Longest Tournament Winning Streaks in Tennis History

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Rafael Nadal
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Daniel Hewes received his master of science in urban planning from Columbia University. He has experience as a researcher and outreach associate with The Sustainable Performance Institute and as a community affairs fellow working under New York Senator Daniel Squadron. In his spare time, Daniel Hewes enjoys staying physically active by playing tennis.

Between 2005 and 2012, Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters event eight times in a row, the longest winning streak at one tournament for a man since the professional and amateur tours joined in 1968. Nadal won his first Monte Carlo title, and his first masters title ever, as a teenager over Guillermo Coria in 2005. He reached the 2013 final to extend his record winning streak at the event to 46 matches and later won a ninth title in 2016.

On the women’s tour, a several players have won six tournaments in succession, including Steffi Graf’s six Hamburg titles between 1987 and 1992. However, few tournament winning streaks are as impressive as Martina Navratilova’s six Wimbledon titles. She reached the Wimbledon final nine times from 1982 to 1990, winning six titles between 1982 and 1987. Her winning streak featured several notable victories, including three of her five Wimbledon victories over rival Christ Evert.

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