The Grand Slam in tennis is the achievement of winning all four major championships in one discipline in the same calendar year, also referred to as the "Calendar-year Grand Slam" or "Calendar Grand Slam". In doubles, a team may accomplish the Grand Slam playing together or a player may achieve it with different partners.
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The Grand Slam tournaments are the annual four major tennis events played in the Open era, which began in 1968, superseding the Amateur Era. The Australian and U.S. tournaments were officially recognized by the ILTF in 1924, and the French Championships followed a year later in 1925 when it became open to all international players.
Golden Slam Winners. Just as a quick refresher, a Golden Slam winner is someone who has achieved a Grand Slam as well as won an Olympic Gold medal. Only one tennis player, Steffi Graf, has been able to achieve a Calendar Golden Slam. She did this in 1988, winning all 4 of the Majors as well as the Seoul Olympics – absolutely incredible.
New York, Aug 28 World No. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic of Serbia, will be chasing history over the next fortnight at the US Open, where a title would give him a record-breaking 21 majors and the Grand Slam, having already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year.
Only a few of the greatest tennis players of all time, in the history of tennis, have managed to win 15 or more Grand Slam major tournaments. Six women have achieved this feat in the women’s singles side while only three male tennis players have managed to win more than 15 grand slams in men’s singles.
Tennis; Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu steal some Grand Slam spotlight; Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu steal some Grand Slam spotlight This will be the first all-teenage Grand Slam final since Serena Williams defeated Martina Hingis in 1999 at Flushing Meadows to win the first of her 23 major singles titles
The 4 Grand Slams having varying playing surfaces use a different type of balls that are specific to the court surfaces. Above all, every slam has its sponsor for the balls used in matches. In a professional tennis match, the balls are used for 7 to 9 games, depending upon the length and intensity of each rally.
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