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Grand Slam in tennis

A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following tournaments in the same year:

These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments.

In 1938, Don Budge defeated John Bromwich[?] in the Australian Open final, Roderick Menzel[?] in the French Open, Henry Austin[?] at the Wimbledon championships and Gene Mako[?] in the U.S. Open to complete his Grand Slam.

In 1962, Rod Laver defeated Roy Emerson[?] in the Australian and French Open finals, Marty Mulligan[?] at the Wimbledon championships and Roy Emerson[?] again in the U.S. Open to complete his Grand Slam.

In 1969, Rod Laver defeated Andres Gimeno[?] in the Australian Open final, Ken Rosewall[?] in the French Open, John Newcombe[?] at the Wimbledon championships and Tony Roche[?] in the U.S. Open to complete his second Grand Slam, the only person to ever do so.

In 1953, Maureen Connolly defeated Julia Sampson[?] in the Australian Open final and Doris Hart[?] three times in the finals of the French Open, the Wimbledon championships, and the U.S. Open to complete her Grand Slam.

In 1970, Margaret Smith Court defeated Kerry Melville[?] in the Australian Open final, Helga Niessen[?] in the French Open, Billie Jean King at the Wimbledon championships and Rosie Casals[?] at the U.S. Open to complete her Grand Slam.

In 1988, Steffi Graf defeated Chris Evert in the Australian Open final, Natalia Zvereva[?] in the French Open, Martina Navratilova at the Wimbledon championships and Gabriela Sabatini[?] at the U.S. Open to complete her Grand Slam. Graf also defeated Sabatini to win the gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and complete the "golden" slam.

Serena Williams held all four tournament trophies simultaneously in 2002-3, an achievement termed the "Serena Slam".



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