Doubles Make The Dream Work

When it comes to professional tennis, doubles may not get the same level of exposure as singles. Needless to say, doubles is as thrilling as singles, particularly at Grand Slams. Let’s take a look at some brilliant pairs that have graced and ace the courts over the years.

Best Men’s Doubles Players

Mike Bryan (left)

Has a record of 18 Grand Slams and 124 career double titles. In terms of total numbers, his collaboration with Jack Sock allowed him to surpass his brother, but the two have always been adamant about sharing the spotlight.

Bob Bryan (right)

Has 23 Grand Slam titles as a doubles player. Sixteen of them came in men’s doubles, and he also has seven in mixed doubles. He’s had a lot of success with his brother Mike, but hip problems have kept him from playing in recent years.

 

 

Todd Woodbridge

He has 16 Grand Slams in men’s doubles and another six in mixed doubles, thanks to his collaborations with Marc Woodforde and Jonas Bjorkman. He is one of the most decorated doubles players of all time, having earned a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics.

 

 

John McEnroe

McEnroe won 78 doubles titles during his career, including nine Grand Slam doubles titles. When it comes to singles and doubles, he is without a doubt the most prolific player in tennis history. The majority of top players avoid playing doubles, but it was obvious that he enjoyed it throughout his career.

 

Best Women’s Doubles Players

 

 

Martina Navratilova

The fact that Navratilova won all four Grand Slam doubles titles at least seven times was perhaps the most surprising aspect of her career. This included the year 1984, when she won all four in the same year. She also completed the career Grand Slam in mixed doubles, reaching the peak of her career when she won the Australian Open in 2003.

 

 

Serena & Venus Williams

Throughout their careers, the two sisters have won 14 Grand Slam doubles championships. This is usually achieved with at least one of the two players also making a deep run in the singles portion of the tournament.

 

 

Liezel Huber

If she was working with Cara Black or Lisa Raymond, she was able to achieve long-term success. She retired in 2017 with 53 WTA doubles titles, five Grand Slam doubles titles, and the opportunity to show players that they can be effective as doubles specialists.

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