Grand Slam (tennis)

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Category: Tennis

Launched in 1877.

Countries: United States (19%), Australia (18%), France (10%)

Main connections: Australian Open, French Open, US Open (tennis)

Linked to: International Tennis Federation, Vichy France, Association of Tennis Professionals, Women's Tennis Association

 

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1877

Wimbledon is the oldest, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905 add something


1896

Tennis was an Olympic sport from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics through the 1924 Games, was dropped for the next 64 years before returning in 1988 add something


1920

However although it didn't occur, there was a possibility to complete a Career Golden Slam by winning the 1920 Olympics or 1924 Olympics plus each of the four grand slams, all of which were present from 1925 onwards add something


1924

Helen Wills Moody won all 16 of the Grand Slam singles tournaments she played beginning with the 1924 U.S. Championships and extending to the 1933 Wimbledon Championships add something

 

However, of these four, only Wimbledon was a major before 1924/25, the time when all four became designated Grand Slam tournaments add something

 

The possibility of being the reigning champion of all the current four Majors did not exist until 1924/25, when the International Lawn Tennis Federation designated the Australasian, French , British and American championship tournaments as the four Majors add something


1925

As there were only three Major championships designated by the International Lawn Tennis Federation before 1925, none of the tennis players who participated in the Olympics between 1896 and 1924 had a chance to complete a Golden Slam add something

 

It has been possible to complete a Grand Slam in most years and most disciplines since 1925 add something

 

This use was inherited by contract bridge, a modern development of whist defined in 1925 that became very popular in Britain and America by 1930 add something


1930

"Grand slam" has been used in golf since 1930, when Bobby Jones won the four major championships, two British and two American add something


1933

Crawford, an asthmatic, won two of the first three sets of the 1933 U.S. Championships final against Fred Perry, tired in the heat and lost the last two sets and the match add something

 

Jack Crawford (tennis) - In 1933, Crawford won the Australian Championships, French Championships, and Wimbledon Championships, leaving him needing to win the US Championships to complete the Grand Slam


1936

Billie Jean King - Alice Marble, winner of 18 Grand Slam titles from 1936 through 1940, began coaching King on weekends during 1959, saying, "Clyde Walker has given Billie all the tools she needs to be a winner


1938

The first definitive Grand Slam, of the current four majors, was accomplished when Don Budge won all four men's singles Majors in 1938 add something


1940

It was not possible from 1940 to 1945 because of interruptions at Wimbledon, the Australian and French opens due to the Second World War, the years from 1970 to 1985 when there was no Australian tournament in mixed doubles, and 1986 when there was no Australian Open at all add something


1951

Doris Hart won all 13 of the Grand Slam mixed doubles tournaments she played beginning with the 1951 French Championships and extending to the 1955 U.S. Championships add something


1953

Steffi Graf - At the US Open, Graf defeated Sabatini in a three-set final to win the Calendar Year Grand Slam, a feat previously performed by only two other women, Maureen Connolly Brinker in 1953 and Margaret Court in 1970


1962

More specific, she won: Australian open 11 times, the third in 1962; French Open five times, the third in 1969; Wimbledon three times , the third in 1970 and finally US Open five times, the third in 1969 add something

 

Margaret Court - Court became the first female player from Australia to win a Grand Slam tournament abroad, when she clinched the French and US Championships in 1962

 

Margaret Court - She won 11 of the 17 Grand Slam singles tournaments she entered, beginning with the 1962 Australian Championships and ending with the 1966 Australian Championships


1963

Margaret Court - Court won more than half of the Grand Slam events held in 1963 , 1964 , 1965 , 1969 , 1970 and 1973


1965

Billie Jean King - This was the first year since 1965 that King did not win at least one Grand Slam singles title


1966

Billie Jean King - From 1966 through 1975, King won 32 of her career 39 Grand Slam titles, including all 12 of her Grand Slam singles titles, nine of her 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 10 of her 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles

 

Billie Jean King - King's Grand Slam record from 1966 through 1975 was comparable to that of Margaret Court, her primary rival during these years


1968

Tom Okker - He achieved his best result in a Grand Slam tournament at the 1968 US Open, where he reached the final after defeating Pancho Gonzales in the quarterfinal and Ken Rosewall in the semifinal

 

Margaret Court - She returned to tennis in 1968 and won all four Grand Slam singles titles in 1970


1969

Margaret Court - She won 11 of the 16 Grand Slam singles tournaments she entered beginning with the 1969 Australian Open and ending with the 1973 US Open


1970

In 1970, a tournament was created to reunite the top players of the season, being contested in the end of the year add something

 

Billie Jean King - In 1970, Margaret Court won all four Grand Slam singles tournaments and was clearly the World No. 1

 

