Despite the present domination of the Williams sisters in women’s tennis, there are still three names in the tennis world which are held above all: Steffi Graf, Billie Jean King, and Martina Navratilova. She is certainly deserving the praise of being included in this list due to holding the record of being the only tennis player in the history to have held the top spot in not only singles but also doubles for more than 200 weeks. Navratilova is the only tennis athlete, male or female, to have won eight tournaments at least seven times.
Regarded as the greatest ever Olympian of Britain, the long period of time which Sir Steve Redgrave spent at the top of his game is mostly unprecedented. Winning a gold medal at one Olympic Games is an achievement. Winning the second gold medal at the next Olympic Games is pretty special. Winning five gold medals at FIVE consecutive Olympic Games is never heard of, but Redgrave is the only person in the world to have done so in an endurance sport. Maintaining the world-class level of performance for two decades is an outstanding achievement that has earned Redgrave a knighthood and one of the BBC’s 100 Greatest Britons.
Michael Schumacher may lack the charm and charisma of his idol Ayrton Senna, however, he makes up for it with a really remarkable track record. As the greatest driver in the F1 history, the initial 15-year career of Michael Schumacher saw him collect 7 World Championships and up to 91 Grand Prix wins. Schumacher firmly established himself as the greatest driver in the world with 5 consecutive titles from 2000 to 2004. Due to his love for the sport, he returned to the sport in 2010, four years after retiring. In spite of not producing a fairytale return to this game, his sheer dominance of the sport makes him become one of our Top 10 Greatest Sports People of All Time.