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My personal Hall of Fame (only retired players)

No certain criteria, just my personal point of view.



Notes:
deceased
only Grand Slams and Olympics results mentioned
players listed in alphabetical order


AKHURST, Daphne (Australia) †
Singles (5): 1925, 1926, 1928-1930 Australasian/Australian Chmps
Doubles (5): 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931 Australasian/Australian Chmps
Mixed (4): 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929 Australasian/Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at French Open
* died at age of 29 in 1933; the trophy for female winner of Australian Open was named after her


ALVAREZ, Lili (Spain)
Singles Finals (3): 1926-1928 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1929 French Open
* four-time semifinalist at French Open


ATKINSON, Juliette (United States) †
Singles (3): 1895, 1897, 1898 US Chmps
Singles Finals (1): 1896 US Chmps
Doubles (7): 1894-1989, 1901, 1902 US Chmps
Mixed (3): 1894-1896 US Chmps


AUSSEM, Cilly (Germany) †
Singles (2): 1931 French Open, Wimbledon
Mixed (1): 1930 French Open
* retired at age of 25 due to continious health problems


AUSTIN, Tracy (United States)
Singles (2): 1979, 1981 US Open
Mixed (1): 1980 Wimbledon
* two-time semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at Australian and French Opens
* basically retired at 21 due to injuries


BENNETT WHITTINGSTALL, Eileen (Great Britain) †
Singles Finals (2): 1928 French Open; 1931 US Open
Doubles (3): 1928 French Open; 1931 French Open, US Open
Mixed (3): 1927 Wimbledon; 1928, 1929 French Open
* two-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


BETZ, Pauline (United States)
Singles (5): 1942-1944 US Open; 1946 Wimbledon, US Open
Singles Finals (3): 1941, 1945 US Open; 1946 French Open
Mixed (1): 1946 French Open
* reached finals at 8 of 10 majors she competed
* in 1947 at age of 28 was forced to quit amateur tennis by USTA


BINGLEY-HILLYARD, Blanche (Great Britain) †
Singles (6): 1886, 1889, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1900 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (7): 1885, 1887, 1888, 1891-1893, 1901 Wimbledon


BJURSTEDT MALLORY, Molla (Norway/ United States) †
Singles (8): 1915-1918, 1920-1922, 1926 US Open
Singles Finals (4): 1921 World Hard Court Chmps; 1922 Wimbledon; 1923, 1924 US Open
Doubles (2): 1916, 1917 US Chmps
Mixed (3): 1917, 1922, 1923 US Open
Olympics: Singles Bronze at Stockholm-1912
* won a record eight US Open singles titles


BOYD-ROBERTSON, Esna (Australia) †
Singles (1): 1927 Australian Chmps
Singles Finals (6): 1922-1926, 1928 Australasian/Australian Chmps
Doubles (5): 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928 Australasian/Australian Chmps
Mixed (3): 1922, 1926, 1927 Australasian/Australian Chmps
* quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


BROUGH, Louise (United States)
Singles (6): 1947 US Open; 1948, 1949 Wimbledon; 1950 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon; 1955 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (8): 1942, 1943 US Open; 1946 Wimbledon; 1948 US Open; 1952 Wimbledon; 1954 Wimbledon, US Open; 1957 US Open
Majors Doubes (21): 1942-1945 US Open; 1946 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1947 French Open, US Open; 1948 Wimbledon, US Open; 1949 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1950 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 Wimbledon; 1955-1957 US Open
Mixed (8): 1942 US Open; 1946 Wimbledon; 1947, 1948 Wimbledon, US Open; 1949 US Open; 1950 Wimbledon


BROWNE, Mary (United States) †
Singles (3): 1912-1914 US Chmps
Singles Finals (2): 1921 US Open; 1926 French Open
Doubles (6): 1912-1914, 1921, 1925 US Open; 1926 Wimbledon
Mixed (4): 1912-1914, 1921 US Open