Margaret Court - She won the singles Grand Slam in 1970, the mixed doubles Grand Slam in 1963 with fellow Australian Ken Fletcher, and the mixed doubles Grand Slam in 1965 with three different partners

 

Arthur Ashe - In January 1970, Ashe won his second Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open


1971

Billie Jean King - Although King won only one Grand Slam singles title in 1971, this was the best year of her career in terms of tournaments won

 

Billie Jean King - From 1971 through 1975, King won seven of the ten Grand Slam singles tournaments she played

 

Chris Evert - In 56 Grand Slam singles events entered from 1971 to 1989, Evert fell short of the semi-finals a mere 4 times

 

Chris Evert - In fact, between September 1971 and June 1983 , Evert never failed to reach at least the semi-finals of the 34 Grand Slam singles events she entered


1972

Billie Jean King - King played the French Open for the first time since she won the event in 1972 and completed a career singles Grand Slam

 

Billie Jean King - King won three Grand Slam singles titles in 1972, electing not to play the Australian Open despite being nearby when she played in New Zealand in late-1971

 

Billie Jean King - King's triumph at the French Open in 1972 made her only the fifth woman in tennis history to win the singles titles at all four Grand Slam events, a "career Grand Slam


1975

Sue Barker - Barker reached her first Grand Slam semi-final in 1975 at the Australian Open

 

Margaret Court - Her last Grand Slam appearance was in 1975

 

Martina Navratilova - Navratilova was the runner-up at two Grand Slam singles tournaments in 1975


1976

Sue Barker - During her tennis career, she won a Grand Slam women's singles title at the 1976 French Open and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3

 

Tom Okker - Okker won two Grand Slam doubles titles, the US Open in 1976 and the French Open in 1973


1977

"'Note"': From 1977 to 1985, the Australian Open was held in December as the last Major of the calendar year add something


1978

Martina Navratilova - Navratilova won her first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 1978, where she defeated Evert in three sets in the final and captured the World No. 1 ranking for the first time


1981

Ivan Lendl - He reached his first Grand Slam final at the French Open in 1981, where he lost in five sets to Björn Borg

 

Martina Navratilova - In 1981, Navratilova won her third Grand Slam singles title by defeating Evert in the final of the Australian Open


1982

In 1982 the International Tennis Federation broadened the definition of the Grand Slam as meaning any four consecutive major victories, including the ones spanning two calendar years add something


1983

Martina Navratilova - After losing in the fourth round of the first Grand Slam event of 1983, the French Open, she captured the year's three remaining Grand Slam titles

 

Arthur Ashe - He is one of only two men of black African ancestry to win any Grand Slam singles title, the other being France's Yannick Noah, who won the French Open in 1983

 

Stefan Edberg's 1983 Junior Grand Slam is "calendar year" but not "single-season"; he won the Australian Open in December 1983 but add something


1984

Martina Navratilova - A left-hander, Navratilova won all four Grand Slam women's doubles titles in 1984, partnering right-handed Pam Shriver, a tall and talented player whose most noted stroke was a slice forehand, a shot virtually unheard of in the game today

 

Martina Navratilova - Navratilova won the 1984 French Open, thus holding all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously

 

Ivan Lendl - This shift allowed him to defeat John McEnroe in 1984 in the French Open, Lendl's first Grand Slam victory


1988

But this achievement only became possible since 1988, when tennis returned to the Olympic calendar add something

 

The term "Golden Slam" was coined in 1988 add something


1989

Boris Becker - In 1989, Becker won two Grand Slam singles titles, the only year he won more than one


1990

Martina Navratilova - Navratilova's final Grand Slam singles triumph was in 1990

 

Pete Sampras - The 1990 US Open was their first meeting in a Grand Slam tournament final


1991

Monica Seles - She went on to win eight Grand Slam singles titles before her 20th birthday and was the year-end World No. 1 in 1991 and 1992


1992

Michael Stich - Stich won the 1992 Grand Slam Cup, defeating Michael Chang in the final


1993

Justine Henin - Henin was the first woman to win at least one Grand Slam singles title in four consecutive years since Steffi Graf from 1993 through 1996

 

Pete Sampras - Their next Grand Slam meeting was at the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 1993, where Agassi was the defending champion and Sampras was the newly minted world number 1

 

Monica Seles - In January 1993, Seles defeated Graf in the final of the Australian Open, which to date was her third win in four Grand Slam finals against Graf


1994

Maria Sharapova - A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has won 27 WTA singles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles

 

Michael Stich - Stich reached his second Grand Slam singles final at the 1994 US Open, where he lost in straight sets to Andre Agassi


1996

Boris Becker - Becker's sixth and final Grand Slam title came in 1996 when he defeated Chang in the final of the Australian Open


