Tennis at the Summer Olympics

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Tennis at the Summer Olympics
Tennis pictogram.svg
Governing body ITF
Events5 (men: 2; women: 2; mixed: 1)
Games
  • 1924
  • 1928
  • 1932
  • 1936
  • 1948
  • 1952
  • 1956
  • 1960
  • 1964
  • 1968
  • 1972
  • 1976
Note: demonstration or exhibition sport years indicated in italics

Tennis was part of the Summer Olympic Games program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics, but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics due to disputes between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee over how to define amateur players. [1] [2] After two appearances as a demonstration sport in 1968 and 1984 (with a U-21 age limit), [3] it returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics open for all players regardless of their age and status and has been played at every summer Games since then. [4] In 1896, 1900, 1904, 1988, 1992, semifinal losers shared bronze medals. In all other years, a playoff match for the bronze medal was staged. In the past, results from the Olympics used to have ranking points that the ATP and WTA added to their players' annual totals in singles for that calendar year. This occurred from the 2004 Athens until the 2012 London games. No points were awarded prior to or for the 2016 Rio Olympics games. While the number of ranking points did not equate with those given at the Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympic tournaments have increased in perceived importance since their reintroduction, with some players, critics and sports pundits considering winning gold at the Olympics just as prestigious as winning a Grand Slam title and some considered it bigger than Grand Slam. [5] [6] Serena Williams and Venus Williams have each won a record four gold medals, three each as a doubles pairing, the only players to win the same Olympic event on three occasions. Venus Williams (four gold, one silver) and Kathleen McKane Godfree (one gold, two silvers, and two bronzes) are the all-time record holders for the most Olympic medals in tennis. Andy Murray is the only player to have won two singles gold medals, and the only singles player to have retained the Olympic title. In 2004, Nicolás Massú became the first Open Era male player to win both the singles and doubles tournaments at one Olympics games. Venus and Serena Williams achieved this feat in 2000 and 2012 respectively. A player who wins an Olympic gold medal and all four Grand Slam events in the same year is said to have won a Golden Slam. As of 2020, Steffi Graf is the only player to have completed this achievement. [7]

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2012 Women's Singles medalists, Serena Williams (center), Maria Sharapova (right) and Victoria Azarenka (left). Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova with medals 2012.jpg
2012 Women's Singles medalists, Serena Williams (center), Maria Sharapova (right) and Victoria Azarenka (left).

Summary

GamesYearEventsBest Nation
1 1896 2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2 1900 4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
3 1904 2US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
4 1908 6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
5 1912 8Flag of France.svg  France
6
7 1920 5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
8 1924 5US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19 1968 10Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
20
GamesYearEventsBest Nation
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23 1984 2Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
24 1988 4Flag of the United States.svg  United States
25 1992 4Flag of the United States.svg  United States
26 1996 4Flag of the United States.svg  United States
27 2000 4Flag of the United States.svg  United States
28 2004 4Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
29 2008 4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
30 2012 5Flag of the United States.svg  United States
31 2016 5Flag of the United States.svg  United States
32 2020 5Russian Olympic Committee flag.svg  ROC

Surface

The playing surface of the court varies between Olympic Games. It has been on hard court for every game since 1984 except for the 1992 Olympics (which was on a clay court) and the 2012 Olympics (which was played on a grass court). The changing playing surface gives certain players different advantages and disadvantages not seen in most other Olympic sports.