BUENO, Maria (Brasil)
Singles (7): 1959 Wimbledon, US Open; 1960 Wimbledon; 1963 US Open; 1964 Wimbledon, US Open; 1966 US Open
Singles Finals (5): 1960 US Open; 1964 French Open; 1965 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon; 1966 Wimbledon
Doubles (11): 1958 Wimbledon; 1960 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon; 1962 US Open; 1963, 1965 Wimbledon; 1966 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968 US Open
Mixed (1): 1960 French Open


CAPRIATI, Jennifer (United States)
Singles (3): 2001 Australian Open, French Open; 2002 Australian Open
Olympics: Gold at Barcelona-1992
* multiple semifinalist at Wimbledon and US Open


CASALS, Rosie (United States)
Singles Finals (2): 1970, 1971 US Open
Doubles (9): 1967 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968, 1970 Wimbledon; 1971 Wimbledon, US Open; 1973 Wimbledon; 1974, 1982 US Open
Mixed (3): 1970, 1972 Wimbledon; 1975 US Open
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and Australian Open; two-time quarterfinalist at French Open


CLIJSTERS, Kim (Belgium)
Singles (1): 2005 US Open
Singles Finals (4): 2001 French Open; 2003 French Open, US Open; 2004 Australian Open
Doubles (2): 2003 French Open, Wimbledon
* semifinalist at Wimbledon
* retired at 23


CONNOLLY, Maureen (United States) †
Singles (9): 1951 US Open; 1952 Wimbledon, US Open; 1953 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 French Open, Wimbledon
Doubles (2): 1953 Australian Chmps; 1954 French Open
Mixed (1): 1954 French Open
* the first player to win the Grand Slam; won swingles titles at 9 straight majors out of 11 she ever competed
* Maureen’s career ended in 1954 when she was hit by a truck, she was only 19; fifteen years later, at 34, she died of cancer


COOPER-STERRY, Charlotte (Great Britain) †
Singles (5): 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901, 1908 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (6): 1897, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1912 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles and Mixed Gold at Paris-1900


COYNE LONG, Thelma (Australia)
Singles (2): 1952, 1954 Australian Chmps
Singles Finals (4): 1940, 1951, 1955, 1956 Australian Chmps
Doubles (13): 1936-1940, 1947-1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958 Australian Chmps
Mixed (5): 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955 Australian Chmps; 1956 French Open
* quarterfinalist at Wimbledon, US and French Opens


DOD, Lottie (Great Britain) †
Singles (5): 1887, 1888, 1891-1893 Wimbledon
* as she never played majors outside Wimbledon Dod remains the only player to have never lost a match at majors


DOUGLASS CHAMBERS, Dorothea (Great Britain) †
Singles (7): 1903, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (4): 1905, 1907, 1919, 1920 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Gold at London-1908


DURR, Francoise (France)
Singles (1): 1967 French Open
Doubles (7): 1967, 1968 French Open; 1969 French Open, US Open; 1970, 1971 French Open; 1972 US Open
Mixed (4): 1968, 1971, 1973 French Open; 1976 Wimbledon
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and US Open; two-time quarterfinalist at Australian Chmps


EVERT, Chris (United States)
Singles (18): 1974 French Open, Wimbledon; 1975 French Open, US Open; 1976 Wimbledon, US Open; 1977, 1978 US Open; 1979 French Open; 1980 French Open, US Open; 1981 Wimbledon; 1982 Australian Open, US Open; 1983 French Open; 1984 Australian Open; 1985, 1986 French Open
Singles Finals (16): 1973 French Open, Wimbledon; 1974 Australian Open; 1978 Wimbledon; 1979 Wimbledon, US Open; 1980 Wimbledon; 1981 Australian Open; 1982 Wimbledon; 1983 US Open; 1984 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1985 Wimbledon, Australian Open; 1988 Australian Open
Doubles (3): 1974, 1975 French Open; 1976 Wimbledon
* won at least one Grand Slam title for 13 consecutive years


FRY, Shirley (United States)
Singles (4): 1951 French Open; 1956 Wimbledon, US Open; 1957 Australian Chmps
Singles Finals (4): 1948 French Open; 1951 Wimbledon, US Open; 1952 French Open
Doubles (12): 1950 French Open; 1951-1953 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 US Open; 1957 Australian Chmps
Mixed (1): 1956 Wimbledon
* won three straight majors before retiring in 1957


