History UsefulNotes / Tennis

20th Jul '17 6:27:10 PM KYCubbie
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* '''{{UsefulNotes/Wimbledon}}''' (early July in London): ''The'' Grand Slam that most people think of first when tennis is mentioned. It uses grass courts that favor attackers due to their speed and low bounce giving players less time to return big serves and volleys[[note]]balls hit before they bounce, typically close to the net[[/note]] hit by their opponents, although the courts have been slowed down recently to encourage longer rallies. [[StronglyWordedLetter At least twenty complaints are printed every year]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks about this "slowing-down".]] Also known for its all-white dress code, no matches on the middle Sunday of the two-week tournament, and rain showers delaying play, although a roof installed in 2009 on Centre Court has mitigated the latter (with plans for additional roofed courts in the works). Roger Federer, who has won a record-tying 7 trophies here, has been dubbed Wimbledon's "Favorite Son".

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* '''{{UsefulNotes/Wimbledon}}''' (early July in London): ''The'' Grand Slam that most people think of first when tennis is mentioned. It uses grass courts that favor attackers due to their speed and low bounce giving players less time to return big serves and volleys[[note]]balls hit before they bounce, typically close to the net[[/note]] hit by their opponents, although the courts have been slowed down recently to encourage longer rallies. [[StronglyWordedLetter At least twenty complaints are printed every year]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks about this "slowing-down".]] Also known for its all-white dress code, no matches on the middle Sunday of the two-week tournament, and rain showers delaying play, although a roof installed in 2009 on Centre Court has mitigated the latter (with plans for additional roofed courts in the works). Roger Federer, who has won a record-tying 7 men's record of 8 trophies here, has been dubbed Wimbledon's "Favorite Son".
17th Jul '17 4:04:28 PM CrimsonZephyr
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* He's Back: Roger Federer's 2017 season as of mid-July is marked by a remarkable resurgence. He won the Australian Open against Nadal, and then won Wimbledon without dropping a set. While he forwent the clay court season to preserve his longevity in the game, his grass and hard court results have shown that, despite being 35 and one of the older high-ranking players, he's experiencing some of a later in life renaissance after a period of physical decline and diminishing returns.

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* He's Back: HesBack: Roger Federer's 2017 season as of mid-July is marked by a remarkable resurgence. He won the Australian Open against Nadal, and then won Wimbledon without dropping a set. While he forwent the clay court season to preserve his longevity in the game, his grass and hard court results have shown that, despite being 35 and one of the older high-ranking players, he's experiencing some of a later in life renaissance after a period of physical decline and diminishing returns.
17th Jul '17 3:54:06 AM CrimsonZephyr
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* He's Back: Roger Federer's 2017 season as of mid-July is marked by a remarkable resurgence. He won the Australian Open against Nadal, and then won Wimbledon without dropping a set. While he forwent the clay court season to preserve his longevity in the game, his grass and hard court results have shown that, despite being 35 and one of the older high-ranking players, he's experiencing some of a later in life renaissance after a period of physical decline and diminishing returns.
16th Jul '17 8:54:10 AM Rhapsody
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* '''Pete Sampras (USA)''' 1988-2002: Held No. 1 for 286 weeks. Won 14 Grand Slams. These were both records until Roger Federer stole his thunder. However, he still has the record for being ranked World No. 1 for the most years in a row, with six under his belt. Widely regarded as one of the greatest grass-courters of all time, holding a joint record seven {{UsefulNotes/Wimbledon}} titles ([[RunningGag with Federer]]) and losing only one match there from 1993 to 2000.

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* '''Pete Sampras (USA)''' 1988-2002: Held No. 1 for 286 weeks. Won 14 Grand Slams. These were both records until Roger Federer stole his thunder. However, he still has the record for being ranked World No. 1 for the most years in a row, with six under his belt. Widely regarded as one of the greatest grass-courters of all time, holding what used to be a joint record seven {{UsefulNotes/Wimbledon}} titles ([[RunningGag with Federer]]) until Federer won his 8th]]) and losing only one match there from 1993 to 2000.



