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Grand Slam (Tennis)

There are four Grand Slam tournaments, also called Majors. These are the most important annual tennis events.

The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in January, the French Open in May/June, Wimbledon in June/July, and the US Open in August/September.

The Australian and US tournaments are played on hard courts, the French on clay, and Wimbledon on grass.

Wimbledon is the oldest Major, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905.

 

Australia Open

  • Location: Melbourne

  • Venue Melbourne Park
  • Surface:  Grass (1905–87), Rebound Ace (1988–2007, Plexicushion (2008–present)
  • Men's draw - 128S / 128Q / 64D;  Women's draw -128S / 96Q / 64D
  • The total prize money for the 2017 tournament is AUD $50,000,000.)

2017 Champions

  • Men's Singles: Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeated Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  • Women's Singles: Serena Williams (USA) defeated Venus Williams(USA)
  • Men's Doubles: Henri Kontinen (Finland) & John Peers (Australia) defeated Bob Bryan (USA) & Mike Bryan (USA)
  • Women's Doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) &Lucie Šafářová (Czech Republic) defeated Andrea Hlaváčková (Czech Republic) & Peng Shuai (China)
  • Mixed Doubles: Abigail Spears (USA) & Juan Sebastián Cabal (Colombia) defeated Sania Mirza (India) & Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

2016 Champons

  • Men's Singles: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic defeated  United Kingdom Andy Murray

  • Women's Singles: German Angelique Kerber defeated United States’ Serena Williams
  • Men's Doubles: United Kingdom Jamie Murray & Brazil’s Bruno Soares defeated Canada’s Daniel Nestor & Czech Republic’s Radek Štěpánek
  • Women's Doubles: Switzerland’s Martina Hingis & India’s Sania Mirza defeated Czech Republic’s pair of Andrea Hlaváčková & Lucie Hradecká
  • Mixed Doubles: Russia’s Elena Vesnina & Brazil’s Bruno Soares defeated  United States’ Coco Vandeweghe & Romania’s Horia Tecău

 

2015 Champions

  • Men's Singles:  Novak Djokovic defeated  Andy Murray

  • omen's Singles:  Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova
  • Men's Doubles:   Simone Bolelli & Fabio Fognini defeated   Pierre-Hugues Herbert &  Nicolas Mahut
  • Women's Doubles:   Bethanie Mattek-Sands &  Lucie Šafářová defeated   Chan Yung-jan &  Zheng Jie
  • Mixed Doubles:  Martina Hingis &  Leander Paes defeated  Kristina Mladenovic & Daniel Nestor

2014 Champions

  • Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland( defeated  Rafael Nadal (Spain) for the Men's Singles

  • Li Na (China) defeated Dominika Cibulková (Slovakia) for the Women's Singles 

  • Łukasz Kubot & Robert Lindstedt  defetaed Eric Butorac & Raven Klaasen for the Men's Doubles

  • Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci defeated Ekaterina Makarova & Elena Vesnina for the Women's Doubles

  • Kristina Mladenovic & Daniel Nestor defeated Sania Mirza & Horia Tecău for the Mixed Doubles

2013 Champions

  • Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray for the 2013 title. The 2013 title is the fourth Australian Open victory for Djokovic. which also means Novak Djokovic retains his spot at the world number one.

  • Victoria Azarenka won her Second Australian Open title in 2013. The achievement also serves as her maiden Grand Slam title. she defended her title successfully in 2013 beating the Chinese player Li Na in three sets in the final.

  • Men's Doubles:  Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan defeated  Robin Haase (Netherlands) and Igor Sijsling (Netherlands).

  • Women's Doubles:Sara Errani (Italy) and Roberta Vinci (Italy) defeated Ashleigh Barty(Australia) and Casey Dellacqua (Australia)

  • Mixed Doubles: Jarmila Gajdošová (Australia) and Matthew Ebden(Australia)

2012 champions

  • Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam final in the Open era, successfully defending his title

  • Victoria Azarenka won her first Australian Open title in 2012.

  • Men's Singles : Serbian Novak Djokovic  defeated Spainish Rafael Nadal

  • Women's Singles : Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) defeated Russian Maria Sharapova

  • Men's Doubles:  Leander Paes & Czech Radek Štěpánek defeated Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan of US

  • Women's Doubles: Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova & Vera Zvonareva  defeated ItalianSara Errani & Roberta Vinci

  • Mixed Doubles:  American Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Romanian Horia Tecău  defeated Russian Elena Vesnina & India Leander Paes   

 

French Open

  • Location  Paris

  • Surface: Sand – Île de Puteaux; Clay – All other venues (Outdoors)

  • Men's draw  - 128S / 128Q / 64D; Women's draw - 128S / 96Q / 64D

  • Total prize money: 28,028,600

2017 Champion

  • Men's Singles: Rafael Nadal (Spain) defeated Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)
  • Women's Singles: Jeļena Ostapenko (Latvia) defeated Simona Halep (Romania)
  • Men's Doubles: Ryan Harrison (USA) & Michael Venus (New Zealand) defeated Santiago González (Mexico) & Donald Young (USA)
  • Women's Doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)  & Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) defeated Ashleigh Barty (Australia) & Casey Dellacqua (Australia)
  • Mixed Doubles:  Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) & Rohan Bopanna (India) defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Germany) & Robert Farah (Colombia)