GIBSON, Althea (United States) †
Singles (5): 1956 French Open; 1957, 1958 Wimbledon, US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1956 US Open; 1957 Australian Chmps
Doubles (6): 1956 French Open, Wimbledon; 1957 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon, US Open; 1958 Wimbledon
* retired from amateurs in 1958 having won four straight majors she entered


GOOLAGONG-CAWLEY, Evonne (Australia)
Singles (7): 1971 French Open, Wimbledon; 1974-1976, 1977 [Dec.] Australian Open; 1980 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (11): 1971 Australian Open; 1972 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1973 Australian Open, US Open; 1974 US Open; 1975, 1976 Wimbledon, US Open
Doubles (6): 1971 Australian Open; 1974 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1975, 1976, 1977 [Dec.] Australian Open
Mixed (1): 1972 French Open
* in 1971-1977 reached finals at 17 of 21 majors she played


GRAF, Steffi (Germany)
Singles (22): 1987 French Open; 1988 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1989 Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1990 Australian Open; 1991, 1992 Wimbledon; 1993 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1994 Australian Open; 1995, 1996 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1999 French Open
Singles Finals (9): 1987 Wimbledon, US Open; 1989 French Open; 1990 French Open, US Open; 1992 French Open; 1993 Australian Open; 1994 US Open; 1999 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1988 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Gold and Doubles Bronze at Seoul-1988; Singles Silver at Barcelona-1992
* the third (and the last thus far) player to win the Grand Slam; the only player (male or female) to have won the so-called Golden Grand Slam


HARD, Darlene (United States)
Singles (3): 1960 French Open, US Open; 1961 US Open
Singles Finals (4): 1957 Wimbledon; 1958 US Open; 1959 Wimbledon; 1962 US Open
Doubles (13): 1955 French Open; 1957 French Open, Wimbledon; 1958 US Open; 1959 Wimbledon, US Open; 1960 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1961, 1962 US Open; 1963 Wimbledon; 1969 US Open
Mixed (5): 1955 French Open; 1957, 1959, 1960 Wimbledon; 1961 French Open


HART, Doris (United States)
Singles (6): 1949 Australian Chmps; 1950 French Open; 1951 Wimbledon; 1952 French Open; 1954, 1955 US Open
Singles Finals (12): 1946 US Open; 1947 French Open, Wimbledon; 1948 Wimbledon; 1949 US Open; 1950 Australian Chmps, US Open; 1951 French Open; 1952 US Open; 1953 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open
Doubles (14): 1947 Wimbledon; 1948 French Open; 1950 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1951-1953 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 US Open
Mixed (15): 1949, 1950 Australian Chmps; 1951-1953 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1954, 1955 Wimbledon, US Open


HAYDON-JONES, Ann (Great Britain)
Singles (3): 1961, 1966 French Open; 1969 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (6): 1961 US Open; 1963 French Open; 1967 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968, 1969 French Open
Doubles (3): 1963, 1968, 1969 French Open
Mixed (2): 1969 Australian Open, Wimbledon


HINGIS, Martina (Switzerland)
Singles (5): 1997 Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1998, 1999 Australian Open
Singles Finals (7): 1997 French Open; 1998 US Open; 1999 French Open, US Open; 2000-2002 Australian Open
Doubles (9): 1996 Wimbledon; 1997 Australian Open; 1998 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1999 Australian Open; 2000 French Open; 2002 Australian Open
Mixed (1): 2006 Australian Open


HOTCHKISS-WIGHTMAN, Hazel (United States) †
Singles (4): 1909-1911, 1919 US Chmps
Singles Finals (1): 1915 US Chmps
Doubles (7): 1909-1911 US Chmps; 1915 US Chmps; 1924 Wimbledon, US Open; 1928 US Open
Mixed (6): 1909-1911 US Chmps; 1915, 1918, 1920 US Chmps


