The Greatest Tennis player at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Tennis player of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female tennis player from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

The most successful all-time performing tennis players at the Olympic Games are US player Venus Williams, who has won four gold medals and a silver. The highest ranked male player is UK player Reginald Doherty with three gold medals, won between 1900-1908. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Tennis Players

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Tennis for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt). All players with at least three gold medals are included on this list.

Table: The Top Ranked Tennis Players at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
1 Venus Williams USA F 4 1 0 5 26
2 Serena Williams USA F 4 0 0 4 24
3 Reginald Doherty Great Britain M 3 0 1 4 19

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 3 gold medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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