Revealed! Which tennis player has won the most Grand Slam titles?

Revealed! Which tennis player has won the most Grand Slam titles?

Babu Tendu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:03 PM

Every tennis player has dreamt of winning a lucrative title since they first picked up their racket. Names like Roger Federer and Serena Williams frequently spring to mind when people think about successful tennis players. Keep an eye out for the players with the most Grand Slam titles.

Tennis players with most Grand Slam titles
Revealed! Which tennis player has won the most Grand Slam titles? Photos by Tim Clayton, Antonio Borga, Marco Bello, Carmen Mandato and Power Sport Images. (Modified by author).
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This article will look at the tennis players with the most Grand Slam titles in the sport's history. These are athletes who have achieved success in the sport as a result of their positive attitude and perseverance.

Which tennis player has won the most Grand Slam titles?

Despite the difficulty of winning a tennis tournament, a few stars have reigned supreme on the world stage. Several celebrities have cemented their place in history by winning many titles in the last two decades. The top 15 men's and women's tennis achievements will be discussed in this article.

15. Justine Henin (7)

Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles. She also won the year-ending WTA Tour Championships in 2006 and 2007 and a gold medal in the women's singles at the 2004 Olympic Games. She won 43 WTA singles titles in total.

Who has won the most Grand Slam titles
Belgian tennis legend Justine Henin poses for a profile shoot during an interview on May 1, 2019, in New Delhi, India. Photo by Raj K Raj.
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14. Evonne Goolagong (7)

In her career, Goolagong won seven singles titles (four at the Australian Open, two at Wimbledon, and one at the French Open), six women's doubles trophies and one mixed doubles title. She captained Australia for three years in succession, winning three Fed Cup victories in 1971, 1973, and 1974.

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Australia's Ashleigh Barty (R) poses with former Australian tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley in Melbourne on January 29, 2022. Photo by MICHAEL ERREY.
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13. Andre Agassi (8)

He has won eight major championships. He is the only man to win a lifetime Super Slam and the first of two men to achieve a Golden Slam career. In 1999, he won the French Open and the Australian Open (in 2003). He also won 17 Masters Championships and, for the first time, was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1995.

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Andre Agassi poses at the Lavazza Cafe at Grand Slam Oval during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, on January 17th 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Graham Denholm.
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12. Ivan Lendl (8)

He won eight major singles titles and finished second 11 times (along with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic), making him the first man to reach 19 major finals. In addition, Lendl won seven year-end titles and appeared in a record eight US Open finals. He is the only male player in professional tennis history to win over 90% of his matches for five years.

Winning the most Grand Slam titles
Coach Ivan Lendl (C) of Alexander Zverev looks dejected during the match between Alexander Zverev of Germany and David Goffin of Belgium on June 21, 2019, in Halle, Germany. Photo by Thomas F. Starke.
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11. Jimmy Connors (8)

He has won eight major singles titles, three year-end championships, and 17 Grand Prix Super Series trophies. In 1974, he became the only second man in Open Era history to win three major tournaments in the same year.

Which male has won the most Grand Slam titles?
Tennis legend Jimmy Connors appears onstage during the One 805 Kick Ash Bash benefiting First Responders on February 25th 2018, in Carpinteria, California. Photo by Scott Dudelson.
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From 1974 to 1978, Connors was ranked number one in the ATP rankings at the end of the year. He won Wimbledon and the US Open in 1982 and was named ATP Player of the Year and ITF World Champion.

10. Monica Seles (9)

She won nine Grand Slam singles titles, eight for Yugoslavia as a teenager and one for the United States in the final. Seles became the youngest ever champion of the French Open when she won it at 16 in 1990. She went on to win eight Grand Slam singles championships before turning 20 and was ranked No. 1 at the end of each year in 1991 and 1992.

Which tennis player has many Grand Slam titles
Monica Seles attends Citi Taste of Tennis Miami 2022, at the JW Marriott Miami on March 21st 2022, in Miami, Florida. Photo by Jason Koerner.
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9. Bjorn Borg (11)

He has 11 Grand Slam titles to his name. He won the French Open—Wimbledon double three times in a row. Since Laurie Doherty, he was the first player to win the Wimbledon singles tournament five times. He won the French Open men's singles tournament four years.