* CurbStompBattle: Any match won in straight sets with any combination of 6-0's to 6-2's are considered one-sided thrashings. In particular are two scores players dread being the receiving end of - the double bagel (6-0 6-0) and the double breadstick (6-1 6-1) (worst when it's the best of five sets in men's tennis and players get ''triple'' bagels or breadsticks). Natalia Zvereva was the receiving end of one such brutal match when she lost to Steffi Graff 6-0, 6-0 in 32 minutes in the 1988 French Open final.

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* CurbStompBattle: Any match won in straight sets with any combination of 6-0's to 6-2's 6-3's are considered one-sided thrashings. In particular are two scores players dread being the receiving end of - the double bagel (6-0 6-0) and the double breadstick (6-1 6-1) (worst when it's the best of five sets in men's tennis and players get ''triple'' bagels or breadsticks). Natalia Zvereva was the receiving end of one such brutal match when she lost to Steffi Graff 6-0, 6-0 in 32 minutes in the 1988 French Open final.



** Serena Williams has dominated the women's game since the late 1990s, with some other players having made their mark too. Despite that, unexpected winners have also come from the women's side:
*** In the women's 2011 US Open final, the two opponents were Serena Williams, who had won 13 Grand Slams and the US Open 3 times and had breezed through the earlier rounds without dropping a single set, and Samantha Stosur who had never won a Slam before and had a reputation for choking under pressure. The winner? Stosur, in straight sets no less.
*** In the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, defending champion and World No. 1 Serena Williams was considered to be such an overwhelming favorite that virtually everyone was coronating her before the tournament had even started. Everyone also agreed that if Serena ''did'' lose for some reason, either No. 2 Victoria Azarenka or No. 3 Maria Sharapova, her two closest rivals, would be the one lifting the trophy instead. The actual women's champion? Marion Bartoli, who entered the tournament as an all-but-invisible 15th seed and ended up winning the whole thing without dropping a set.
*** The 2015 US Open women's semifinal had World No. 1 Serena Williams (who won the last 4 slams and was pursuing the Calendar Year Grand Slam) facing No. 43 Roberta Vinci and World No. 2 Simona Halep (French Open finalist last year) facing No. 26 Flavia Pennetta. Both of the underdogs made it to the final, which especially shocked those who were expecting Williams to complete the Grand Slam. Flavia Pennetta was the one to emerge victorious in the all-Italian final.

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** Serena Williams Williams, the World No. 1 most of the time and having won an Open era record of 23 slams, has dominated the women's game since the late 1990s, with some other players having made their mark too. Despite that, unexpected winners have also come from the women's side:
*** In the women's 2011 US Open final, the two opponents were Serena Williams, who had won 13 Grand Slams and the US Open 3 times and had breezed through the earlier rounds without dropping a single set, and Samantha Stosur who had never won a Slam before and had a reputation for choking under pressure. The winner? Stosur, in straight sets no less.
*** In the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, defending champion and World No. 1 Serena Williams was considered to be such an overwhelming favorite that virtually everyone was coronating her before the tournament had even started. Everyone also agreed that if Serena ''did'' lose for some reason, either No. 2 Victoria Azarenka or No. 3 Maria Sharapova, her two closest rivals, would be the one lifting the trophy instead. The actual women's champion? Marion Bartoli, who entered the tournament as an all-but-invisible 15th seed and ended up winning the whole thing without dropping a set.
*** The 2015 US Open women's semifinal had World No. 1 Serena Williams (who won the last 4 slams and was pursuing the Calendar Year Grand Slam) facing No. 43 Roberta Vinci and World No. 2 Simona Halep (French Open finalist last year) facing No. 26 Flavia Pennetta. Both of the underdogs made it to the final, which especially shocked those who were expecting Williams to complete the Grand Slam. Flavia Pennetta was the one to emerge victorious in the all-Italian final.



