Wimbledon 2015 Trophy Winners

Novak Djokovic

In Wimbledon Championships, 2015 final Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6. 6-7. 6-4, 6-3 to claim his third Wimbledon title and ninth Grand Slam title overall. By lifting the title, Djokovic has tied the number of Wimbledon trophies won with his coach Boris Becker.

 Serena Williams beat Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 in ladies’ singles final match to win her third Grand Slam title of the year.

 Jean-Julyien Rojer and Horia Tecau lifted the trophy in the gentlemen’s doubles category, after beating Jamie Murray and John Peers 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 in the final.

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza

 In the category of ladies’ doubles at Wimbledon 2015, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 in the final match.

 Mixed doubles category was won by Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, who defeated Timea Babos and Alexander Peya 6-1, 6-1 to lift their second Grand Slam trophy of the year.

 Boys’ singles category of Wimbledon Championships 2015 was won by Reilly Opelka, who defeated Mikael Ymer 7-6, 6-4 in the match for the title.

 Sumit Nagal and Ly Hoang Nam defeated Reilly Opelke and Akira Santillan 7-6, 6-4 and lifted the trophy in boys’ doubles competition of Wimbledon 2015.

 When it comes to girls’ competitions, Sofya Zhuk won the singles category by defeating Anna Blinkova 7-5, 6-4.

 Dalma Galfi and Fanny Stollar won girls’ doubles trophy, after winning against Vera Lapko and Tereza Mihalikova 6-3, 6-2 in the final match.

 Gentlemen’s invitation doubles of Wimbledon 2015 was won by Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Ljubicic, who won against Wayne Ferreira and Sebastian Grosjean 6-3, 1-6, 10-5 in the final.

 Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis defeated Guy Forget and Cedric Pioline 6-4, 6-4 in the final of senior gentlemen’s invitation doubles.

 Ladies’ invitation doubles were won by Magdalena Maleeva and Rennae Stubbs, who beat Martina Navratilova and Selima Sfar 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 in the final match.

In the wheelchair events, Gustavo Fernandez and Nicolas Peifer defeated Michael Jeremiasz and Gordon Reid 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in the final match of men’s doubles of Wimbledon championships 2015.

Wheelchair ladies’ doubles were won by Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji, who defeated Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

Tennis Grand Slam winners 2011-2014

Novak Djokovic

Tennis Grand Slams tournaments are the most important annual tennis events held. Also called Majors, these tournaments offer the maximum ranking points, prize money and public and limelight. These are the most important tournaments in the career of any tennis player to reach him or her on the highest echelons of Tennis.

The Australian Open is held on the hard courts and so are US tournaments. French Open is played on Clay court and Wimbledon is played on the Grass courts.

Australian Open 2011

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the second time along with wining the Grand Slam title. Before 2011, he won the tournament in 2008 whereas Andy Murray made it to the finals but lost the title at the hands of Djokovic with 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

In the women’s singles finals Kim Clijsters of Belgium clinched away the title and it happened  to be his first Australian Open title scoring 3–6, 6–3, 6–3. In the finals she played against LiNa of China and defeated her. Meanwhile Li Na was the first Asian to enter finals of any Grand slam.

In Men’s doubles, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan  took away the title by Mahesh Bhupatinand Leander Paes in two straight sets of 6-3, 6-4. Gisela Dulko of Argentina and Flavia Pennetta of Italy won over Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) / Maria Kirilenko (Rus) 2–6, 7–5, 6–1.

Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia and Daniel Nestor of Canada bagged the title against Yung –Jan Chan of Taiwan and Paul Hanley of Australia 6–3, 3–6, 10–7.

2012

Men’s single champion ship was taken by Novak Djokovic, defeating Rafael Nadal.

Women’s single title was bagged by Belarus Tennis star Victoria Azarenka defeating Maria Sharapova.

Men’s Double – Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic

Women’s double – Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Vera Zvonareva of Russia

2013

Men singles title bagged by Novak Djokovic and runner up was Andy Murray

Women’ single clinched by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beating Li Na of China

Men’s double title was bagged by Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

Women’s double title was won by Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci

2014

In men singles title was clinched by Stanislas Wawrinka defeating Rafael Nadal  scoring  6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

In Women singles Li Na won over Dominika Cibulkova by 7-6(3), 6-0

In Men’s doubles Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt defeated Eric Butorac/Raven Klaasen by 6-3, 6-3

In Women’s double Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci won over Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina scoring 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

French Open 2011

Spanish Tennis Maestro won French Open 2011 defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland, clinching away the title for the sixth time.

