Category Archives: Tennis

Tennis’ Career Grand Slam Winners, All-Time Women

PLAYER MAJOR WINS
1. Billie Jean King Australian Open 1968
French Open 1972
U.S. Open 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974
Wimbledon 1966-1968, 1972, 1973, 1975
2. Chris Evert Australian Open 1982, 1984
French Open 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986
U.S. Open 1975-1978, 1980, 1982
Wimbledon 1974, 1976, 1981
3. Doris Hart Australian Open 1949
French Open 1950, 1952
U.S. Open 1954, 1955
Wimbledon 1951
4. Margaret Smith Australian Open 1960-1966, 1969-1971, 1973
French Open 1962, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1973
U.S. Open 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1973
Wimbledon 1963, 1965, 1970
5. Maria Sharapova Australian Open 2008
French Open 2012, 2014
U.S. Open 2006
Wimbledon 2004
6. Martina Navratilova Australian Open 1981, 1983, 1985
French Open 1982, 1984
U.S. Open 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987
Wimbledon 1978, 1979, 1982-1987, 1990
7. Maureen Connolly Australian Open 1953
French Open 1953, 1954
U.S. Open 1951-1953
Wimbledon 1952-1954
8. Serena Williams Australian Open 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015
French Open 2002, 2013
U.S. Open 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012-2014
Wimbledon 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012
9. Shirley Fry Australian Open 1957
French Open 1951
U.S. Open 1956
Wimbledon 1956
10. Steffi Graf Australian Open 1988-1990, 1994
French Open 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999
U.S. Open 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
Wimbledon 1988, 1989, 1991-1993, 1995, 1996

Tennis’ Career Grand Slam Winners, All-Time Men

Roy Emerson (l.) And Rod Laver Are The Only Tennis Players To Win All Four Majors More Than Once

Roy Emerson (l.) And Rod Laver Are The Only Men’s Tennis Players To Win All Four Majors More Than Once

If we consider just the Open Era – when professionals were invited to play all four tennis majors for the first time in 1968 (Australian Open in 1969) – then only four men have won a career Grand Slam (at least one of every major).

They are Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, and the still active Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Quite an elite group. Nearly 50 years of Open Era tennis and only four players have won all four majors: Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S.

Not even Ivan Lendl (never won Wimbledon), Jimmy Connors (no French Open), Pete Sampras (no French Open) nor Bjorn Borg (only French Open and Wimbledon wins) can claim a Grand Slam.

If you go back to the very beginnings of all four “tournaments,” another three players make the Grand Slam cut. Check out the all-timers below.

What about the ladies? See the women’s all-time Grand Slam winners tomorrow!

PLAYER MAJOR WINS
1. Andre Agassi Australian Open 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003
French Open 1999
U.S. Open 1994, 1999
Wimbledon 1992
2. Donald Budge Australian Open 1938
French Open 1938
U.S. Open 1937, 1938
Wimbledon 1937, 1938
3. Fred Perry Australian Open 1934
French Open 1935
U.S. Open 1933, 1934, 1936
Wimbledon 1934, 1935, 1936
4. Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2009
French Open 2005-2008, 2010-2014
U.S. Open 2010, 2013
Wimbledon 2008, 2010
5. Rod Laver Australian Open 1960, 1962, 1969
French Open 1962, 1969
U.S. Open 1962, 1969
Wimbledon 1961, 1962, 1968, 1969
6. Roger Federer Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010
French Open 2009
U.S. Open 2004-2008
Wimbledon 2003-2007, 2009, 2012
7. Roy Emerson Australian Open 1961, 1963-1967
French Open 1963, 1967
U.S. Open 1961, 1964
Wimbledon 1964, 1965

Photo: southwest.usta.com

Serena Williams, Roger Federer and the U.S. Open’s Back-to-Back Winners

Roger Federer Won Five U.S. Opens In A Row. Chris Evert Won Four Consecutively.

Roger Federer Won Five U.S. Opens In A Row. Chris Evert Won Four Consecutively.

Serena Williams won her third U.S. Open in a row today in a cakewalk, sending off Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3. It’s Serena’s 6th U.S. Open title and 18th major victory.

Since the Open Era began in 1968, only Chris Evert (amongst women) has won more consecutive championships – four in the mid- to late- 1970’s. Williams, No. 1 in the world, definitely has a shot at matching Evert in 2015.

Seven other ladies have gone straight up back-to-back (two in a row), including Serena’s sis, Venus.

On the men’s side, it’s Roger Federer with more consecutive titles than anyone. Federer hit five in a row between 2004 and 2008. Since then, we’ve had five different winners (Rafael Nadal won twice, but not successively), including 2014. It’s Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the Finals tomorrow, both looking for their first Grand Slam win.

More than 10 years into the Open Era, the men saw their first back-to-back winner when John McEnroe took three in a row. Nemesis Ivan Lendl also won three consecutive.

U.S. OPEN BACK-TO-BACK WINNERS (WOMEN)

U.S. OPEN CHAMPION YEARS IN A ROW YEARS DEFEATED IN FINALS
1. Chris Evert 4 1975 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
(USA) 1976 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1977 Wendy Turnbull
1978 Pam Shriver
2. Serena Williams 3 2012 Victoria Azarenka
(USA) 2013 Victoria Azarenka
2014 Caroline Wozniacki
3. Margaret Court 2 1969 Nancy Richey Gunter
(Australia) 1970 Rosemary Casals
3. Billie Jean King 2 1971 Rosemary Casals
(USA) 1972 Kerry Melville Reid
3. Martina Navratilova 2 1983 Chris Evert
(USA) 1984 Chris Evert
3. Martina Navratilova 2 1986 Helena Suková
(USA) 1987 Steffi Graf
3. Steffi Graf 2 1988 Gabriela Sabatini
(West Germany) 1989 Martina Navratilova
3. Monica Seles 2 1991 Martina Navratilova
(Yugoslavia) 1992 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3. Steffi Graf 2 1995 Monica Seles
(Germany) 1996 Monica Seles
3. Venus Williams 2 2000 Lindsay Davenport
(USA) 2001 Serena Williams
3. Kim Clijsters 2 2009 Caroline Wozniacki
(Belgium) 2010 Vera Zvonareva

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U.S. OPEN BACK-TO-BACK WINNERS (MEN)

U.S. OPEN CHAMPION YEARS IN A ROW YEARS DEFEATED IN FINALS
1. Roger Federer 5 2004 Lleyton Hewitt
(Switzerland) 2005 Andre Agassi
2006 Andy Roddick
2007 Novak Djokovic
2008 Andy Murray
2. Ivan Lendl 3 1985 John McEnroe
(Czechoslovakia) 1986 Miloslav Mecír
1987 Mats Wilander
2. John McEnroe 3 1979 Vitas Gerulaitis
(USA) 1980 Björn Borg
1981 Björn Borg
4. Jimmy Connors 2 1982 Ivan Lendl
(USA) 1983 Ivan Lendl
4. Stefan Edberg 2 1991 Jim Courier
(Sweden) 1992 Pete Sampras
4. Pete Sampras 2 1995 Andre Agassi
(USA) 1996 Michael Chang
4. Patrick Rafter 2 1997 Greg Rusedski
(Australia) 1998 Mark Philippoussis

Photos: topbet.eu / thedailyhatch.org

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