** Gabriela Sabatini won only one Grand Slam in spite of reaching the semifinals or better at eighteen Slams, partly due to Graf and Seles hogging the majors during her career and partly due to her tendency to fall apart in big matches; she infamously lost the 1991 Wimbledon final to Graf in spite of coming within two points from victory and serving for the match twice.
** Marat Safin was seen as a huge talent with real potential, but he only managed two Grand Slams, and in their early careers both Ivan Lendl and Roger Federer were subject to speculation that they were talents who couldn't pull off the big wins.
** As recently as mid-2010, Novak Djokovic was saddled with a reputation of mentally cracking under pressure after he followed up his maiden Grand Slam title in 2008 with a string of disappointing performances and numerous claims of being too fatigued to play well. Many people called him "Choke-ovic" and thought he was destined to go down in history as just a one-slam wonder who failed to live up to his promise of challenging the Federer-Nadal duopoly. Not quite as HilariousInHindsight as Federer's case, but pretty close.
** Andy Murray was infamous for losing his first couple of grand slam finals and only shook this image by winning his first major title in 2012 - something his predecessor Tim Henman could never manage, earning him the status of TropeCodifier in Britain.

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** Gabriela Sabatini won only one Grand Slam in spite of reaching Many successful players found it difficult to handle the semifinals or better pressure of winning slams at eighteen Slams, partly due to Graf and Seles hogging the majors during her career and partly due to her tendency to fall apart in big matches; she infamously lost the 1991 Wimbledon final to Graf in spite of coming within two points from victory and serving for the match twice.
** Marat Safin was seen as a huge talent with real potential, but he only managed two Grand Slams, and in their early careers
first, making some HilariousInHindsight scenarios: both Ivan Lendl and Roger Federer were subject to speculation that they were talents who couldn't pull off the big wins.
** As recently as mid-2010,
wins; Novak Djokovic was saddled with a reputation of mentally cracking under pressure after he followed up his maiden Grand Slam title in 2008 with a string of disappointing performances and numerous claims of being too fatigued to play well. Many people called him well, gaining the the one-slam status and "Choke-ovic" and thought he was destined to go down in history as just a one-slam wonder who failed to live up to his promise of challenging the Federer-Nadal duopoly. Not quite as HilariousInHindsight as Federer's case, but pretty close.
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nickname; Andy Murray was infamous for losing his first couple of grand slam finals and only shook this image by winning his first major title in 2012 - 2012, something his predecessor Tim Henman could never manage, earning manage; and Stan Wawrinka, despite his raw power, had a lack of self-confidence combined with an aggressive high-risk high-reward playing style which lead to many early-round Slam losses, before hiring Magnus Norman helped him to become the status of TropeCodifier in Britain.first non-Big-Four player since Hewitt to win multiple slams.



** In the same vein as Tsonga, Stan Wawrinka had a lot of raw talent, but a lack of self-confidence combined with an aggressive high-risk high-reward playing style meant that he often went out in the early rounds of big tournaments. However, hiring Magnus Norman as a coach in 2013 has appeared to rectify most of the problems with the mental aspect of his game, leading to a late-career renaissance - although his playing style ensures that he is still more mercurial than his contemporaries in the Big Four, he has since won multiple grand slams, making him the first non-big-4 male player to do so since Hewitt.



** Sabine Lisicki is a perennial quarterfinalist or better at Wimbledon and you can always count on her to take out a favourite or two[[note]]Serena Williams, Sharapova, Radwanska, Li[[/note]] before losing to someone who should on paper pose far less of a challenge[[note]]Kerber, Bartoli[[/note]].

