Tennis Records: Longest and Shortest Tennis Games

John Horst Skoff

Longest Tennis Games:

The longest tennis games ere introduced because of the tie break. Tiebreak was used only by US Open tournaments and other tennis in Grand Slams. The Australian Open, Wimbledon , French Open made the rules of advantage in which the players have to play a many games until the match is not won by the one player. And this match becomes the longest tennis match regarding the games and time.

Men’s longest tennis matches:

  • 3 days match played by Mahut and Isner  atWimbledon, in 2010. Its time was 11 hrs and 5 min.  The score were 6–4, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 70-68 respectively.
  • 2 days match played between Fabrice Santroo (France) and Arnaud Clement (France) at French Open, in 2004. Its time was 6 hrs and 33 minutes.  The score were 6–4, 6–3, 6–7, 3–6, 16–14.
  • 1 days match played between John McEnroe (USA) and Mats Wilander (Sweden) at Davis Cup, in 1982. Its time was 6 hrs and 22 minutes.  The score were 9–7, 6–2,15–17, 3–6, 8–6.
  • 1 days match played between Boris Becker  (Germany) and John McEnroe (USA) at Davis Cup, in 1987. Its time was 6 hrs and 21 minutes.  The score were 4–6, 15–13, 8–10, 6–2, 6–2.
  • 1 days match played between John Horst Skoff (Austria) and Mats Wilander (Sweden) at Davis Cup, in 1989. Its time was 6 hrs and 4 minutes.  The score were , 6–7, 7–6, 1–6, 6–4, 9–7

Australian Open Men’s longest match 2012 (By Time) :

It was the final match and it took 5 hrs and 53 min. The match was played between Novak Djokovic (Serbia) and Rafael Nadal (Spain) with the scores 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 65 -77and 7-5.

Australian Open Men’s longest match 1927 (By Game):

The match was played between Gerald Patterson (Australia) and John Hawkes (Australia) with 71 games. The respective scores were 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18 -16 and 6-3.

Australian Open Men’s longest match 2003 (By Game):

The match was played between American Tennis star Roddick and Morrocon El Aynaoui with 83 games. Fifth set went up to the score of 21-19.

Women Tennis:

In, 1984, The longest women game was held in Virginiaand played between, when Vicki Nelson and Jean Hepner with the respective scores of 6–4, 7–6. It took the time of 6 hrs and 31 minutes. This match was completed in one day only and therefore, it is known as the longest tennis match in the history compare to the Men’ longest match which was (between Isner and Mahut) stopped 2 times because of darkness.

In 1995 at Wimbledon, this match was played between Chanda Rubin and Patricia Hy Boulais with 58 games. The scores of the match were 7–6(7–4), 17–15 and 6–7with 3 hrs and 45 minutes.

Women’s longest tennis matches 2011 (By Time)

The 4th round match that took 4 hrs and 44 min. It was played between Francesca Schiavone (Italy) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) with the scores of 6-4, 1-6, and 16-14.

Women’s longest tennis matches 1996 (By Game):

The match was played between Chanda Rubin (USA) and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (Spain) with the scores of 6-4, 2-6, and 16-14. It was played with 48 games.

Women’s longest tennis matches 1956 (By Game):

The match was played between Mary Carter Reitano (Australia) and Thelma Coyne Long (Australia) with the scores of 3-6, 6-2, and 9-7. It was played with 33 games.

Shortest Tennis Matches Regarding the time and games:

Men Best 5 Shortest Matches:

In  Open era these matches  are the best 5 men’s matches played with 18 games. These

matches are the shortest tennis matches.

Round Winner Players Grand Slam Loser Players
1st  round  Nikola Spear 1968 French Open  Daniel Contet
2nd  round  Karel Novacek 1987 French Open  Eduardo Bengoechea
1st  round  Stefan Edberg 1987Wimbledon  Stefan Eriksson
1st  round  Ivan Lendl 1987US Open  Barry Moir
2nd  round  Sergi Bruguera 1993 French Open  Thierry Champion
2nd  round  Andy Murray 2011DavisCup  Laurent Bram

Women’s Shortest matches:

The shortest matches in women’s games are many. Women tennis players played many shortest singles matches in open era. The list is under here.