Chinese emerging player Li Na surprised everyone by bagging the title beating Francesca Schiavone of Italy by 6–4, 7–6.

In doubles Max Mirnyi (Belarus) / Daniel Nestor (Canada) won over Juan Sebastian Cabal (Columbia)/ Eduardo Schwank (Argentina).

Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) / Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) won over Sania Mirza (India) / Elena Vesnina (Russia).

2012

Men singles – Rafa Nadal (ESP) won over Serbian star Novak Djokovic (SRB) scoring 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Women Singles – Maria Sharapova (RUS) clinched the title defeating Sara Errani (ITA) with 6-3, 6-2

Men Double was taken by Max Mirnyi (BLR) / Daniel Nestor (CAN) defeating Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) with 6-4, 6-4

Sara Errani (ITA) / Roberta Vinci (ITA) won over Maria Kirilenko (RUS) / Nadia Petrova (RUS) winning with 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

2013

Rafael Nadal won over David Ferrer scoring 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in Men’s single

Serena Williams won over Maria Sharapova by 6-4, 6-4

Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan defeated Michael Llodra/Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 4-6, 76-4, 4-6, 7-6(4)-6(4)

Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina won over Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci with 7-5, 6-2

2014

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic scoring 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

Maria Sharapova bagged the title defeating Simona Halep with 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4

Women doubles – Shuai Peng/Su-Wei Hsieh won over Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci with 6-4, 6-1

Men Doubles –-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin won over Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez winning series with 6-3, 7-6(1)

US Open

2011

In men Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeated Rafael Nadal (SPN) with 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

In Women Samantha Stosur (AUS) defeated Serena Williams (USA) with 6–2, 6–3

In Doubles Women – Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) won over Vania King (USA) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) with 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3).

In Men doubles Jürgen Melzer (AUS) / Philipp Petzschner(GER) won over Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Marcin Matkowski (POL) with 6–2, 6–2.

2012

In Men’s singles Andy Murray (GBR) won over Novak Djokovic (SRB) with 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

In Women’s singles Serena Williams (USA) won over Victoria Azarenka (BLR) scoring 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

In Women’s double Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) defeated Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)/Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 6-4, 6-2

In Men’s single Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) won over Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)/Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 6-4, 6-2

2013

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic with 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

Serena Williams won over Victoria Azarenka scoring 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

In Women’s double Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka won over Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua 6–7(4), 6–1, 6–4

In Men’s double Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek won over Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares with 6-1, 6-3

Wimbledon

2011

In Men Novak Djokovic (SRB) won over Rafael Nadal (SPN) with 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3.

In Women Petra Kvitová (CZR) won over Maria Sharapova (RUS) with 6–3, 6–4

In Women’s double Květa Peschke (CZR) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) won over Sabine Lisicki (GER) / Samantha Stosur (AUS) with 6–3, 6–1

In Men’s double Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) defeated Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecău (ROM) with 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

2012

In Men’s singles Roger Federer (SUI) won over Andy Murray (GBR) with 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4

In Women’s single Serena Williams (USA) defeated Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) with 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

In Women’s double Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) won over Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE) / Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 7-5, 6-4

In Men’d double Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Frederik Nielsen (DEN) won over Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecău (ROM) with 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3.

2013

In Men’s single Andy Murray bagged the title winning over Novak Djokovic with 6–4, 7–5, 6–4

In Women single Marion Bartoli won over Sabine Lisicki with 6-1, 6-4

In Women’s double Peng Shuai/Hsieh Su-Wei won over Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua with 7-6(1), 6-1

In Men’s double Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan defeated Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo with 3–6, 6–3, 6-4, 6-4.

