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What is the meaning of grand slam in tennis?

Asked by malti menon, 19 Nov '08 12:07 am
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In tennis, a singles player or doubles team is said to have achieved the Grand Slam title if they succeed in winning all these four titles, including the Wimbeldon in the same year. These tournaments are therefore known as the Grandslam tournaments. The term was first coined in the year 1933 by a US journalist John Kieran. In describing the attempt that year by Jack Crawford to win all the four titles, he compared it with a countered and vulnerable grand slam in bridge.
Answered by arunraj vs, 19 Nov '08 12:07 am

 
  
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Grand Slam in general (sports) meaning winning all the premier events in a calendar year.

As to Tennis - Winning the Australian Open, French Open, All England Tennis Championship (known popularly as Wimbledon) and the US Open in the same calendar year.

The first time it was acheived was in 1932 by American Don Budge.

Rod Laver (surprisingly decent Aussie) had acheived the Slam twice in 1962 and 1969.

In 62 as an amateur and in 69 when professionals were accepted to be part.

FYI. Till recently - till late 1980's the Australian, English and American opens were all played on Grass. Only the French was played on Clay.

These days the Aus and American opens are played on Synthetic surfaces.

FYI. Only 5 men have won all the 4 Opens (in differnt years) across their career.

Laver, Budge, Fred Perry, Roy Emerson and Andre Agassi. Only Agassi has won on different surfaces as mentioned before.

Among Women only Martina Navartilova and Steffi Graf have acheived the Slam ...more
Answered by Rekha Gopalan, 19 Nov '08 12:22 am

 
  
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In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. If the player or team wins all four consecutively, but not in the same calendar year, it is called a Non-Calendar Year Grand Slam. If a player wins all four at some point in his or her career, even if not consecutively, it is called a Career Grand Slam.

The four Grand Slam tournaments are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of world ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, and public attention. They are:

* Australian Open
* French Open
* Wimbledon
* U.S. Open

source: wikipedia
Answered by kartikay Gangaprasad, 19 Nov '08 12:12 am

 
  
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