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Stats Corner: Consecutive Weeks at No.1

Serena Williams has passed Martina Hingis for ninth-longest stint at World No.1 in rankings history. Who leads the list?

Published July 21, 2014 12:12

Stats Corner: Consecutive Weeks at No.1
Serena Williams

By spending her 74th straight week atop the WTA Rankings this week, Serena Williams has passed Martina Hingis' run from May 2000 to October 2001 as the ninth-longest stretch at World No.1 in rankings history. And with a healthy points lead over World No.2 Li Na, in the coming months Williams could pass several more players on the list of consecutive weeks at No.1. Here are the Top 10 stints:

Steffi Graf: 186: August 17, 1987-March 10, 1991
Martina Navratilova: 156: June 14, 1982-June 9, 1985
Chris Evert: 113: May 10, 1976-July 9, 1978
Monica Seles: 91: September 9, 1991-June 6, 1993
Martina Navratilova: 90: November 25, 1985-August 16, 1987
Steffi Graf: 87: June 7, 1993-February 5, 1995
Martina Hingis: 80: March 31, 1997-October 11, 1998
Chris Evert: 76: November 18, 1980-May 2, 1982
Serena Williams: 74: February 18, 2013-July 21, 2014
Martina Hingis: 73: May 22, 2000-October 14, 2001

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