Players who've won 10 majors in singles & doubles

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  1. Moose Malloy

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    I believe these are the only players to have won at least 10 majors in singles & 10 majors in doubles:

    Roy Emerson
    Margaret Court
    Billie Jean King
    Martina Navratilova
    Serena Williams
     
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  2. Borgforever

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    Yes, and very arguably H. L. Doherty...
     
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    And, Emmo is the only man to have won all four majors in both singles and doubles.

    Another reason to include him as one of the all time great "tennis" players. Seems most put singles players at the top of that list!
     
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  4. Moose Malloy

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    no thoughts on Serena being on this list? the others all played in a time when most players regularly played both singles & doubles, so I find it pretty amazing that she was able to do this in recent times.
     
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  5. pc1

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    Moose,

    According to Robert Geist, Ken Rosewall may have more than twenty in both categories if we included Pro Majors.

    http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6636710

    That's impressive.
     
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  6. hoodjem

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    Doubles should be factored in. Check out Newk's record--very impressive.

    Slam tournament singles
    Australian Open W (1973, 1975)
    Wimbledon W (1967, 1970, 1971)
    US Open W (1967,1973)

    Slam tournament doubles
    Australian Open W (1965, 1967,1971, 1973, 1976)
    French Open W (1967, 1969, 1973)
    Wimbledon W (1965, 1966, 1968-1970, 1974)
    US Open W (1967, 1971, 1973)
     
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    john mcenroe.
     
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    John doesn't have 10 singles majors, he has 7.
     
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  9. Moose Malloy

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    Serena joins Court & Navratilova as the only players to win 13 majors in singles & doubles.

    Serena can complete a rather unique achievement at the Olympics - if she wins the gold in singles, she will have won singles & doubles at all 4 majors & the Olympics, something no one else has done.

    These are the only player who've won singles & doubles at all 4 majors:
    Hart
    Fry
    Emerson
    Court
    Navratilova
    Serena
     
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    And no one again will

    Lets not forget finals of all 4 Mix Doubles Majors, and titles in Wimbledon and US Open
     
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    Moose Malloy,

    At men we only have Emerson (12/16) but if we include also pro majors there also are Rosewall (23/24) and Tilden (14/16). But surprisingly no Laver here (19/9).

    Thus we have: 1) Rosewall 47
    2) Tilden 30
    3) Emerson 28

    Maybe this shows that my admiration for Muscles Rosewall (shown in several threads) has some reason...
     
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    Pity that the top players don't play doubles anymore. It would probably help a lot of them in some areas.
     
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    yeah, doubles has really died off and it's kind of sad. It was coming back for awhile, but the interest level just doesn't seem to be there. And, on the ladies side, it's become a bit of a joke.
     
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    Kind of hard to do when for 60+ years tennis was not included as a medal sport. If it had been during all those years one would think Court, Navratilova and maybe someone like Hart might have won a gold medal. While it would be cool..I do not think it can be made that big a deal of.

    Ironically despite Serenas overall lack of commitment and acheivement in comparison to Graf or Nav she has a few unique things. Her combined singles and doubles majors, winning a major singles title in 3 different decades (only Nav has done this otherwise). She could also, if she made an effort to, complete the boxed set (winning every possible major in singles, same sex doubles and mixed). She is only 2 mixed majors shy. If she wanted she could do it, I think any top male doubles player would love to partner her.
     
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    what if we add up the 2 indoor slams (Dallas and Masters)?...both events had their doubles portion, which Mac dominated at will in the early 80´s, along Peter Fleming....
     
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    I must correct myself. I'm sorry.

    Laver won 11 majors in doubles, not 9.

    Thus we have:

    1) Rosewall 47
    2) Laver 30
    2) Tilden 30
    4) Emerson 28
     
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    Serena also has 2 majors in mixed doubles (wimbledon + USO). She is also a 3 time olympic gold medalist in doubles :shock:
     
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    But almost all of the top male tennis players of today don't take doubles very seriously, and neither do most tennis fans.

    If Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, etc played doubles at every slam then the list would no doubt be a lot longer, but nobody cares enough about doubles to bother to do that these days.
    The only reason the big guns played doubles at the Olympics is because everybody wants to get their hands on an Olympic medal.

    The women play more doubles because their singles matches are so short and they can often come away from a Grand Slam with more money than the men by playing doubles.
     
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    That´s the only chance to see Federer,Nadal or Djokovic volleying...
     
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