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Stats Corner: Clay Court Leaders

An examination of which WTA players lead various clay court statistical categories.

Published April 17, 2013 07:11

Stats Corner: Clay Court Leaders
Anabel Medina Garrigues

With the clay court season getting into full swing, it's an appropriate time to analyze who are today's best performers on the dirt. For instance, who has the most wins, the best win percentage and the most titles? And who are some of the all-time greats on clay?

Here are the active players with the most clay court titles:
1. Anabel Medina Garrigues: 10
2.
Venus Williams: 9
3.
Flavia Pennetta: 7
4t.
Sara Errani: 6
4t.
Jelena Jankovic: 6
4t.
Maria Sharapova: 6
4t.
Serena Williams: 6

Here are the active players with the most clay court match wins:
1. Anabel Medina Garrigues: 169
2.
Flavia Pennetta: 158
3.
Venus Williams: 146
4.
Francesca Schiavone: 132
5.
Jelena Jankovic: 116

Here are the active players with the best clay court win percentage:
1. Maria Sharapova: .804 (82-20)
2.
Serena Williams: .782 (108-30)
3.
Venus Williams: .772 (146-43)
4.
Li Na: .717 (66-26)
5.
Svetlana Kuznetsova: .706 (113-47)

Here are the active players who have had the longest clay court win streaks:
1. Venus Williams: 19 (2004)
2.
Serena Williams: 17 (2012)
3t.
Sara Errani: 16 (2012)
3t.
Serena Williams: 16 (2002-03)
5.
Flavia Pennetta: 15 (2004-05)

Here are the players with the most clay court titles in the Open Era
:
1. Chris Evert: 66
2.
Steffi Graf: 32
3.
Margaret Court: 24
4.
Conchita Martínez: 20
5.
Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario: 19

Here are the players with the longest clay court win streaks in the Open Era:
1. Chris Evert: 125 (1973-79)
2.
Chris Evert: 65 (1979-81)
3.
Steffi Graf: 32 (1986-88)
4t.
Martina Navratilova: 30 (1984-85)
4t.
Monica Seles: 30 (1990-91)

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