Important Tennis Tournaments

ATP Tennis tour

In the game of Tennis tournament structure is always based on the gender (male/female) and total no of players. Usually tournament consist of Men (singles, doubles and mixed doubles), women (singles, doubles and mixed doubles). The groups of players are made according to the age limits like upper and lower age groups for youngsters, seniors respectively like Les Petits & many others.
Some tournaments disable people like Deaf and Wheel chair tennis.
ATP World Tour Finals (Top 8)
ATP World Tour Final is also called Barclays ATP World Tour Finals because of the sponsorship. In November of every year, this tournament is held London (Arena. It is played on hard courts of indoor. These finals are basically the ending of the championships of the ATP World Tour which consist of the top 8 players (Singles) and teams (Doubles). These players and teams are ranked by the ATP.
In the ATP World Tour Finals, the two groups are of the top eight players. These groups have to play 3 rounds against other to reach into the semi finals and then semi finals on the basis of their best record. The winners of the finals Champion and are ranked with 1500 points.
Grand Slam (GS) tournaments:
The GS Tournaments are most important all over the world which consists of US Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open and French Open. The ITF synchronizes and arranges these tournaments every year.
These tournaments require the finance at a large scale and also offer the large prize money to the winners at the end of the events. The number of the players in this tournaments are limited as 128.
Men GS tournaments play matches set of Best of Five and the women Best of three. In GS Tournaments the juniors and wheelchairs tennis tournaments are held combined with their own peculiarity e.g. At Wimbledon , it is necessary for players to wear white and a famous tennis player Agassi who didn’t play tennis at Wimbledon because of its white dress condition.
Australian Open:
The Australian Open is held in January at Melbourne, Australia. In 1905, Australian Open tournament was held. It is first tournament among the all 4 tournaments of GS events. It includes the Singles, Doubles and Mixed doubles (Men) and Singles, Doubles, Mixed doubles (Women) and championships of Juniors and exhibition and wheelchair and other events. Australian Open tournaments are played on indoor hard courts because of wet weather or heats.
French Open:
The French Open tennis tournament held in Paris. It starts on end of May and start of June. This tennis tournament is clay court tournament all over the world. It is ranked at no 2 in the GS tournaments. French Open tournament is a largest tournament of clay court that ends in the clay court of spring season. French tournament is most required tournament all over the world because of the 5 set of Singles (Men) and no tiebreak.
Wimbledon:
Wimbledon or British Open tennis tournament is a very old, most important and biggest tournament. This tournament is held in London. It was first started in 1877. Wimbledon tournament is played on the grass, that’s why it is called lawn tennis. This tournament starts in end of the June and start of the July every year. It is consists of Men and woman’s singles matches.
Wimbledon‘s dress code is white and it is necessary to wear the white. Wimbledon’s Court‘s roof is retractable to save the time of the players in term of rain.
US Open Tennis Championships:
The US Open is a modern form of old tennis tournament which was started in 1881. It is ranked as 4th in the GS Tournaments list. This game is hard court tennis game and includes tiebreak except the last set of the game. US Open starts in the end of August and start of September with the period of two weeks every year. These weeks comes earlier and past than Labor Day. The US Open tournament includes 5 different championships of men (Singles) & women ((Singles), men (doubles) and women (doubles), and men (mixed doubles) women (mixed doubles), wheelchair tournament, senior tournament, junior tournament,.
USTA a non-profit organization that own this US Tennis Championship and manage these tournaments ‘events every year. Their ticked are very costly which help USTA to promote the US Open.
ATP 1000 series:
In 1990 the ATP 1000 started as the tour of ATP with carrying the Grand Prix series of 1790 to 1989. From 1993 to 1999, the events of the ATP Championship were held for one week for 3 years of the beginning. This series was named as Tennis Masters Series. In 2004, the name of the series was replaced as ATP Masters Series.
The ATP1000 series is held in North America, Europe, and Asia. It gives the players more ranking points than other tournament of all over the world but not more than GS tournaments. ATP 1000 series consists of 9 tournaments in all. Winning each of these adds 1000 points to the winners tally hence the name. The tournaments included in this series are Indian Wells, Paris, Cincinnati, Shanghai, Madrid, Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome and Canada Masters Open.
ATP World Tour 500 series:
Grand Prix Super Series’ new name is ATP World Tour 500 series. It was also called as Championship Series. This tennis tournament comes after the ATP 1000 series and the all 4 GS tournaments. This tournament for men is ranked as 3rd highest tier.
The ATP World Tour 500 series consists of 11 tournaments, 500 points of ranking for wining the singles champion events. Tournaments draws for singles are 56, 48 & 32 and 16 and draws for doubles are 24. It has the condition for the players who leads, must enter in as a minimum of 4 events of 500 series if they don’t fill the condition, they get 0 scores against their shorts. Tournamnts included in this tier are: Basel, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Memphis, Dubai, Washington, Acapulco, Beijing, Barcelona, Valencia and Hamburg open.
ATP World Tour 250 series:
The ATP World Tour 250 series started in 2009 by ATP. It is the continued series of the ATP World Tour and ranked as the lowest tier of ATP tour. It consists of total number of 40 tournaments 250 points of ranking for winning the single tournament. It tournaments draws for singles are 32 & 28 and for double are 16. AEGON championship draws for singles are 56 and for doubles are 24. Important tournaments of this series include: Nice, Chennai, Sydney, San Jose, Halle, Queens, New Port and Stuttgart open.
2nd Tier Tennis:
Before 2009, ATP Challenger Tour was called ATP Challenger Series. Men’s tennis of top tier is called the ATP World Tour. The 2nd tier of men’s tennis is Challenger Tour, the 3rd tier of men’s tennis tournaments is the ITF Men’s Circuit and final tier of men’s tournaments is international competition. The ATP manages the ATP Challenger and the successful players with enough points for ranking in ATP Challenger and become qualified for the entry of ATP World Tour tournaments.
Ranking points and prize money award:
ATP Challenger Tour awards the players with grand prize money. Maximum prize money is $35,000 and minimum is $150,000 plus accommodation & food
Hospitality is provided according to the players ranking points like 75 points to 125 points for $35 and $150 respectively.
ATP level tournaments give the winners maximum $400K prize money and 250 points to 2000 points.
The point of the players are totaled on the previous rankings of the 52 weeks and given week. If a player got 400 points in previous 52 weeks, his rank would be approximately at 100th position. 200 points for 200th position, 100 points for 350th position and 50 points for 500th.
3rd Tier Tennis:
The ITF Men’s Circuit is tennis tournament series which is owned and managed by the ITF. It signifies the lowest step of the men’s tennis ranking. ITF tournaments include the ranking of the ATP which helps in the progress of the younger players’ for the ATP Challenger Tour fully. Therefore, every tennis player has to spend the time in the Men’s Circuit. This ITF Men’s Circuit is a satellite based and provides the flexibility to the players and held for more than four weeks. In the end of 1990, the ITF brought the new feature for over time tournaments and its ratio greater than before till 2007. After the elimination of satellites, players won the titles of careers and improved their ranks through the feature tournaments. Futures tournaments include singles and doubles and held for one week. In 2008, the prize money for tournaments was USD 10, 000 or USD 15, 000. And for some tournament accommodation facility is also provide to the players.

