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The four most important tennis tournaments

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Grand Slam (tennis): The four most important tennis tournaments
The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. They offer the most ranking points, prize money, public and media attention, the greatest strength and size of field, and greater number of "best of" sets for men, which is 5. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid January, the French Open around late May through early June, Wimbledon in June–July, and the US Open in August–September. Each tournament is played over a two-week period. The Australian and United States tournaments are played on hard courts, the French on clay, and Wimbledon on grass. Wimbledon is the oldest, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905. However, of these four, only Wimbledon was a major before 1924–25, when all four became designated Grand Slam tournaments. Skipping majors—especially the Australian Open because of the remoteness, the inconvenient dates and the low prize money—was not unusual before 1982.

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Kim Clijsters comeback: Former Grand Slam winner delays WTA return

Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters says she will not make her WTA Tour comeback in January because of a knee injury.
BBC News - Published

Murray to make Grand Slam singles return at Australian Open

Britain's Andy Murray will make his Grand Slam singles return at the Australian Open in January following his career-saving hip surgery.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Grand Slam (tennis)

Tonaki closes in on Olympic spot with 4th Grand Slam win [Video]Tonaki closes in on Olympic spot with 4th Grand Slam win

Tonaki closes in on Olympic spot with 4th Grand Slam winView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:00Published


'I see no reason to stop' - At 38 Federer not thinking of retirement [Video]'I see no reason to stop' - At 38 Federer not thinking of retirement

Roger Federer says he is still enjoying the tour so sees no reason to stop playing.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Roy Meyer heats up the arena on day three of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam [Video]Roy Meyer heats up the arena on day three of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

After launching his way through his preliminaries, Roy Meyer took on Ukraine’s Khammo in the final, where he showed off his versatility in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:00Published

Lee Moon Jin gets first Grand Slam gold in Abu Dhabi [Video]Lee Moon Jin gets first Grand Slam gold in Abu Dhabi

Lee Moon Jin victorious at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam with first gold.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:00Published

 

Impossible to hold in my emotions - Nadal on US Open win

Rafael Nadal says it was "impossible" to hold in his emotions after beating Daniil Medvedev to win the US Open, but he is not thinking of Grand Slam number 20.
BBC News - Published

Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer's all-time mark of 20 on Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the..
Reuters - Published

Nadal defies inspired Medvedev in five-set epic to win U.S. Open

Rafa Nadal battled past an inspired Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 in a thrilling final to claim his fourth U.S. Open crown on Sunday, moving within one Grand Slam title of matching his great..
Reuters - Published

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal wins his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in a gripping US Open final.
BBC News - Published

From a fake cheque to cashing £3.1m - Andreescu reflects on maiden Grand Slam win

Three years ago, a 16-year-old Bianca Andreescu wrote herself a fake cheque. In winning the US Open, she takes home a real one worth £3.1m.
BBC News - Published

Andreescu fends off Williams comeback to win U.S. Open

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting and nerve-jangling 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday that put the brakes on the American's bid to..
Reuters - Published

US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams to win title

Serena Williams' quest for a 24th Grand Slam title comes unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu wins the US Open.
BBC News - Published

Williams not thinking about 2018 controversy before facing Andreescu

Serena Williams says she has not thought about her loss to Naomi Osaka in last year's US Open final as she goes again for her 24th Grand Slam title.
BBC News - Published

Bianca Andreescu: Five things to know about Serena Williams' rival

Canadian 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu is taking part in her first Grand Slam final at the US Open.
BBC News - Published

Serena Williams reaches US Open final by outclassing Elina Svitolina

Serena Williams has another shot at winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title after demolishing Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open final.
BBC News - Published

Nadal beats Schwartzman to reach US Open semi-finals

Rafael Nadal remains the favourite to win the US Open and move within one on Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slams after a hard-fought quarter-final win over Diego Schwartzman.
BBC News - Published

Berrettini wins thriller against Monfils to reach semi-finals

Italian 24th seed Matteo Berrettini edges a thrilling five-set match against Gael Monfils to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open.
BBC News - Published

US Open 2019: Roger Federer goes out to Grigor Dimitrov

The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer loses to Grigor Dimitrov in a late-night thriller.
BBC News - Published

GB's Konta has 'a lot to smile about' despite US Open exit

British number one Johanna Konta says she has "a lot to smile about" after her latest Grand Slam bid ends in a US Open quarter-final defeat.
BBC News - Published

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta sees positives despite quarter-final defeat

British number one Johanna Konta says she has "a lot to smile about" after her latest Grand Slam bid ends in a US Open quarter-final defeat.
BBC News - Published

Two-time Grand Slam champ Halep loses to world No 116 Townsend

Fourth seed Simona Halep suffers a shock second-round loss to world number 116 Taylor Townsend at the US Open.
BBC News - Published