Round Winner Player Grand SlamShortest Matches Loser Player
1st round  Margaret Court 1969Australian Open  Judith Gohn
1st round  Kazuko Sawamatsu 1969French Open  Monique Van Haver
3rd  round  Julie Heldman 1969French Open  Raquel Giscafre
1st  round  Helga Hösl 1970French Open  Katalin Borka
3rd  round  Billie Jean King 1970French Open  Odile De Roubin
3rd  round  Karen Krantzcke 1969Wimbledon  Pam Teeguarden
2nd  round  Margaret Court 1970Australian Open  Caroline Langsford
2nd  round  Peggy Michel 1970Wimbledon  Alena Palmeova
2nd  round  Judy Dalton 1970Wimbledon  Susan Northen
1st round  Patricia Coleman 1971Australian Open  Helen Taylor
1st round  Julie Heldman 1971French Open  Sharon Van Brandis
1st round  Rosie Casals 1971Wimbledon  Rosy Darmon
2nd round  Margaret Court 1971Wimbledon  LorraineRobinson
1st round  Vlasta Vopickova 1972French Open  Michele Gurdal
4th  round  Serena Williams 2012US Open  Andrea Hlavackova
2nd  round  Flavia Pennetta 2009US Open  Sania Mirza
4th  round  Kateryna Bondarenko 2009US Open  Gisela Dulko
3rd   round  Evonne Goolagong 1975US Open  Peggy Michel
2nd  round  Caroline Wozniacki 2010US Open  Chang Kai-chen
3rd   round  Maria Sharapova 2010US Open  Beatrice Capra
2nd  round  Margaret Court 1972US Open  Barbara Hawcroft
3rd   round  Evonne Goolagong 1974US Open  Katja Ebbinghaus
2nd  round  Margaret Court 1973Australian Open  Nathalie Fuchs
1st  round  Wendy Turnbull 1974Australian Open  Brenda Dale
2nd  round  Chris Evert 1974Australian Open  Katerleen Szeman
2nd  round  Evonne Goolagong 1974Australian Open  Miki Yokobori
1st  round  Virginia Wade 1974Wimbledon  Veronica Burton
2nd  round  Winnie Shaw 1974Wimbledon  Nerida Gregory
2nd  round  Mona Schallau 1974Wimbledon  Nathalie Fuchs
Final  Steffi Graf 1988French Open  Natasha Zvereva
2nd  round  Marina Kroschina 1975French Open  Laurie Rowley
1st  round  Marie Neumanova 1974French Open  Nicole Bimes
3rd   round  Margaret Court 1975Wimbledon  Renata Tomanova
1st  Round  Lindsay Davenport 2005Wimbledon  Jamea Jackson
1st  Round  Amelie Mauresmo 2006Wimbledon  Ivana Abramović
1st Round  Martina Muller 2007Wimbledon  Anna Smashnova
1st  round  Maria Sharapova 2012French Open  Alexandra Cadanțu
2nd  round  Victoria Azarenka 2008French Open  Sorana Cîrstea
4th round  Ana Ivanović 2008French Open  PetraCetkovska
1st round  Dinara Safina 2009French Open  Anne Keothavong
1st  round  Marion Bartoli 2009Wimbledon  Yung-Jan Chan
2nd  round  Victoria Azarenka 2009Wimbledon  Ioana Raluca Olaru
2nd  Round  Kim Clijsters 2004Australian Open  Maria Elena Camerin
1st  round  Kim Clijsters 2011Australian Open  Dinara Safina
1st  round  María Jose 2010Australian Open  Evgeniya Rodina
1st  round  Marion Bartoli 2011Australian Open  Tathiana Garbin

List of Venues for Tennis in Olympics

Croquet Club  & England Tennis Lawn

Olympics Stadium and Venues:

As multiple competitions are held in Olympics Summer tournaments. In the urban area of host city and outside area of the host city are selected to situate its venues for several games. Because some games like foot ball game needs the largest stadium to play the game.

Among of the all venues, one venue will be the biggest one which will be situated at the largest area of Olympic Stadium. And, the attraction and focus are always set on that area of the stadium.

All types of Olympic Games events, ceremonies and Athletic games are held In the Olympic Stadium.