Events

(d) = demonstration event, (e) = exhibition event

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28–64 68 72–80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Men's singles (d, e)(d) 16
Men's singles (indoor) 2
Men's doubles (d, e) 16
Men's doubles (indoor) 2
Women's singles (d, e)(d) 14
Women's singles (indoor) 2
Women's doubles (d, e) 11
Mixed doubles (d, e) 8
Mixed doubles (indoor) 1
Total24268550000444444555
Surface 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28–64 68 72–80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Indoor2
Outdoor18
Carpet 0
Red clay 7
Grass 3
Hard 8
Wood 2

Champions and venues

YearHost cityVenueSurfaceGold medalist(s)
Men's SinglesWomen's SinglesMen's DoublesWomen's DoublesMixed Doubles
1896 Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Athens Athens Lawn Tennis Club Clay Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Boland Not held Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Boland
Flag of the German Empire.svg Friedrich Traun
Not heldNot held
1900 Flag of France.svg Paris Cercle des Sports, Île de Puteaux Clay Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Laurence Doherty Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlotte Cooper Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Laurence Doherty
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Reginald Doherty
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlotte Cooper
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Reginald Doherty
1904 Flag of the United States.svg St. Louis Francis Field Clay Flag of the United States.svg Beals Wright Not held Flag of the United States.svg Beals Wright
Flag of the United States.svg Edgar Leonard
Not held
1908 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Outdoor:
All England Club, Wimbledon
Indoor:
Queen's Club, West Kensington
Grass Outdoor:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Major Ritchie
Indoor:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Arthur Gore
Outdoor:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dorothea Lambert Chambers
Indoor:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith
Outdoor:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Reginald Doherty
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Hillyard
Indoor:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Herbert Roper Barrett
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Arthur Gore
1912 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm Outdoor & Indoor:
Östermalm Tennis Pavilion
Clay Outdoor:
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1951).svg Charles Winslow
Indoor:
Flag of France.svg André Gobert
Outdoor:
Flag of France.svg Marguerite Broquedis
Indoor:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Edith Hannam
Outdoor:
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1951).svg Harold Kitson
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1951).svg Charles Winslow
Indoor:
Flag of France.svg Maurice Germot
Flag of France.svg André Gobert
Outdoor:
Flag of the German Empire.svg Dorothea Köring
Flag of the German Empire.svg Heinrich Schomburgk
Indoor:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Edith Hannam
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charles Dixon
1920 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Antwerp Beerschot Tennis Club Grass Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1951).svg Louis Raymond Flag of France.svg Suzanne Lenglen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Noel Turnbull
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Max Woosnam
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kathleen McKane
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Winifred McNair
Flag of France.svg Suzanne Lenglen
Flag of France.svg Max Decugis
1924 Flag of France.svg Paris Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Clay Flag of the United States.svg Vincent Richards Flag of the United States.svg Helen Wills Flag of the United States.svg Francis Hunter
Flag of the United States.svg Vincent Richards
Flag of the United States.svg Hazel Wightman
Flag of the United States.svg Helen Wills
Flag of the United States.svg Hazel Wightman
Flag of the United States.svg R. Norris Williams
1988 Flag of South Korea.svg Seoul Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center Hard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miloslav Mečíř Flag of Germany.svg Steffi Graf Flag of the United States.svg Ken Flach
Flag of the United States.svg Robert Seguso
Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison
Not held
1992 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona Tennis de la Vall d'Hebron Clay Flag of Switzerland.svg Marc Rosset Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Capriati Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Stich
Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández
Flag of the United States.svg Mary Joe Fernández
1996 Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta Stone Mountain Tennis Center Hard Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi Flag of the United States.svg Lindsay Davenport Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Woodforde
Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández
Flag of the United States.svg Mary Joe Fernández
2000 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre (NSW Tennis Centre) Hard Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams
Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams
2004 Flag of Greece.svg Athens Athens Olympic Tennis Centre Hard Flag of Chile.svg Nicolás Massú Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Justine Henin-Hardenne Flag of Chile.svg Fernando González
Flag of Chile.svg Nicolás Massú
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Ting
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sun Tiantian
2008 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center (National Tennis Center) Hard Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal Flag of Russia.svg Elena Dementieva Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer
Flag of Switzerland.svg Stanislas Wawrinka
Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams
Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon Grass Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams
Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams
Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka
Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
2016 Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro Olympic Tennis Centre, Barra da Tijuca Hard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Monica Puig Flag of Spain.svg Marc López
Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal
Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Makarova
Flag of Russia.svg Elena Vesnina
Flag of the United States.svg Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Sock
2020 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo Ariake Tennis Park Hard Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev Flag of Switzerland.svg Belinda Bencic Flag of Croatia.svg Nikola Mektić
Flag of Croatia.svg Mate Pavić
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Krejčíková
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Kateřina Siniaková
Russian Olympic Committee flag.svg  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova  (ROC)
Russian Olympic Committee flag.svg  Andrey Rublev  (ROC)
2024 Flag of France.svg Paris Stade Roland Garros Clay
2028 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles Tennis courts at Dignity Health Sports Park Hard

