In 1896, the Tennis game was played as a Summer Olympic sport in Olympic Games that were held in Athens. Two matches of tennis men’s singles and men’s doubles were played in Olympic Games Opening. Women were permitted to play this game in 1900 in singles and mixed doubles at Olympic Games. In 1988, it was restored as a medal sport.

Kathleen McKane a professional tennis player who hit the record of winning the most Olympic medals. She won 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals. France 2 gold medals, UK 6 gold medals, and Americans also earned 2 gold medals.

Top ten Tennis player who won medals at Olympics

Men’s Singles Tournaments:

Cites- Games held inSilver MedalBronze MedalGold MedalYear
LondonRoger FedererSwitzerlandJuan Martín del PotroArgentinaAndyMurrayGreat Britain2012
BeijingFernando Gonzalez(CHILE)Novak Djokovic(SERBIA)Rafael Nadal(SPAIN)2008
AthensMardy Fish(USA)Fernando Gonzalez(CHILE)Nicolas Massu(CHILE)2004
SydneyTommy Haas(GERMANY)Arnaud di Pasquale(FRANCE)Yevgeny Kafelnikov(RUSIA)2000
AtlantaSergi Bruguera(SPAIN)Leander Paes(INDIA)andre Agassi(USA)1996
BarcelonaJordi Arrese(SPAIN)Andrei Cherkasov UNIFIED TEAMMarc Rosset(SWITZERLand)1992
Goran Ivanisevic(CROATIA)
South Korea, SeoulTim Mayotte (USA)Stefan Edberg (SWEDEN)Miloslav Mecíř ( CZECH REPUBLICCHOSLOYAKIA)1988
Brad Gilbert(USA)
ParisHenri Cochet(FRANCE)Umberto De Morpurgo(ITALY)Vincent Richards(USA)1924
AntwerpIChileya Kumagae(JAPAN)Charles Winslow(SOUTH AFRICA)Louis Raymond(SOUTH AFRICA)1920
Harold Kitson (SOUTH AFRICA)

Oscar Kreuzer (GERMANY)

Charles Winslow (SOUTH AFRICA)


Women’s Single Tournaments:

City Games held inSilver MedalBronzeMedalGold MedalYear
LondonMaria Sharapova(RUSSIA)Victoria Azarenka(BELARUS)Serena Williams(USA)2012
SydneyElena Dementieva(RUSSIA)Monica Seles(USA)Venus Williams(USA)2000
BeijingDinara Safina(RUSSIA)Vera Zvonareva(RUSSIA)Elena Dementieva(RUSSIA)2008
SeoulGabriela Sabatini(ARGENTINA)Zina Garrison(USA)Steffi Graf(WEST GERMANY)1988
Manuela Maleeva(BULGARIA)
AtlantaArantxa Sanchez Vicario(SPAIN)Jana Novotna(CZECH REPUBLIC)Lindsay Davenport(USA)1966
ParisHelène Prevost(FRANCE)Marion Jones (USA)Charlotte Cooper(GREAT BRITIAN)1990
Hedwiga Rosenbaumova(BOHEMIA)
LondonDora Boothby(GREAT BRITIAN)Joan Winch(GREAT BRITIAN)Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers(GREAT BRITIAN)1908

Men’s Doubles Tournaments:

City Games held inSilver MedalBronzeMedalGold MedalYear
AthensNicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schüttler(GERMANY)
Mario Ancic and Ivan Ljubicic(CROATIA)Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massú(CHILE)2004
BeijingSimon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson(SWEDEN)Bob and Mike Bryan (Bryan Brothers)(USA)RoGermany Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka(SWITZERLand)2008
LondonM. Llodra and J. Tsonga(FRANCE)J. Benneteau and R. Gasquet(FRANCE)Bob and Mike, The Bryan(USA)2012
BarcelonaWayne Ferreira and Piet Norwayval(SOUTH AFRICA)JavierFRANCE and Christian Miniussi (ARGENTINA)Boris Becker and Michael Stich(GERMANY)1992
Goran Ivanisevic and Goran Prpic(CROATIA)

AtlantaNeil Broad and Tim Henman(GREAT BRITIAN)Marc-Kevin Goellner and David Prinosil(GERMANY)T. Woodbridge and M. WoodfordeBoth from AUSTRALIA1996
StockholmArthur Zborzil and Fritz PipesAUSTRIAAlbert Canet and Edouard Meny de(FRANCE)Harry Kitson and Charles Winslow(SOUTH AFRICA)1912
AntwerpIChileya Kumagae and SeiiChilero Kashio(JPN)Max Decugis and Pierre Albarran(FRANCE)Oswald Turnbull and Maxwell Woosnam(GREAT BRITIAN)1920
SydneyT. Woodbridge and M. Woodforde(AUSTRALIA)A. Corretja and A. Costa(SPAIN)Sebastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor(CANADA)2000
1924 ParisJacques Brugnon and Henri Cochet (FRANCE)Jean Borotra and Rene Lacoste (FRANCE)Vincent Richards and FRANCEncis Hunter (USA)1924
SeoulEmilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal(SPAIN)Miloslav Mecíř and Milan Srejber (CZECHOSLOVAKIA)Ken Flach and Robert Seguso (USA)1988
Stefan Edberg and anders Järryd(SWEDEN)

Women’s Double Tournaments:

Cities-Games held inSilver MedalBronzeMedalGold MedalYear
LondonHlavackova and Lucie Hradecka(CZECH REPUBLIC)Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova(RUSSIA)Serena and Venus Williams(USA)2012
AthensConChileta Martínez and Virginia R. Pascual fromSPAINP. Suarez and P. TarabiniFrom ARGENTINALi Ting and Sun Tiantian(CHINA)2004
BeijingAnaBelgium Medina Garrigues and Virginia Pascual(SPAIN)Yan Zi and Z. Jie(CHINA)Serena Williams and Venus Williams(USA)2008
BarcelonaConChileta Martínez and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario(SPAIN)Rachel McQuillan and Nicole Bradtke(AUSTRALIA)Gigi Fernandez and Mary Joe Fernandez(USA)1998
Leila Meskhi and Natasha Zvereva(EUN)

AtlantaJana Novotna and Helena Sukova(CZECH REPUBLIC)ConChileta Martínez and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario(SPAIN)Gigi Fernandez and Mary Joe Fernandez(USA)1996
SydneyKristie BooGermanyt and Miriam Oremans (NED)Els Callens and Dominique Van Roost(BELGIUM)Serena and Venus Williams(USA)2000
SeoulJana Novotna and Helena Sukova(CZECHOSLOVAKIA)Elizabeth Smylie and Wendy Turnbull(AUSTRALIA)Pam Shriver and Zina Garrison(USA)1998
Steffi Graf and Claudia Kohde-Kilsch(WEST GERMANY)

Tennis at Olympics

Tennis was included in Summer Olympic Games. There was a great dispute between International Olympic Committee and International Tennis Federation because of the competition for part-time players. In 1968 and 1984, it was appeared demonstration and became a full medal sport of the Summer Olympics.

Multiple medal winners (1896–2012)

USASerena Williams0044
Venus Williams0044
UKReginald Doherty1034
USAVincent Richards0123
USAMary Joe Fernandez1023
FranceSuzanne Lenglen1023
South AfricaCharles Winslow1023

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