Total no of fifteen venues are going to be used which are mentioned under here. The Wimbledon School is using the Worple Road for venue. In 1908, this venue road was being used for Summer Olympics. In 1922,Church Road had been selected and opened to use for Olympics in summer in, 2012




Additional sports in Venue

City /Country

Olympic Tennis Center



Rio de Janeiro(Brazil)

Croquet Club  & England Tennis Lawn




EnglandTennis Lawn & Croquet Club


Not mentioned.



Not mentioned

Paris (France)
Stade de Colombes



Rugbyunion, Final Football, Equestrian, Cycling , Athletics , Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon, Final Fencing ,

Paris (France)
Beerschot Tennis Club



de la Vall d’Hebron(TennisCenter)



Östermalm Athletic Grounds


Not mentioned.

Modern pentathlon, Equestrian, Fencing,




Seoul(South Korea)
Stone Mountain(TennisCenter)



Francis Field



Roque, Athletics, Lacross , Archery, Football, Gymnastics,

Wrestling and Weightlifting

St. Louis(USA)
NSW(Tennis Centre)



AthensLawn of Tennis Club


Not mentioned.

AthensOlympic (Tennis Centre)



Olympic Green (TennisCenter)




Tennis Tournaments: Nice Open Tournament and Internazionali BNL d’Italia

Nice Open Tennis

Nice Open Tournament
This tournament was known by the name Phillips Open until 1995 when its name was changed to nice open tournament. Each year the tournament is held in Nice, France and all the professional tennis players of the world take part in it and perform their best. The prize for the winner is €450,000 in this tournament tennis is played in clay courts.  Before France the tournament was played in Austria and then in 2009 it was France that was made the host for this tournament. The game is held usually in May of the year a week before tennis tournament French Open starts. The champion of Nice open tournament is Richard Gasquet who belongs to France. This tournament was not held between the years 1996 -2009.

The list of previous Men Champions is as follows:

Juan Aguilera

Martín Jaite (Twice)

Gabriel Markus

Marc-Kevin Goellner

Alberto Berasategui

Marc Rosset

Richard Gasquet

Nicolás Almagro

Internazionali BNL d’Italia

This tennis tournament is held in Rome Italy, and is considered the most prestigious event after French open.  The game is played in a red clay court. It was first held in Milan and now each year it is held in Rome Italy. The prize for the ATP tour winner is €2,227,500 and for the WTA tour winner is US$2,000,000. For the first time this tournament was held in 1930 in Milan and it stayed there until 1934 and a long break was taken from 1936 to 1949 during which this tournament or event was not held. The highest number of wins is led by Rafeal Nadal and from the women side most of the tournaments were won by Chris Evert. Internazionali BNL D’ italia is its sponsored name whereas the actual name is Italian open.

The list of previous men champions is as follows:

Thomas Muster (Four Times)

Emilio Sánchez

Jim Courier (Twice)

Pete Sampras

Àlex Corretja

Marcelo Ríos

Gustavo Kuerten

Magnus Norman

Juan Carlos Ferrero

Andre Agassi

Félix Mantilla

Carlos Moyà

Rafael Nadal (Five Times)

Novak Djokovic (Twice)

The list of previous women Champions is as follows:

Monica Seles (Twice)

Gabriela Sabatini (Twice)

Conchita Martínez(Four Times)

Mary Pierce

Martina Hingis

Venus Williams

Jelena Dokić

Serena Williams

Kim Clijsters

Amélie Mauresmo (Twice)

Martina Hingis

Jelena Janković

Serbia Jelena Janković

Dinara Safina

María José Martínez Sánchez

Maria Sharapova

Tennis Tournaments: Aegon Championships, Estoril Open and Gerry Webber Open

Aegon Tennis

Aegon Championships:

AEGON championship is a sponsored name for Queen’s Club Championship. This tournament is basically a male tennis tournament in which male professional tennis players from all around the world participate. From 1970 to 1989 it was a part of grand tennis prix circuit. It is held in June after French Open. This tournament is held on a grass court. The prize money for this tournament is £640,000 (€750,000). Andy Roddick has won this tournament highest number of times being the best for AEGON championships and hard to beat sort of a player on the top in this tournament. This tournament is held in the British Land i.e. London at Queen’s club.

