Results for: The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 4, Margaret Court

Her words have made many question her legacy, but her numbers—among the best—still stand.

Feb 27, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 5, Chris Evert

Beneath the ponytail and the placid exterior lurked the heart of a born competitor.

Feb 26, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 5, Novak Djokovic

Devastating without having to be spectacular, Djokovic’s game worked on every surface.

Feb 26, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 6, Bjorn Borg

When Borg left the tour abruptly at age 25 in 1981, tennis seemed to stop with him.

Feb 23, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 6, Billie Jean King

While she hailed from tennis-rich Southern California, King was considered an outsider.

Feb 23, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 7, Ken Rosewall

A speedy attacker and born net-rusher, Rosewall was known for his one-handed backhand. 

Feb 22, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 7, Monica Seles

In Seles' brief period of indomitability, she set the bar higher for other champions.

Feb 22, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 8, Venus Williams

Because of Venus, African-Americans are no longer just an exception in tennis.

Feb 21, 2018
by Steve Tignor