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Venus Williams OTD February 25

February 25, 2002: The day Venus Williams became the first black player to become world No 1 in tennis history

Every day, Tennis Majors looks at some of the biggest moments in tennis history. On February 25, 2002, Venus Williams fulfilled her father's prophecy by becoming the world No 1 in women's tennis

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Karen Khachanov_Paris Masters_2018

Russia, Safin, Paris Masters: Everything you always wanted to know about Karen Khachanov (but never had time to find out) – updated with Qatar win

Karen Khachanov has won five ATP singles titles, including the 2018 Paris Masters, and reached the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros. Here are 10 questions about the Russian...

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Haresh Ramchandani
Anna Kalinskaya US Open 2023

Russia, Dubai, Ukraine: Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Anna Kalinskaya (but never had time to find out) – updated after Dubai 2024 final

All you need to know about the Russian, who reached her first WTA Final in Dubai in February 2024

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Simon Cambers
John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, On This Day

February 24, 1984: The day Connors and McEnroe finally joined forces for the Davis Cup

Not so convinced by the interest to make himself available for the Davis Cup, Jimmy Connors had never played a tie with John McEnroe until February 24, 1984, with the United States playing Romania in Bucharest. The Americans secured the win, but were unable to grab the trophy at the end of the season

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Alexandre Sokolowski
Jamie Murray - ATP Cup 2020

Jamie Murray fears for doubles: “It just feels like it’s slowly going downhill”

Jamie Murray is the first to say doubles need to change to survive. But he would love to see the Tour show more care and attention to the product instead of setting it up for failure.

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Carole Bouchard
Yaroslava Shvedova, On This Day series
February 23, 2024

February 23, 2006: The day Yaroslava Shvedova came within one point of achieving the first golden set in women’s tennis history

On this day in tennis history, Yaroslava Shvedova came within one point of...
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Alexandre Sokolowski
Daniil Medvedev at the 2023 Miami Open
February 22, 2024

World No 1, Cervara, Russia: Everything you always wanted to know about Daniil Medvedev (but never had time to find out) – updated after Gilles Simon appointment

2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev is one of only 27 men to...
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Jenny Drummond
Gilles Simon
February 22, 2024

Medvedev, France, Gillou: Everything you ever wanted to know about Gilles Simon (but never had time to find out)

The Frenchman is a new addition to Daniil Medvedev's coaching team. Here are...
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Carrie Dunn
Wimbledon, On this day
February 22, 2024

February 22, 2007: The day Wimbledon finally announced it would award equal prize money

Every day, Tennis Majors looks at some of the biggest moments in tennis...
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Alexandre Sokolowski
February 21, 2024

“We need one-handed backhands in the sport” – Gasquet

The Frenchman would like to get back into the top 100 but knows...
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Carole Bouchard
Andy Roddick OTD 02_21
February 21, 2024

February 21, 2008: The day Andy Roddick gave Kei Nishikori the verbals in San Jose

Every day, Tennis Majors looks back at the biggest moments in tennis history....
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Alexandre Sokolowski
Brad Gilbert at the US Open 2023
February 20, 2024

Coach, Gauff, Winning Ugly: Everything you always wanted to know about Brad Gilbert (but never had time to find out)

A former world No 4 and best known for his book 'Winning Ugly',...
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Haresh Ramchandani
Martina Navratilova
February 20, 2024

February 20, 1994: The day Martina Navratilova won her 167th and final singles title

Every day, Tennis Majors looks back at the biggest moments in sporting history....
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Alexandre Sokolowski
Tommy Paul of the U.S. celebrates with the runner-up trophy after the Mexican Open Final
February 19, 2024

American, top 20, Acapulco: Everything you always wanted to know about Tommy Paul (but never had time to find out) – updated after 2024 Delray Beach final

Tommy Paul is back in the top 20 after reaching the Acapulco final....
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Haresh Ramchandani
Taylor Fritz, Indian Wells 2022
February 19, 2024

Kathy May, Indian Wells, Annacone: Everything you always wanted to know about Taylor Fritz (but never had time to find out) – updated after 2024 Delray Beach

Taylor Fritz has won five ATP titles and broken into the world's top...
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Carrie Dunn
Carlos Alcaraz
February 19, 2024

All-white, People’s Sunday, Navratilova: Everything you always wanted to know about Wimbledon 2024 (but never had time to find out)

Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the tennis calendar. Here...
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Carrie Dunn
Illustration of the official ball during Roland-Garros 2023
February 19, 2024

Dates, Tickets, Nadal: Everything you always wanted to know about Roland-Garros 2024 (but never had time to find out)

Here is everything all need to know about the 2024 edition of Roland-Garros,...
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Haresh Ramchandani