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Women’s tennis trailblazers: Top 10 pioneers in Grand Slam Tournaments

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Women’s tennis has produced many stars who performed remarkably well in the Grand Slam championships. These players’ achievements are still considered relevant to the fans and the young players and still impact the game’s history. Here are 10 pioneers who were not only women’s tennis champions in Grand Slam events but, more importantly, played a part in the evolution of women’s tennis.

10. Althea Gibson

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9. Maureen Connolly

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8. Suzanne Lenglen

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7. Monica Seles

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6. Billie Jean King

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5. Chris Evert

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4. Martina Navratilova

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3. Steffi Graf

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2. Margaret Court

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1. Serena Williams

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