Tennis is often referred as a sport that runs in the blood, In the Open Era itself many siblings have graced the game, the most popular among them being the McEnroe brother John and Patrick. In the present era also many siblings are popular in both in the ATP and WTA circuits. We look back a 4 such famous pairs of brothers and sisters currently active in the game of tennis.
Mischa And Sascha Zverev
Coached initially by their father the Zverev brothers have made a name for themselves in the ATP circuit. They continue to bring glory to their home nation Germany. The elder brother Mischa who plays left handed is both singles and doubles tennis. He has had the highest ranking of World Number 25 in singles and the doubles ranking of World Number 44. Mischa has so far won 5 ATP tour level titles of which 1 has come in singles and 4 in doubles.
The younger brother Sascha has been far more successful in his young career so far. He already has 11 singles title including 3 Masters 1000 trophies and a Nitto ATP season ending finale. Sascha is a regular feature of the top 10 since 2017 and has been to a career highest ranking of World Number 3. Sascha Zverev is dubbed by many tennis experts and fellow players as the potential World Number 1 and a Grand Slam winner. The two brothers also try to play doubles together on some rare tournaments.
The Murray Brothers
In the last 15 years the Murray siblings Andy and Jamie have been the most well known faces of British male tennis. Trained earlier by their mother Judy Murray the two brothers went on to get multiple Grand Slam successes both at singles and doubles level.
The elder brother Jamie has been better known in doubles and mixed doubles. He has won 7 Grand Slams so far among whom 2 have come in doubles and 5 in mixed doubles. Jamie has won the Australian Open and US Open in doubles while as he has succeeded at the US Open 3 times and at Wimbledon 2 times in the mixed doubles category. He has also reached the ranking of World Number 1 in the doubles arena.
Andy Murray who is the younger of the two has been better known as a singles tennis player. Murray ended Britain’s 75 year wait for home grown Grand Slam champion at US Open 2012. He also became in 2013 the 1st Brit after 76 years to lift the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s trophy. Murray has also won 2 singles Olympic Gold medals for Britain as well as been the World Number 1. The Murray brothers also formed an important part in the British Davis cup winning team in 2015. They have been the most successful tennis siblings from Britain.
The Williams Sisters
The Williams sisters have been playing professional tennis for mor than 2 decades now. They have together as well as individually had great success in the game of tennis. Both Serena and Venus Williams have been Number 1 players both in the singles and doubles ranking. Collectively the two sisters have amassed 121 singles titles and 44 doubles titles out of which there are 30 singles, 28 doubles Grand Slam and 4 mixed doubles Grand Slam trophies.
Venus and Serena have both won the singles Olympic Gold Medals. The elder sibling Venus did it in 2000 Sydney Olympics whereas the younger sister Serena won her Gold Medal in 2012 London Olympics. Also they have 3 Gold Medals together in doubles category. The sisters have played many Grand slam finals both together and against each other famously referred as the Williams show.
Serena is now on course of becoming the Greatest Grand Slam Champion in WTA history. She currently has 23 slams and is determined to touch and pass the record of 24 Slams held by Margaret Court. The elder sister Venus who has 7 singles slams is setting her own example of longevity as she continues to be competitive ever at the age of 40 in professional tennis. With those incredible achievements individually and together the Williams sisters have done great service to the dreams of their father and first coach Richard Williams.
The Bryan Brothers
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan have formed one of the most successful doubles partnerships in the history of tennis. The 2 siblings currently have 241 collectively among which Mike Bryan has won 123 and Bob Bryan has won 118.
Among those 241 titles and 34 doubles Grand Slam trophies with Mike Bryan winning 18 and Bob Bryan 16. The two brothers also won the Gold Medal for their country in 2012 London Olympics in Men’s doubles category.