10 Most Successful Female Tennis Players in French Open

December 6, 2020 By Sourav


10 Most Successful Female Tennis Players in French Open

Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the globe. The French Open is one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the world. Also known as Roland Garros after the French aviator, the tournament is held every year at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, between late May and early June for two weeks. This list of most successful Female Tennis Players in the French Open is about the female tennis stars from history, who went on doing great in their field.

Most Successful Female Tennis Players in French Open

This tournament is played on the clay court and is the only Grand Slam tournament to do so. Female tennis players, who have taken over the tennis court now, have shown some great performances at the French Open.

10. Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling

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Hilde-Krahwinkel-Sperling

Former Danish female tennis player Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling was born on 26th March 1908 in Essen, Germany, and took her last breath on 7th March 1981 in Helsingborg, Sweden. She won several international titles in her active tennis career which includes 3 French Titles. She achieved all of her 3 French Open trophies in the amateur era and is inducted in the tenth spot in our list of 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open.

Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling won the reputed French open three times consecutively in 1935, 1936, and 1937. She achieved her career-best ranking of World No.1 in 1936. Besides her French open legacy, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling also reached the Wimbledon finals twice in 1931 and 1936. She was inducted into the international tennis hall of fame in 2013.

9. Justine Henin

Belgium’s female tennis player Justine Henin won a total of 50 international titles in her active tennis career which includes 4 French Titles. She achieved all of her 4 French Open trophies in the open era and is inducted in the ninth spot in our list of 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open. Justine Henin won the reputed French open in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007.

She had a 525–115 record in her active playing career which includes an 82.03% winning ratio in international major tennis championships. Justine Henin bagged a total amount of $20,863,335 as of the prize money from international tournaments and achieved her career-best ranking of World No.1 on 20th October 2003.

8. Helen Wills

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Helen-Wills

Former American female tennis player Helen Wills won many titles in her active tennis career which includes 4 French Titles. She achieved all of her 4 French Open trophies in the amateur era and is inducted in the eighth spot in our list of 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open. Helen Wills won the reputed French open in 1928, 1929, 1930, and 1932. Helen Wills achieved her career-best ranking of World No.1 in 1927.

Besides her French open legacy, she also won the Wimbledon eight times in 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1935, and 1938. Helen Wills was inducted into the international tennis hall of fame in 1959.

7. Jeanne Matthey

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Jeanne-Matthey

Former French female tennis player Jeanne Matthey won several international titles in her active tennis career which includes 4 French Titles. She achieved all of her 4 French Open trophies in the amateur era and is inducted in the seventh spot in our list of 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open.

Jeanne Matthey won the reputed French open four times consecutively in 1909, 1910, 1911, and 1912. Jeanne Matthey was active in the resistance and was interned in concentration camps during World War II. Besides her tennis career, she also received the Legion of Honour in 1927 for her services as a nurse.

6. Kate Gillou

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Kate-Gillou

Former French female tennis player Kate Gillou won several international titles in her active tennis career which includes 4 French Titles. She achieved all of her French Open trophies in the amateur era. She now holds the sixth spot in our list of 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open.

Kate Gillou won the reputed French open in 1904, 1905, 1906, and 1908. Suzanne Lenglen also reached the final in 1903 but Adine Masson defeated her. She won her last two French Opens under her married name of Kate Guillou-Fenwick. Besides her open titles, she also competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics.

5. Margaret Court

Retired Australian female tennis player Margaret Court won a total of 192 international titles in her active tennis career which includes 5 French Titles. She achieved 2 French Open trophies in the amateur era and 3 more in the Open era. Besides, she now holds the fifth spot in our list of the 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open. Margaret Court won the reputed French open in 1962, 1964, 1969, 1970, and 1973.

Margaret Court achieved her career-best ranking of World No.1 in 1962. Besides her French open legacy, she also won the Australian Open eleven times in 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1973. WTA then inducted Margaret Court in the international tennis hall of fame in 1979.

4. Françoise “Adine” Masson

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Former French female tennis player Françoise Masson won several international titles in her active tennis career. She has achieved 5 French titles and all her trophies came in the amateur era. She now holds the fourth spot in our list of 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open.

Françoise Masson won the reputed French open in 1897, 1898, 1899, 1902, and 1903. Suzanne Lenglen again reached the final in 1904 but Kate Gillou defeated her. Fans still regard her as one of the best French tennis players at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

3. Steffi Graf

Retired German female tennis player Steffi Graf won a total of 107 international titles in her active tennis career. Her portfolio includes 6 French Titles. She achieved all of her French Open trophies in the open era. She now holds the third spot in the list of most successful female tennis players in the French Open. Steffi Graf won the reputed French open in 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1999.

She had a 900–115 record in her active playing career and is regarded as one of the greatest female tennis players. Besides, she has achieved an 88.67% winning ratio in international major tennis championships. Steffi Graf bagged a total amount of $21,891,306 as of the prize money from international tournaments. She also achieved her career-best ranking of World No.1 on 17th August 1987. WTA included her in their international tennis hall of fame in 2004.

2. Suzanne Lenglen

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Suzanne-Lenglen

Former French female tennis player Suzanne Lenglen won a total of 81 international titles in her active tennis career. She achieved 6 French Titles. And, she achieved all of her French Open trophies in the amateur era. Suzanne now also holds second place in our list of the 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open. She won the reputed French open in 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, and 1926.

Suzanne Lenglen achieved her career-best ranking of World No.1 during her heydays. Besides her French open legacy, she also won the Wimbledon six times in 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, and 1925. WTA inducted her into the international tennis hall of fame in 1978.

1. Chris Evert

Retired American female tennis player Chris Evert won a total of 157 international titles in her active tennis career. And, her portfolio includes 7 French Titles. She achieved all of her French Open trophies in the open era. She now holds the top spot in our list of 10 most successful female tennis players in the French Open. Chris Evert won the reputed French open in 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1986. She had a 1309–146 record in her active playing career. She achieved an 89.96% winning ratio in international major tennis championships.

Chris Evert bagged a total amount of $8,895,195 as the prize money from international tournaments. Besides, she achieved her career-best ranking of World No.1 on 3rd November 1975. WTA included her in the international tennis hall of fame in 1995.

These female tennis players can give their male counterparts a run for their money. They have removed all kinds of stereotypes regarding athletic capabilities, body strength, speed, agility, power, etc. of women, and set incredible records. It is expected that they will do the same, and create more memorable moments in the sport of tennis. Have your say on the Female Tennis Players in French Open in the comments below.

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