Australian Open women's doubles champions

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  1. Serena Williams

    Serena Williams


    Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player who is ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013. Williams has spent 256 weeks overall as the WTA ranked #1 as of August 30, 2015, placing her 4th on the List of WTA number 1 ranked players. On July 13, 2015 she marked the first time in WTA history that the No. 1 player had more than twice as many points as No. 2. She is the reigning champion of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women's singles and doubles.

  2. Anna Kournikova

    Anna Kournikova


    Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (Russian: А́нна Серге́евна Ку́рникова; born 7 June 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google Search.

  3. Venus Williams

    Venus Williams


    Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions, for a total of eleven weeks. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black American woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era. She is credited as changing the women's game and ushering a new, modern era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. She is also regarded as the best grass court player of her generation and is widely considered as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis.

  4. Martina Hingis

    Martina Hingis


    Martina Hingis (born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as world No. 1. She has won five Grand Slam singles titles (three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open), eleven Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles; for a combined total of twenty major titles.

  5. Gisela Dulko

    Gisela Dulko


    Gisela Dulko (born 30 January 1985, in Buenos Aires) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. Although she enjoyed a modest success in singles, reaching world no. 26, and winning four WTA Tour titles; her speciality has been doubles, where she has been a world no. 1 player. Partnering with Flavia Pennetta, Dulko won the 2010 WTA Tour Championships and the 2011 Australian Open in doubles. Also, Dulko reached the mixed doubles final at the 2011 US Open, with Edward Schwank. She is remembered for her ability to upset the big names on the tour, such as Maria Sharapova in the 2nd round of Wimbledon in 2009; and Samantha Stosur in the 3rd round of Roland Garros in 2011. She also beat Martina Navratilova in the 2nd round of Wimbledon in 2004 in Navratilova's final grand slam singles match.

  6. Svetlana Kuznetsova

    Svetlana Kuznetsova


    Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova (Russian: Светла́на Алекса́ндровна Кузнецо́ва; born 27 June 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player and currently No. 18 in the WTA singles and No. 170 in the doubles ranking. Kuznetsova has appeared in four Grand Slam singles finals, winning two, and has also appeared in seven doubles finals, winning twice. As a doubles player, Kuznetsova has reached the finals of each grand slam at least once, winning the Australian twice. She has qualified five times for the round-robin stage of the WTA Tour Championships but has never qualified for the semifinals.

  7. Flavia Pennetta

    Flavia Pennetta


    Flavia Pennetta (born 25 February 1982) is an Italian professional tennis player. She became Italy's first top-10 female singles player on 17 August 2009 and also the first Italian tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in doubles on 28 February 2011. She is a Grand Slam singles champion, having won the 2015 US Open.

  8. Martina Navratilova

    Martina Navratilova


    Martina Navratilova (Czech: Martina Navrátilová born Martina Šubertová October 18, 1956) is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. Billie Jean King, former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is "the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived." In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005. Tennis historian and journalist Bud Collins has called Navratilova "arguably, the greatest tennis player of all time."

  9. Vera Zvonareva

    Vera Zvonareva


    Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (Russian: Ве́ра И́горевна Звонарёва; born 7 September 1984) is a Russian professional tennis player. She was introduced to tennis at the age of six and turned professional in 2000. Her career high is World No. 2 by the WTA. Zvonareva has won twelve WTA Tour singles titles and reached the finals of the 2008 WTA Tour Championships, 2010 Wimbledon Championships, and 2010 US Open. She also was a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In doubles, she has won four Grand Slam titles. Two of the titles came in women's doubles, the first one at the 2006 US Open, partnering Nathalie Dechy, and the other at the 2012 Australian Open, partnering Svetlana Kuznetsova. Her other two came in mixed doubles, the first at the 2004 US Open, partnering Bob Bryan, and her second at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Andy Ram.

  10. Mary Joe Fernandez

    Mary Joe Fernandez


    Mary Joe Fernández Godsick (born María José Fernández, August 19, 1971) is an American former professional tennis player. She was the runner-up in three Grand Slam singles tournaments and won two Grand Slam women's doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals.

  11. Kathy Jordan

    Kathy Jordan


    Kathryn "Kathy" Jordan (born December 3, 1959 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA) is a former American tennis player. During her career, she won 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 of them in women's doubles and 2 of them in mixed doubles. She also was the 1983 Australian Open women's singles runner-up and won 3 singles titles and 42 doubles titles.

  12. Pam Shriver

    Pam Shriver


    Pamela Howard Shriver (born July 4, 1962) is an American former professional tennis player known primarily as a doubles specialist with success also as a singles player. She currently is a tennis broadcaster for ESPN. During the 1980s and 1990s, she won 133 top-level titles, including 21 women's doubles titles and one mixed doubles title at Grand Slam tournaments. She also won a women's doubles gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul with Zina Garrison as her partner, although her usual doubles partner was Martina Navratilova.