JACOBS, Helen (United States) †
Singles (5): 1932-1935 US Open; 1936 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (11): 1928 US Open; 1929 Wimbledon; 1930 French Open; 1932 Wimbledon; 1934 French Open, Wimbledon; 1935 Wimbledon; 1936 US Open; 1938 Wimbledon; 1939, 1940 US Open
Majos Doubles (4): 1932-1935 US Open
Mixed Doubles (1): 1934 US Open


JEDRZEJOWSKA, Jadwiga (Poland) †
Singles Finals (3): 1937 Wimbledon, US Open; 1938 French Open
Doubles (1): 1939 French Open


JONES, Marion (United States) †
Singles (2): 1899, 1902 US Chmps
Singles Finals (2): 1898, 1903 US Chmps
Doubles (1): 1902 US Chmps
Olympics: Singles and Mixed Bronze at Paris-1900


KING, Billie Jean (United States)
Singles (12): 1966 Wimbledon; 1967 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon; 1971 US Open; 1972 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1973 Wimbledon; 1974 US Open; 1975 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (6): 1963 Wimbledon; 1965, 1968 US Open; 1969 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1970 Wimbledon
Doubles (16): 1961, 1962 Wimbledon; 1964 US Open; 1965 Wimbledon; 1967 Wimbledon, US Open; 1968, 1970, 1971 Wimbledon; 1972 French Open, Wimbledon; 1973 Wimbledon; 1974, 1978 US Open; 1979 Wimbledon; 1980 US Open
Mixed (11): 1967 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1968 Australian Chmps; 1970 French Open; 1971, 1973 Wimbledon, US Open; 1974 Wimbledon; 1976 US Open


LANCE HARPER, Sylvia (Australia) †
Singles (1): 1924 Australasian Chmps
Singles Finals (2): 1927, 1930 Australian Chmps
Doubles (3): 1923-1925 Australasian Chmps
Mixed (1): 1923 Australasian Chmps


LENGLEN, Suzanne (France) †
Singles (12): 1914 World Hard Court Chmps; 1919, 1920 Wimbledon; 1921-1923 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1925 French Open, Wimbledon; 1926 French Open
Doubles (11): 1914 World Hard Court Chmps; 1919, 1920 Wimbledon; 1921, 1922 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1923 Wimbledon; 1925 French Open, Wimbledon; 1926 French Open
Mixed (8): 1920 Wimbledon; 1921 World Hard Court Chmps; 1922 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1923 World Hard Court Chmps; 1925 French Open, Wimbledon; 1926 French Open
Olympics: Singles and Mixed Gold, Doubles Bronze at Antwerp-1920
* won 12 of 16 majors she played


MANDLIKOVA, Hana (Czechoslovakia/ Australia)
Singles (4): 1980 Australian Open; 1981 French Open; 1985 US Open; 1987 Australian Open
Singles Finals (4): 1980 US Open; 1981 Wimbledon; 1982 US Open; 1986 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1989 US Open


MARBLE, Alice (United States) †
Singles (5): 1936, 1938 US Open; 1939 Wimbledon, US Open; 1940 US Open
Doubles (6): 1937 US Open; 1938, 1939 Wimbledon, US Open; 1940 US Open
Mixed (7): 1936 US Open; 1937 Wimbledon; 1938, 1939 Wimbledon, US Open; 1940 US Open
* being 27 years old retired from amateurs in 1940


MARTINEZ, Conchita (Spain)
Singles (1): 1994 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (2): 1998 Australian Open; 2000 French Open
* two-time semifinalist at US Open


MATHIEU, Simone (France) †
Singles (2): 1938, 1939 French Open
Singles Finals (6): 1929, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937 French Open
Doubles (9): 1933, 1934 French Open, Wimbledon; 1936 French Open; 1937 French Open, Wimbledon; 1938, 1939 French Open
Mixed (2): 1937, 1938 French Open
* six-time semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at US Open


McKANE-GODFREE, Kitty (Great Britain) †
Singles (2): 1924, 1926 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (4): 1923 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1925 French Open, US Open
Doubles (2): 1923, 1927 US Open
Mixed (3): 1924 Wimbledon; 1925 US Open; 1926 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Bronze, Doubles Gold and Mixed Silver at Antwerp-1920; Singles Bronze and Doubles Silver at Paris-1924


