Women’s Major Tennis Championship Singles Title Winners

Women’s Major Tennis Championship Singles Title Winners

Margaret Court Has Won 24 Women’s Major Tennis Championship Singles Titles

Victor P Taffa

There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam.

Grand Slam itinerary consists of

  • Australian Open in mid January,
  • French Open in May and June,
  • Wimbledon in July,
  • US Open in August and September.

Each Major Championship is played over a 2 week period.

Major Championships Surfaces played on

  • Australian Open played on hard court,
  • French Open played on clay,
  • Wimbledon is played on grass,
  • US Opens are played on hard court.

Years That Each Major Championships began:

  • Australian Open in 1905,
  • French Open in 1891,
  • Wimbledon in 1877,
  • US Open in 1881.

Term Grand Slam, without qualification, and also originally, refers to the achievement of winning all 4 major championships within a single calendar year within one of the 5 events:

  • Men’s singles;
  • Women’s singles;
  • Men’s doubles;
  • Women’s doubles;
  • Mixed doubles.

In doubles, one team may accomplish a Grand Slam playing together or one player may achieve it with different partners.

 

Most Women’s Major Tennis Championship Singles Titles (5 or more)

All Time

Player                       Total               Australian Open        French Open             Wimbledon                US Open

 Margaret Court (AUS)                           24                    11                                5                                  3                                  5

Serena Williams (USA)                            23                    7                                  3                                  7                                 6

Steffi Graf (WEG, GER)                           22                    4                                  6                                  7                                 5

Helen Wills Moody (USA)                         19                    0                                  4                                  8                               7

Chris Evert (USA)                                        18                    2                                  7                                  3                               6

Martina Navratilova (CZE, USA)             18                    3                                  2                                  9                                4

Billie Jean King (USA)                                12                    1                                  1                                  6                                4

Maureen Connolly (USA)                            9                      1                                  2                                  3                                3

Monica Seles (YUG, USA)                            9                      4                                  3                                  0                               2

Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                                 8                      0                                  2                                  6                              0

Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (NOR, USA)         8                      0                                  0                                  0                              8

Dorothea Lambert Chambers (UK)                7                      0                                  0                                  7                         0

Maria Bueno (BRA)                                         7                      0                                  0                                  3                             4

Evonne Goolagong (AUS)                             7                      4                                  1                                  2                                  0

Justine Henin (BE)                                          7                      1                                  4                                  0                                  2

Venus Williams (USA)                                   7                      0                                  0                                  5                                  2

Blanche Bingley Hillyard (UK)                      6                      0                                  0                                  6                                  0

Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)                 6                      0                                  2                                  1                                3

Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)                        6                      6                                  0                                  0                                  0

Louise Brough (USA)                                     6                      1                                  0                                  4                                  1

Doris Hart (USA)                                           6                      1                                  2                                  1                                  2

Lottie Dod (UK)                                             5                      0                                  0                                  5                                  0

Charlotte Cooper Sterry (UK)                    5                      0                                  0                                  5                                    0

Daphne Akhurst (AUS)                                  5                      5                                  0                                  0                                  0

Helen Jacobs (USA)                                       5                      0                                  0                                  1                                  4

Alice Marble (USA)                                        5                      0                                  0                                  1                                  4

Pauline Betz (USA)                                        5                      0                                  0                                  1                                  4

Althea Gibson (USA)                                     5                      0                                  1                                  2                                  2

Martina Hingis (SWI)                                     5                      3                                  0                                  1                                  1

Maria Sharapova (RUS)                                  5                      1                                  2                                  1                                  1

 

Most Singles Titles By Major Championship

 All Time

 Major Championship           Wins               Player (s)

 Australian Open                    11                    Margaret Court (AUS)

French Open                          7                      Chris Evert (USA)

Wimbledon                            9                      Martina Navratilova (CZE, USA)

US Open                                 8                      Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (NOR, USA)

 

Abbreviations

AUS                Australia

BE                   Belgium

BRA                Brazil

CZE                Czechoslovakia

FRA                France

GER                Germany

NOR               Norway

RUS                Russia

SWI                 Switzerland

UK                  United Kingdom

USA                United States of America

WEG               West Germany

YUG               Yugoslavia