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** Sabine Lisicki is a perennial quarterfinalist or better at Wimbledon and you can always count on her to take out a favourite or two[[note]]Serena Williams, Sharapova, Radwanska, Li[[/note]] two (such as knocking out the French Open champion for ''four'' years straight) before losing to someone who should on paper pose far less of a challenge[[note]]Kerber, Bartoli[[/note]].challenge.


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** Gabriela Sabatini won only one Grand Slam in spite of reaching the semifinals or better at eighteen Slams, partly due to Graf and Seles hogging the majors during her career and partly due to her tendency to fall apart in big matches; she infamously lost the 1991 Wimbledon final to Graf in spite of coming within two points from victory and serving for the match twice.
** Marat Safin was seen as a huge talent with real potential, but he only managed two Grand Slams.
16th Jul '17 8:28:07 AM Rhapsody
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* '''Roger Federer (Switzerland)''' 1998-present: Has held No. 1 for 302 weeks (longer than any other ATP player) and won an Open Era ATP record of 18 Grand Slams including a record-tying 7 Wimbledon, 5 US Open and 5 Australian Open titles (and 1 French Open, but that's not a record). Also has an Olympic gold medal in men's doubles with Stan Wawrinka (below) and a silver in singles. Is often cited as the greatest tennis player of all time. If one were to look up ATP tennis records on Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[TheAce one would find his name on 90%]].[[note]]Unless we're talking doubles records, in which case one would find the Bryans' names on about 99.9%.[[/note]] During his 2012 Wimbledon run he [[SerialEscalation broke a record in every match he played]] after the second round.

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* '''Roger Federer (Switzerland)''' 1998-present: Has held No. 1 for 302 weeks (longer than any other ATP player) and won an Open Era ATP record of 18 19 Grand Slams Slams, including a record-tying 7 record 8 Wimbledon, 5 US Open and 5 Australian Open titles (and 1 French Open, but that's not a record). Also has an Olympic gold medal in men's doubles with Stan Wawrinka (below) and a silver in singles. Is often cited as the greatest tennis player of all time. If one were to look up ATP tennis records on Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[TheAce one would find his name on 90%]].[[note]]Unless we're talking doubles records, in which case one would find the Bryans' names on about 99.9%.[[/note]] During his 2012 Wimbledon run he [[SerialEscalation broke a record in every match he played]] after the second round.



* '''Angelique Kerber (Germany)''' 2003-present: Current No. 1, 27 weeks and counting. Has won 2 Grand Slams and an Olympic silver medal in singles. She made her first breakthrough as a 2011 US Open semi-finalist at a mere world ranking of 92; however her biggest achievements came rolling in 2016, starting with a surprise appearance and victory over Serena Williams in the Australian Open final. Later her US Open win made her the first woman to win multiple singles grand slams in the same year other than Serena since Justine Henin in 2007. A southpaw tennis player (but is otherwise right-handed), she's known for her aggressive counterpunching.

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* '''Angelique Kerber (Germany)''' 2003-present: Current Has held No. 1, 27 weeks and counting.1 for 34 weeks. Has won 2 Grand Slams and an Olympic silver medal in singles. She made her first breakthrough as a 2011 US Open semi-finalist at a mere world ranking of 92; however her biggest achievements came rolling in 2016, starting with a surprise appearance and victory over Serena Williams in the Australian Open final. Later her US Open win made her the first woman to win multiple singles grand slams in the same year other than Serena since Justine Henin in 2007. A southpaw tennis player (but is otherwise right-handed), player, she's known for her aggressive counterpunching.


