There hasn’t been much tennis in the Olympics for a long time, but it’s had its moments. In fact, if you wanted to watch tennis during the Olympics, you’d have to go back to 1908 when there was just one event: men’s singles. The next time tennis was played at the Olympics tennis was in 1924 and then again in 1928 and 1932. There were no other events until 1988 when they added women’s singles as well as doubles (men only).
Serena Williams One of The Most Olympic Tennis Champion
Serena Williams is one of the most successful Olympic tennis champion players in history. She has won four gold medals and one silver medal, all of which were won in singles. She also holds the record for most Grand Slam titles by a female player, with 23 wins under her belt (she has 31 total). In addition to her Olympic success, Williams has been named Women’s Tennis Association Player of the Year seven times the most times any player has received this honor and she was inducted into both the International Tennis Hall of Fame and The Women’s Sports Foundation Hall of Fame in 2015. As if that weren’t enough, she also holds six World Cup titles!
Steffi Graf is one of the best female Olympic tennis champion players of all time, having won a total of 22 Grand Slam titles. She also holds the record for most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles championships combined at 38. Graf was born in Mannheim, Germany on June 14th, 1969, and first picked up a racquet at age three when she watched her older brother play tennis for fun. She took lessons from her father Peter who was an international player himself before turning pro in 1986 at age 17 after winning Wimbledon as an amateur player (unpaid).
Chris Evert was one of the most dominant female tennis players of all time. She won seven Grand Slam singles titles and 16 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, which is a record for both categories. In addition, she won 18 US Open Series Championships and four Australian Open Series Championships. She also holds the record for reaching the most finals at each major tournament: 14 French Open finals (winning nine), 11 Wimbledon finals (winning six), 12 US Open finals (winning five), and 10 Australian Open finals (winning three).
Monica Seles was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. She is the youngest player ever to reach the top 10 and won nine Grand Slam singles titles. Seles made her professional debut at age 14 and reached No. 1 in 1990. In 1993 a deranged fan stabbed her in the back during a tournament match; she didn’t play again until 1995 but struggled with injuries after that attack for much of her career her last major title came in 1999 when she defeated Martina Hingis in Wimbledon for her fourth consecutive win there (a streak unmatched since Bjorn Borg’s five straight victories between 1976-1980).
Martina Navratilova is the most decorated tennis player in Olympic history. She won a total of 18 medals (nine gold, seven silver, and two bronze), more than any other athlete in any sport at the Olympics. Her first medal came in 1976 when she won a silver in mixed doubles with partners Smith. Two years later she won another silver medal as part of the Czechoslovakian team that lost to the host nation USA in the final match of the women’s team competition.
In 1984 and 1988, Navratilova was part of two winning teams: one each in women’s doubles with Pam Shriver and Lea Antonoplis respectively; both times they defeated Zina Garrison/Lori McNeil who was also playing together at those Games but this time representing the USA rather than Canada as they did four years earlier! Navratilova had already collected five singles titles before competing at Seoul 1988 but she still managed another three wins there – one over Steffi Graf (Germany) who would go on win four more titles herself making her career total nine compared to Martina’s eight!
Top female tennis champions in the history
- Serena Williams: The American tennis star is one of the most successful athletes in Olympic history, winning four gold medals and one silver. She also has a total of 23 Grand Slam titles and has won more than $84 million in prize money.
- Steffi Graf: The German player was only 19 years old when she won her first Wimbledon singles title in 1988 the same year she was named ITF World Champion. She would go on to win six more Wimbledon titles before retiring from professional tennis in 1999 with 22 Grand Slam trophies under her belt.
- Chris Evert: This American player dominated women’s singles competitions throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s; her record includes seven Wimbledon championships as well as other major titles at Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, and US Open during this time period alone!
We hope you enjoyed our list of top Olympic tennis champions. If there’s one thing to take away from this article, it’s that these athletes have truly earned their place in history. We hope you enjoyed learning about the top female tennis champions of all time! If you want to learn more about these women and their amazing careers, be sure to check out our article on them here.