WTA Tournaments:
WTA stands for Women’s Tennis Association which was established in 1973. The founder of WTA was Billie Jean King. It is world wide women’s tennis player tour and also the part of the ATP.
Categories of tournaments:
In 2009, the current WTA tournament formation was introduced. Leading Tournaments were formed from the combination of earlier events 1st tier 1 & 2nd tier and International Tournaments were formed with the combination of 3rd tier and 4th tier.
Total no of 4 GS tournaments
End year championships which is the champion of WTA Tour
Premier Mandatory is formed with combination of 4 tournaments of male tennis players and held in Miami, Beijing, Indian Wells and Madrid.
International tournaments include 31 tournaments and its prize money for each tournament is USD 220,000. These tournaments held in Bali. Now, it is held in Sofia and its prize money is USD 600,000.
Premier tournament includes the 10 events and its prize money is maximum USD 600,000 and minimum USD 1 million. Prize money
Challenger tournaments started in 2011, with 3 tournaments and prize money of USD 125,000.
WTA Championship
This is a tennis tournament which is held yearly for women tennis player at the end of the year. This championship is held for the highest ranking players. Many things about WTA championship have been changed since 1972 like city, total number of players and month of the tournament. In 2003 the rules about the player is that two groups are made of 8 players and 4 for doubles.
The WTA Tournament is the most important tournament and placed on 5th position of GS tournaments It prize money is very large and points for ranking are after the GS tournaments.
Martina Navratilova is the famous and top player of WTA Championship with 8 titles of singles and 12 titles of doubles.
Fed Cup:
Fed Cup is most important competition among women tennis players. It was introduced in 1963 as a celebration of the ITF’s 50th Anniversary. It was named as Federation Cup. Seeding decision for four nations in world cup is made according to Fed Cup rules.
In the Zonal Group, teams are divided in pools , then they will play in one round against each other. There are always 2 teams which are encouraged and promoted from Africa Group I and Europe Group of the world cup of that year and form America group 1 one team is gone to the world cup.
Davis Cup:
The Davis Cup is the most important and famous men’s international tennis event. ITF manages the Davis Cup Championship. It is held yearly in which teams are playing for their countries to make a big success against their competitors. The Davis Cup championship was started in 1900. At that time it a great challenge between American team and British team.
From 2007 total no of 137 countries participated in this championship tournament. USA has been most successful in the Davis Cup Championship history who has won total 32 tournaments with 29 times runners up. Australia is on 2nd number by winning 28 tournaments at 4 events against New Zealand with 19 time runners up. The current title holder of Davis Cup is the Czech Republic won the title against Spain. Every year 16 best teams from all over the world are selected to participate and play for the Davis Cup. Countries that lose the 1st round have to play against the continental zones. Teams who win World Group enter the quarter finals. Countries win more 3 ties to claim of Davis Cup Champions.