  13. Jana Novotna

    Jana Novotna


    Jana Novotná (born 2 October 1968 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. She played a serve and volley game, an increasingly rare style of play among women during her career. She won the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and was runner-up in three previous Grand Slam tournaments. Novotná also won 12 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Novotná had a highest singles ranking of No.2 in 1997 and achieved a No. 1 ranking in doubles.

  14. Anne Smith

    Anne Smith


    Anne Smith (born July 1, 1959 in Dallas, Texas) is an educational psychologist known for her past as a professional tennis player from the United States.

  15. Chanda Rubin

    Chanda Rubin


    Chanda Rubin (born February 18, 1976) is an American tennis player. Winning seven WTA Tour singles titles, she reached her highest ranking World No. 6 on April 8, 1996, after reaching semifinals at the 1996 Australian Open. Rubin is also former World No. 9 in doubles, winning the Australian Open in 1996 partnering with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.

  16. Bethanie Mattek-Sands

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands


    Bethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands (née Mattek; born March 23, 1985, in Rochester, Minnesota) is an American professional tennis player who competes on the WTA Tour. She lives in Miami, Florida, but trains in Phoenix, Arizona. Mattek has won five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, and her best results on the WTA Tour to date are reaching the semifinals of the tournaments in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2005 and Birmingham, United Kingdom, in 2008 and the finals of the Bell Challenge in 2008 and 2010. In doubles, she has won fifteen WTA Tour titles most notably the 2015 Australian Open and French Open 2015. Mattek also plays for the New York Sportimes for World Team Tennis.

  17. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

    Arantxa Sánchez Vicario


    Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario (born 18 December 1971 in Barcelona, Spain) is a Spanish former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She won four Grand Slam singles titles, six Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

  18. Lucie Safarova

    Lucie Safarova


    Lucie Šafářová (born 4 February 1987) is a professional Czech tennis player from Brno. Šafářová has won six WTA tour singles titles, six doubles titles and reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open, upsetting defending champion Amélie Mauresmo en route. She reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, and her first Grand Slam final at the 2015 French Open. She also won the 2015 Australian Open and 2015 French Open doubles titles partnering with Bethanie Mattek-Sands. As of 24 August 2015, she is ranked world No. 6 in singles ranking and world No. 6 in doubles ranking.

  19. Lisa Raymond

    Lisa Raymond


    Lisa Raymond (born August 10, 1973) is an American retired professional tennis player who has achieved notable success in doubles tennis. Raymond has 11 Grand Slam titles to her name: 6 in women's doubles and 5 in mixed doubles. On June 12, 2000, she reached the world number one ranking in doubles. Her career high singles ranking was fifteenth in October 1997.

  20. Sara Errani

    Sara Errani


    Sara Errani (born April 29, 1987) is a professional tennis player from Italy. She is the Italian no. 1 (out of six Italians in the top-100). As of 23 February 2015, she is ranked world no. 19 in singles and world no. 29 in doubles. She has won eight career singles titles, and 25 career doubles titles, including five Grand Slam championships and five Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 titles.

  21. Gigi Fernandez

    Gigi Fernandez


    Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández (born February 22, 1964, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former professional tennis player, the first female athlete from her native Puerto Rico to turn professional, the first Puerto Rican woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal and the first to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

  22. Alona Bondarenko

    Alona Bondarenko


    Alona Volodymyrivna Bondarenko Dyachok (Ukrainian: Альона Володимирівна Бондаренко, born 13 August 1984) is a retired Ukrainian tennis player. She has a younger sister Kateryna Bondarenko who also plays on the Tour. She formerly paired with her older sister Valeria in doubles.

  23. Virginia Wade

    Virginia Wade


    Sarah Virginia Wade, OBE (born 10 July 1945) is a British former professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles. She won the women's singles championship at Wimbledon on 1 July 1977, in that tournament's centenary year, and was the last British tennis player to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament until Andy Murray won the US Open in 2012. She remains the last British female to have won a Grand Slam singles title. After retiring from competitive tennis, she coached for four years and has also worked as a tennis commentator and game analyst for the BBC and Eurosport.

  24. Evonne Goolagong

    Evonne Goolagong


    Evonne Goolagong Cawley, AO, MBE (born 31 July 1951) is an Australian former World No. 1 female tennis player. She was one of the world's leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, when she won 14 Grand Slam titles: seven in singles (four Australian Open, two Wimbledon and one French Open), six in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles. Her career win-loss percentage was 81.01% (704–165). Her win-loss performance in all Grand Slam singles tournaments was 82.09% (133–29), at the French Open, 84.21% (16–3), at Wimbledon, 83.33% (50–10), at the US Open, 81.25% (26–6), and at the Australian Open, 80.39% (41–10).

  25. Cara Black

    Cara Black


    Cara Black (born 17 February 1979 in Salisbury, Rhodesia - now Harare, Zimbabwe) is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. She is primarily a doubles specialist, winning 60 WTA and 11 ITF titles in that discipline.

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