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Serena's seventh makes it a quartet

April 01, 2014 09:50 IST

Serena's seventh makes it a quartet

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Serena Williams became just the fourth player ever to win a particular tournament at least seven times when she triumphed in the Sony Open last week.

Here's a look at three players who preceded the American to the feat.

Serena Williams lives an hour's drive from the Tennis Centre at Crandon Park.

Understandably, she considers the Sony Open her home event.

And in her 14 appearances in the Miami tournament, she drove back home with the trophy half the time.

Saturday's 7-5, 6-1 demolition of China's Li Na helped the world’s top-ranked woman win a record seventh title in the hard court event.

In the process, Serena became just the fourth player ever to win a particular tournament at least seven times.

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Image: Serena Williams of the United States poses with the Butch Buchholz trophy after beating China'a Li Na in straight sets in the Miami Masters
Photographs: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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Navratilova did it at eight different WTA events

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Martina Navratilova

Arguably the best player ever, Martina Navratilova's record is impeccable.

The Czech-born American, in her illustrious career, won seven or more titles at eight different WTA events.

While her nine titles at Wimbledon and the eight WTA Championships have been well-documented, Navratilova also won the WTA event at Chicago a dozen times.

She was victorious on 11 occasions at the grass court tourney in Eastbourne, won the tournaments at Dallas and Washington nine times apiece and had eight wins at Los Angeles and seven at Orlando.

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Image: Martina Navratilova celebrates a win
Photographs: Gary Prior/ALLSPORT

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Evert won the French Open seven times

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Chris Evert

Chris Evert was a seven-time winner of the French Open.

Besides, the American legend dominated on the green clay at Hilton Head/Amelia Island, winning the tournament on eight occasions.

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Image: Chris Evert of the USA celebrates a victory
Photographs: Tony Duffy /Allsport

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Graf won seven at Wimbledon, eight times in Berlin

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Steffi Graf

The German legend won two tournaments seven times or more in her illustrious career.

Steffi Graf won the All England title on the grass courts of Wimbledon seven times.

Besides, she won her home tournament, on the clay courts in Berlin, on nine occasions.


Image: Steffi Graf is seen in action in Berlin
Photographs: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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