Tennis Records: Tennis Grand Slam Winners who saved Match Points- From 2000 onwards

by on December 29, 2012
in Grandslams, Record Holders

Bob Bryan

This table shows the name of Champions who saved the match points in the tournament’s of Grand Slam.

 Grand Slam

Country &

Winners

Round

No. of saved match points in GS

Country &

Losers

Scores

Year

20–

French OpenTournament Belgium- Justine Henin

4th Round

2

Russia- Svetlana Kuznetsova 7–6,  7–5 & 4–6

05

 French Open Tournament Argentina- Gastn Gaudio

Final Round

2

Argentina- Guillermo Coria 0–6, 6–4, , 3–6, 6–1 & 8–6

04

 French Open Tournament Brazil- Gustavo Kuerten

4th Round

1

USA-Michael Russell 3–6, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6 & 6–1

01

 French Open Tournament Russia- Anastasia Myskina

4th Round

1

Russia-Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–1, 8–6 & 4–6

04

Australian Open Tournament USA- Serena Williams

Semi Final Round

3

Russia-  Maria Sharapova 2–6, 8–6 & 7–5

05

Australian Open Tournament USA- Jennifer Capriati

Final Round

4

Record in Finals of Grand Slam’s history

Switzerland-Martina Hingis 4–6, 6–2 &7–6

02

Australian Open Tournament Russia- Marat Safin

Semi Final Round

1

Switzerland- Roger Federer 5–7, 5–7, 7–6,6–4 &  9–7

05

Australian Open Tournament USA- Serena Williams

Semi Final Round

2

Belgium-Kim Clijsters 4–6, , 7–5 & 6–3

03

 US Open Tournament Serbia- Novak Djokovic

Semi Final Round

2

Switzerland- Roger Federer 6–7, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, & 6–3

11

 US Open Tournament USA- Andy Roddick

Semi Final Round

1

Argentina- David Nalbandian 6–7, 6–1, 7–6, , 6–3 & 3–6

03

WimbledonTournament USA- Serena Williams

Semi Final Round

1

Russia- Elena Dementieva 6–7, 8–6 & 7–5

09

 WimbledonTournament USA- Venus Williams

Final Round

1

USA- Lindsay Davenport 4–6, 9–7 & 7–6

05

 

 

Tennis Records: Record List of Grand Slam Tennis

by on December 28, 2012
in Grandslams, Record Holders

Bob Bryan

Grand Slam Tennis tournaments help to calculate the tennis player’s success. The table demonstrates the players’ success. The detail of Doubles (Women), Singles (Women), Singles (Men), Doubles (mixed) and Doubles (Men) in Majors are as under.

All Time Combined Titles of Grand Slam (Men):

Country/Winning Span

Players

Mixed

Doubles

Singles

USA(2002 to 2012)  Bob Bryan

7

12

0

USA(1977 to1992)  John McEnroe

1

9

7

USA(1913 to1930)  Bill Tilden

5

6

10

Australia(1956 to1962)  Neale Fraser

4

11

3

Australia(1962 to1969)  Fred Stolle

7

10

2

Australia(1959 to1971)  Roy Emerson

0

16

12

Australia(1964 to1976)  John Newcombe

2

17

7

Australia(1959 to1971)  Rod Laver

3

6

11

Australia(1938 to1950)  Jack Bromwich

4

13

2

Australia(1948 to1952)  Frank Sedgman

8

9

5

Australia(1990 to 2004)  Todd Woodbridge

6

16

0

Australia(1929 to1935)  Jack Crawford

5

6

6

Australia(1953 to1974)  Ken Rosewall

0

9

8

France(1924 to1936)  Jean Borotra

5

9

4

Switzerland(2003 to 2012)  Roger Federer

0

0

17

All Time Combined Titles of Grand Slam (Women):