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* '''Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain)''' 2011-present: Has won 2 Grand Slams. Born in 1993, she is the youngest out of the active players to hold multiple Slams so far. She's made the impressive feat of being the first player to beat both Williams sisters in Slam finals -- Serena in the 2016 French Open final, and Venus in the 2017 Wimbledon final. Known for her powerful groundstrokes and high-risk attacking game.
30th Jun '17 4:50:34 AM Rhapsody
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* '''Novak Djokovic (Serbia)''' 2003-present: Has held No. 1 for 223 weeks and won 12 Grand Slams and an Olympic bronze medal in singles. Was constantly overshadowed by Federer and Nadal early on in his career [[OvershadowedByAwesome despite being World No. 3]], until he went on a spectacular 43-0 game winning streak in 2011. Is also known as "[[FanNickname Djoker]]" for his sense of humor and impersonations of other players. In 2016, he became the first men's singles tennis player since Rod Laver in ''1969'' to win four consecutive Slams, also earning the career Slam in the process.

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* '''Novak Djokovic (Serbia)''' 2003-present: Has held No. 1 for 223 weeks weeks, and won 12 Grand Slams and an Olympic bronze medal in singles. Was constantly overshadowed by Federer and Nadal early on in his career [[OvershadowedByAwesome despite being World No. 3]], until he went on a spectacular 43-0 game winning streak in 2011. Is also known as "[[FanNickname Djoker]]" for his sense of humor and impersonations of other players. In 2016, he became the first men's singles tennis player since Rod Laver in ''1969'' to win four consecutive Slams, also earning the career Slam in the process.



* '''Rafael Nadal (Spain)''' 2001-present: Has held No. 1 for 141 weeks, and also holds the record [[AlwaysSecondBest for the most weeks at No. 2]]. He has won 14 Grand Slams. One of only four people to achieve a singles Career Golden Slam, which entails winning all four Grand Slam championships ''and'' the Olympic gold medal. Known as the "King of Clay", he has won 10 French Open championships -- he's lost only ''two'' matches there, and is the first player to win 10 titles at a grand slam in the Open era . He also has an Olympic gold medal in men's doubles with Marc Lopez.

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* '''Rafael Nadal (Spain)''' 2001-present: Has held No. 1 for 141 weeks, and also holds the record [[AlwaysSecondBest for the most weeks at No. 2]]. He has won 14 15 Grand Slams. One of only four people to achieve a singles Career Golden Slam, which entails winning all four Grand Slam championships ''and'' the Olympic gold medal. Known as the "King of Clay", he has won 10 French Open championships -- he's lost only ''two'' matches there, and is the first player to win 10 titles at a grand slam in the Open era . He also has an Olympic gold medal in men's doubles with Marc Lopez.



* '''Serena Williams (USA)''' 1995-present: Has held No. 1 for 319 weeks. Has won an Open Era record 23 singles Grand Slams, as well as 13 doubles and 2 mixed doubles. She has achieved the Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles (her doubles partner being her sister Venus), winning the Olympic gold in doubles 3 times. Is also the only female tennis player to earn over $40 million, the oldest female No. 1 tennis player, ''and'' the oldest tennis player overall to win a singles Slam. On top of that, while Serena is yet to win a calendar-year Grand Slam, she has held all four Grand Slam singles trophies at the same time twice. Needless to say, she is the other tennis player frequently cited as the greatest tennis player of all time. Took a maternity leave in April 2017, with her first child due in September, and will not return until 2018. If you do the math, that means she won the 2017 Australian Open ''while {{pregnant|Badass}}''.
* '''Venus Williams (USA)''' 1994-present: Has held No. 1 for 11 weeks. Has won 7 singles Grand Slams, 13 doubles and 2 mixed. She has also won an Olympic gold medal in singles, a silver medal in mixed doubles and and 3 gold medals in women's doubles, completing the Career Golden Slam with her younger sister Serena. In singles, [[SiblingRivalry she and Serena have been pitted against each other nine times in Grand Slam finals]]. In addition to their remarkable achievements, they are also distinctive for being the most successful Black players of any nationality, for either sex. Unsurprisingly, she and Serena are very vocal against the sexism and racism that still clouds tennis today.

