Billie Jean King: Greatest of All-Time?

Billie Jean King Professional career: 1959-1983 (25 years) Total Singles Major Titles: 12 Wimbledon: 6 U.S. Open: 4 French Open: 1 Australian Open: 1 Doubles Major Titles: 27 (16 women’s and...
Margaret Court in action at 1973 Wimbledon Championships

Margaret Court: The Greatest of All Time?

In this series, we here at LWOT will be examining the merits of the various claimants to the title of the greatest of all...

The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No. 4 – Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson’s story may just be the greatest in the history of tennis. Even today, more than 60 years on from her last Grand...

What’s a Tennis GOAT, anyways?

You’ve thought long and hard over this. Some days you couldn’t be more sure. Other days you have no idea. Though one thing is...
Roger Federer with the Wimbledon trophy

Is Federer Still The GOAT?

For many tennis fans, Roger Federer is indisputably the greatest of all time. With an all-time record 20 Grand Slam titles, six wins at...

The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No. 3 – Björn Borg

Björn Borg was the man who made tennis sexy. In the second half of the 1970s, he generated the kind of obsessive fan behaviour,...
Pete Sampras after winning the US Open

Is Sampras Still The GOAT?

It may seem outrageous to many to suggest that Pete Sampras is still the greatest of all time. After all, his 14 Major titles...
Novak Djokovic with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup

Is Novak Djokovic Already The GOAT?

For some – especially fans of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – this will sound like a heresy. How could Novak Djokovic already be...
Rafael Nadal in action at Roland Garros

Is Nadal Already The GOAT?

The debate surrounding who is the greatest of all time in the men’s game has always been a controversial, if engaging conversation. But it...
Suzanne Lenglen

The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No.2 – Suzanne Lenglen

In the second part of our new series, The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks...