US Open - Records

Playing in Most Singles Finals

Men:
10 - Bill Tilden, 1918-25, '27, '29
9 - Bill Larned
8 - Bill Johnston, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras
7 - Richard Sears, Jimmy Connors
6 - Andre Agassi
5 - Roger Federer, Maurice McLoughlin, John McEnroe

Women:
10 - Molla B. Mallory, 1915-18, '20-24, '26
9 - Helen Wills Moody, Chris Evert
8 - Elisabeth Moore, Helen H. Jacobs, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf
6 - Pauline Betz, A. Louise Brough, Doris Hart, Margaret Smith Court

Most Singles Finals, Successive

Men:
8 - Bill Tilden, 1918-25; Ivan Lendl, 1982-89
7 - Richard Sears, 1881-87
5 - Roger Federer, 2004-08; Jimmy Connors, 1974-78; Maurice McLoughlin, 1911-15; Robert Wrenn, 1893-97
4 - Bill Johnston, 1922-25; Bill Larned, 1900-03; Henry Slocum, 1887-90
3 - John McEnroe, 1979-81; Pete Sampras, 2000-2002

Women:
6 - Chris Evert, 1975-80; Pauline Betz, 1941-46
5 - Elisabeth Moore, 1901-05; Molla B. Mallory, 1920-24; Helen H. Jacobs, 1932-36; Martina Navratilova, 1983-87
4 - Juliette Atkinson, 1895-98; Molla Bjurstedt, 1915-18; Margaret Osborne, 1947-50; Doris Hart, 1952-55; Evonne Goolagong, 1973-76; Steffi Graf, 1993-1996

Most Singles Finals Never Losing

Men:
7 - Richard Sears, 1881-87

Women:
4 - Alice Marble, 1936, '38-40

Most Singles Finals Without a Victory

Men:
4 - Bjorn Borg, 1976, '78, '80-81

Women:
4 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1973-76

Most Losses in Singles Finals

Men:
6 - Bill Johnston, 1916, '20, '22-25
5 - Ivan Lendl
4 - Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi
3 - Bill Tilden, Maurice McLoughlin, Beals Wright, Fred Hovey, Pete Sampras

Women:

5 - A. Louise Brough, 1942-43, '48, '54, '57
4 - Elisabeth Moore, Helen H. Jacobs, Doris Hart, Evonne Goolagong Cawley (successive), Martina Navratilova
3 - Chris Evert, Steffi Graf

Most Finals Losses to Same Opponent

Men:
5 - Bill Johnston (to Bill Tilden), 1920, '22-25

Women:
3 - Helen H. Jacobs (to Alice Marble), 1936, '39-40

Most Years in Semifinals, Successive

Men:
12 - Jimmy Connors, 1974-85

Women:
16 - Chris Evert, 1971-86

Most Tournaments Played, Career

Men:
28 - Vic Seixas, 1940-42, '44, '46-69
26 - Sidney B. Wood Jr., 1927-28, '30-49, '51-54, '56
23 - Nathaniel W. Niles, 1904-26; Watson Washburn, 1910-17, '20-24, '26-30, '33-37; Francis X. Shields, 1926-35, '38-41, '45, '47-54; Wallace F. Johnson, 1904-16, '19- 28
22 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89, '91-92
21 - Andre Agassi, 1986-2006

Women:
21 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
20 - Virginia Wade, 1964-70, '72-84; Marjorie Gladman (Van Ryn) Buck, 1927-37, '42- 43, '45, '47-52, '55
19 - Louise Brough Clapp, 1939-50, '52-57, '59; Nancy Richey Gunter, 1958-60, '62-67, '69-78; Chris Evert, 1971-89

Most Tournaments Played, Successive

Men:
24 - Vic Seixas 1946-69
23 - Nathaniel Niles 1904-26
21 - Andre Agassi 1986-2006
20 - Jimmy Connors 1970-89
19 - Eugene Scott 1957-75
17 - Bill Talbert 1938-54; Dick Stockton 1968-84

Women:
21 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
19 - Chris Evert, 1971-89
18 - Pam Teeguarden, 1967-84
17 - Kay Winthrop McKean, 1931-47

