The Grand Slam in tennis is the achievement of winning all four major championships in one discipline in the same calendar year, also referred to as the "Calendar-year Grand Slam" or "Calendar Slam". In doubles, a team may accomplish the Grand Slam playing together or a player may achieve it with different partners.
The tournament is officially called The Championships, Wimbledon. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in South West London hosts this prestigious sporting event. This club is located in England in a town named Wimbledon. This is why the tournament is popularly called Wimbledon.
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.
Since 1972 though Melbourne has been the sole home of this two-week tournament which is hosted in Melbourne Park from late January until early February. It is the highest attended Grand Slam with 812,000 fans rushing to the stands of the Australian Open 2020 while it also recorded 900 million viewers worldwide.
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Tennis Grand Slam Events. Australian Open; French Open; Wimbledon; US Open; 1. Australian Open. It is one of the first Grand Slam events that takes place every year in January. The Australian Open tennis tournament takes place at Melbourne Park. Grasscourt was used for Australian Open from 1905 to 1987. Authorities introduced Hardcourt in 1988. Australia host this event in mid January. 2. French Open. This is the second Grand Slam event of the year and it takes place in May and June.
The Grand Slam is operated by the ITF – the International Tennis Federation. The Grand Slam tournaments consist of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open or Roland Garros around late May, Wimbledon in June end, and the US Open tennis at the end of August. All the four Tennis Grand Slam tournaments are played over a period of 2 weeks.
2011. 2011. Obviously many of the players in the table above won some of the tournaments more than once, but the years shown are when they won each of the competitions for the first time. Andre Agassis, for example, won three of the four Majors by 1995 but had to wait another four years to complete his Career Grand Slam.