2016 Champions

  • Men's Singles: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic  defeated United Kingdom’s Andy Murray

  • Women's Singles: Spain’s Garbińe Muguruza defeated United States’ Serena Williams

  • Men's Doubles:  Spain’s pair Feliciano López & Marc López defeated United States’ pair of Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan

  • Women's Doubles: France’s pair of Caroline Garcia& Kristina Mladenovic defeated Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova & Elena Vesnina

  • Mixed Doubles:  Switzerland’s Martina Hingis & India’s Leander Paes defeated India’s Sania Mirza & Croatia’s Ivan Dodig

2015 Champions

  • Men's Singles:  Stan Wawrinka defeated  Novak Djokovic

  • Women's Singles{ Serena Williams defeated Lucie Šafářová

  •  Men's Doubles: Ivan Dodig & Marcelo Melo defeated Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan

  • Women's Doubles:  Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Lucie Šafářová defeated Casey Dellacqua & Yaroslava Shvedova

  • Mixed Doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Mike Bryan defeated Lucie Hradecká & Marcin Matkowski

 

2014 Champions

  • Men's Singles: Spain Rafael Nadal defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic

  • Women's Singles: Russia Maria Sharapova defeated Romania Simona Halep

  • Men's Doubles: France Julien Benneteau & France Édouard Roger-Vasselin defeated Spain Marcel Granollers & Spain Marc López

  • Women's Doubles: Taiwan Hsieh Su-wei & China Peng Shuai defeated Italy Sara Errani & Italy Roberta Vinci

  • Mixed Doubles: Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld & Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer defetaed Germany Julia Görges & Serbia Nenad Zimonji

2013 Champions

  • Men's singles: Spain Rafael Nadal defeated Spain David Ferrer

  • Women's singles: United States Serena Williams defeated Russia Maria Sharapova
  • Men's doubles: United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated France Michaël Llodra / France Nicolas Mahut
  • Women's doubles:Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Russia Elena Vesnina defeated Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci
  • Mixed doubles: Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká / Czech Republic František Čermák defeated France Kristina Mladenovic / Canada Daniel Nestor

 Note

  • Rafael Nadal, three-time defending champion in the men's singles, won the title to become the first man to win the same Grand Slam title eight times.

  • Maria Sharapova, the defending champion in women's singles, lost in the final to Serena Williams.
  • For Williams' it was 16th grand slam title and her second at the French Open.. also it was her 52nd singles title of her career and sixth of 2013.

 

2012 champions

  • Men's Singles: Spanish Rafael Nadal defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic

  • Women's Singles: Russian Maria Sharapova defeated Italian Sara Errani
  • Men's Doubles:  Canadain Daniel Nestor &Belarus Max Mirnyi  defeated Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan 2012 Women's Doubles : Italian Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci defeated Russian Maria Kirilenko &  Nadia Petrova
  • Mixed Doubles:Sania Mirza & Mahesh Bhupathi defeated PolishKlaudia Jans-Ignacik &Mexican Santiago Gonzalez

Note

  • At the 2012 French Open, Mahesh Bhupathi won a multiple slam set in Mixed Doubles, and Esther Vergeer won her multiple slam set in Women's Wheelchair Doubles.

 

Wimbledon

  • Location: Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton United Kingdom

  • Venue:    The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
  • Surface:  Grass / Outdoor (Except Centre Court during rain)
  • Men's draw  -128S (128Q) / 64D (16Q) : Women's draw 128S (96Q) / 64D (16Q)
  • Mixed draw  -48D
  • In 2017, the total prize money rose by 12.5% to £31,600,000, with the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Champions each receiving £2.2 million, a 10% increase from £2.0 million in 2016

2017 Champions

  • Gentlemen's Singles: Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeated Marin Čilić (Croatia)
  • Ladies' Singles: Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) defeated Venus Williams (USA)
  • Gentlemen's Doubles: Łukasz Kubot (Poland) & Marcelo Melo (Brazil) defeated Oliver Marach (Austria) & Mate Pavić (Croatia)
  • Ladies' Doubles: Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) & Elena Vesnina (Russia) defeated Chan Hao-ching (Chinese Taipei) & Monica Niculescu (Romania)
  • Mixed Doubles: Jamie Murray (UK) & Martina Hingis (Switzerland) defeated Henri Kontinen (Finland) & Heather Watson (UK)

2016 Champions

  • Gentlemen's Singles: United Kingdom’s Andy Murray defeated Canada’s Milos Raonic

