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Singles Records
 
Playing in Most Singles Finals
Men:
10 - Bill Tilden, 1918-25, ?27, ?29
9 - Bill Larned
8 - Bill Johnston, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras
7 - Richard Sears, Jimmy Connors
5 - Maurice McLoughlin, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi
Women:
10 - Molla B. Mallory, 1915-18, ?20-24, ?26
9 - Helen Wills Moody, Chris Evert
8 - Elisabeth Moore, Helen H. Jacobs, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf
6 - Pauline Betz, A. Louise Brough, Doris Hart, Margaret Smith Court
 
Most Singles Finals, Successive
Men:
8 - Bill Tilden, 1918-25; Ivan Lendl, 1982-89
7 - Richard Sears, 1881-87
5 - Jimmy Connors, 1974-78; Maurice McLoughlin, 1911-15; Robert Wrenn, 1893-97
4 - Bill Johnston, 1922-25; Bill Larned, 1900-03; Henry Slocum, 1887-90
3 - John McEnroe, 1979-81
Women:
6 - Chris Evert Lloyd, 1975-80; Pauline Betz, 1941-46
5 - Elisabeth Moore, 1901-05; Molla B. Mallory, 1920-24; Helen H. Jacobs, 1932-36; Martina Navratilova, 1983-87
4 - Juliette Atkinson, 1895-98; Molla Bjurstedt, 1915-18; Margaret Osborne, 1947-50; Doris Hart, 1952-55; Evonne Goolagong, 1973-76; Steffi Graf, 1993-1996
 
Most Singles Finals Never Losing
Men:
7 - Richard Sears, 1881-87
Women:
4 - Alice Marble, 1936, ?38-40
 
