The Grass Court swing 2019 has reached its showpiece event Wimbledon. The year’s 3rd Grand Slam held at the All England Tennis Club promises stiff matches and new records in tennis. We look back at 4 Greatest Female Wimbledon Champions.
4. Billie Jean King
This American tennis icon played a great role in putting tennis on the global map. Billie Jean won 12 Grand Slams in her career. She won 6 Wimbledon titles making her one of the greatest Grass Court players.
Billie Jean was also known for advocating gender equality in the game in terms of prize money and other things. She remains respected in the world of tennis both for her explosive game as well as reformative ideas.
3. Serena Williams
The younger Williams sister holds 23 Major titles with her. She is still going in quest of improving Margaret Court’s 24 slam record. Serena has won 7 Championships at Wimbledon. She finished runner up in 2018 at both Wimbledon and the US Open and is a strong contender this year also.
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Serena has a great grass court game aided by her powerful serve and great balance of the fast courts in Wimbledon. She could add more Wimbledon titles to her resume before hanging the racket.
2. Steffi Graf
This Great German Athlete famously called as Fraulein Forehand was the greatest all court player in tennis. Steffi won 22 Grand Slam titles in here amazing career. She won 7 of these at the Centre Court of Wimbledon. Steffi played a total of 9 Finals at the All England Club.
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Graf’s greatest career year came in 1988 when she won all 4 Slams as well as the Olympics Gold Medal in the same year. This is a feat never else been achieved by any other male or female tennis player.
1. Martina Navratilova
This Czech born American has been the most successful Champion at the All England Tennis Club. Martina won 9 Wimbledon Championships between 1978 and 1990. She won her 1st title there at the young age of 21 years and last one at 33 years of age.
The winner of 18 Grand Slams, Navaratilova dominated the Grass of Wimbledon for 15 years in both singles and doubles. In the journey of her 9 Wimbledon trophies Martina defeated accomplished Champions like Chris Evert, Tracy Austin and Steffi Graf there.