The Longest Winning Streak in Tennis

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One of the most impressive records in all of professional sports belongs to female tennis legend Martina Navratilova. Set in 1984, the winner of 18 major titles began her 74-match win streak at the US Indoor Championships in East Hanover, New Jersey. She had already won 18 matches and four titles entering the year’s first major event in France, where she dropped just one set on her way to victory. A few weeks later, she claimed the Wimbledon trophy, losing an average of just five games per match and improving her win streak to 38.

Wins 49 through 55 came at the 1984 US Open. Ms. Navratilova dominated the event, once again dropping just one set in the finals. Entering the Australian Open, the last major event of the season, she had increased her win streak to 70 matches. She won her first four matches, but fell in the semifinals to Helena Sukova, 6-1, 3-6, 5-7. In total, Martina Navratilova won 13 titles and 74 matches during the 1984 season. Between the start of 1982 and end of 1984, she lost a combined six professional matches. Perhaps more impressive, her win streak as a doubles player reached 109 matches throughout her 1984 campaign.

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