reached 4 Grand Slam finals without securing that coveted 24th title to tie Margaret Court before retiring after the 2022 US Open. The point can now be brought in to raise up Serena Williams to be the most remarkable tennis player of all time! 

  1. Martina Navratilova

She was considered to be one of the toughest competitors by many players out there. Martina Navratilova dominated the sport of women’s tennis from the late 1970s to the 1980s. She is specifically known for her intense physical activity. Plus, she got the big serve & volley back to the sport. 

Moreover,  she made the Open Era record for career titles, holding 167 of them, and also has 59 Grand Slam titles, which comprise singles, doubles, & mixed doubles! Isn’t it incredible? You must know that Martina Navratilova also possesses the record for career Wimbledon titles with an extraordinary nine titles. 

  1. Karman Thandi 

Karman Thandi is known to be one of the very few Indian tennis singles players to reach the top 200 of the WTA rankings. She was the sixth tennis player who has been successful in doing so! On 20th August 2018, Karman Thandi caught up with her career high-ranking of 196, which was amazing. At present, she holds the rank of 447 and owns 107 points to her credit. On 23rd June 2018, the 24-year-old achieved the maiden singles title in the $25k Hong Kong tournament. 

Plus, in the Fed Cup, she was one of the players to represent India. She also retains a win-loss track record of 3-6 in singles in this specific tournament. Karman Thandi is known to be the first tennis player since Sania Mirza to gain a victory in a WTA main draw match. At the 2018 Jiangxi International Women’s Tennis Open, she won against Lu Jiajing.

  1. Steffi Graf 

Steffi Graf, having a 17-year-long career, became an inspiration for so many people all over the world. Her record of ranking number 1 for continuous 377 in the world is a history for any player, be it male/female. 

In the year 1988, Steffi held the position of the first player to accomplish what is considered as the calendar year Golden Slam by gaining a victory in all four majors, along with the Olympic Gold Medal in the same year! If we observe, no one was better than Graf from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

  1. Rutuja Bhosale 

Rutuja Bhosale, who hails from Maharashtra, is one of the most talented and skilful Indian tennis players! She actually had blown away everyone with her performance as a junior tennis player. She is best known for her achievement of securing the 55th rank as a junior competitor, and she also holds four titles on the ITF circuit. 

Rutuja Bhosale is at present ranked 476 on the WTA circuit. But she has dropped more than a hundred spots because previously, she was ranked at 342. Nevertheless, if you look at her career graph, then you will observe that her doubles career has proliferated in the past few years. 

  1. Margaret Court

A lot of experts out there believe that Margaret Court is one of the best tennis players of all time! She has made an outstanding record of 24 Grand Slam Singles titles, so it’s hard to deny experts’ beliefs, right? Margaret Court has an astonishing record of 62 major tiles, including 19 doubles and 19 mixed doubles. 

 

In the year 1970, Court was the first ever woman who was in the Open Era to win the singles Grand Slam. Plus, she is the only female (other than Daniela Hantuchova) to win a Grand Slam in mixed doubles, and she won it twice! Also, Margaret Court was the first ever female to integrate weights and fitness training into her daily routine to enhance her skills.

  1. Ankita Raina

Next is Ankita Raina, a 29-year-old tennis professional from Ahmedabad. She is one of the most successful and inspiring Indian women’s tennis players. She has been quite amazing in slowly climbing the ranks and going after the footsteps of none other than “Sania Mirza” as she has also achieved the titles in the ITF circuit, with an excellent record of 18 doubles titles and 11 singles titles. 

Ankita Raina has also won the title on the WTA tour and one at the contests in the WTA 125K series. She is even defined as one of the best Indian female tennis players because she is only the 6th Indian ever to embark on the WTA Top 200 in singles. Moreover, in 2021, she also cracked up in the Top 100 in doubles. 

  1. Chris Evert 

Chris Evert, have you heard of any player more graceful on the tennis court than her? No, right! In the 1970s & 1980s, with her two-handed backhand shot, she successfully dominated the sport of tennis. Chris Evert is one of the players who still holds the track record for catching up with the most Grand Slam singles finals with 34. 

Chris Evert attends the 30th Annual Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic at Boca Raton Resort & Club on November 22, 2019 in Boca Raton, Florida.

She actually won 18 titles which also includes all of the majors twice. Chris Evert was proven to be the number one player in the world continuously for seven years, and moreover, she had a career-winning percentage in singles tournaments of over ninety percent.

 

  1. Rushmi Chakravarthi 

Rushmi Chakravarthi is a former Indian tennis player with a record of winning 52 ITF titles, which are the most titles by any Indian tennis player to date. She started her career in 2005 and has only featured in two WTA matches.

In the year 2003, she won a total of four medals at the Afro-Asian Games; her performance was applaudable as, two of which included gold medals. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Rushmi won the bronze medal in doubles along with Sania Mirza. 

All these tennis players are regarded as the most excellent female tennis players in the world. They have all stretched for a really long career; it’s quite remarkable that these female tennis players have all excelled in their own ways, and all of them will always be remembered for their precious contribution to the field of sport. 

Their legacy and hard work shall never be ignored or forgiven, as each one of them laid the foundations for so many women across the globe and also for all our future generations!

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