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Most Men's/Women's Grand Slam Singles Titles


Most Australian Open Singles Titles
#
Category
Player
Country
No. of titles
1.
Men
Roger Federer
Switzerland
4
2.
Men
Andre Agassi
United States
4
1.
Women
Serena Williams
United States
6


Most French Open Singles Titles
#
Category
Player
Country
No. of titles
1.
Men
Rafael Nadal
Spain
9
2.
Men
Bjorn Borg
Sweden
6
1.
Women
Chris Evert
United States
7
2.
Women
Steffi Graf
Germany
6


Most Wimbledon Singles Titles
#
Category
Player
Country
No. of titles
1.
Men
Roger Federer
Switzerland
7
2.
Men
Pete Sampras
United States
7
1.
Women
Martina Navratilova
United States
9
2.
Women
Steffi Graf
Germany
7


Most US Open Singles Titles
#
Category
Player
Country
No. of titles
1.
Men
Roger Federer
Switzerland
5
2.
Men
Pete Sampras
United States
5
3.
Men
Jimmy Connors
United States
5
1.
Women
Chris Evert
United States
7
2.
Women
Steffi Graf
Germany
6





Most total singles/doubles titles in the Open era

#
Record
Player
No. of titles
1.
Maximum number of Grand Slam Mens' Singles titles
Roger Federer
17
2.
Maximum number of Grand Slam Womens' Singles titles
Steffi Graf
22
3.
Maximum number of Grand Slam Mens' Doubles titles
Todd Woodbridge
16
4.
Maximum number of Grand Slam Womens' Doubles titles
Martina Navratilova
31
5.
Maximum number of Grand Slam Mixed Doubles titles among women
Martina Navratilova
10
6.
Maximum number of Grand Slam Mixed Doubles titles among men
Mahesh Bhupathi
8




Open tournaments - Important Facts   

#
Tournament
First Held
Month held every year
Court
2015 Edition
1.
Australian Open
1905
January
Plexicushion
103th
2.
French Open
1891
May-June
Clay
114th
3.
Wimbledon
1877
June-July
Grass
129th
4.
US Open
1881
August-September
Deco-turf
135th



Miscellaneous Facts

The Open Era began in 1968, when the Grand Slam tournaments agreed to allow professional players to compete with amateurs.
In 1968, the French Championships became the first Grand Slam tournament to go open, allowing both amateurs and professionals to compete.
Pete Sampras, who held the record of maximum number of singles Grand Slam wins till Roger Federer overtook him, never won a French Open title.
Margaret Smith Court holds the record with 24 Grand Slam singles titles (All-time).
Boris Becker from Germany was the youngest male player ever to win Wimbledon in singles. He was 17 years old when he won it in 1985.
The French Open is actually named after a person – Roland Garros. He was a world-class aviator and a great tennis player.
I n 1997, 16 year-old Martina Hingis became the youngest ever world number 1.
The trophy presented to the women's singles winner at the Wimbledon is known as Venus Rosewater Dish.
A Golden Slam is winning all the four Grand Slam tournaments as well as the Olympics Gold Medal.
Steffi Graf became the first and only tennis player to have won the Golden Slam in 1988.



Important Cups and Trophies associated with Tennis

Davis Cup - Country to country tennis event for men. First held in 1900.
Fed Cup - Women's equivalent of Davis Cup. First held in 1963.
Hopman Cup - Country to country basis for both Men and Women held in December every year in Australia. First held in 1989.




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