Friday, November 4, 2016

Fan Page - Borg/Navratilova - (70's-90's)

Bjorn Borg - '73-81

Bjorn Borg's a former world #1 tennis player from Sweden widely considered to be one of the greatest in tennis history. Between '74 & '81 he became the 1st male pro to win 11 Grand Slam Open Era singles titles: 6 @ the French Open & 5 cons. @ Wimbledon. He won 3 YE Chps. & 15 GP Super Series titles.

Borg set numerous Open Era records that still stand, including winning 41% of the GS singles tourneys he entered & 90% of those matches, winning both the FO & Wimbl. for 3 cons. yrs,  and winning 3 GS w/o losing a set. His total career match win rate of 82.74% remains in top 2 of the era.

Martina Navratilova - '73-94
Martina Navratilova was World #1 for a total of 332 wks in singles, & a rec. 237 wks in doubles, making her the only player in history to have held the top spot in both singles & doubles for over 200 wks. She was YE singles #1, 7 times, including a record 5 cons. yrs, as well as YE doubles #1, 5 X's, including 3 cons. yrs during which she held ranking for the entire yr.

She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 major women's doubles titles (an all-time rec.), & 10 major MD's titles, marking the Open-Era rec. She won 20 Wimbledon titles, an all-time record. Navratilova holds the records for most singles titles (167) & doubles titles (177) in the Open Era. Her rec. as #1 in singles ('82–86) is the most dominant in pro tennis. She was ranked in the world's top 10 in singles for a rec. 20 cons. yrs ('75-94), a span which included 19 yrs top 5, 15 yrs top 3, & 7 yrs as #1.