There are skilled and talented tennis players in virtually every corner of the world. However, only a few of them have made it to legend status with their astounding performances on the court.
These are the world’s 7 most accomplished tennis stars, ranked.
#7: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras was born in 1971, and has gone on to create an astounding career for himself in the world of tennis. He holds 64 career titles in total, including 14 Grand Slam wins, 5 US Open titles, and 7 Wimbledon victories.
#6: John McEnroe
John McEnroe is an American tennis pro with a reputation for his impassioned and confrontational tactics on the court. He has scored 9 Grand Slam singles titles to date, along with 11 Grand Slam doubles titles.
He holds 71 career titles in total, a number not far behind that held by Roger Federer himself.
#5: Bjorn Borg
Born in 1956, Borg is an exceptionally accomplished tennis player with dozens of accolades under his belt. He has achieved a total of 11 Grand Slam titles, along with 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles and 6 French Open wins as well.
He currently holds 64 career titles, and this number is expected to continue growing rapidly as his career progresses.
#4: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf has achieved some monumental accolades during her successful tennis career. The player has scored 22 Grand Slam singles titles and 7 Wimbledon victories.
She also held the World #1 spot for a 377 week stretch! Graf has won a total of 107 career titles thus far.
#3: Margaret Smith Court
Smith Court has won an impressive 192 titles across the span of her career. Born in 1942, the Australian sportswoman has claimed 24 Grand Slam titles, including winning all 4 Grand Slams in 1970.
This formidable player has also won 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles victories to date.
#2: Roger Federer
There are very few tennis fans in the world who haven’t heard this professional legend’s name. Federer is an international icon, and is widely regarded to be the most talented sportsman in his field.
He has numerous claims to fame; he holds 77 career titles, has achieved a whopping 17 Grand Slams (including 7 Wimbledon titles), and even held the World #1 seed for a record breaking 302 weeks. He also scored an Olympic gold medal in doubles back in 2008 to add to his growing list of epic achievements.
#1: Serena Williams
Williams turned pro back in 1995, and has since gone on to become one of the most skilled tennis players of her time. She has won titles at the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon, as well as 6 winning titles in the US Open as well.
Her Grand Slam win count stands at 39 titles across the singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles categories. She also won an Olympic gold medal in 2012. Williams holds a massive 235 career titles in total, and is considered by most experts to be the world’s most talented female tennis pro.