MELVILLE-REID, Kerry (Australia)
Singles (1): 1977 [Jan.] Australian Open
Singles Finals (2): 1970 Australian Open; 1972 US Open
Doubles (3): 1968, 1977 [Dec.] Australian Open; 1978 Wimbledon
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and French Open


MOLESWORTH, Margaret (Australia) †
Singles (2): 1922, 1923 Australasian Chmps
Singles Finals (1): 1934 Australian Chmps
Doubles (3): 1930, 1933, 1934 Australian Chmps


MOORE, Elisabeth (United States) †
Singles (4): 1896, 1901, 1903, 1905 US Chmps
Singles Finals (4): 1892, 1897, 1902, 1904 US Chmps
Doubles (2): 1896, 1903 US Chmps
Mixed (2): 1902, 1904


MORTIMER, Angela (Great Britain)
Singles (3): 1955 French Open; 1958 Australian Chmps; 1961 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (2): 1956 French Open; 1958 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1955 Wimbledon
* semifinalist at US Open


NAVRATILOVA, Martina (Czechoslovakia/ United States)
Singles (18): 1978, 1979 Wimbledon; 1981 Australian Open; 1982 French Open, Wimbledon; 1983 Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1984 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1985 Wimbledon, Australian Open; 1986, 1987 Wimbledon, US Open; 1990 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (14): 1975 Asutralian Open, French Open; 1981 US Open; 1982 Australian Open; 1985 French Open, US Open; 1986 French Open; 1987 Australian Open, French Open; 1988 Wimbledon; 1989 Wimbledon, US Open; 1991 US Open; 1994 Wimbledon
Doubles (31): 1975 French Open; 1976 Wimbledon; 1977, 1978 US Open; 1979 Wimbledon; 1980 US Open, Australian Open; 1981 Wimbledon; 1982 French Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open; 1983 Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1984 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1985 French Open, Australian Open; 1986 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1987 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1988 Australian Open, French Open; 1989 Australian Open, US Open; 1990 US Open
Mixed (10): 1974 French Open; 1985 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1987 US Open; 1993, 1995 Wimbledon; 2003 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 2006 US Open


NOVOTNA, Jana (Czech Republic)
Singles (1): 1998 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (3): 1991 Australian Open; 1993, 1997 Wimbledon
Doubles (12): 1989 Wimbledon; 1990 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1991 French Open; 1994 US Open; 1995 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1997 US Open; 1998 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open
Olympics: Doubles Silver at Seoul-1988; Doubles Silver and Singles Bronze at Atlanta-1996
* two-time semifinalist at US and French Opens


NUTHALL, Betty (United States) †
Singles (1): 1930 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1927 US Open; 1931 French Open
Doubles (4): 1930 US Open; 1931 French Open, US Open; 1933 US Open
Mixed (4): 1929 US Open; 1931 French Open, US Open; 1932 French Open
* four-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


OSBORNE-DuPONT, Margaret (United States)
Singles (6): 1946 French Open; 1947 Wimbledon; 1948 US Open; 1949 French Open, US Open; 1950 US Open
Singles Finals (4): 1944, 1947 US Open; 1949, 1950 Wimbledon
Doubles (21): 1941-1945 US Open; 1946 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1947 French Open, US Open; 1948 Wimbledon, US Open; 1949 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1950 Wimbledon, US Open; 1954 Wimbledon; 1955-1957 US Open
Mixed (10): 1943-1946, 1950, 1956, 1958-1960 US Open; 1962 Wimbledon


PALFREY COOKE, Sarah (United States) †
Singles (2): 1941, 1945 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1934, 1935 US Open
Doubles (11): 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937 US Open; 1938, 1939 Wimbledon, US Open; 1940, 1941 US Open
Mixed (5): 1932, 1935, 1937 US Open; 1939 French Open; 1941 US Open
* semifinalist at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist at French Open


RICHEY-GUNTER, Nancy (Great Britain)
Singles (2): 1967 Australian Chmps; 1968 French Open
Singles Finals (4): 1966 Australian Chmps, French Open, US Open; 1969 US Open
Doubles (4): 1965 US Open; 1966 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon, US Open
* semifinalist at Wimbledon