Most Singles Finals Without a Victory
Men:
4 - Bjorn Borg, 1976, ?78, ?80-81
Women:
4 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1973-76
Most Losses in Singles Finals
Men:
6 - Bill Johnston, 1916, ?20, ?22-25
5 - Ivan Lendl
4 - Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi
3 - Bill Tilden, Maurice McLoughlin, Beals Wright, Fred Hovey, Pete Sampras
Women:
5 - A. Louise Brough, 1942-43, ?48, ?54, ?57
4 - Elisabeth Moore, Helen H. Jacobs, Doris Hart, Evonne Goolagong Cawley (successive), Martina Navratilova 3 - Chris Evert, Steffi Graf
Most Finals Losses to Same Opponent
Men:
5 - Bill Johnston (to Bill Tilden), 1920, ?22-25
Women:
3 - Helen H. Jacobs (to Alice Marble), 1936, ?39-40
Most Years in Semifinals, Successive
Men:
12 - Jimmy Connors, 1974-85
Women:
16 - Chris Evert Lloyd, 1971-86
Most Tournaments Played, Career
Men:
28 - Vic Seixas, 1940-42, ?44, ?46-69
26 - Sidney B. Wood Jr., 1927-28, ?30-49, ?51-54, ?56
23 - Nathaniel W. Niles, 1904-26; Watson Washburn, 1910-17, ?20-24, ?26-30, ?33-37; Francis X. Shields, 1926-35, ?38-41, ?45, ?47-54; Wallace F. Johnson, 1904-16, ?19- 28
22 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89, ?91-92
Women:
21 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
20 - Virginia Wade, 1964-70, ?72-84; Marjorie Gladman (Van Ryn) Buck, 1927-37, ?42- 43, ?45, ?47-52, ?55
19 - Louise Brough Clapp, 1939-50, ?52-57, ?59; Nancy Richey Gunter, 1958-60, ?62-67, ?69-78; Chris Evert, 1971-89
Most Tournaments Played, Successive
Men:
24 - Vic Seixas, 1946-69
23 - Nathaniel Niles, 1904-26
20 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89; Andre Agassi, 1986-2005
17 - Bill Talbert, 1938-54; Dick Stockton 1968-84
Women:
21 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
19 - Chris Evert, 1971-89
18 - Pam Teeguarden, 1967-84
17 - Kay Winthrop McKean, 1931-47
Most Matches Played, Career
Men:
115 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89, ?91-92
102 - Vic Seixas, 1940-69
95 - Andre Agassi, 1986-2005
89 - R. Norris Williams, 1912-35
86 - Ivan Lendl, 1979-94
78 - Bill Tilden, 1916-30
Women:
113 - Chris Evert, 1971-89
106 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
82 - Steffi Graf, 1984-96, ?98
73 - Helen H. Jacobs, 1927-41; A. Louise Brough, 1941-57; Doris Hart, 1940-55
72 - Molla B. Mallory, 1915-29; Billie Jean King, 1960-79, ?82
Highest Percentage of Matches Won, Career
Men:
(Min. 50 matches played)
.910 - Bill Tilden, 1916-30 (71-7)
.887 - Pete Sampras 1988-2002 (71-9
.853 - Bill Johnston, 1914-27 (58-10)
.852 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89, ?91-92 (98-17)
.849 - Ivan Lendl, 1979-94 (73-13)
.844 - John McEnroe, 1977-92 (65-12)
Women:
(Min. 40 matches played)
.962 - Helen Wills Moody, 1922-33 (50-2)
.903 - Molla B. Mallory, 1915-29 (65-7)
.895 - Margaret Smith Court, 1961-75 (51-6)
.894 - Chris Evert, 1971-89 (101-12)
.890 - Steffi Graf, 1984-96, ?98 (73-9)
.870 - Maria Bueno, 1958-60, ?62-66, ?68, ?76-77 (47-7)
.851 - Martina Hingis 1995-2002 (40-7)
.841 - Monica Seles 1989-92, ?95-2002 (53-10)
.840 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93 (89-17)
Most Matches Won, Career
Men:
98 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89, ?91-92
77 - Andre Agassi 1986-2005
75 - Vic Seixas, 1940-69
73 - Ivan Lendl, 1979-94
71 - Bill Tilden, 1916-30
71 - Pete Sampras, 1988-98
69 - R. Norris Williams, 1912-35
65 - John McEnroe, 1977-92
58 - Bill Johnston, 1914-27
56 - Ken Rosewall, 1952-56, ?68-77
53 - Arthur Ashe, 1959-78
51 - Roy Emerson, 1959-72
Women:
101 - Chris Evert, 1971-89
89 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
73 - Steffi Graf, 1984-96, ?98
65 - Molla B. Mallory, 1915-29
63 - Helen H. Jacobs, 1927-41
58 - Billie Jean King, 1960-79, ?82
57 - A. Louise Brough, 1941-57
56 - Doris Hart, 1940-55
56 - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1987-2002
55 - Margaret O. duPont, 1936-50, ?53-58
51 - Margaret Smith Court, 1961-75; Gabriela Sabatini, 1984-96
50 - Helen Wills Moody, 1922-33
Most Matches Won, Successive
Men:
42 - Bill Tilden, 1920-26
27 - Ivan Lendl, 1985-88
26 - John McEnroe, 1979-82
20 - Maurice McLoughlin, 1912-14
18 - Richard Sears, 1881-87; Fred Perry 1933-35
Women:
45 - Helen Wills Moody, 1927-33
31 - Chris Evert Lloyd, 1975-79
28 - Helen H. Jacobs, 1932-36
20 - Margaret O. duPont, 1948-50, ?53; Martina Navratilova, 1983-85; Venus Williams, 2000-2002
19 - Steffi Graf, 1988-90
Most Sets Won, Successive
Men:
28 - Frank Sedgman, 1951-52
27 - Tony Trabert, 1953-54
Women:
54 - Helen Wills Moody, 1927-33
46 - Chris Evert Lloyd, 1975-79
Greatest Number of Years Between First and Last Singles Titles
Men:
14 - Ken Rosewall (first title - 1956, last - 1970)
Women:
11 - Molla B. Mallory (first title - 1915, last - 1926)
 