1997

Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde reached the final of the 1997 French Open holding all the other three titles, but lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Daniel Vacek; in singles, Roger Federer in 2006 and 2007 and Novak Djokovic in 2012 repeated this, both ultimately losing the Paris final to Rafael Nadal add something

 

Justine Henin - Henin became the first woman since Hingis in 1997 to reach the finals of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments in a calendar year

 

Lleyton Hewitt - Hewitt was only the third defending Grand Slam champion in the open era to lose in the first round, after Boris Becker at the 1997 Australian Open and Patrick Rafter at the 1999 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis))

 

Serena Williams - She was the first woman to win three Grand Slam titles in one year since Hingis in 1997


1998

Monica Seles - Her last Grand Slam final came at the French Open in 1998

 

Pete Sampras - In 1998, after Rafter defeated Sampras in the Cincinnati Masters final, Sampras, at the time winner of 11 Grand Slams, when asked about the difference between himself and Rafter, famously stated "Ten grand slams", that a controversial line-call cost him the match, and that a player had to come back and win another Grand Slam title in order to be considered great

 

Serena Williams - She did, however, win the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon and the US Open with Max Mirnyi, completing the Williams family's sweep of the 1998 mixed doubles Grand Slam tournaments


1999

Pete Sampras - The next time Sampras and Agassi met in a Grand Slam final was at Wimbledon in 1999, where Sampras won in straight sets

 

Serena Williams - To complete 1999, Williams won a doubles match in the Fed Cup final against Russia, her third tournament of the year at the Grand Slam Cup in Munich, and lost in the second round of the tournament in Filderstadt

 

Anna Kournikova - With Martina Hingis as her partner, she won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 1999 and 2002


2000

Lleyton Hewitt - In 2000, Hewitt reached his first Grand Slam final at the Wimbledon mixed doubles partnering Belgian Kim Clijsters


2001

Lleyton Hewitt - He captured his first Grand Slam singles title at the !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) in 2001, when he beat former world no. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the semifinals and defeated then-four-time champion Pete Sampras the next day in straight sets

 

Roger Federer - In 2001, Federer made his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open, and at Wimbledon that same year defeated four-time defending champion Pete Sampras to reach the quarterfinals

 

Lleyton Hewitt - One of those wins included a five set victory at the 2001 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), the tournament in which Hewitt captured his first Grand Slam title

 

Serena Williams - This was the first time she had lost before the semifinals at a Grand Slam singles tournament since Wimbledon in 2001


2002

Monica Seles - In 2002, her last full year on the tour, she finished the year ranked world no. 7, defeated Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, and Lindsay Davenport, and reached at least the quarterfinals at each Grand Slam tournament

 

Kim Clijsters - She has been runner-up in four Grand Slam singles tournaments, and won the WTA Tour Championships singles title in 2002, 2003, and 2010


2003

Andy Roddick - He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals, which currently makes him the last North American male player to win a Grand Slam singles event

 

Roger Federer - In 2003, Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, beating Mark Philippoussis

 

Serena Williams - Serena and Venus teamed to win the women's doubles title without dropping a set the entire tournament, their first Grand Slam women's doubles title since 2003

 

Maria Sharapova - The loss meant that for the first time since 2003, Sharapova had lost her opening match at a Grand Slam event

 

Serena Williams - This was the first Grand Slam final in which the Williams sisters had played each other since 2003

 

Kim Clijsters - On 11 August 2003, Clijsters attained the world no. 1 ranking, holding the spot for 12 non-consecutive weeks during the remainder of the year, and was the first player to be top ranked by the WTA without first winning a Grand Slam singles title


2004

Roger Federer - Djokovic is the only player besides Nadal to have defeated Federer more than once in a Grand Slam tournament since 2004, the only player besides Nadal to defeat Federer in consecutive grand slam tournaments , and the only player besides Nadal and Murray who has double-figure career wins over Federer

 

Roger Federer - During 2004, Federer won three Grand Slam singles titles for the first time in his career and became the first person to do so since Mats Wilander in 1988

 

Lleyton Hewitt - In 2004, Hewitt became the first man in history to lose in each Grand Slam singles tournament to the eventual champion

 

Andy Roddick - Roddick's reign at no. 1 ended the following February, when Roger Federer ascended to the top position, after winning his first Australian Open; the 2004 Australian Open would be the only time in Roddick's career where he was the no. 1 seed in a Grand Slam

 

Serena Williams - She defeated 2004 champion Justine Henin for her twelfth Grand Slam singles title

 

Roger Federer - Their one Grand Slam final meeting came at the 2004 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) where Federer beat Hewitt to win his first !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) title

 

Lleyton Hewitt - They have met in one Grand Slam final, the 2004 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) final, where Federer won his first !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) title

