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Meet the most successful women tennis stars of the Open era

January 28, 2017 16:46 IST

List of leading women's grand slam singles title winners in the professional era after Serena Williams surpassed Steffi Graf by winning the Australian Open on Saturday.

Serena Williams (United States) 23

Serena Williams with her historic Australian Open title on Saturday

IMAGE: Serena Williams with her historic Australian Open title on Saturday. Photograph: Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY/Reuters

Steffi Graff (Germany) 22

Steffi Graf of Germany raises the trophy after winning the Australian Open at Flinders Park 1988, in Melbourne

IMAGE: Steffi Graf of Germany raises the trophy after winning the Australian Open at Flinders Park 1988, in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty Images

Martina Navratilova (US) 18

Martina Navratilova

IMAGE: Martina Navratilova. Photograph: Getty Images

Chris Evert (US) 18

Chris Evert

IMAGE: American tennis player Chris Evert in action. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

Margaret Court (Australia) 11*

Margaret Court

IMAGE: Margaret Court. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Monica Seles (US) 9

Monica Seles of the USA celebrates with the Australian Open trophy after defeating Anke Huber of Germany to win the final of the Ford Australian Open 1996 at Flinders Park in Melbourne

IMAGE: Monica Seles of the USA celebrates with the Australian Open trophy after defeating Anke Huber of Germany to win the final of the Ford Australian Open 1996 at Flinders Park in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty Images

Billie Jean King (US) 8 **

Billie-Jean King with her Wimbledon title, one of her 8 titles in the professional era

IMAGE: Billie-Jean King with her Wimbledon title, one of her 8 titles in the professional era. Photograph: Getty Images

* Court leads overall with 24 grand slam titles but won 13 of her titles before the professional era

** King won a total of 12 grand slam singles titles, four of them before the professional era

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