Naomi Osaka just made an elite list of most grand slam titles in Women’s tennis amongst the active players. During Australian Open 2021, Osaka won her 4th Grand Slam Title. The current number 2 in the world beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the women’s singles final to achieve this feat. Naomi is the 4th active player to have 4 or more grand slam titles in Women’s tennis. This brings us an opportunity to look at the list of players with the most grand slam titles in Women’s Tennis (active players).
Most Grand Slam Titles in Women’s Tennis (active players) 2021
#1 Serena Williams: 23 Grand Slam Titles in Women’s Tennis
The Queen of women’s tennis Serena has the most number of grand slam titles in women’s tennis. Serena has won 23 grand slam titles, which is a modern-era record too. However, in the all-time list, she is only behind Margaret Court who has 24 grand slam titles against her name.
The former #1 in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings, is still fighting it hard with the younger generation. Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players. Serena has 7 Australian Open in her kitty (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017).
Along with that, she has won 7 Wimbledon titles and 6 US Open titles. Perhaps, those all are an open-era record. Serena also has three French Open Titles and four Olympic Gold medals. Moreover, Serena has the record of winning the most singles major matches after turning 30. Serena is the most successful open-era tennis player.
#2 Venus Williams: 7 Grand Slam Titles in Women’s Tennis
When there is Serena, there must be Venus too. The William Sisters are the most famous, influential sister duo in the sports world. They both have an unbelievable record as a doubles pair in tennis history. However, it is her singles performances that makes her one of the all-time greats. Venus has claimed 7 grand slam titles in her tennis career. The good news is that she is still going. The former No.1 in the world, had turned pro at 14 years of age. Since then she has won 49 WTA singles titles. In her kitty, she has 5 Wimbledon Titles (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007) and 2 US Open titles (2000, 2001). The battle of the sisters was one of the most famous tennis matches in women’s tennis history.
#3 Kim Clijsters: 4 Grand Slam Titles in Women’s Tennis
Kim, the comeback queen of women’s tennis is third on the list of most grand slam titles in women’s tennis as an active player. Clijsters has 4 grand slam titles in singles and 2 in doubles. The former No.1 in the world in both singles and doubles has won 3 US Open(2005, 2009, 2010) and 1 Australian Open(2011). At the time of her 2011 Australian Open win, she was world no.1 for the last time. Due to several injury issues, Kim had once retired in 2006-07, aged only 23. However, she made a comeback in 2009-10. She again took retirement from the game in the 2013 season. But, 2021 saw another comeback from Kim in the Dubai Tennis Championship.
#4 Naomi Osaka: 4 Grand Slam Titles in Women’s Tennis
Probably a star in the making in the women’s tennis arena, Naomi has done it all to be on this list. Naomi Osaka went past every difficulty and grabbed opportunities to be the best in the world. The No.2 ranked player in the world has 2 US Open titles (2018, 2020) and 2 Australian Open (2019, 2021) in her short career. Her match with Serena in the 2018 US Open was one of the highlights in her career. With a long career ahead of her, she would certainly look to go up the ladder on the list of Most Grand Slam Titles in Women’s Tennis.
Naomi also has been nominated for the 2021 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award.