Tennis’ top Grand Slam winners of all-time: Who has won the most titles?

To win a Grand Slam title is one thing each tennis participant goals of from the day they beginning swinging their racquet. 

Despite the issue of profitable a Grand Slam event, a quantity of names have dominated on the largest stage all through the years. 

The previous twenty years have specifically seen a quantity of names cement their place in historical past by profitable a report quantity of Grand Slam titles. 

What are the 4 Grand Slam tournaments?

In operating order, the 4 Grand Slam occasions held annually are: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.  

The French Open is performed on clay, Wimbledon on grass and remaining two are competed on exhausting courts. 

Wimbledon is the oldest Grand Slam occasion, based in 1877, adopted by the US Open 4 years later, the French Open in 1891, and the Australian Open in 1905. 

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Who has won the most Grand Slam titles?

Rafael Nadal and Margaret Court at present maintain the report for most Grand Slam titles of their respective singles fields. 

Nadal solely lately grew to become the sole holder of the males’s singles report after edging previous Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic together with his 2022 Australian Open triumph. He then prolonged his lead at the French Open, earlier than Djokovic pulled again inside one at Wimbledon. 

Court, in the meantime, seemed set to be caught by Serena Williams however the American has didn’t win any of her previous 4 Grand Slam finals 

Most Grand Slam titles won by a participant in males’s singles

Player Grand Slam titles
Rafael Nadal 22
Novak Djokovic 21
Roger Federer 20
Pete Sampras 14
Roy Emerson 12
Rod Laver 11
Bjorn Borg 11
Bill Tilden 10
Jimmy Connors 8
Fred Perry 8
Andre Agassi 8
Ivan Lendl 8
Ken Rosewall 8

Most Grand Slam titles won by a participant in ladies’s singles

Player Grand Slam titles
Margaret Court 24
Serena Williams 23
Steffi Graf 22
Helen Wills 19
Chris Evert 18
Martina Navratilova 18
Billie Jean King 12
Maureen Connolly 9
Monica Seles 9
Suzanne Lenglen 8
Molla Mallory 8

Who has won all 4 Grand Slams in the identical 12 months?

The time period ‘Grand Slam’ truly pertains to the achievement of profitable all 4 tournaments in the identical 12 months. 

Winning one title is difficult sufficient, however profitable all 4 straight is extraordinarily troublesome. 

American Don Budge was the first to attain a Grand Slam in 1938, with Australian Rod Laver the solely different males’s singles participant to repeat the feat. 

Maureen Connolly was the first lady to tug it off in the ladies’s singles when she did so in 1953. Margaret Court and Steffi Graf are the solely different gamers to have carried out the identical since. 

Dylan Alcott was the final participant to finish a Grand Slam in 2021 when he did so in the wheelchair quad singles. 

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What is a Golden Slam and who has accomplished it? 

If a Grand Slam wasn’t uncommon sufficient, a Golden Slam requires gamers to additionally win Olympic gold on top of the 4 Grand Slam occasions in the identical 12 months. 

Steffi Graf was the first to finish a Golden Slam in 1988, with solely wheelchair gamers Diede de Groot and Dylan Alcott managing to duplicate the feat since. 

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