Winning the Grand Slam title is the pinnacle of a tennis player. The two-week long intense battle brings out the best in each player as they fight hard for the coveted trophy. Many players have crumbled under pressure, failing to match the level required to win the top most honour in tennis, while others relish the challenge to ink their names in the history books. From Margaret Court to Williams sisters, tennis has always witnessed massively talented players fighting for eternal glory. Let us look at the female players who have dominated the Grand Slams in the singles category:
Tennis has not seen a better player than the former Australian star in women or men’s section. Margaret Court has won everything possible from singles to women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Besides her 24 singles Grand Slam titles, she has also won 19 women’s doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles. Margaret has an incredible 64 Grand Slam titles to her name.
The Australian star is one among the three women in history to have won the “Grand Slam Boxed Set”. It consists of every Grand Slam title in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Impressively, Court is the only player in tennis history to complete a “Multiple Grand Slam Set” twice in singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles categories. She is undoubtedly the greatest Grand Slam champion in the history of tennis.
The American superstar has rediscovered her form multiple times to dominate the tennis world in over two decades. She has been supremely dominant across all the surfaces. Serena has 13 hard court Grand Slams – seven in Australian Open and six in US Open. Besides, she has seven at Wimbledon and three at Roland Garros.
Beyond the 23 Grand Slam singles titles, Williams also has 14 in women’s doubles and two in mixed doubles. With a combined total of 39 Grand Slam trophies, she has ruled the sport in some style. Her aggressive approach combined with powerful forehand and serves make her extremely tricky to play. At 39 years, she is showing no signs of slowing down.
The former German legend has been one of the players of her generation, winning multiple titles at various fronts. Besides her trophies, she has been credited with creating an attacking style of play which is dominant in the modern game. Graf’s versatility made her a perfect all-round player who has the ability to perform at any surface against any opponent.
She has seven Wimbledon, six French Open, five US Open and four Australian Open Grand Slam singles titles to her name. Graf’s career highlight was in 1988 when she completed a “Golden Slam”, winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic Gold. Notably, she is the only player to have won every Grand Slam a minimum of four times.