Country/Winning Span

Players

Singles

Doubles

Mixed

Puerto Rico(1988 to 1997)  Gigi Fernandez 0 17 0
Brazil(1958 to1968)  Maria Bueno 7 11 1
CzechRepublic(1988 to1998)  Jana Novotna 1 12 4
Australia(1960 to1975)  Margaret Court 24 19 19
Germany(1987 to1999)  Steffi Graf 22 1 0
Belarus(1989 to1997)  Natasha Zvereva 0 18 2
France(1919 to1926)  Suzanne Lenglen 8 8 5
USA(1941 to1962)  Margaret Osborne duPont 6 21 10
USA(1947 to1955)  Doris Hart 6 14 15
USA(1942 to1957)  Louise Brough Clapp 6 21 8
USA(1998 to2012)  Serena Williams 15 13 2
USA(1981 to1991)  Pam Shriver 0 21 1
USA(1974 to1986)  Chris Evert 18 3 0
USA(1974 to2006)  Martina Navratilova 18 31 10
USA(1961 to1980)  Billie Jean King 12 16 11
USA(1923 to1938)  Helen Wills 19 9 3
USA(1913 to1934)  Elizabeth Ryan 0 19 11
USA(1998 to2012)  Venus Williams 7 13 2
USA(1950 to1957)  Shirley Fry Irvin 4 12 1

Winners who didn’t lose a set and won (Men)

C=Championship

Year

Country

Countries/Players

Matches

GW

Seed

Sets

Grand Slam

1939

Australia  John Bromwich

5

93

1

15

Australian C

1955

USA  Tony Trabert

7

131

1

21

WimbledonC

1960

Australia  Neale Fraser

7

135

1

21

U.S.National Championships

1963

USA  Chuck McKinley

7

140

4

21

WimbledonC

1964

Australia  Roy Emerson

6

114

1

18

Australian C

1971

Australia  Ken Rosewall

6

114

2

18

Australian Open

1973

Romania  Ilie Năstase

7

115

2

19

French Open

1976

Sweden  Björn Borg

7

133

4

21

Wimbledon C

1978

Sweden  Björn Borg

7

127

1

21

French Open

1980

Sweden  Björn Borg

7

126

1

21

French Open

2007

Switezerland  Roger Federer

7

132

1

21

Australian Open

2008

Spain  Rafael Nadal

7

128

2

21

French Open

2010

Spain  Rafael Nadal

7

130

2

21

French Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners who didn’t lose a set and won (Women)