Most Matches Played, Career

Men:
115 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89, '91-92
102 - Vic Seixas, 1940-69
98 - Andre Agassi, 1986 - 2006
89 - R. Norris Williams, 1912-35
86 - Ivan Lendl, 1979-94
78 - Bill Tilden, 1916-30

Women:
113 - Chris Evert, 1971-89
106 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
82 - Steffi Graf, 1984-96, '98
73 - Helen H. Jacobs, 1927-41; A. Louise Brough, 1941-57; Doris Hart, 1940-55
72 - Molla B. Mallory, 1915-29; Billie Jean King, 1960-79, '82

Highest Percentage of Matches Won, Career

Men:
(Min. 50 matches played)
.910 - Bill Tilden, 1916-30 (71-7)
.887 - Pete Sampras 1988-2002 (71-9)
.853 - Bill Johnston, 1914-27 (58-10)
.852 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89, '91-92 (98-17)
.849 - Ivan Lendl, 1979-94 (73-13)
.844 - John McEnroe, 1977-92 (65-12)


Women:
(Min. 40 matches played)
.962 - Helen Wills Moody, 1922-33 (50-2)
.903 - Molla B. Mallory, 1915-29 (65-7)
.895 - Margaret Smith Court, 1961-75 (51-6)
.894 - Chris Evert, 1971-89 (101-12)
.890 - Steffi Graf, 1984-96, '98 (73-9)
.875 - Venus Williams, 1997-2006 (42-6)
.870 - Maria Bueno, 1958-60, '62-66, '68, '76-77 (47-7)
.860 - Martina Hingis 1995-2001, (37-6)
.845 - Monica Seles 1989-92, '95-2001 (49-9)
.840 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93 (89-17)
.800 - Lindsay Davenport 1991-2006 (60-15)

Most Matches Won, Career

Men:
98 - Jimmy Connors, 1970-89, '91-92
79 - Andre Agassi 1986-2006
75 - Vic Seixas, 1940-69
73 - Ivan Lendl, 1979-94; Bill Tilden, 1916-30
71 - Pete Sampras, 1988-2002
69 - R. Norris Williams, 1912-35
65 - John McEnroe, 1977-92
58 - Bill Johnston, 1914-27
56 - Ken Rosewall, 1952-56, '68-77
53 - Arthur Ashe, 1959-78
51 - Roy Emerson, 1959-72

Women:
101 - Chris Evert, 1971-89
89 - Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
73 - Steffi Graf, 1984-96, '98
65 - Molla B. Mallory, 1915-29
63 - Helen H. Jacobs, 1927-41
60 - Lindsay Davenport 1991-200606
58 - Billie Jean King, 1960-79, '82
57 - A. Louise Brough, 1941-57
56 - Doris Hart, 1940-55; Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1987-2001
55 - Margaret O. duPont, 1936-50, '53-58
51 - Margaret Smith Court, 1961-75; Gabriela Sabatini, 1984-96
50 - Helen Wills Moody, 1922-33

Most Matches Won, Successive

Men:
42 - Bill Tilden, 1920-26
34 – Roger Federer, 2004-08
27 - Ivan Lendl, 1985-88
26 - John McEnroe, 1979-82
20 - Maurice McLoughlin, 1912-14
18 - Richard Sears, 1881-87; Fred Perry 1933-35
*active; does not include one walkover

Women:
46 - Helen Wills Moody, 1927-33
31 - Chris Evert Lloyd, 1975-79
28 - Helen H. Jacobs, 1932-36
20 - Margaret O. duPont, 1948-50, '53; Martina Navratilova, 1983-85; Venus Williams, 2000-2002
19 - Steffi Graf, 1988-90

Most Sets Won, Successive

Men:
28 - Frank Sedgman, 1951-52
27 - Tony Trabert, 1953-54

Women:
54 - Helen Wills Moody, 1927-33
46 - Chris Evert Lloyd, 1975-79

Greatest Number of Years Between First and Last Singles Titles

Men:
14 - Ken Rosewall (first title - 1956, last - 1970)

Women:
11 - Molla B. Mallory (first title - 1915, last - 1926)