Kim Clijsters has the second-longest winning streak at the US Open during the Open Era.
WTA Staff

NEW YORK, NY, USA - It seems appropriate that Kim Clijsters is playing her final WTA tournament at the Grand Slam where she has had the most success. In fact, her first round victory over Victoria Duval on Monday was her 22nd straight at the US Open - a streak that dates back to the first of her three titles at Flushing Meadows in 2005.

Here are the longest US Open winning streaks of the Open Era:

PlayerStreakYears
Chris Evert31'75-'79
Kim Clijsters22'05, '09-'10, '12
Martina Navratilova20'83-'85
Monica Seles20'91-'92, '95
Venus Williams20'00-'02


Clijsters is one of just nine players in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam in at least three straight appearances. Here is the complete list:

PlayerTournament(s)
Margaret CourtAustralian Open: '69-'71, '73
Evonne Goolagong CawleyAustralian Open: '74-'77
Chris EvertFrench Open: '74-'75, '79-'80; US Open: '75-'78
Martina NavratilovaWimbledon: '82-'87
Steffi GrafAustralian Open: '88-'90; Wimbledon: '91-'93
Monica SelesAustralian Open: '91-'93, '96; French Open: '90-'92
Martina HingisAustralian Open: '97-'99
Justine HeninFrench Open: '05-'07
Kim ClijstersUS Open: '05, '09-'10