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Men’s & Women’s Tennis Ranking Facts

On what date were men’s singles tennis rankings first calculated?

Men’s tennis rankings were first calculated on August, 23rd 1973.

On what date were women’s tennis rankings first calculated?

Women’s tennis rankings were first calculated on November 3rd, 1975.

Which female tennis player was ranked the lowest when she beat a #1 ranked player?

Zhang Shuai of China was ranked #226 when she beat Dinara Safina in 2009.

Who was the youngest male tennis player to be ranked #1?

Lleyton Hewitt in November 2001 at 20 years 8 months.

Which female tennis player was the lowest ranked ever to win wimbledon?

Serena Williams won Wimbledon in 2007 when she ranked #31 and was seeded #27.

Who was the first ever male player to rank #1 under the official ATP ranking system?

Ilie Năstase of Romania in 1973.

Which two male tennis players held the year-end #1 ranking for five consecutive years?

Pete Sampras hit his five year mark in 1997 and Jimmy Connors in 1978.

Which women’s player held the longest streak at #1 in doubles?

Martina Navratilova for 181 consecutive weeks from August 1986 to February 1990.

Which male tennis player held the #1 ranking for the shortest period of time?

Patrick Rafter of Australia in July of 1999.

Who was the oldest female tennis player to be ranked #1?

Serena Williams at 31 in 2013. Chris Evert held the #1 ranking in 1985 just shy of her 31st birthday.

Who was the lowest ranked male tennis player to win a Grand Slam?

Mark Edmondson was ranked #212 when he won the Australian Open in 1976.

Who was the youngest female tennis player to attain a #1 ranking?

Martina Hingis became the youngest women’s tennis player to be ranked #1 on March 31, 1997 at age 16 and 5 months.

Which male tennis player holds the longest streak for consecutive weeks at #1?

Roger Federer held the men’s number one tennis ranking from February 2004 to August 2008.

Which country has had the most #1 ranked women’s tennis players?

United States has had the most with eight #1 ranked tennis players.

How many women’s tennis players have held the #1 singles ranking?

Only 21 women’s tennis players have held the #1 singles ranking (as of August 21, 2013).

How many men have held a #1 ranking for more than a year?

Six men’s singles players have held the #1 ranking for more than a year. Players include Roger Federer, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendel, Pete Sampras, Lleyton Hewitt and John McEnroe.

Which women’s tennis player spent the most consecutive weeks at #1?

Steffi Graf held the women’s number one tennis ranking for 186 weeks from August 1987 to March 1991.

Which male tennis player holds the longest streak for consecutive weeks at #1?

Roger Federer held the men’s #1 tennis ranking for 237 weeks from February 2004 to August 2008.

Which female tennis player beat the #1, #2 and #3 ranked players en route to a Grand Slam final?

Steffi Graff became the first player to defeat the #1, #2 and #3 ranked players on her way to win the French Open in 1999. Players included #1 Hingis, #2 Davenport and #3 Seles.

Which male tennis player became the first to win a gold medal while ranked in the top five?

Rafael Nadal beat Fernando Gonzalez in 2008 to become the first male tennis player to win the gold medal while ranked in the top five.

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