Participating nations

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28–64 68 72–80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 112
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 515688967610
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 1113
Flag of Australasian team for Olympic games.svg  Australasia 11
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 12123677107861010
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3323513133211
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 222225
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados 11
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 2425326
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 16813332539
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin 11
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 11
Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia 1483
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia 11
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 122
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 113434344710
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 23211227
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 327564235410
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 21222227
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1254348459
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 13213357
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 22434
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 11
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 121
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 24551247
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 112
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 47811876
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia 75554
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 103521322111112
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 112
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 4313
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 11
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 222
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 411115
Flag of France.svg  France 114161010245747987916
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 212
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1157635427811
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 26221181035656128715
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 713234214210
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 11114
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 11
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 13652155422212
Flag of India.svg  India 613224247410
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 1352226
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 42224
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 14134317
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 48345886687712
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 24224575433612
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 322
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 2113
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein 112
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 11
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 1112116
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 2213
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 261543228
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 11
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 11
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 121125
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 215115532310
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 311125
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1313
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 7342116
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 221114
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru 3213
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 11
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 13226777
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 122225
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 312115
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 354322568
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 245991087
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro 11
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 4663
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 5574436
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 434415
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 335466528
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 472
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 15454217
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 4832467711912912
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 41684123645453114
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 3422433452211
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 2232124
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 11
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 11224
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 11
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 224265
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team 51
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5351967777101010121114
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 112
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 211115
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 34114
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 4353
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia 1233
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 13223317
Nations6421014142715343848555252484456
Players1326365082751244564129177176182170169184184184
Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28–64 68 72–80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years

Medal tables

All years

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)2161239
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)17141243
3Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)56819
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)36211
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)3328
6Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)3306
7Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)3216
8Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)27413
9Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)2114
10Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1449
11Olympic flag.svg  Mixed team  (ZZX)1236
12Russian Olympic Committee flag.svg  ROC (ROC)1203
13Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1146
14Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)1135
15Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)1124
16Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)1012
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)1012
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1012
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)1012
20Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)1001
22Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0358
23Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)0246
24Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0213
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0213
26Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0112
27Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0101
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0101
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROM)0101
30Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)0022
31Flag of Australasian team for Olympic games.svg  Australasia  (ANZ)0011
Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia  (BOH)0011
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0011
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0011
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0011
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)0011
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0011
Totals (41 nations)717287230

Open Era

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)143724
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)3429
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)3328
4Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)3306
5Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)27413
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2204
7Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)2114
8Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1348
9Russian Olympic Committee flag.svg  ROC (ROC)1203
10Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1146
11Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)1135
12Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)1113
13Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)1012
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)1012
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1012
16Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)1001
18Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)0235
19Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0224
20Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0123
21Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0101
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROM)0101
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)0101
24Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)0022
25Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0011
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)0011
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0011
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)0011
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0011
Totals (31 nations)393947125

Amateur Era

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)15121239
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)73515
3Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)54615
4Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)3115
5Olympic flag.svg  Mixed team  (ZZX)1236
6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1214
7Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0235
8Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0213
9Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0202
10Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0101
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0101
12Flag of Australasian team for Olympic games.svg  Australasia  (ANZ)0011
Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia  (BOH)0011
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)0011
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0011
Totals (18 nations)323239103

