is the only tennis player in the
open era to have won every Grand Slam singles
title, to have won the Tennis Masters Cup, to
have been part of the Davis Cup winning team, and
to have won an Olympic gold medal. He is also the
only male tennis player to have been ranked in
the Top 10 in three different decades.
racked up a total of 285
victories, against just 72 losses, and earned a
total of 19 titles (including 7 in Grand Slam
events). She won the Australian Open four times,
Wimbledon twice, and the French Open once, but
lost four consecutive U.S. Open finals (the only
major tournament she never won).
made it to a record 52 finals
matches, and won 94 singles titles (including 8
Gram Slam titles), second only to the 109 titles
won by Jimmy Connors. He won 44 matches in a row
between October 1981 and February 1982, the
second-longest streak in the open era. His total
of 270 weeks ranked Number 1 broke Jimmy Connors'
Althea Gibson and Lew Hoad won their respective
singles titles at Wimbledon.
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Alex Olmedo and Maria Esther Bueno won the men's
and women's titles, respectively, at Wimbledon.
Neale Fraser defeated Barry MacKay in the
deciding match of the Davis Cup to give Australia
the overall victory.
News and Highlights Bjorn Borg was
the leading money winner on the men's circuit in
1979, while Martina Navratilova led the women.
The two won their respective championships at
Wimbledon. Tracy Austin became the youngest woman
to win the U.S. Open.