The list of the previous winners is as follows:

Ivan Lendi

Stefen Edburg

Wayne Ferriera

Micheal Stich

Todd Martin

Pete Sampras (Twice)

Boris Becker

Mark Philipiossouis

Scott Draper

Lleyton Hewt (Four Times)

Andy Roddick (Four Times)

Rafeal Nadal

Andy Murray (Twice)

Estoril Open Tennis Tournament:

Estoril open is a tennis tournament held in Jamor Protugal, this tournament was played by men tennis players in 1990 where as the women played this tournament in the year 1998. This tournament marks the dominance of Male players of Argentina and Spain. It is basically ATP and WTA tournament with the  prize money differing for both prize for the ATP tour winner is €450,000 whereas the prize for the WTA tour winner is   US$220,000. The women side of Estoril open tournament is more diverse. The dominance of Spanish players has waned in the past few years. Since 2001 only two spanish players were their. The venue of this tournament is Estoril court central.

The list of previous Men winners is as follows:

Emilio Sánchez

Sergi Bruguera

Carlos Costa (Twice)

Andriy Medvedev

Thomas Muster (Twice)

Àlex Corretja

Alberto Berasategui

Albert Costa

Carlos Moyà

Juan Carlos Ferrero

David Nalbandian (Twice)

Nikolay Davydenko

Juan Ignacio Chela

Gastón Gaudio

Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer

Albert Montañés (Twice)

Juan Martín del Potro

The list of women champions is as follows:

Barbara Schwartz

Katarina Srebotnik

Anke Huber

Ángeles Montolio

Magüi Serna (Twice)

Émilie Loit

Lucie Šafářová

Zheng Jie

Gréta Arn

Maria Kirilenko

Yanina Wickmayer

Anastasija Sevastova

Anabel Medina Garrigues

Gerry Webber Open Tennis Tournament:

This tournament was first held in the year 1993 and it continues to happen till date. It is held in Germany every year. This tournament is held outdoors in a grass court. Roger Federer has won this tournament highest number of times. The prize for the winner of this tournament is €750,000. In 2007, 2008 and in 2011 Roger Federer withdrew from this tournament and this withdrawal turned out to be negative for his relationship with Webber owner of this tournament. Ralf Weber runs this tournament, which is held each year in North Rhine, Germany.

The list of previous winners is as follows:

Henri Leconte

Michael Stich

Marc Rosset

Nicklas Kulti

Nicolas Kiefer

David Prinosil

Thomas Johansson

Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Thrice)

Tomáš Berdych

Roger Federer (Five Times)

Tommy Haas

Lleyton Hewitt

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Dubai Tennis Championships

Dubai Tennis Championships

. This tournament organises both men’s as well as women’s tennis championships and is the brainchild of H.H.Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai. For over a period of five years the tournament saw a complete dominance on the men’s as well as the women’s front. Roger Federer won the Dubai Tennis championship for a consecutive period of 5 years from 2003-07 while Justine Henin from Belgium did the same in the women’s championships. Last year saw a different set of winners, Andy Roddick and Elena Demetieva doing the honours. This year saw a different set of winners as well with Novak Djokovic stealing the limelight in the men’s tourney while Venus Williams saw off the challengers to win the women’s leg. The Dubai Tennis tournament is one of the most important tennis tournaments in the world because of the high prize money that attracts a lot of high-ranked players from all over the world.

The Beijing Tennis Open

The Beijing Tennis Open

The Beijing Tennis Open, or the China Open as it is now popularly known is a professional tennis tournament which is played annually in September. It is played in the Olympic Green Centre in Beijing, China. It was initiated in the year 1993 and continued to operate till 1998. But then in 1998, it was removed from the ATP tourney for reasons undisclosed and reinstated in 2004 when popular demand made the organisers decide to bring it back. It was one of the maiden tennis tournaments which were played in Asia. Along with the Qatar Open and the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Beijing Tennis Open was one of the few championships which the ATP had decided to start as part of the Asia tournament itinerary. After its reinstallation, the Beijing Tennis Open has been made a part of both the ATP and the WTA. This tournament is famous for being the only championship outside the USA to use the services of the Hawk-Eye technology to find out line call errors. Michael Chang is the only player who has won consecutive three titles in both the singles and the doubles format of the game. This tournament is one of the most important Asian tennis tournaments. It is highly recognized and awaited due to its competitive nature. 

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