What does the word "impressive" mean when it comes to most impressive winning streaks?
Simply put, it's one thing to put together a bunch of wins. It is a great accomplishment and one for the record books, for sure. Take for instance Guillermo Vilas' 46 wins in a row in 1977, despite its controversial end or Martina Navratilova's even more amazing 74 victories in 1984, which RealClearSports labels as an unbreakable streak.
But that's not what is being covered here. The biggest criteria for this category is the ability to win, and win, and win over a long period of time.
Not just in 1977 or in 1984.
For that matter, not in any one year of the Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal era of "just who is the Greatest of All Time?" Note that for sensitive readers, this G.O.A.T. list is alphabetized. No favorites here.
What follows is a ranking of the most impressive winning streaks in tennis history, with a men's and women's representative for each one.