MOST TOTAL TITLES, ALL EVENTS
Men:
16 - Bill Tilden, 1913-29 (7 singles, 5 doubles, 4 mixed)
13 - Richard Sears, 1881-87 (7 singles, 6 doubles)
8 - George M. Lott, Jr., 1928-34*; Billy Talbert, 1942-48*; Neale Fraser, 1957-60; John McEnroe, 1979-89
7 - Holcombe Ward, 1899-1906; Bill Larned, 1901-11; Vincent Richards, 1918- 26*; Jack Kramer, 1940-47
*All titles were in doubles.
Women:
25 - Margaret Osborne duPont, 1941-60 (3 singles, 13 doubles, 9 mixed)
18 - Margaret Smith Court, 1961-75 (5 singles, 5 doubles, 8 mixed)
17 - A. Louise Brough, 1942-57
16 - Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, 1909-28
15 - Sarah Palfrey (Fabyan) Cooke, 1930-45; Martina Navratilova, 1977-90
13 - Juliette P. Atkinson, 1894-1902; Molla B. Mallory, 1915-26; Helen Wills Moody, 1922-31; Billie Jean King, 1964-80
 
HOW THE LEADERS DID IT
Bill Tilden
Singles champion 1920-25, '29 (7)
Doubles champion (5)
with Vincent Richards 1918, '21, '22 (3)
with Brian I.C. Norton 1923 (1)
with Francis T. Hunter 1927 (1)
Mixed Doubles champion (4)
with Mary K. Browne 1913, '14 (2)
with Molla B. Mallory 1922, '23 (2)

Margaret Osborne duPont
Singles champion 1948-50 (3)
Doubles champion (13)
with Sarah Palfrey Fabyan 1941 (1)
with A. Louise Brough 1942-50, 1955- 57 (12)
Mixed Doubles champion (9)
with Bill Talbert 1943-46 (4)
with Ken McGregor 1950 (1)
with Ken Rosewall 1956 (1)
with Neale Fraser 1958-60 (3)
 
MOST SINGLES TITLES
Men:
7 - Richard Sears 1881-87; Bill Larned 1901-02, '07-11; Bill Tilden 1920- 25, '29
5 - Jimmy Connors 1974, '76, '78, '82-83; Pete Sampras 1990, '93, '95-96, '02
4 - Bob Wrenn 1893-94, '96-97; John McEnroe 1979-81, '84
3 - Oliver Campbell 1890-92; Mal Whitman 1898-1900; Fred Perry 1933-34, '36; Ivan Lendl 1985-87
Women:
8 - Molla B. Mallory 1915-18, '20-22, '26
7 - Helen Wills Moody 1923-25, '27-29, '31
6 - Chris Evert Lloyd 1975-78, '80, '82
5 - Margaret Smith Court 1962, '65, '69-70, '73; Steffi Graf 1988-89, '93, '95-96
4 - Elisabeth Moore 1896, 1901, '03, '05; Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 1909-11, '19; Helen H. Jacobs 1932-35; Alice Marble 1936, '38-40; Pauline Betz 1942-44, '46; Maria Bueno 1959, '63-64, '66; Billie Jean King 1967, '71-72, '74; Martina Navratilova 1983-84, '86-87
 
MOST SINGLES TITLES, SUCCESSIVE
Men:
7 - Richard Sears 1881-87
6 - Bill Tilden 1920-25
5 - Bill Larned 1907-11
3 - Oliver Campbell 1890-92; Mal Whitman 1898-1900; John McEnroe, 1979-81; Ivan Lendl 1985-87
Women:
4 - Molla B. Mallory 1915-18; Helen H. Jacobs 1932-35; Chris Evert Lloyd 1975- 78
3 - 9 times by 8 players (twice by Helen Moody 1923-25, '27-29) Last: Maureen Connolly 1951-53
 