Multiple medal winners (1896–2020)

RankNameGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams 4105
2 Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams 4004
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Reginald Doherty 3014
4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Vincent Richards 2103
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray 2103
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Laurence Doherty 2013
Flag of the United States.svg Mary Joe Fernández 2013
Flag of France.svg Suzanne Lenglen 2013
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1951).svg Charles Winslow 2013
10 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 2002
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Pius Boland 2002
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlotte Cooper 2002
Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández 2002
Flag of France.svg André Gobert 2002
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Arthur Gore 2002
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Edith Hannam 2002
Flag of Chile.svg Nicolás Massú 2002
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Hazel Wightman 2002
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Helen Wills Moody 2002
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Beals Wright 2002
21 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kathleen McKane Godfree 1225
22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charles Dixon 1124
23 Flag of France.svg Max Décugis 1113
Flag of Chile.svg Fernando González 1113
Flag of Germany.svg Steffi Graf 1113
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Major Ritchie 1113
27 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Herbert Barrett 1102
Flag of Switzerland.svg Belinda Bencic 1102
Flag of Russia.svg Elena Dementieva 1102
Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer 1102
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1951).svg Harold Kitson 1102
Flag of the German Empire.svg Dorothea Köring 1102
Flag of Russia.svg / Russian Olympic Committee flag.svg Elena Vesnina 1102
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge 1102
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Woodforde 1102
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Max Woosnam 1102
37 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan 1023
38 Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka 1012
Flag of France.svg Marguerite Broquedis 1012
Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan 1012
Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison 1012
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Edgar Leonard 1012
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miloš Mečíř 1012
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Sock 1012
45 Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 0224
Flag of Sweden.svg Gunnar Setterwall 0224
47 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harold Mahony 0213
Flag of Spain.svg Conchita Martínez 0213
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Novotná 0213
50 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Caridia 0202
Flag of France.svg Henri Cochet 0202
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dorothy Holman 0202
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Dionysios Kasdaglis 0202
Flag of Japan.svg Ichiya Kumagae 0202
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Robert LeRoy 0202
Flag of France.svg Yvonne Prévost 0202
Flag of Spain.svg Virginia Ruano Pascual 0202
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková 0202
59 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Alphonzo Bell 0112
Flag of Sweden.svg Sigrid Fick 0112
Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro 0112
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lucie Hradecká 0112
63 Flag of France.svg Albert Canet 0022
Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg 0022
Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević 0022
Flag of the United States (1908-1912).svg Marion Jones 0022
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Arthur Norris 0022
Flag of Bohemia.svg Hedwiga Rosenbaumová 0022

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The Williams sisters are two professional American tennis players: Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam title winner (singles), and Serena Williams, twenty-three-time Grand Slam title winner (singles), both of whom were coached from an early age by their parents Richard Williams and Oracene Price. There is a noted professional rivalry between them— between the 2001 US Open and the 2017 Australian Open tournaments, they met in nine Grand Slam singles finals. They became the first two players, female or male, to play in four consecutive Grand Slam singles finals from the 2002 French Open to the 2003 Australian Open; Serena famously won all four to complete the first of two "Serena Slams". Between 2000 and 2016, a 17-year span, they collectively won 12 Wimbledon singles titles. By winning the 2001 Australian Open women's doubles title, they became the fifth pair to complete the Career Doubles Grand Slam and the only pair to complete the Career Doubles Golden Slam. At the time, Venus and Serena were only 20 and 19 years old, respectively. Since then, they have gone on to add another two Olympic gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. Nearly a decade later, the duo would go on to win four consecutive Grand Slam doubles titles from 2009 Wimbledon through 2010 Roland Garros, which would catapult them to co-No. 1 doubles players on 7 June 2010. Two weeks later, on 21 June 2010, Serena would hold the No. 1 singles ranking, and Venus would be right behind her at No. 2 in singles. Their most recent Grand Slam doubles titles came at the 2012 Wimbledon and 2016 Wimbledon events. They remain very close, often watching each other's matches in support, even after one of them has been knocked out of a tournament.

