Tennis:Olympic Records

Tennis was first included in the Olympics in 1900 but after 1924 didn’t reappear until 1988.

Most Gold Medals

4 Venus Williams (US) – 1 women’s singles (2000) and 3 women’s doubles (2000,2008 and 2012) and Serena Williams (US) – 1 women’s singles (2012) and 3 women’s doubles (2000,2008 and 2012)

3 Reginald Doherty (GBR) – 2 men’s doubles  (1900,1908) and 1 mixed doubles (1900)

Andy Murray (GB) is the only player who has won two golds in singles (2012 and 2016)

Most Medals

Athlete  (Gold Silver Bronze) Total

Kathleen McKane Godfree  (GBR) 1920–1924   (1 2 2) 5

Venus Williams (USA) 2000 – 2016 (4 1 0) 5

Reginald Doherty  (GBR) 1900–1908   (3 0 1) 4
Charles Dixon  (GBR) 1908–1912   (1 1 2) 4
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario  (ESP) 1992–1996   (0 2 2) 4
Gunnar Setterwall  (SWE) 1908–1912   (0 2 2) 4

Serena Williams (USA) 2000-2012 (4 0 0) 4

Max Decugis (FRA) won 3 gold medals at the 1906 intercalated Olympic Games which are not now counted in official totals. If they were included his total would be 6 medals with 4 golds.

The longest singles match in Olympic History was between Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro in 2012. It lasted 4 hours and 26 minutes with Federer winning.

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