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Stats Corner: Best Tennis Win Streaks

Martina Navratilova has the Open Era record for longest match win streak. What are some of the other impressive tennis stats?

Published March 28, 2013 09:16

Stats Corner: Best Tennis Win Streaks
Martina Navratilova

Though the Miami Heat fell six games short in their bid to break the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA record of 33 games won in a row, the remarkable run begs the question of which tennis streaks are most impressive. In fact, Maria Sharapova takes a personal-best 22-set win streak into Saturday's Sony Open Tennis final.

Here are some of the notable WTA and ATP Open Era record streaks. Which is most impressive? You be the judge:

Longest Match Win Streaks
WTA:
Martina Navratilova - 74 (1984)
ATP: Guillermo Vilas - 46 (1977)

Longest Clay Court Match Win Streaks
WTA:
Chris Evert - 125 (1973-1979)
ATP: Rafael Nadal - 81 (2005-2007)

Longest Hardcourt Match Win Streaks
WTA:
Steffi Graf - 82 (1988-1990)
ATP: Roger Federer - 56 (2004-2006)

Longest Grass Court Match Win Streaks
WTA:
Martina Navratilova - 47 (1985-1987)
ATP: Roger Federer - 65 (2003-2008)

Longest Carpet Court Match Win Streaks
WTA:
Martina Navratilova - 48 (1986-1987)
ATP: Ivan Lendl - 66 (1981-1983)

Most Consecutive Titles Streaks
WTA:
Martina Navratilova - 13 (1984)
ATP: Bjorn Borg - 8 (1979-1980), Ivan Lendl - 8 (1981-1982), John McEnroe - 8 (1983-1984)

Most Consecutive Years With A Title Streaks
WTA:
Martina Navratilova - 21 (1974-1994)
ATP: Ivan Lendl - 14 (1980-1993)

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