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 Slam". In doubles, a team may accomplish the Grand Slam playing together or a player may achieve it with different partners.
Aug 27, 2021. D'Arcy Maine ESPN.com. Novak Djokovic said winning the calendar-year Grand Slam would be the highlight of his career in a news conference on Friday at the US Open. "I think it's an ...
Margaret Connolly-Brinker – 1953. Connolly-Brinker won 9 Singles titles in total and won the Calendar Slam in 1953. Of the 4 finals in 1953, Connolly won all 4 without losing a set, making her feat even more unbelievable. She only ever lost a set in her 1st Grand Slam Final, winning the remaining 8 in straight sets.
Though Steffi Graf managed the calendar-year Grand Slam in 1988, no man has been able to do it, the cumulative effect, physically and mentally, proving too much for anyone to get over the line.
French Open from late May to early June. Wimbledon in June-July. US Open in August-September. Like other Grand Slam variations, the Grand Slam requires that the player win the four championships in a single discipline – singles, doubles, mixed doubles, or wheelchair tennis.
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Calendar and Non-Calendar Slam: A Calendar Slam involves a player winning all the four Grand Slams held in a calendar year, starting with the Australian Open, then French Open, Wimbledon and ...
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"
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1969 – Rod Laver, won the tournament and completed the Calendar Grand Slam. It was much tougher this time, at one point Laver was even two sets to one down against Dennis Ralston. He recovered and went on to clinch the title beating a series of legendary opponents – Roy Emerson, Arthur Ashe, and Ken Rosewall.
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.