Has anyone done a calendar Grand Slam?

Has anyone done a calendar Grand Slam?

In the history of tennis, only five players have won the calendar Grand Slam. On the men’s side of the game, there are two who can claim this achievement: Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969).

Does Steffi Graf still play tennis?

Graf retired at the age of 30 in 1999 while she was ranked world No. 3. She is regarded as one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Martina Navratilova included Graf at the top of her list of the greatest players ever.

When was the last time Serena Williams won a grand slam?

A feat not achieved in 27 years: The last time a player won a Calendar Slam was way back in 1988, 27 years ago when Steffi Graf did it. Serena Williams has 21 Grand Slam Singles Titles, one short of Graf’s record of 22 in the Open Era. That adds further significance to her victory, if she does it.

What is a calendar slam in tennis?

She is at the cusp of doing something terrific, something only five players, male or female, have done in singles – winning a Calendar Slam. Calendar and Non-Calendar Slam: A Calendar Slam involves a player winning all the four Grand Slams held in a calendar year, starting with the Australian Open, then French Open, Wimbledon and finally US Open.

Who was the first tennis player to win a Calendar Slam?

There are many reasons why history will remember American player Budge, who became the first ever tennis player to win a Calendar Slam. He remains, to date, the only men’s Singles Champion to have won six consecutive Grand Slam titles, starting from Wimbledon in 1937 and ending at the US Open in 1938.

How many grand slams has Flavia Court won?

Court is one of the only three women’s singles players to have won six consecutive Grand Slam titles between 1969 and 1971. Having completed her Career Slam in 1963 with the Wimbledon, Court took another seven years before dominating women’s tennis over the entire year.