ROUND, Dorothy (Great Britain) †
Singles (3): 1934 Wimbledon; 1935 Australian Chmps; 1937 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (1): 1933 Wimbledon
Mixed (3): 1934-1936 Wimbledon
* semifinalist at US Open


RYAN, Elizabeth (United States) †
Singles Finals (4): 1921 Wimbledon; 1922 World Hard Court Chmps; 1926 US Open; 1930 Wimbledon
Doubles (19): 1914 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1919-1921 Wimbledon; 1922 World Hard Court Chmps, Wimbledon; 1923, 1925 Wimbledon; 1926 Wimbledon, US Open; 1927 Wimbledon; 1930 French Open, Wimbledon; 1932 French Open; 1933, 1934 French Open, Wimbledon
Mixed (11): 1913, 1914 World Hard Court Chmps; 1919, 1921, 1923 Wimbledon; 1926 US Open; 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932 Wimbledon; 1933 US Open
* won probably the most non-majors singles titles in tennis history


SABATINI, Gabriela (Argentina)
Singles (1): 1990 US Open
Singles Finals (2): 1988 US Open; 1991 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1988 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles Silver at Seoul-1988
* multiple semifinalist at French and Australian Opens


SANCHEZ-VICARIO, Arantxa (Spain)
Singles (4): 1989 French Open; 1994 French Open, US Open; 1998- French Open
Singles Finals (8): 1991 French Open; 1992 US Open; 1994 Australian Open; 1995 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1996 French Open, Wimbledon
Doubles (6): 1992 Australian Open; 1993, 1994 US Open; 1995 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1996 Australian Open
Mixed (4): 1990, 1992 French Open; 1993 Australian Open; 2003 US Open
Olympics: Doubles Silver and Singles Bronze at Barcelona-1992; Singles Silver and Doubles Bronze at Atlanta-1996


SCRIVEN, Margaret (Great Britain) †
Singles (2): 1933, 1934 French Open
Doubles (1): 1935 French Open
Mixed (1): 1933 French Open
* four-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


SELES, Monica (Yugoslavia/ United States)
Singles (9): 1990 French Open; 1991, 1992 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1993, 1996 Australian Open
Singles Finals (4): 1992 Wimbledon; 1995, 1996 US Open; 1998 French Open
Olympics: Singles Bronze at Sydney-2000


SHRIVER, Pam (United States)
Singles Finals (1): 1978 US Open
Doubles (21): 1981 Wimbledon; 1982 Wimbledon, Australian Open; 1983 Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1984 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open; 1985 French Open, Australian Open; 1986 Wimbledon, US Open; 1987 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1988 Australian Open, French Open; 1989 Australian Open; 1991 US Open
Mixed (1): 1987 French Open
Olympics: Doubles Gold at Seoul-1988
* three-time semifinalist at Wimbledon and Australian Open


SMITH-COURT, Margaret (Australia)
Singles (24): 1960, 1961 Australian Chmps; 1962 Australian Chmps, French Open, US Open; 1963 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon; 1964 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1965 Australian Chmps, Wimbledon, US Open; 1966 Australian Chmps; 1969 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1970 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1971 Australian Open; 1973 Australian Open, French Open, US Open
Singles Finals (5): 1963 US Open; 1964 Wimbledon; 1965 French Open; 1968 Australian Chmps; 1971 Wimbledon
Doubles (19): 1961, 1962 Australian Chmps; 1963 Australian Chmps, US Open; 1964 French Open, Wimbledon; 1965 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1966 French Open; 1968 US Open; 1969 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1970 Australian Open, US Open; 1971 Australian Open; 1973 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1975 US Open
Mixed (19): 1961, 1962 US Open; 1963 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1964 Australian Chmps, French Open, US Open; 1965 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1966, 1968 Wimbledon; 1969 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1970, 1972 US Open; 1975 Wimbledon
* the second player to have won the Grand Slam


