The Ten: What are the 10 greatest seasons in tennis history? (VOTE)

by: Ed McGrogan | November 29, 2018

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Watch the fourth episode of The Ten: Seasons on Sunday, December 2 at 8 p.m. on Tennis Channel:


Last week's episode of The Ten was different than all others—there was no ranking. The subject of the show was tennis trailblazers, and we presented the sport's greatest agents of change in chronological order, from when their impacts were felt most. This editorial decision resulted in two things: evidence of how connected these trailblazers are, and the richly layered story of tennis itself. (You can watch the full episode, narrated by Jason Biggs, on demand at

Here is the order in which the trailblazers were presented:

Althea Gibson
Jack Kramer
Arthur Ashe
Donald Dell
Mike Davies
Billie Jean King
Ted Tinling
Nick Bollettieri
Andre Agassi
Venus & Serena Williams

With no voting, this approach also gave each trailblazer equal importance. Still, I thought it would be interesting to see how you would rank the trailblazers. Television had its say, and on, you had yours:

This week, we get back to the nitty gritty of ordering—specifically, tennis seasons. Over the course of the Open era, we've seen some masterful years on court put together by some of the game's greatest players. I'm sure there's one in particular that comes to mind, and it's probably on this week's episode of The Ten. (Note: we only chose one season per player.)

I'm not expecting a consensus opinion on this list, and it might be the most divisive vote yet. But that's what makes it so engaging. 'Tis the season...





Watch the fourth episode of The Ten: Seasons on Sunday, December 2 at 8 p.m. on Tennis Channel

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