French 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Chris Evert

    Chris Evert


    Christine Marie "Chris" Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert-Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. Overall Evert won 157 singles championships and 29 doubles titles.

  5. Mary Pierce

    Mary Pierce


    Mary Pierce (born 15 January 1975) is a French-American retired tennis professional who played on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. Although born in Canada, she is a citizen of France, Canada, and the United States and played for France in team competitions and the Olympics.

  6. Kim Clijsters

    Kim Clijsters


    Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (born 8 June 1983) is a Belgian former professional tennis player. Clijsters is a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles.

  7. 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."

  8. Lindsay Davenport

    Lindsay Davenport


    Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976) is an American former World No. 1 retired professional tennis player. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions, for a total of 98 weeks. She is one of five women who have been the year-end World No. 1 at least four times (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005) since 1975; the others are Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. She has achieved the No. 1 ranking in doubles as well.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Billie Jean King

    Billie Jean King


    Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States' captain in the Federation Cup.

  12. Samantha Stosur

    Samantha Stosur


    Samantha "Sam" Jane Stosur (/ˈstsə/ STOE-ser; born 30 March 1984) is an Australian professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 in doubles, a ranking which she held for 61 weeks, and a former World No. 4 in singles.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  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. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Ai Sugiyama

    Ai Sugiyama


    Ai Sugiyama (杉山愛 Sugiyama Ai, born July 5, 1975 in Yokohama) is a Japanese former professional tennis player. She reached No. 1 in women's doubles on the WTA Tour. Her career-high singles ranking was No. 8, achieved on February 9, 2004. In her career, she won 6 singles titles and 37 doubles titles, including three Grand Slam women's doubles titles (one with Frenchwoman Julie Halard-Decugis and two partnering Belgian Kim Clijsters). Sugiyama held the all-time record, for both male and female players, for her 62 consecutive Grand Slam main draw appearances, until surpassed by Roger Federer in 2015 Wimbledon Championship by playing his 63rd consecutive Grand Slam.

  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. 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.

  23. Elena Vesnina

    Elena Vesnina


    Elena Sergeyevna Vesnina (Russian: Еле́на Серге́евна Веснина́; born in Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, on 1 August 1986) is a Russian professional tennis player. Her career-high rank is World No. 21, achieved in July 2013. Vesnina is a two-time Grand Slam champion in doubles competition, having won the 2013 French Open and the 2014 US Open tournaments with Ekaterina Makarova.

  24. Andrea Temesvári

    Andrea Temesvári


    Andrea Temesvári (born 26 April 1966 in Budapest, Hungary) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. She won the Italian Open at age sixteen, but injuries would later hamper her career.

  25. Natasha Zvereva

    Natasha Zvereva


    Natasha Zvereva, or Zverava, (born Natalla Marataŭna Zvierava; Belarusian: Наталля Маратаўна Зверава; 16 April 1971) is a former tennis player from Belarus. Zvereva was the first major athlete in the Soviet Union to demand publicly that she should be able to keep her tournament earnings. The team of Zvereva and Gigi Fernández won more women's doubles titles and Grand Slam women's doubles championships than any other team since the team of Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.

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