SPERLING, Hilde (Germany) †
Singles (3): 1935-1937 French Open
Singles Finals (2): 1931, 1936 Wimbledon
Mixed (1): 1933 Wimbledon


SUKOVA, Helena (Czech Republic)
Singles Finals (4): 1984 Australian Open; 1986 US Open; 1989 Australian Open; 1993 US Open
Doubles (9): 1985 US Open; 1987, 1989 Wimbledon; 1990 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1993 Australian Open, US Open; 1996 Wimbledon
Mixed (5): 1991 French Open; 1993 US Open; 1994, 1996, 1997 Wimbledon
Olympics: Doubles Silver at Seoul-1988 and Atlanta-1996
* semifinalist at French Open; five-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


SUTTON-BUNDY, May (United States) †
Singles (3): 1904 US Chmps; 1905, 1907 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (1): 1906 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1904 US Chmps


TEGART, Judy (Australia)
Singles Finals (1): 1968 Wimbledon
Doubles (8): 1964 Australian Chmps; 1966 French Open; 1967 Australian Chmps; 1969 Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1970 Australian Open, US Open; 1971 US Open
Mixed (1): 1966 Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Australian Chmps; two-time quarterfinalist at US Open


TODD, Patricia (United States)
Singles (1): 1947 French Open
Singles Finals (1): 1950 French Open
Doubles (2): 1947 Wimbledon; 1948 French Open
Mixed (1): 1948 French Open
* multiple semifinalist at Wimbledon and US Open


TRUMAN, Christine (Great Britain)
Singles (1): 1959 French Open
Singles Finals (2): 1959 US Open; 1961 Wimbledon
Doubles (1): 1960 Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Australian Chmps


TURNBULL, Wendy (Australia)
Singles Finals (3): 1977 US Open; 1979 French Open; 1980 Australian Open
Doubles (4): 1978 Wimbledon; 1979 French Open, US Open; 1982 US Open
Mixed (5): 1979 French Open; 1980 US Open; 1982 French Open; 1983, 1984 Wimbledon
Olympics: Doubles Bronze at Seoul-1988
* three-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon


TURNER-BOWREY, Lesley (Australia)
Singles (2): 1963, 1965 French Open
Singles Finals (4): 1962 French Open; 1964 Australian Chmps; 1967 Australian Chmps, French Open
Doubles (7): 1961 US Open; 1964 Australian Chmps, French Open, Wimbledon; 1965 Australian Chmps, French Open; 1967 Australain Chmps
Mixed (4): 1961 Wimbledon; 1962 Australian Chmps; 1964 Wimbledon; 1967 Australian Chmps
* semifinalist at Wimbledon and US
Open

WADE, Virginia (Great Britain)
Singles (3): 1968 US Open; 1972 Australian Open; 1977 Wimbledon
Doubles (4): 1973 Australian Open, French Open, US Open; 1975 US Open


WATSON, Maud (Great Britain) †
Singles (2): 1884, 1885 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (1): 1886 Wimbledon
* The first Ladies Wimbledon champion


WILLS-MOODIE, Helen (United States) †
Singles (19): 1923-1925 US Open; 1927 Wimbledon, US Open; 1928, 1929 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1930 French Open, Wimbledon; 1931 US Open; 1932 French Open, Wimbledon; 1933, 1935, 1938 Wimbledon
Singles Finals (3): 1922 US Open; 1924 Wimbledon; 1933 US Open
Doubles (9): 1922 US Open; 1924 Wimbledon, US Open; 1925 US Open; 1927 Wimbledon; 1928 US Open; 1930 French Open, Wimbledon; 1932 French Open
Mixed (3): 1924, 1928 US Open; 1929 Wimbledon
Olympics: Singles and Doubles Gold at Paris-1924
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WYNNE-BOLTON, Nancye (Australia) †
Singles (6): 1937, 1940, 1946-1948, 1951 Australian Chmps
Singles Finals (3): 1936 Asutralian Chmps; 1938 US Open; 1949 Australian Chmps
Doubles (10): 1936-1940, 1947-1949, 1951, 1952 Australian Chmps
Mixed (4): 1940, 1946-1948 Australian Chmps
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ZINDERSTEIN JESSUP, Marion (United States) †
Singles Finals (2): 1919, 1920 US Open
Doubles (4): 1918-1920, 1922 US Open
Mixed (1): 1919 US Open
Olympics: Mixed Silver at Paris-1924