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* '''Serena Williams (USA)''' 1995-present: Has held No. 1 for 319 weeks. Has won an Open Era record 23 singles Grand Slams, as well as 13 doubles and 2 mixed doubles. She has achieved the Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles (her doubles partner being her sister Venus), winning the Olympic gold in doubles 3 times. Is also the only female tennis player to earn over $40 million, the oldest female No. 1 tennis player, ''and'' the oldest tennis player overall to win a singles Slam. On top of that, while Serena is yet to win a calendar-year Grand Slam, she has held all four Grand Slam singles trophies at the same time twice. Needless to say, she is the other tennis player person frequently cited as the greatest tennis player of all time. Took a maternity leave in April 2017, with her first child due in September, and will not return until 2018. If you do the math, that means she won the 2017 Australian Open ''while {{pregnant|Badass}}''.
* '''Venus Williams (USA)''' 1994-present: Has held No. 1 for 11 weeks. Has won 7 singles Grand Slams, 13 doubles and 2 mixed. She has also won an Olympic gold medal in singles, a silver medal in mixed doubles and and 3 gold medals in women's doubles, completing the Career Golden Slam with her younger sister Serena. In singles, [[SiblingRivalry she and Serena have been pitted against each other nine times in Grand Slam finals]]. In addition to their remarkable achievements, they are also distinctive for being the most successful Black players of any nationality, for either sex. Unsurprisingly, she and Serena are very vocal against the sexism and racism that still clouds plagues tennis today.



** The 2017 Australian Open became notorious for many many upsets of seeded players against lower ranked and often unseeded players, especially in early rounds (in the first round alone, ''11'' mens' and womens' seeds lost). Notably, Novak Djokovic (six-time defending champion, No. 2), Angelique Kerber (defending champion, No. 1) and Andy Murray (last year's finalist, No. 1) all got knocked out by the fourth round to unseeded players (the lowest being Djokovic's opponent Denis Istomin, ranked 117); this meant that not only did both defending champions lose early, but it was the first time in the Open Era that neither World No. 1 players made it to the quarterfinals!

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** The 2017 Australian Open became notorious for many many upsets of seeded players against lower ranked and often unseeded players, especially in early rounds (in the first round alone, ''11'' mens' and womens' seeds lost). Notably, Novak Djokovic (six-time defending champion, No. 2), Angelique Kerber (defending champion, No. 1) and Andy Murray (last year's (five-time finalist, No. 1) all got knocked out by the fourth round to unseeded players (the lowest being Djokovic's opponent Denis Istomin, ranked 117); this meant that not only did both defending champions lose early, but it was the first time in the Open Era that neither World No. 1 players made it to the quarterfinals!
26th Jun '17 7:48:41 PM Rhapsody
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* '''Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)''' 2003-present: Has held No. 1 for 51 weeks. Has won 2 singles Grand Slams and 2 mixed doubles. She won the first Olympic gold medal awarded for mixed doubles (at London 2012), also picking up a bronze medal in the singles. As well as her achievements, she is known for her distinctive "wail" on court. She began her maternity leave in 2016 for her first child and is set to come back in the latter half of 2017.

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* '''Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)''' 2003-present: Has held No. 1 for 51 weeks. Has won 2 singles Grand Slams and 2 mixed doubles. She won the first Olympic gold medal awarded for mixed doubles (at London 2012), also picking up a bronze medal in the singles. As well as her achievements, she is known for her distinctive "wail" on court. She began her maternity leave in 2016 for her first child and is set to come came back in the latter half of 2017.



