The history of tennis cannot be understood without a supreme objective which has been the engine and a source of motivation for the best players of the history: win all the Grand Slams ever. Many are the legends of this sport that has resisted any of the four tournaments that constitute the peak of the calendar tennis and have not been able to put their name on a list very carefully selected. Usually talk to a lot of who are the most Grand Slam titles have been won, but the manner in which those victories were dealt, has been, is and will be vital in the history of this sport.
We collect the list of the biggest winners in the history of tennis in the category of a Grand Slam, the most prestigious titles of the sport.
Just eight men and ten women have managed to reign in Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Openin at least one occasion in each one, while if we restrict the list to the It Was Openonly eleven players in total, managed the feat. It is evident that women have been lavished more on large domains inherent to the surface, with Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova or Serena Williams reaping every event on several occasions. On the contrary, some of the best of the history, as Pete Sampras, Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander or Stefan Edbergthey failed to reign in the big four and, what is more curious, no man has been able to win all the Grand Slams on more than one occasion each during the Was Open.
No player in Was Open has managed to win all Grand Slams at least twice each. In Paris it will look for Djokovic.
Going back to the times before the It Was Open, it is necessary to quote Fred Perry and Don Budge as two of the great pioneers of this sport. In those times was not so usual to be able to undertake travel to the four events, amateur in those moments. In addition, World War II cut rising trajectories of some players, but could not with the uk and us, respectively, that managed to etch his name in the winners list of the big four.
Also did Roy Emersonwhile Rod Laver managed to win all four titles, even doing it in the same season, both on the stage and amateur (1962) and it Was Open (1969). As for the women, Doris Hart, Mauren Connolly and Shirley Fry they got it on the first stage of women’s tennis, before that happened, the domains are dual, as Margaret Court – Billie Jean-King and, subsequently, Chris Evert – Martina Navratilova.
Already in the bar end of the TWENTIETH century, two names stand out above all. Andre Agassi, that got back to make a man succeed in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York, as well as that the dessert would be his wife, Steffi Graf. The germans came to sign the only Golden Slam the history of this sport, that is to say, to win all four Grand Slam titles and the olympic gold in the same season. Serena Williams it would take up the slack, Maria Sharapova leaked in its domain, and in men’s tennis, reached the Big3with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic making what seemed impossible, just seeming to easy.
– List of winning female of all the Grand Slams
- Doris Hart: 6 titles (1 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 1 Wimbledon, 2 US Open).
- Maureen Connolly: 9 titles (1 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 3 Wimbledon and 3 US Open).
- Shirley Fry: 4 titles (1 at each tournament)
- Margaret Court: 24 titles (11 Australian Open, 5 at Roland Garros, 3 Wimbledon and 5 US Open). *Grand Slam annual 1970
- Billie-Jean King: 12 titles (1 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 6th Wimbledon and 4 US Open).
- Chris Evert: 18 titles (2 Australian Open, 7th Roland Garros, 3 Wimbledon, 6 US Open).
- Martina Navratilova: 18 titles (3 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 9th Wimbledon and 4 US Open).
- Steffi Graf: 22 titles (4 Australian Open, 6 Roland Garros, 7 Wimbledon and 5 US Open). *With a Golden Slam in 1988
- Serena Williams: 24 titles (7 Australian Open, 3 Roland Garros, 7 Wimbledon and 6 US Open).
- Maria Sharapova: 5 titles (1 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 1 Wimbledon and 1 US Open).
– List of winners male of all the Grand Slams
- Fred Perry: 8 titles (1 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 3 Wimbledon and 3 US Open).
- Don Budge: 6 titles (1 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon and 2 US Open). *With Grand Slam year in 1938
- Rod Laver: 11 titles (3 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 4 Wimbledon and 2 US Open). * With Grand Slam year in 1962 and 1969
- Roy Emerson: 12 titles (6 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon and 2 US Open).
- Andre Agassi: 8 titles (4 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 1 Wimbledon and 2 US Open).
- Roger Federer: 20 titles (6 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open).
- Rafael Nadal: 19 titles (1 Australian Open, 12th Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon and 4 US Open).
- Novak Djokovic: 17 titles (8 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 5 Wimbledon and 3 US Open).