MOST DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS, TEAM
Men:
5 - Richard Sears and James Dwight 1882-84, '86-87
4 - Fred B. Alexander and Harold Hackett 1907-10; Gardnar Mulloy and Bill Talbert 1942, '45-46, '48; Bob Lutz and Stan Smith 1968, '74, '78, '80
Women:
12 - A. Louise Brough and Margaret O. duPont 1942-50, '55-57
4 - Alice Marble and Sarah Palfrey (Fabyan) Cooke 1937-40; Doris Hart and Shirley Fry 1951-54; Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver 1983-84, '86-87
 
MOST DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS, PLAYER
Men:
6 - Richard Sears 1882-87; Holcombe Ward 1899-1901, '04-06
5 - James Dwight 1882-84, '86-87; Fred B. Alexander 1907-10, '17; Vincent Richards 1918, '21-22, '25-26; Bill Tilden 1918, '21-23, '27; George M. Lott, Jr. 1928-30, '33-34;
Women:
13 - Margaret O. duPont 1941-50, '55-57
12 - A. Louise Brough 1942-50, '55-57
9 - Sarah Palfrey (Fabyan) Cooke 1930, '32, '34-35, '37-41; Martina Navratilova 1977-78, '80, '83-84, '86-87, '89-90
7 - Juliette Atkinson 1894-98, 1901-02
 
MOST DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS, PLAYER, SUCCESSIVE
Men:
6 - Richard Sears, 1882-87
4 - Fred B. Alexander 1907-10; Harold Hackett 1907-10
Women:
10 - Margaret O. duPont 1941-50
9 - A. Louise Brough 1942-50
 
SINGLES CHAMPIONS BY NATION
Men:
United States (85 titles by 36 men)
Australia (18 titles by 11 men): Frank Sedgman 1951, '52; Ken Rosewall 1956, '70; Mal Anderson 1957; Ashley Cooper 1958; Neale Fraser 1959, '60; Roy Emerson 1961, '64; Rod Laver 1962, '69; Fred Stolle 1966; John Newcombe 1967, '73; Patrick Rafter 1997, '98; Lleyton Hewitt 2001
Great Britain (4 titles by 2 men): Hugh Doherty 1903; Fred Perry 1933, '34, '36
Czechoslovakia (3): Ivan Lendl 1985, '86, '87
France (3 titles by 2 men): Rene Lacoste 1926, '27; Henri Cochet 1928
Sweden (3 titles by 2 men): Mats Wilander 1988; Stefan Edberg 1991, '92
Spain (2 titles by 2 men): Manuel Santana 1965; Manuel Orantes 1975
Switzerland (2): Roger Federer 2004, '05
Argentina (1): Guillermo Vilas 1977
Germany (1): Boris Becker 1989
Mexico (1): Rafael Osuna 1963
Romania (1): Ilie Nastase 1972
Russia (1): Marat Safin 2000
Women:
United States (89 titles by 36 women)
Australia (5): Margaret Smith Court 1962, '65, '69, '70, '73
Germany (5): Steffi Graf 1988, '89, '93, '95, '96
Brazil (4): Maria E. Bueno 1959, '63, '64, '66
Norway (4): Molla Bjurstedt 1915, '16, '17, '18
Great Britain ( 2 titles by 2 women): Betty Nuthall 1930; Virginia Wade 1968
Yugoslavia (2): Monica Seles 1991, '92
Argentina (1): Gabriela Sabatini 1990
Belgium (2 titles by 2 women): Justine Henin-Hardenne 2003; Kim Clijsters 2005
Chile (1): Anita Lizana 1937
Czechoslovakia (1): Hana Mandlikova 1985
Spain (1): Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1994
Switzerland (1): Martina Hingis 1997
Russia (1): Svetlana Kuznetsova 2004
 
Total Singles Championships Won by Non-American Players
Men's Singles: 39 titles by 26 men
Women's Singles: 29 titles by 14 women