* '''Serena Williams (USA)''' 1995-present: Has held No. 1 for 319 weeks. Has won an Open Era record 23 singles Grand Slams, as well as 13 doubles and 2 mixed doubles. She has achieved the Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles (her doubles partner being her sister Venus), winning the Olympic gold in doubles 3 times. Is also the only female tennis player to earn over $40 million, the oldest female No. 1 tennis player, ''and'' the oldest tennis player overall to win a singles Slam. On top of that, while Serena is yet to win a calendar-year Grand Slam, she has held all four Grand Slam singles trophies at the same time twice. Took a maternity leave in April 2017, with her first child due in September, and will not return until 2018. If you do the math, that means she won the 2017 Australian Open ''while {{pregnant|Badass}}''.
* '''Venus Williams (USA)''' 1994-present: Has held No. 1 for 11 weeks. Has won 7 singles Grand Slams, 13 doubles and 2 mixed. She has also won an Olympic gold medal in singles, a silver medal in mixed doubles and and 3 gold medals in women's doubles, completing the Career Golden Slam with her younger sister Serena. In singles, [[SiblingRivalry she and Serena have been pitted against each other nine times in Grand Slam finals]]. In addition to their remarkable achievements, they are also distinctive for being the most successful Black players of any nationality, for either sex.

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* '''Serena Williams (USA)''' 1995-present: Has held No. 1 for 319 weeks. Has won an Open Era record 23 singles Grand Slams, as well as 13 doubles and 2 mixed doubles. She has achieved the Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles (her doubles partner being her sister Venus), winning the Olympic gold in doubles 3 times. Is also the only female tennis player to earn over $40 million, the oldest female No. 1 tennis player, ''and'' the oldest tennis player overall to win a singles Slam. On top of that, while Serena is yet to win a calendar-year Grand Slam, she has held all four Grand Slam singles trophies at the same time twice. Needless to say, she is the other tennis player frequently cited as the greatest tennis player of all time. Took a maternity leave in April 2017, with her first child due in September, and will not return until 2018. If you do the math, that means she won the 2017 Australian Open ''while {{pregnant|Badass}}''.
* '''Venus Williams (USA)''' 1994-present: Has held No. 1 for 11 weeks. Has won 7 singles Grand Slams, 13 doubles and 2 mixed. She has also won an Olympic gold medal in singles, a silver medal in mixed doubles and and 3 gold medals in women's doubles, completing the Career Golden Slam with her younger sister Serena. In singles, [[SiblingRivalry she and Serena have been pitted against each other nine times in Grand Slam finals]]. In addition to their remarkable achievements, they are also distinctive for being the most successful Black players of any nationality, for either sex. Unsurprisingly, she and Serena are very vocal against the sexism and racism that still clouds tennis today.
17th Jun '17 2:10:18 PM nombretomado
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* '''Roger Federer (Switzerland)''' 1998-present: Has held No. 1 for 302 weeks (longer than any other ATP player) and won an Open Era ATP record of 18 Grand Slams including a record-tying 7 Wimbledon, 5 US Open and 5 Australian Open titles (and 1 French Open, but that's not a record). Also has an Olympic gold medal in men's doubles with Stan Wawrinka (below) and a silver in singles. Is often cited as the greatest tennis player of all time. If one were to look up ATP tennis records on the OtherWiki, [[TheAce one would find his name on 90%]].[[note]]Unless we're talking doubles records, in which case one would find the Bryans' names on about 99.9%.[[/note]] During his 2012 Wimbledon run he [[SerialEscalation broke a record in every match he played]] after the second round.