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Björn Borg looks on during the seventh match on Day 2 of the 2021 Laver Cup at TD Garden on September 25, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Carmen Mandato.
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8. Pete Sampras (14)

Sampras won 64 singles and two doubles titles during his professional career, including 14 Grand Slams, 11 Super 9/ATP Masters Series/ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, and five Tennis Masters Cups. From 1993 to 1998, he was world No. 1 for 286 weeks. He was also the year-end No. 1 for six years in a row.

Which tennis player has won the grandest slam titles?
Pete Sampras relaxes on the private players' flight from Delhi, India, to Dubai, prior to the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League on December 10, 2014, in Dubai. Photo by Clive Brunskill.
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7. Martina Navratilova (18)

Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam women's doubles trophies, and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles for 59 Grand Slam titles. This was the most Grand Slam championships a single player had won in the Open Era.

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WTA Legend Ambassador Martina Navratilova attends the Official Draw Ceremony and Gala Evening before the 2021 Akron WTA Finals on November 08, 2021, in Zapopan, Mexico. Photo by Hector Vivas.
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6. Chris Evert (18)

Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including seven at the French Open, six at the US Open, three at Wimbledon, and two at the Australian Open. Evert also won three Grand Slam doubles titles, alongside Olga Morozova at the 1974 French Open, Martina Navratilova at the 1975 French Open, and Navratilova again, at Wimbledon in 1976.

Tennis players with most grand slam titles
Chris Evert commentates on day 10 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 08, 2021, in London, England. Photo by Karwai Tang.
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5. Novak Djokovic (20)

Djokovic is tied for second all-time with Roger Federer, with 20 Grand Slams (major) trophies, trailing only Rafael Nadal (21) for the most slams won by male players in tennis history. In addition, he is the eighth and last male player in men's singles history to complete the Career Grand Slam.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action against Rafael Nadal of Spain on Philippe Chatrier during the Quarter Final match at the 2022 French Open on May 31st 2022, in Paris, France. Photo by Tim Clayton.
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4. Roger Federer (20)

Federer has 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles, tying with Novak Djokovic for second-most Slams in men's tennis behind Rafael Nadal's 21. He is the first male tennis player to win 14 significant slams.

Who holds the most grand slam titles?
Roger Federer reacts during an interview with Andy Roddick on Day 2 of the 2021 Laver Cup at TD Garden on September 25, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Carmen Mandato
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3. Rafael Nadal (21)

Nadal holds the record for most Grand Slam titles in men's singles with 21, including 13 French Open titles. He has 91 ATP singles titles (36 Masters Trophies), 62 of which have come on clay. He holds the most Grand Slam titles for men.

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Rafa Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men's Quarter-Finals match of The 2022 French Open on May 31, 2022, in Paris, France. Photo by Antonio Borga.
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2. Steffi Graf (22)

Steffi Graf, a German icon, is primarily regarded as one of the best tennis players. In a 16-year professional career, she won 22 Grand Slam titles, second-most behind Serena Williams (23) for women since the Open Era began in 1968.

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Steffi Graf of Germany plays with children during a tennis clinic at the plaza of Zhuhai Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 04, 2017, in Zhuhai, China. Photo by Power Sport Images.
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1. Serena Williams (23)

Among active players, Williams has the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. She tied for third all-time and second in the Open Era with 39 major titles (23 singles, 14 women's doubles and two mixed doubles). She undisputedly has the women's most grand slam titles in tennis and who holds the most Grand Slam titles currently.

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Serena Williams, professional tennis player, and businesswoman speaks during the Bitcoin 2022 Conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center on April 7, 2022, in Miami, Florida. Photo by Marco Bello.
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Although winning a trophy in a tournament is laborious, these stars have reigned supreme on the international stage, winning the most Grand Slam titles in their careers thanks to their outstanding efforts and dedication to the sport.

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