In sports, setting records gets your name written in the history books forever. No one can take that spot from you. That is, until another athlete or team decides to surpass it. Players flirt with breaking records every season. Then there are the records that don’t look like they’ll be broken anytime soon, like Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points, Steffi Graf’s reign in the number one spot, and many others. Here are the top sports records that likely won’t be eclipsed anytime in the near future.
Right now, the world of women’s tennis revolves around Serena Williams — and rightfully so. But rewind the clock a few decades, and Seffi Graf ruled tennis for women. Her claim to fame was that she spent more weeks at number one than any other tennis player in history.
No one has come close to matching her record of 377 weeks on top. Graf was in her prime in the late ’80s; however, her reign spanned from August of 1987 to March 1991.