  • Ladies' Singles: United States’ Serena Williams defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber
  • Gentlemen's Doubles: France’s pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut  dfeated France’s pair of Julien Benneteau & Édouard Roger-Vasselin
  • Ladies' Doubles: United States’ pair of  Serena Williams & Venus Williams defeated Hungary’s Timea Babos & Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova
  • Mixed Doubles: Finland’s Henri Kontinen & United Kingdom’s Heather Watson defeated Colombia’s Robert Farah & Germany’s Anna-Lena Grönefeld

2015 Champions

  •  Gentlemen's Singles:  Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer

  •  Ladies' Singles:  Serena Williams defeated Garbińe Muguruza
  •  Gentlemen's Doubles:  Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău defeated Jamie Murray & John Peers
  •  Ladies' Doubles:  Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza defeated Ekaterina Makarova & Elena Vesnina
  •  Mixed Doubles: Leander Paes & Martina Hingis defeated  Alexander Peya & Tímea Babos

2014 Champions

  • Gentlemen's Singles: Serbia Novak Djokovic defeated Switzerland Roger Federer

  • Ladies' Singles: Czech Republic Petra Kvitová defeated Canada Eugenie Bouchard
  • Gentlemen's Doubles: Canada Vasek Pospisil & United States Jack Sock defeated United States Bob Bryan & United States Mike Bryan
  • Ladies' Doubles: Italy Sara Errani & Italy Roberta Vinci defeated Hungary Timea Babos & France Kristina Mladenovic
  • Mixed Doubles: Serbia Nenad Zimonjic & Australia Samantha Stosur defeated Belarus Max Mirnyi & Chinese Taipei Hao-Ching Chan

2013 Champions

  • Men's Singles: Andy Murray (UK) defeated Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

  • Women's Singles: Marion Bartoli (France) defeated Sabine Lisicki (Germany)
  • Men's Doubles: United States Bob Bryan &  Mike Bryan defeated Croatia Ivan Dodig & Brazil Marcelo Melo
  • Women's Doubles:  Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei & China Peng Shuai defeated Australia Ashleigh Barty & Casey Dellacqua
  • Mixed Doubles: Canada Daniel Nestor & France Kristina Mladenovic defeated Brazil Bruno Soares & United States Lisa Raymond

2012Champions

  • Men's Singles:   Swiss Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray (UK)

  • Women's Singles : Serena Williams (US) defeated Polish Agnieszka Radwańska
  • Men's Doubles: Jonathan Marray (UK) & Danish Frederik Nielsen defeated Swedish Robert Lindstedt &
  • Romanian Horia Tecău
  • Women's Doubles : Serena Williams & Venus Williams defeated Czech Andrea Hlaváčková & Lucie Hradecká
  • Mixed Doubles:  Mike Bryan & Lisa Raymond defeated Leander Paes & Russian Elena Vesnina

 

 

US OPEN

  • Founded 1881

  • Location : New York City - Queens
  • Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
  • Surface: Grass - outdoors (1881–1974); Clay - outdoors (1975–1977); DecoTurf - outdoors (1978–present)
  • Men's draw:128S / 128Q / 64D; Women's draw -128S / 96Q / 64D
  • Prize money ; $ 46,300,000 (2016)

2016 Champions

  • Men's Singles: Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic

  • Women's Singles: Germany’s Angelique Kerber defeated Czech Republic’s Karolina Plíšková
  • Men's Doubles: United Kingdom’s Jamie Murray & Brazil’s Bruno Soares defeated Spain’s pair of Pablo Carreńo Busta & Guillermo García-López
  • Women's Doubles: United States’ Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Czech Republic’s Lucie Šafářová defeated France’s pair of Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic
  • Mixed Doubles: Germany’s Laura Siegemund & Croatia’s Mate Pavić defeated United States’ pair of Coco Vandeweghe & Rajeev Ram

2015 Champions

  • Men's Singles:  Novak Djokovic

  • Women's Singles: Flavia Pennetta

  • Men's Doubles: Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut

  •  Women's Doubles:  Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza

  • Mixed Doubles:  Martina Hingis & Leander Paes

 

2013 champions

  • Men's Singles Final: Spain Rafael Nadal defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic

  • Women's Singles Final: United States Serena Williams defeated Belarus Victoria Azarenka
  • Men's Doubles Final: India Leander Paes &Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek defeated Austria Alexander Peya & Brazil Bruno Soares
  • Women's Doubles Final: Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková & Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká defeated Australia Ashleigh Barty & Australia Casey Dellacqua
  • Mixed Doubles Final: Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková & Belarus Max Mirnyi defeated United States Abigail Spears & Mexico Santiago González

 2012 champions

  • Men's Singles: Andy Murray (US) defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic

  • Women's Singles: Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka  (Belarus)
  • Men's Doubles:  Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan defeated Leander Paes& Czech Radek Štepánek
  • Women's Doubles: Italian Sara Errani& Roberta Vinci defeated Czech  Andrea Hlaváčková & Lucie Hradecká
  • Mixed Doubles: Russian Ekaterina Makarova &Brazilian Bruno Soares defeated Czech Květa Peschke & Polish Marcin Matkowski

 

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