Tennis is an old sport with increasing number of new players. It has produced both young and old champions throughout its history. Many players after a gap of some time, made it through to the tennis world again and set records by winning the championships.
Here are some of the youngest and oldest tennis champions in singles and doubles format of the tennis championships:
Youngest male/female winners in Singles/Doubles/Mix tennis championship:
In 1985, the youngest player to have become champion in men’s singles was 17-year-old German player Boris F. Becker. Among the ladies singles was Britain’s 15-year-old Miss C. Dod who became the youngest champion in 1887.
In men’s doubles, USA’s 18-year-old R. D. Ralston became the world champion in 1960. The youngest women’s doubles champion was 15 years old Martina Hingis of Switzerland. She became champion in 1996. In mixed doubles was Australia’s 21-year-old R. G. Laver and USA’s 16-year-old Serena Williams who became champions in 1959 and 1998 respectively.
Oldest male/female winners in Singles/Doubles/Mix tennis championship:
Britain’s 41 years old A. W. Gore and 37 years old A. Sterry was the oldest champions in tennis history among men and women in 1909 and 1908 respectively. USA’s 43-year-old G. P. Mulloy and 42-year-old E. M. Ryan were the oldest champions in men’s doubles and women’s doubles respectively.
They won these championships in the years 1957 and 1934 respectively. In mixed doubles, the oldest champions were USA’s 46-year-old M. Navratilova and 42-year-old S. E. Stewart. They became world champions in 2003 and 1988 respectively.
Records are meant to be broken. So let’s see who else will make his/her way in these records!
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