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.

Tennis at Olympics: Winners, Most medals, Events, Country wise Records

by on December 28, 2012
in Record Holders

Roger Federer at Olympics

In 1896, Tennis game was played as a Summer Olympic sport in Olympic Games that were held in Athens. Two matches of tennis men’s singles and men’s doubles were played in Olympic Games Opening. Women were permitted to play this game this game in 1900 in singles and mixed doubles at Olympic Games. In 1988, it was restored as a medal sport.

Kathleen McKane a professional tennis player who hit the record of winning the most Olympic medals. She won 1 gold medal, 2 silvers medals, and 2 bronzes medals. France 2 gold medals,UK 6 gold medal and Americans also earned 2 gold medals.

Top ten Tennis player who won medals at Olympics

Men’s Singles Tournaments:

Cites- Games held in

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Gold Medal

Year

London  Roger FedererSwitzerland  Juan Martín del PotroArgentina  AndyMurrayGreat Britain 2012
Beijing  Fernando Gonzalez(CHILE)  Novak Djokovic(SERBIA)  Rafael Nadal(SPAIN) 2008
Athens  Mardy Fish(USA)  Fernando Gonzalez(CHILE)  Nicolas Massu(CHILE) 2004
Sydney  Tommy Haas(GERMANY)  Arnaud di Pasquale(FRANCE)  Yevgeny Kafelnikov(RUSIA) 2000
Atlanta  Sergi Bruguera(SPAIN)  Leander Paes(INDIA)  andre Agassi(USA) 1996
Barcelona  Jordi Arrese(SPAIN)  Andrei Cherkasov UNIFIED TEAM  Marc Rosset(SWITZERLand) 1992
 Goran Ivanisevic(CROATIA)
South Korea, Seoul Tim Mayotte

(USA)

Stefan Edberg

(SWEDEN)

Miloslav Mecíř

( CZECH REPUBLICCHOSLOYAKIA)

1988
 Brad Gilbert(USA)
Paris  Henri Cochet(FRANCE)  Umberto De  Morpurgo(ITALY)  Vincent Richards(USA) 1924
Antwerp  IChileya Kumagae(JAPAN)  Charles Winslow(SOUTH AFRICA)  Louis Raymond(SOUTH AFRICA) 1920
 

Stockholm

 

Harold Kitson

(SOUTH AFRICA)

 

Oscar Kreuzer

(GERMANY)

 

Charles Winslow

(SOUTH AFRICA)

 

1912

 Women’s Single Tournaments:

City Games held in

Silver Medal

BronzeMedal

Gold Medal

Year

London Maria Sharapova(RUSSIA) Victoria Azarenka(BELARUS) Serena Williams(USA) 2012
Sydney Elena Dementieva(RUSSIA) Monica Seles(USA) Venus Williams(USA) 2000
Beijing Dinara Safina(RUSSIA) Vera Zvonareva(RUSSIA) Elena Dementieva(RUSSIA) 2008
Seoul Gabriela Sabatini(ARGENTINA) Zina Garrison(USA) Steffi Graf(WEST GERMANY) 1988
Manuela Maleeva(BULGARIA)
Atlanta Arantxa Sanchez Vicario(SPAIN) Jana Novotna(CZECH REPUBLIC) Lindsay Davenport(USA) 1966
Paris Helène Prevost(FRANCE) Marion Jones (USA) Charlotte Cooper(GREAT BRITIAN) 1990
Hedwiga Rosenbaumova(BOHEMIA)
London Dora Boothby(GREAT BRITIAN) Joan Winch(GREAT BRITIAN) Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers(GREAT BRITIAN) 1908

Men’s Doubles Tournaments:

City Games held in Silver Medal BronzeMedal Gold Medal Year
Athens  Nicolas Kiefer
and Rainer Schüttler(GERMANY)

 

 Mario Ancic
and Ivan Ljubicic(CROATIA)
 Fernando Gonzalez
and Nicolas Massú(CHILE)
2004
Beijing  Simon Aspelin
and Thomas Johansson(SWEDEN)
 Bob
and Mike Bryan (Bryan Brothers)(USA)
 RoGermany Federer
and Stanislas Wawrinka(SWITZERLand)
2008
London  M. Llodra
and J. Tsonga(FRANCE)
 J. Benneteau
and R. Gasquet(FRANCE)
 Bob and Mike, The Bryan(USA) 2012
Barcelona  Wayne Ferreira
and Piet Norwayval(SOUTH AFRICA)
 JavierFRANCE
and Christian Miniussi