C=Championship

Year

Country

Player

Matches

GW

Seed

Sets

Grand Slam

Championship

1954

USA  Maureen Connolly

5

60

1

10

French C

1954

USA  Maureen Connolly

6

73

1

12

Wimbledon C

1955

USA  Louise Brough

6

76

2

12

Australian C

1957

USA  Shirley Fry Irvin

5

62

1

10

Australian C

1957

USA  Althea Gibson

6

72

1

12

Wimbledon C

1958

USA  Angela Mortimer

5

60

1

10

Australian C

1971

USA  Billie Jean King

6

74

1

12

US Open

1972

USA  Billie Jean King

5

60

3

10

French Open

1974

USA  Chris Evert

7

87

1

14

1974 French Open

1981

USA  Chris Evert

7

85

1

14

Wimbledon C

1983

USA  Martina Navratilova

7

85

1

14

Wimbledon C

1983

USA  Martina Navratilova

7

84

1

14

US Open

194

USA  Martina Navratilova

7

80

1

13

Wimbledon C

1986

USA  Martina Navratilova

7

85

1

14

Wimbledon C

1987

USA  Martina Navratilova

7

86

2

14

US Open

1998

USA  Lindsay Davenport

7

85

2

14

US Open

1999

USA  Lindsay Davenport

7

86

3

14

Wimbledon C

2000

USA  Lindsay Davenport

7

87

2

14

Australian Open

2001

USA  Venus Williams

7

84

4

14

US Open

2002

USA  Serena Williams

7

87

2

14

Wimbledon C

2002

USA  Serena Williams

7

85

1

14

US Open

1946

USA  Pauline Betz

6

72

1

12

Wimbledon C

1947

USA  Margaret Osborne

6

73

1

12

Wimbledon C

1949

USA  Margaret Osborne

5

61

1

10

French C

1951

USA  Doris Hart

7

86

3

14

Wimbledon C

1952

USA  Doris Hart

5

70

2

10

French C

1953

USA  Maureen Connolly

5

60

1

10

Australian C

1953

USA  Maureen Connolly

6

75

1

12

Wimbledon C

1953

USA  Maureen Connolly U.S. National C

2008

USA  Venus Williams

7

89

7

14

Wimbledon C

2008

USA  Serena Williams

7

85

4

14

US Open

2010

USA  Serena Williams

7

88

1

14

Wimbledon C

1927

USA  Helen Wills Wimbledon C

1928

USA  Helen Wills

5

60

1

10

French C

1928

USA  Helen Wills Wimbledon C

1929

USA  Helen Wills

4

49

1

8

French C

1929

USA  Helen Wills Wimbledon C

1930

USA  Helen Wills

5

60

1

10

French C

1930

USA  Helen Wills Wimbledon C

1932

USA  Helen Wills

5

66

1

10

French C

1932

USA  Helen Wills Wimbledon C

1938

USA  Dorothy Cheney

4

50

1

8

Australian C

1967

USA  Nancy Richey Gunter

5

55

1

10

Australian C

1967

USA  Billie Jean King

5

63

1

10

Wimbledon C

1962

USA  Karen Hantze

7

94

8

14

Wimbledon C

1967

USA  Billie Jean King U.S. National C

1990

USA  Martina Navratilova

7

84

2

14

Wimbledon C

1934

Germany  Hilde Krahwinkel

5

61

3

10

French C

1996

Germany  Steffi Graf

7

88

1

14

US Open

1994

Germany  Steffi Graf

7

80

1

14

Australian Open

1936

Germany  Hilde Krahwinkel

5

60

1

10

French C

1988

Germany  Steffi Graf

7

86

1

14

Australian Open

1988

Germany  Steffi Graf

7

85

1

14

French Open

1989

Germany  Steffi Graf

7

84

1

14

Australian Open

1937

Germany  Hilde Krahwinkel

5

60

1

10

French C

1922

France  Suzanne Lenglen

6

75

12

Wimbledon C

1923

France  Suzanne Lenglen

6

72

12

Wimbledon C

1925

France  Suzanne Lenglen

6

72

1

12

French C

1926

France  Suzanne Lenglen

5

60

1

10

French C

1995

France  Mary Pierce

7

84

4

14

Australian Open

1938

France  Simone Mathieu

4

48

1

8

French C

1934

Australia  Joan Hartigan

5

62

1

10

Australian C

1936

Australia  Joan Hartigan

3

37

6

Australian C

1939

Australia  Emily Hood Westacott

4

50

6

8

Australian C

1946

Australia  Nancye Wynne

5

60

1

10

Australian C

1947

Australia  Nancye Wynne

5

60

1

10

Australian C

1951

Australia  Nancye Wynne

5

61

1

10

Australian C

1948

Australia  Nancye Wynne

4

48

1

8

Australian C

1954

Australia  Thelma Coyne

5

60

1

10

Australian C

1959

Australia  Mary Carter

5

64

4

10

Australian C

1961

Australia  Margaret Court

5

60

1

10

Australian C

1962

Australia  Margaret Court

5

61

1

10

Australian C

1963

Australia  Margaret Court

5

60

1

10

Australian C

1965

Australia  Margaret Court

6

73

2

12

Wimbledon C

196

Australia  Margaret Court

4

53

1

8

Australian C

1971

Australia  Evonne Goolagong

6

73

3

12

French Open

1997

Switzerland  Martina Hingis

7

87

4

14

Australian Open

1997

Switzerland  Martina Hingis

7

85

1

14

US Open

2006

Belgium  Justine Henin

7

86

5

14

French Open

2007

Belgium  Justine Henin

7

85

1

14

French Open

2007

Belgium  Justine Henin

7

86

1

14

US Open

1994

Spain  Arantxa Sánchez

7

85

2

14

French Open

1992

Yugoslavia  Monica Seles

7

85

1

14

US Open

2008

Russia  Maria Sharapova

7

85

5

14

Australian Open

 Grand Slam tournament winners (Men)

The mentioned players have won maximum titles of single Tennis at the grand slam tournaments.

