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40 LOVE Flashback: Their 50th WTA Title

Serena Williams recently became the 10th player ever to win 50 WTA titles. Where did they all achieve the feat? Who won a car with theirs? Who's the only one that did it at a Grand Slam?

Published May 23, 2013 12:00

Margaret Court was first to 50, doing it at Pennsylvania in 1970. She ended up with 92 WTA titles.
Margaret Court was first to 50, doing it at Pennsylvania in 1970. She ended up with 92 WTA titles.
Billie Jean King won her 50th WTA title at Detroit in 1974. She would end up with 67 WTA titles.
Billie Jean King won her 50th WTA title at Detroit in 1974. She would end up with 67 WTA titles.
Chris Evert won her 50th WTA title at New York City in 1975. She would end up with 154 WTA titles.
Chris Evert won her 50th WTA title at New York City in 1975. She would end up with 154 WTA titles.
Evonne Goolagong won her 50th WTA title at Boston in 1976. She would end up with 68 WTA titles.
Evonne Goolagong won her 50th WTA title at Boston in 1976. She would end up with 68 WTA titles.
Virginia Wade captured the 50th of her 55 WTA titles at - perhaps fittingly - Wimbledon in 1977.
Virginia Wade captured the 50th of her 55 WTA titles at - perhaps fittingly - Wimbledon in 1977.
Martina Navratilova won the 50th of her record 167 WTA titles at the WTA Championships in 1981.
Martina Navratilova won the 50th of her record 167 WTA titles at the WTA Championships in 1981.
Nine years later at San Diego in 1990, Steffi Graf captured the 50th of her eventual 107 WTA titles.
Nine years later at San Diego in 1990, Steffi Graf captured the 50th of her eventual 107 WTA titles.
And 11 years after that at Tokyo in 2001, Monica Seles claimed the 50th of her 53 WTA titles.
And 11 years after that at Tokyo in 2001, Monica Seles claimed the 50th of her 53 WTA titles.
Lindsay Davenport won her 50th WTA title - and a new car - at Filderstadt in 2005. She ended with 55.
Lindsay Davenport won her 50th WTA title - and a new car - at Filderstadt in 2005. She ended with 55.
And Serena Williams won her 50th WTA title at Madrid recently. She won Rome last week for her 51st.
And Serena Williams won her 50th WTA title at Madrid recently. She won Rome last week for her 51st.
  • Margaret Court was first to 50, doing it at Pennsylvania in 1970. She ended up with 92 WTA titles.
  • Billie Jean King won her 50th WTA title at Detroit in 1974. She would end up with 67 WTA titles.
  • Chris Evert won her 50th WTA title at New York City in 1975. She would end up with 154 WTA titles.
  • Evonne Goolagong won her 50th WTA title at Boston in 1976. She would end up with 68 WTA titles.
  • Virginia Wade captured the 50th of her 55 WTA titles at - perhaps fittingly - Wimbledon in 1977.
  • Martina Navratilova won the 50th of her record 167 WTA titles at the WTA Championships in 1981.
  • Nine years later at San Diego in 1990, Steffi Graf captured the 50th of her eventual 107 WTA titles.
  • And 11 years after that at Tokyo in 2001, Monica Seles claimed the 50th of her 53 WTA titles.
  • Lindsay Davenport won her 50th WTA title - and a new car - at Filderstadt in 2005. She ended with 55.
  • And Serena Williams won her 50th WTA title at Madrid recently. She won Rome last week for her 51st.
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