(ARGENTINA)

 Boris Becker
and Michael Stich(GERMANY)
1992
 Goran Ivanisevic
and Goran Prpic(CROATIA)
Atlanta  Neil Broad
and Tim Henman(GREAT BRITIAN)
 Marc-Kevin Goellner
and David Prinosil(GERMANY)
 T. Woodbridge
and M. WoodfordeBoth from AUSTRALIA
1996
Stockholm  Arthur Zborzil
and Fritz PipesAUSTRIA
 Albert Canet
and Edouard Meny de(FRANCE)
 Harry Kitson
and Charles Winslow(SOUTH AFRICA)
1912
Antwerp  IChileya Kumagae
and SeiiChilero Kashio(JPN)
 Max Decugis
and Pierre Albarran(FRANCE)
 Oswald Turnbull
and Maxwell Woosnam(GREAT BRITIAN)
1920
Sydney T. Woodbridge
and M. Woodforde(AUSTRALIA)
 A. Corretja
and A. Costa(SPAIN)
 Sebastien Lareau
and Daniel Nestor(CANADA)
2000
1924 Paris  Jacques Brugnon
and Henri Cochet (FRANCE)
 Jean Borotra
and Rene Lacoste (FRANCE)
 Vincent Richards
and FRANCEncis Hunter (USA)
1924
Seoul  Emilio Sanchez
and Sergio Casal(SPAIN)
 Miloslav Mecíř
and Milan Srejber (CZECHOSLOVAKIA)
 Ken Flach
and Robert Seguso (USA)
1988
 Stefan Edberg
and anders Järryd(SWEDEN)

Women’s Double Tournaments:

Cities-Games held in Silver Medal BronzeMedal Gold Medal Year
London Hlavackova
and Lucie Hradecka(CZECH REPUBLIC)
 Maria Kirilenko
and Nadia Petrova(RUSSIA)
 Serena
and Venus Williams(USA)
2012
Athens  ConChileta Martínez
and Virginia R. Pascual fromSPAIN
 P. Suarez
and P. TarabiniFrom ARGENTINA
 Li Ting
and Sun Tiantian(CHINA)
2004
Beijing  AnaBelgium Medina Garrigues
and Virginia Pascual(SPAIN)
 Yan Zi
and Z. Jie(CHINA)
 Serena Williams
and Venus Williams(USA)
2008
Barcelona  ConChileta Martínez
and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario(SPAIN)
 Rachel McQuillan
and Nicole Bradtke(AUSTRALIA)
 Gigi Fernandez
and Mary Joe Fernandez(USA)
1998
 Leila Meskhi
and Natasha Zvereva(EUN)
Atlanta  Jana Novotna
and Helena Sukova(CZECH REPUBLIC)
 ConChileta Martínez
and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario(SPAIN)
 Gigi Fernandez
and Mary Joe Fernandez(USA)
1996
Sydney  Kristie BooGermanyt
and Miriam Oremans (NED)
 Els Callens
and Dominique Van Roost(BELGIUM)
 Serena and Venus Williams(USA) 2000
Seoul  Jana Novotna
and Helena Sukova(CZECHOSLOVAKIA)
 Elizabeth Smylie
and Wendy Turnbull(AUSTRALIA)
 Pam Shriver
and Zina Garrison(USA)
1998
 Steffi Graf
and Claudia Kohde-Kilsch(WEST GERMANY)

Tennis at Olympics

Tennis was included in Summer Olympic Games. There was a great dispute between International Olympic Committee and International Tennis Federation because of the competition of part-time players. In 1968 and 1984, it was appeared demonstration and became full medal sport of the Summer Olympics.

Multiple medal winners (1896–2012)

Country

Name

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Total

USA  Serena Williams

0

0

4

4

 Venus Williams

0

0

4

4

UK  Reginald Doherty

1

0

3

4

USA  Vincent Richards

0

1

2

3

USA  Mary Joe Fernandez

1

0

2

3

France  Suzanne Lenglen

1

0

2

3

South Africa  Charles Winslow

1

0

2

3