ZVEREVA, Natalia (Belarus)
Singles Finals (1): 1988 French Open
Doubles (18): 1989 French Open; 1991 Wimbledon, US Open; 1992 French Open, Wimbledon, US Open; 1993, 1994 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon; 1995 French Open, US Open; 1996 US Open; 1997 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon
Mixed (2): 1990, 1995 Australian Open
Olympics: Doubles Bronze at Barcelona-1992
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Why must they have won one Wimbledon but not, say, a Roland Garros?
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Why must they have won one Wimbledon but not, say, a Roland Garros?
because it's Wimbledon. Like it or not but it's the Slam #1 and it traditionally (until the 1980s) had much better fields than Roland Garros and Australian Open.
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because it's Wimbledon. Like it or not but it's the Slam #1 and it traditionally (until the 1980s) had much better fields than Roland Garros and Australian Open.
...and the US Open. This was not true in the 1950s, when American women totally dominated world tennis but during the 1960s there is very little to choose between Roland Garros & the US Championships.

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Major titles is an unfair way to evaluate players, especially from the 20's. For instance. Wills-Moody never played the Aussie Championships, despite winning every slam she played for six years straight. She won 19 of the 25 slams she played.

Major titles have not been considered "major" for very long.

I suspect there are a lot of players who should qualify for that list who are not on it. Looking at major titles is a narrow way of evaluating the players of old.

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It is unfair i think to include the Australian Open results up until the end of the 1970s/1980s really, because hardly any of the top players played their (except the Australians).

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Really is an unfair way to rate everyone. Not to have Lindsay Davenport on the list is an injustice to us all as fans of womens tennis!

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is it? do you see any other three time champions on the list?

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I'd pick Davenport's over Betz's. :s

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Major titles is an unfair way to evaluate players, especially from the 20's. For instance. Wills-Moody never played the Aussie Championships, despite winning every slam she played for six years straight. She won 19 of the 25 slams she played.

Major titles have not been considered "major" for very long.

I suspect there are a lot of players who should qualify for that list who are not on it. Looking at major titles is a narrow way of evaluating the players of old.

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And who are the truly great players of old I ignored in this list? I'm asking because I really want to know.
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I have to disagree on Lindsay ... I can't call you great when you admittedly gave up on so many matches. When you get down on yourself like she admittedly did - you say to me that you are not a fighter and a champion. A great champion rises to the occasion.
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Two early Brits that come to mind from reading about them.

Lottie Dodd - Won 5 Wimbledons. Never played another major. Only lost 5 matches in her entire career. She was the Billie Jean King of her time, playing...and beating...male players.

Dorothea Chambers - Won 7 Wimbledon titles, but never played another major. WWI hit at the height of her career and she wasn't able to compete for four years or so.

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I have to disagree on Lindsay ... I can't call you great when you admittedly gave up on so many matches. When you get down on yourself like she admittedly did - you say to me that you are not a fighter and a champion. A great champion rises to the occasion.
That's a rather individual assessment, though, isn't it? Others on that list had their own issues too.

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Lyndsay has played 6 of these players and has a winning record on 4,she belongs on this list.
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Two early Brits that come to mind from reading about them.

Lottie Dodd - Won 5 Wimbledons. Never played another major. Only lost 5 matches in her entire career. She was the Billie Jean King of her time, playing...and beating...male players.

Dorothea Chambers - Won 7 Wimbledon titles, but never played another major. WWI hit at the height of her career and she wasn't able to compete for four years or so.

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Oh, I know these two. And I thought you said Grand Slams mean nothing... yet you mentioned names of the two greatest pre-WWI Wimbledon champions who in fact had no competition, who played only challenge round to win some of their Wimbledon titles.
But maybe it's my fault as I should have added "post WWI Champions" in the thread's title. Cos I really don't think that 1880-1910s events had much to do with sport.
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