Players

No of Titles

Roger Federer from Switzerland

17 Grand slam titles so far

Pete Sampras (USA)

14 Grand slam wins

Roy Emerson

12 Grand slam Wins

Rafael Nadal (Spain)

11 Grand Slam wins

Björn Borg

11 wins

Rod Laver

11 wins

Grand Slam tournament winners (Women)

Players

No of Titles

Margaret Court

24 Grand slam wins

Steffi Graf (Germany)

22 singles Grand slam tournaments

Helen Wills

19 Grand slam wins

Martina Navratilova

18 Grand slam tournament

Chris Evert

18 wins

Serena Williams (From USA)

15

Grand Slams

by on October 28, 2009
in Grandslams

Grand Slams, Wimbledon, US open Tennis, Australian open tennis, French open tennis

The four Grand Slam tennis tournaments are considered the most prestigious tournaments in the world. They are held sequentially and annually as follows:

  • The Australian Open (Tennis Australia)
  • The French Open (the French Tennis Federation)
  • The Wimbledon Open (the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and Lawn Tennis Association), and
  • The US Open (the United States Tennis Association)

The associations listed above, as well as the International Tennis Federation (ITF), are responsible for organizing these events.

The ITF also organizes the Davis Cup, Federation Cup and Hopman Cup. These events have the largest prize money. The next level of tournaments, the Masters 1000 (men) and Premier events (women) allow the champions to achieve double the number of ranking points. There are an astounding 128 players in the singles draw which is more than any other professional tennis event.

This event collectively includes 32 seeded players, other players ranked in the world’s top 100 and wild card players who are invited to play in the event. The Men’s Grand Slam tournaments have a best of five set matches throughout.

Grand Slam tournaments are the only tour events to have mixed doubles. The Grand Slam tournaments are seen as the start of a particular season such as the Australian Open. These events each have their own individual peculiarities.

Grand Slam: The French Open tennis tournament

Grand Slam: The French Open tennis tournament

One of the major tennis tournaments which are played in the beautiful city of Paris, France, is the French Open. It is one of the tournaments which is covered under the Grand Slam tourney and is played over a period of two weeks from mid-May until the beginning of June. The French Open is the second Grand Slam in tthe calendar year and it comes after the Australian Open which is played in January. The French Open is the most popular of all the Grand Slam events and enjoys a huge viewership among all the other Grand Slams. A reason for this might be the fact that it considered by many as the most grueling and taxing of the tennis tournaments.

The French Open is played on clay courts which are slower than hard courts. This leads to more hard-work for the players as they have to make their own pace for the ball to travel. The current world no.2 Rafael Nadal enjoys his tennis out here as is evident from the fact that he has been the reigning champion for the last four years in a row. An interesting bit of history tells us that for a period of 3 years from 1945-1947, the French Open was played after Wimbledon, making it the third Grand Slam of the year.

The Australian Open Tennis Tournament

by on April 1, 2009
in Grandslams

 

The Australian Open Tennis Tournament

One of the four Grand Slams to be held every year, the Australian Open, is held at Melbourne Park where the top tennis players from round the world compete with each other. The Australian Open tennis tournament is the first of the Grand Slams to be held in a calendar year. It is generally played every year in January in Melbourne Park where the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters come out to play. The Australian Open tennis tournament was first played in 1905 and it has completed a 100 years of its existence. Up to 1987, over a period of 82 years, the Australian Open was played on grass courts. The revised format of the tournament saw the surface being changed to hard courts in 1988. There are a variety of competitions which are held at the championship. These include Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Men’s doubles, Women’s doubles and finally Mixed doubles, apart from the junior’s singles and doubles. 

Mats Wilander holds the distinction of being the only tennis player to win the tournament on both types of surface. The two primary courts where all the main tennis matches are played are the Rod Laver Arena and the Hisense Arena. They are the first tennis stadiums in the world which have retractable roofs which can be shut down and opened according to the weather. This tournament has seen a lot of high-quality tennis over the past few years with the main two contenders being Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the men’s tourney.

French Open Tennis at the Roland Garros

by on March 30, 2009
in Grandslams

French Open Tennis at the Roland Garros

The French Open is the second tennis Grand Slam played in a year after the Australian Open. It is also known as the Roland Garros tennis tournament because of its official name in French which is Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros. Roland Garros is also the name of the stadium where the French Open is played. It is held over a period of roughly two weeks during the second part of May/into the beginning of June. Roland Garros tennis is totally different from the rest of the Grand Slams because of the stark contrast in the nature of the tennis courts or the surface on which the game is played. Most players find the nature of the court to be slow and difficult as compared to the hard, grass courts in which the ball travels a lot faster. There are many tennis champions who have excelled at all the other Grand Slams but have failed to show the same finesse at the Roland Garros tennis tournament. Pete Sampras and Roger Federer would be the two names which spring up the fastest in recent times. The reigning champion over here for the past four years is the current no.1, Rafael Nadal.