STARNBERG, July 16, 2021 (Guest Post)
Tennis is widely popular all around the world, but singles tend to dominate the news cycle. Today, we will focus on the best tennis doubles in the world (past and present). You can even place bets on doubles matches if you are interested in that sort of thing, and this online Sportsbook is one of the best choices for it.
There are some pairs with recent achievements that you probably heard of, like Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera reaching the final in Mallorca, but we will focus on the world’s best pairs in history, so continue to find out. Keep in mind that our list will have both men’s and women’s doubles.
Serena & Venus Williams
Serena and Venus Williams are probably the most popular doubles team in Tennis. Together they have over twenty-one Women’s double titles and fourteen Grand Slam Women’s Doubles titles in their career. They won gold medals in three Summer Olympic Games – London 2012, Beijing 2008, and Sydney 2000. Serena Williams is mostly known of the two sisters because of her achievements in singles, as well as doubles. Many people have been wondering when the legend will retire, but even at the age of thirty-nine Serena Williams is still playing tennis competitively among other activities.
Mike & Bob Bryan
The Bryan twins held the number one spot in the doubles for a record of four hundred and thirty-eight weeks. They are also known as one of the most successful teams in doubles history and they even have an Olympic gold medal from the London 2012 games, where they not only won the gold but multiple other titles in the mixed doubles category.
They were the only duo to hold the Olympic and every Major for one year after their 2013 win and they have played consistently ever since their debut at fifteen years old. Bob and Mike Bryan retired in August 2020.
Martina Navratilova & Pam Shriver
One of the only doubles teams on our list that isn’t related to each other is Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova. They have many records and titles over the years they played together, but Navratilova’s record of holding the number one place in both singles and doubles for over two hundred weeks. She held the No. 1 in singles for over three hundred and thirty weeks, so it’s impressive.
The two women partnered together in 1981 and 1984 was their biggest year when they won every major doubles tournament that year (Calendar Grand Slam). The women ended their partnership with a total of twenty-one titles across all possible Majors doubles tournaments they played.
Todd Woodbridge & Mark Woodforde
The Woodies as they are called are Australian players with a total of eleven Majors titles and a gold medal from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. The team was created in 1991 and they played together for nine years until the retirement of Mark Woodforde. On occasion, they do exhibition matches and there is a bronze statue in their honor at Melbourne Park.