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

Althea Gibson became the first black player to win a Grand Slam yet she received little recognition during her life. Why?
BBC News - Published

USTA under-reported millions, owes back rent: NYC comptroller

The New York City Comptroller said on Thursday that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) had under-reported millions in gross revenue, days before the start of the U.S. Open, the organization's..
Reuters - Published

'I'm not going backwards from here' - Murray focused on being a singles force again

Britain's three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray is ready to be reckoned with as a singles player again, writes Russell Fuller.
BBC News - Published

Djokovic will not ease up in quest to be greatest: Becker

Novak Djokovic has already established himself as one of the best ever to play the game but the Serb, who clinched his 16th Grand Slam at Wimbledon on Sunday, will not be satisfied until he is..
Reuters - Published

Wimbledon champion Djokovic deserves more respect - Becker

People have to "wake up to the greatness" of Novak Djokovic after he won his 16th Grand Slam, says Boris Becker.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Wimbledon men's champion Novak Djokovic

Factbox on Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who beat Switzerland’s Roger Federer 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3) to win his 16th Grand Slam title on Sunday:
Reuters - Published

Factbox: List of leading men's Grand Slam winners

List of leading men’s grand slam singles title winners after Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title

Simona Halep wins her first Wimbledon title and crushes Serena Williams' latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
BBC News - Published

Williams chases record-equalling title in Wimbledon final against Halep

Serena Williams faces "pressure times 100" when she plays Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final seeking a 24th Grand Slam title, her coach says.
BBC News - Published

Serena Williams beats Barbora Strycova to reach Wimbledon final

Serena Williams makes light work of Barbora Strycova to reach the Wimbledon final and stand one win away from a 24th Grand Slam singles title.
BBC News - Published

'I don't think you need to pick on me' - Konta angered by 'harsh' questions about defeat

Johanna Konta reacts angrily when questioned on her big-point mentality after another golden Grand Slam opportunity goes begging.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta says she was 'picked on' with questions over Wimbledon defeat

Johanna Konta reacts angrily when questioned on her big-point mentality after another golden Grand Slam opportunity goes begging.
BBC News - Published

Nick Kyrgios v Rafael Nadal: The grudge match with an actual grudge?

Does the antagonism between 18-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal and the so-called "bad boy of tennis", Nick Kyrgios, go a little deeper?
BBC News - Published

Who is Gauff, the 15-year-old who beat Venus Williams?

Cori "Coco" Gauff has the right elements to reach the top of women's tennis, says former Grand Slam champions Tracy Austin and John McEnroe.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Nadal's record-breaking 12 French Open final victories

Factbox on Rafael Nadal's French Open final wins after he beat Dominic Thiem for the second year running on Sunday to become the first player to win the same Grand Slam title 12 times, edging ahead of..
Reuters - Published

Barty wins French Open to claim maiden Grand Slam title

Ashleigh Barty claimed her maiden Grand Slam title when she crushed Czech teenager 6-1 6-3 on Saturday to become the first Australian woman in 46 years to win the French Open singles.
Reuters - Published

Australia's Barty wins French Open

Australian Ashleigh Barty defeats Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open final to win her first Grand Slam title and complete a fairytale return to the sport.
BBC News - Published

Djokovic beaten by Thiem in French Open

World number one Novak Djokovic's bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time is ended by Dominic Thiem in the French Open semi-final.
BBC News - Published

French Open 2019: Johanna Konta loses to Marketa Vondrousova in semi-final

Johanna Konta misses out on becoming the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final since 1977 by losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open semi-finals.
BBC News - Published

Britain's Konta misses out on French Open final

Johanna Konta misses out on becoming the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final since 1977 by losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open semi-finals.
BBC News - Published

Konta playing better tennis than anybody, says Barker

konta playing better tennis than anybody, says barker
Johanna Konta is playing "better tennis than anybody" at the French Open and can win her maiden Grand Slam title, says Sue Barker.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta can go all the way at French Open, says Sue Barker

johanna konta can go all the way at french open, says sue barker
Johanna Konta is playing "better tennis than anybody" at the French Open and can win her maiden Grand Slam title, says Sue Barker.
BBC News - Published

Highlights: French Open day seven

Highlights of the seventh day at the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (all times GMT):
Reuters - Published

Serena's pursuit of 24th major title on hold after French Open exit

Serena Williams's quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title was put on hold on Saturday after the former world number one was knocked out of the French Open in the third round..
Reuters - Published

French Open 2019: Top seed Naomi Osaka loses to Katerina Siniakova in the third round.

Top seed Naomi Osaka's quest for a third successive Grand Slam title is ended in the French Open third round by world number 42 Katerina Siniakova.
BBC News - Published

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