History proves out that the truly great professional tennis players continue winning Grand Slams at the age of 30 and beyond. The prior statement is the basis for my belief that, of course, Venus and Serena will be hoisting the winner’s trophy at additional Grand Slam events. I should not neglect to mention the gleam of gold too, that 2012 Olympic Gold in singles and doubles!
Below are a list of players who continued doing that winning thang in Grand Slam singles after turning 30:
The most recent U.S. Open celebrated Jimmy Connors and his stirring run to the 1991 semifinals at the age of 39.
Others who continued to look very familiar in Grand Slam singles after turning 30:
Billie Jean King: Won both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon.
Chris Evert: Two French Opens — and reached the semifinals in 11 other majors.
Margaret Court: Won the Australian, French and U.S. Opens the year she turned 31.
British heroines Ann Haydon Jones and Virginia Wade: Both 31 when they won their cherished Wimbledon.
Pete Sampras: U.S. Open.
Roy Emerson: French Open.
John Newcombe: Australian Open.
Arthur Ashe: Wimbledon.
Honorable Mention Shout Out to the celebrated Jimmy Connors and his stirring run to the 1991 semifinals at the age of 39.