Chris Evert, a famous female tennis player, was born on December 21, 1954 in Florida. Due to her excellent tennis skills including two fisted backhand and poise on court helped Chris Evert became champion in 1974-1986. Chris Evert got her first limelight when she won over the top-ranked tennis player, Margaret Court. Chris Evert used to be calm and cool on the court which gave her the nicknames Ice Maiden and Ice Princess. During 1974-76, Chris Evert had a romance with famous male tennis player, Jimmy Connors which was enough to give her a celebrity status. In the era of late 70s, tennis fans enjoyed the rivalry of two best female tennis players, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
Chris Evert was considered as the female counterpart of tennis legend, Bjorn Borg as Evert holds the longest winning streak with 125 single consecutive titles on clay court. She was a versatile player who won all four grand slams and also set a record of winning the most US Open titles (6).
Chris Evert holds 157 singles titles, 8 double titles with 18 Grand Slam singles in her career titles. Other career highlights of famous female tennis player, Chris Evert are:
1) Chris Evert won 7 French Open titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986)
2) Chris Evert won 2 Australian Open titles (1982, 1984)
3) Chris claimed 3 Wimbledon titles (1974, 1976 and 1981)
4) Evert claimed 6 US Open tennis titles (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982)
Chris Evert enjoyed an intense rivalry against Martina Navratilova. Both these players ruled every court and faced each other either in the finals or semi-finals. The record number of French Open titles by Chris Evert is still an unbroken record.
The famous Melbourne Park in Australia arranges the Australian Open event every year in the closing weeks of January. Since 1988, the Australian Open has been played on hard courts. One of the most prominent features of Australian Open is the retractable roof in the two main courts of the Hisense Arena and Rod Laver Arena. The Australian open has been a stage to greatest tennis players who have set records in this grand slam. Not every tennis player enjoys success on hard court, especially players who are masters of the clay surface. Sampras, famous for numerous records, wasn’t able to show his convincing skills on the hard court of Australian Open which definitely showed his limitation. However American Agassi and Swiss Federer with their 4 Australian Open titles depicted their excellent grip on hard court as well.
The top ten best male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles are as follows:
1) Kenneth Robert Rosewall
2) Roy Stanley Emerson
3) Mats Wilander
4) Andre Agassi
5) Roger Federer
6) Rafael Nadal
7) Rod Laver
8) Stefan Edberg
9) Jim Courier
10) Ivan Lendl
These best tennis players have been successful in winning the most titles in the Australian Open. Among these stars, Roy Emerson is leading with his record of six Australian Open titles, which is still to be conquered by second-leading tennis star Roger Federer with four Australian Open titles. Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier were famous for their hard court performances and managed to win the Australian grand slam too. However, Roy is the only name that has been successfully ruled the Australian Open championship.
Tennis is an extremely versatile game due to the range of events it arranges every year. The tennis double tournaments are always looked forward to with enthusiasm by tennis fans. The doubles tournament are always very fast and exciting. Many single players also participate in the doubles championship and hold the grand slam titles as well.
Like all the Grand Slams and other tennis tournaments, the Australian Open also entertains its fans every year by arranging the double tennis tournament. Due to the new surface in the Australian Open, Plexicushion Prestige, the consistency and speed of the game has increased which makes the tennis double matches much faster and more interesting. In year 2010, famous male tennis players Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan won the double tennis tournament for the second consecutive year. The famous Brian Brothers have been pretty consistent with their wins in the double championships.
The top ten male double tennis players with most Australian Open titles list is:
1) Adrian Quist & John Bromwich
2) Rod Laver & Robert Mark
3) Fabrice Santoro & Michael Llodra
4) Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan
5) Mark Edmondson & Kim Warwick
6) D.P. Turnbull & Adrian Quist
7) John Bromwich & Adrian Quist
8) Bob Hewitt & Fred Stolle
9) Rick Leach and Jim Pugh
10) John Hawkes & Gerald Patterson
As you go through the list, you will notice one name dominating. Adrian Quist has been the one man who is leading the Australian Open doubles even now. Let’s see if the Bryan brothers make it to Quist’s record.
Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year and the players are judged pretty much for their performance in this slam. The tennis fans use the results to predict the future for every tennis player in the calender year. Australian Open offers a very exciting start of the year with indoor beautiful courts. The crowd cheers for not only Australian but other players as well, making the Australian summer much more overwhelming for every tennis fan.