Mary Joe Fernández American tennis player

Mary Joe Fernández Godsick is an American former professional tennis player, who reached a career-high ranking of world No. 4 in both singles and doubles. In singles, Fernández was the runner-up at the 1990 and 1992 Australian Open, and the 1993 French Open. She also won a bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. In doubles, she won the 1991 Australian Open with Patty Fendick and the 1996 French Open with Lindsay Davenport, plus two Olympic gold medals.

Zina Garrison American tennis player

Zina Lynna Garrison is a former top five professional tennis player from the United States. She was the women's singles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1990, a three-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion, and a women's doubles gold medalist and singles bronze medalist in Seoul at the 1988 Olympic Games.

Tennis at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Womens singles Tennis at the Olympics

The women's singles competition was part of the tennis program at the 1988 Summer Olympics. It was held from 23 September to 1 October at the Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center. There were 48 competitors from 26 nations. Steffi Graf of West Germany defeated Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina in the gold medal match. By winning the gold medal, Steffi Graf finished off her "Calendar Golden Slam" having won all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Graf had also beaten Sabatini earlier that summer in the final of the U.S. Open, thus capturing the final leg of the "Grand Slam". Zina Garrison of the United States and Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière received bronze medals after their semifinal losses. It was the first medal in the women's singles for West Germany, Argentina, and Bulgaria, while the United States had previously earned medals in both of its prior appearances in 1900 and 1924.

This article presents in a tabular form the career tennis Grand Slam, World Hard Court Championships and Olympic singles results of every woman who has reached the singles final of at least one Grand Slam, World Hard Court Championships or Olympic tournament (OLY) during her career. The Grand Slam tournaments are the Australian Open (AUS), the French Open (FRA), Wimbledon (WIM), and the US Open (USA).

2004 WTA Tour Womens tennis circuit

The 2004 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2004 season. The 2004 WTA Tour calendar comprised the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tier I-V Events, the Fed Cup, the Summer Olympic Games and the year-end championships.

2008 WTA Tour Womens tennis circuit

The 2008 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2008 tennis season. The 2008 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tier I-IV Events, the Fed Cup, the year-end championships, and the tennis event at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The tennis tournaments at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were staged at the All England Club in Wimbledon, from 28 July to 5 August. This was the first Olympic grass court tournament since tennis was reintroduced as an Olympic sport and the first to be held at a Grand Slam venue in the Open era.

Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Womens singles Tennis at the Olympics

The women's singles tennis competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 10 to August 17 at the National Tennis Center. The DecoTurf surface rendered the event a hardcourt tournament. There were 64 competitors from 33 nations.

Williams sisters rivalry

The Williams sisters rivalry is a modern-day tennis rivalry between sisters Venus Williams and Serena Williams, widely regarded as two of the greatest tennis players of all time. They have met 31 times in professional tournaments, and Serena leads their head-to-head 19–12.

Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Womens singles Tennis at the Olympics

The women's singles tennis tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon from 28 July to 4 August 2012, and was the first Olympic grass court tournament since tennis was re-introduced to the Games. There were 64 competitors from 33 nations.

Tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Womens singles Tennis at the Olympics

The women's singles tennis tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro from 6 to 13 August 2016. The draw for the event was conducted at 11 a.m. local time on Thursday, 4 August. There were 64 competitors from 36 nations.

Tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Womens singles 2020 Olympic tennis tournament

The women's singles tennis tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo was held at the Ariake Coliseum in Kōtō from 24 July to 31 July 2021. There were 64 competitors in the tournament.

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