Grand Slam (tennis)

Knowledge Identifier: $Grand_Slam_(tennis)


Grand Slam (tennis)

most important annual tennis events add

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




This timeline needs to be reviewed and corrected, as it has been automatically generated from multiple web sources.
Please help improve it by adding dated informations, images and videos about Grand Slam (tennis).


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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