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* '''Roger Federer (Switzerland)''' 1998-present: Has held No. 1 for 302 weeks (longer than any other ATP player) and won an Open Era ATP record of 18 Grand Slams including a record-tying 7 Wimbledon, 5 US Open and 5 Australian Open titles (and 1 French Open, but that's not a record). Also has an Olympic gold medal in men's doubles with Stan Wawrinka (below) and a silver in singles. Is often cited as the greatest tennis player of all time. If one were to look up ATP tennis records on the OtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[TheAce one would find his name on 90%]].[[note]]Unless we're talking doubles records, in which case one would find the Bryans' names on about 99.9%.[[/note]] During his 2012 Wimbledon run he [[SerialEscalation broke a record in every match he played]] after the second round.
13th Jun '17 11:54:24 PM KYCubbie
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*** The expected gold medallist for women's singles in the 2016 Rio Olympics? Serena Williams, if not then any of the other top 5 seeds such as the World No.2 and Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber. Actual gold medallist? The unseeded World No. 34 Mónica Puig, who took down French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitová ''and'' Kerber to do so - this made her the first ever athlete from Puerto Rico to win the Olympic gold.
*** The 2017 French Open women's draw was considered very open due to the lack of big names present (Williams, Azarenka, Sharapova), and many top seeds or clay-court specialists were deemed the "favourite". That didn't stop everyone from being shocked by the winner -- the World No. 47 Jelena Ostapenko, who just turned 20 a few days earlier, never won a title and lost all her first-round grand slam matches the previous year. The first unseeded player to win the women's singles at Roland Garros in the Open era, she came back from a set and 3-0 down to stun the No. 3 seed and 2014 finalist Simona Halep, who was perhaps the biggest favourite to win the tournament.

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*** The expected gold medallist for women's singles in the 2016 Rio Olympics? Serena Williams, if not then any of the other top 5 seeds such as the World No.2 and Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber. Actual gold medallist? The unseeded World No. 34 Mónica Monica Puig, who took down French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitová ''and'' Kerber to do so - this made her the first ever athlete from Puerto Rico to win the Olympic gold.
*** The 2017 French Open women's draw was considered very open due to the lack of big names present (Williams, (Serena Williams, Azarenka, Sharapova), and many top seeds or clay-court specialists were deemed the "favourite". That didn't stop everyone from being shocked by the winner -- the World No. 47 Jelena Jeļena Ostapenko, who just turned 20 a few days earlier, never won a title and lost all her first-round grand slam matches the previous year. The first unseeded player to win the women's singles at Roland Garros in the Open era, she She came back from a set and 3-0 3–0 down to stun the No. 3 seed and 2014 finalist Simona Halep, who was perhaps the biggest favourite to win the tournament.tournament, giving her a three-pack of "firsts"—first player of either sex to win a Grand Slam event for his or her first tour win since Gustavo Kuerten at the 1997 French Open (on ''the very day'' Ostapenko was born!), first woman to do the same since Barbara Jordan at the 1979 Australian Open, and first unseeded player to win the women's singles at Roland Garros since 1933.
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* '''{{UsefulNotes/Wimbledon}}''' (late June - early July in London): ''The'' Grand Slam that most people think of first when tennis is mentioned. It uses grass courts that favor attackers due to their speed and low bounce giving players less time to return big serves and volleys[[note]]balls hit before they bounce, typically close to the net[[/note]] hit by their opponents, although the courts have been slowed down recently to encourage longer rallies. [[StronglyWordedLetter At least twenty complaints are printed every year]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks about this "slowing-down".]] Also known for its all-white dress code, no matches on the middle Sunday of the two-week tournament, and rain showers delaying play, although a roof installed in 2009 on Centre Court has mitigated the latter (with plans for additional roofed courts in the works). Roger Federer, who has won a record-tying 7 trophies here, has been dubbed Wimbledon's "Favorite Son".

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* '''{{UsefulNotes/Wimbledon}}''' (late June - early (early July in London): ''The'' Grand Slam that most people think of first when tennis is mentioned. It uses grass courts that favor attackers due to their speed and low bounce giving players less time to return big serves and volleys[[note]]balls hit before they bounce, typically close to the net[[/note]] hit by their opponents, although the courts have been slowed down recently to encourage longer rallies. [[StronglyWordedLetter At least twenty complaints are printed every year]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks about this "slowing-down".]] Also known for its all-white dress code, no matches on the middle Sunday of the two-week tournament, and rain showers delaying play, although a roof installed in 2009 on Centre Court has mitigated the latter (with plans for additional roofed courts in the works). Roger Federer, who has won a record-tying 7 trophies here, has been dubbed Wimbledon's "Favorite Son".
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