This is an all-time list of winners of the four Grand Slam men's and women's singles tennis ...
The locations of the four Grand Slam championships. With the growing popularity of tennis, and with the hopes of unifying the sport's rules internationally, the British and French associations started discussions at their Davis Cup tie, and in October of 1912 organized a meeting in Paris, joined by the Australasian, Austrian, Belgian, Spanish, and Swiss associations.
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List of Open Era Major tennis champions by country. First career wins and highest total counts are boldfaced, and first wins per category are listed in parentheses. The gold-highlighted years denote Career Grand Slam achievement years. The † sign indicates additional Grand Slam titles achieved before the Open Era.
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.
4 Grand Slam Timing and Courts. Australian Open – hard courts (Mid January) French Open (also known as Roland Garros) – clay Court (late May to early June) Wimbledon (also known as UK Open)- grass Courts (June–July) US Open- August– hard courts (September)
The four tennis titles, the Australian, French, US and Wimbledon, were selected as being the biggest in tennis because at the time they were the main international championships held in the only four countries who had won the Davis Cup.
This major tennis tournament is popularly known as the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific. Players and fans also call it “The Happy Slam”. There has been a huge surge in the popularity of the Australian Open with millions of tennis and sports enthusiasts flocking into the Melbourne Park to watch the first grand slam tournament of the season.
Olympic Host Countries 19; Male Athletes Sorting Blitz 16; Tennis Grand Slam Winners (1990s) 13; 4-5 Letters North American Countries 13; Women's Tennis Grand Slam 8; Men's Tennis Top 50 (2010) 8; Career Slam 8; World Cup Hosts by Year 6; Four-Letter Asian Countries 5; Tennis Grand Slam Winners 4