 

Serena Williams - Williams finished 2004 ranked world no. 7, but did not win a Grand Slam singles tournament for the first time since 2001

 

Andy Murray - In July 2004 Murray played a Futures event in Nottingham, where he lost to future Grand Slam finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round


2005

Roger Federer - In 2005, Federer failed to reach the finals of the first two Grand Slam tournaments, losing the Australian Open semifinal to eventual champion Safin and the French Open semifinal to eventual champion Rafael Nadal

 

Tim Henman - The year 2005 began a decline for Henman, and from that year onwards he never managed to pass through the third round in a Grand Slam tournament


2006

Amelie Mauresmo - Although Mauresmo had been one of the top singles players for several years, she did not have success in winning Grand Slam tournaments until 2006

 

Serena Williams - At the US Open, Williams was unseeded in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 1998 and needed a wildcard to enter the tournament because her ranking was too low

 

Roger Federer - In 2006, Federer won three Grand Slam singles titles and reached the final of the other, with the only loss coming against Nadal in the French Open

 

Martina Navratilova - Navratilova capped off her career by winning the mixed doubles title at the 2006 US Open with Bob Bryan, her 41st Grand Slam doubles title and 177th overall


2007

Lleyton Hewitt - After Wimbledon, it was announced that he had hired former Australian tennis pro Tony Roche to coach him during Grand Slam and Masters tournaments in 2007 and 2008

 

Serena Williams - At the US Open, she beat 2007 Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli in the fourth round, but lost her third consecutive Grand Slam singles quarterfinal to Henin in two sets

 

Jelena Dokic - Dokic's long awaited return to tennis came during the Australian Open wildcard playoff, where she was hoping to earn a wildcard into the first Grand Slam tournament of 2008

 

Justine Henin - In 2007, 18 time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova said that "She is head and shoulders above everyone else right now

 

Roger Federer - In 2007, Federer reached all four Grand Slam singles finals, winning three of them again

 

Maria Sharapova - It was the second time in Sharapova's career that she lost to a teenager at a Grand Slam event since losing to Agnieszka Radwa?ska during the same event in 2007

 

Dinara Safina - She has had success at Grand Slam events in women's doubles by winning the 2007 US Open with Nathalie Dechy

 

Monica Seles - In December 2007, Seles said to the press that Lindsay Davenport's successful return to the tour had inspired her to consider her own limited comeback to play Grand Slam tournaments and the major warm-up events for those tournaments


2008

Roger Federer - In 2008, Federer won one Grand Slam singles title at the !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) over Briton Andy Murray


2009

Ivan Lendl - He competed in 19 Grand Slam singles finals, a record surpassed by Roger Federer in 2009

 

Lleyton Hewitt - Hewitt went on to play in the 2009 Australian Open, where he was unseeded in a Grand Slam for the first time since 2000

 

Roger Federer - In 2009, Federer won two Grand Slam singles titles, the French Open over Robin Söderling, and Wimbledon over Andy Roddick

 

Roger Federer - In winning the 2009 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) final, del Potro became the only player other than Federer, Nadal or Djokovic to win a Grand Slam title in 30 tournaments, and the first player to defeat Federer at the !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) in 6 years

 

Pete Sampras - The victory gave Sampras his 13th Grand Slam title, breaking the record of 12 by Roy Emerson and at that time giving Sampras the most Grand Slam titles in history, until his record was eclipsed by Roger Federer following the 2009 Wimbledon final


2010

Andy Roddick - The upset loss to Lopez means that Roddick failed to reach the quarterfinals of any Grand Slam since the 2010 Australian open


2011

Nadal himself was denied from achieving this feat by his own countryman David Ferrer, who defeated him in the quarterfinal of the Australian Open 2011, with Nadal previously having won the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2010 add something


2012

Roger Federer - At the 2012 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), he reached a record consecutive 34th Grand Slam quarter-final

 

Ivan Lendl - Lendl has been credited with improving Murray's maturity and consistency, guiding the Scot to his first Grand Slam victory in the 2012 US Open


2013

Laver was the most recent male grand-slammer even by this more relaxed definition until 2013, but still is the most recent single male grand-slammer add something

 

The completion of "Multiple Career Grand Slams" or sometimes called "multiple slam sets" has been achieved by only 22 unique players up to the end of the 2013 French Open add something


2015

The completion of "Multiple Career Grand Slams" or sometimes called "multiple slam sets" has been achieved by only 22 unique players up to the end of the 2015 Wimbledon add something


2016

Until 2016, Wimbledon have never hosted singles tournament for wheelchairs add something

 

"'Note 2:"' Until 2016, Wimbledon have never hosted singles tournament for wheelchairs add something