A three-set tennis game, particularly for women, has been offering plenty of excitement as the game is fast and ends usually in a victory after two sets. From clay’s slower-paced games to hard court play, famous female tennis players have been casting spells with their magical play. The former female champion of the Australian Open title is Serena Williams, who also won the doubles championship with her sister Venus Williams in the same year for the second consecutive year as well. With the Bryan brothers and Williams sisters winning the doubles for second consecutive year, they were the second siblings to set this record.
The list of the ten female tennis players with most Australian Open titles is:
1) Margaret Smith Court
2) Nancye Wynne Bolton
3) Steffi Graf
4) Evonne Goolagong-Cawley
5) Thelma Coyne Long
6) Martina Hingis
7) Monica Seles
8) Serena Williams
9) Jennifer Capriati
10) Joan Hartigan Bathurst
Among these ten top ten female tennis players with the most Australian Open titles, greatest tennis player Margaret Smith Court secured 7 Australian Open titles and still enjoys this record. Who could possibly break this record?
Tennis speaks for glamor when it comes to female tennis players. In a singles match, two glamorous players keep everyone captivated. However, this glamor doubles when four famous female tennis players come onto the court with their amazing outfits and perform at their best. The Australian Open has also been entertaining in female double tennis tournaments. For the past two years, USA tennis players Serena and Venus Williams have been dominating the female double tennis championship. The top ten best female double tennis players with the most Australian Open titles list is:
1) Thelma Coyne Long/Nancye Wynne Bolton
2) Evonne Goolagong Cawley/Peggy Michel
3) Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver
4) Martina Hingis/Natalia Zvereva
5) Serena Williams/Venus Williams
6) Gigi Fernandez/Natalia Zvereva
7) Mary Bevis Hawton/Thelma Coyne Long
8) Helen Gourlay Cawley/Evonne Goolagong Cawley
9) Martina Hingis/Anna Kournikova
10) Alona Bondarenko/Kateryna Bondarenko
Thelma Coyne Long has been the dominating female player with no fewer than 12 double tennis titles. Since Thelma, such a consistent female player has not shown up in doubles.
Almost all sports are ruled by a particular player or team for a brief period. Football was ruled by Brazil for a long time, cricket by the West Indies, golf by Tiger Woods, squash by Jansher Khan of Pakistan, etc. All these players or teams not only represent themselves, but also their countries. In the same stance, tennis has been ruled by greatest tennis players from one nation for a long time. By and large, players from the United States have been successful in winning the most tennis Grand Slam titles. The Australian Open for males has also been ruled by the American players so far. The United States of America has always produced the best tennis players of all time. They have dominated all the courts including the Australian Open, hence winning the leading number of titles. In the past decade and more, Roger Federer, a Swiss tennis player however has been able to win the Australian Open titles.
Most of the Australian Grand Slam titles have been won by Americans up to now. Including the United States, here is a list of the top ten countries who won the most male Australian Open titles:
1) United States (15 titles)
2) Australia (7 titles)
3) Sweden (6 titles)
4) Switzerland (4 titles)
5) Czech (3 titles)
6) Argentina (2 titles)
7) Germany (2 titles)
8) Russia (2 titles)
9) Serbia (1 title)
10) Spain (1 title)
The top ten countries to win the most male Australian Open titles clearly indicates that the United States and Australia have been dominating this Grand Slam for ages. And now we see a difference in trend as Nadal and Djokovic are the new emerging players, claiming the Australian Open titles.
Greatest female tennis player Margaret Smith Court has ruled the female Australian Open world, winning 11 titles for her native country, Australia. Even then, the United States of America is leading the title run of female Australian Open titles. One strange fact about this Grand Slam is that famous female tennis player Martina Navratilova of the USA, who was known to rule the tennis world, won only 3 titles in the Australian Open. However, many tennis players from the USA have been able to make names for themselves in the Australian Open event. The present winner of the Australian Open women’s title is Serena Williams, who also won the doubles tournament in the Australian Open 2010, hence making America’s rule inevitable. Here is the list of top ten countries to win the most female Australian Open titles:
1) United States (15 titles)
2) Australia (10 titles)
3) Germany (4 titles)
4) Yugoslavia (3 titles)
5) Czech (2 titles)
6) Switzerland (3 titles)
7) Russia (1 title)
8) Belgium (1 title)
9) Britain (1 title)
10) France (2 titles)
Famous female tennis player Serena Williams of the USA is in her full swing and performance which indicates bright chances of America ruling the female Australian Open title for many years to come. William sisters have shown tremendous potential at the hard court and have owned the Australian Open with their exclusive play. America is known for producing the best of tennis players. Every era had a leading American tennis player which now includes Serena and Venus Williams. Although Serena is having a rough time with her fitness and injuries but she is still managing to be extremely competitive and challenging the opponents with her aggressive play.