Tennis Grand Slam Winners 2022

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Grand Slam (Tennis) Winner List 2021 is an important topic under Sports current affairs.  It is an important topic for various competitive exams like for Bank, SSC, RRB, UPSC or any other Government Exam.  So Here we provide the list of Tennis Grand Slam winner list with some additional information.

Tennis Grand Slam Winners (Singles) – 2022

EventSurfaceMen’s SinglesWomen’s Singles
Australian OpenHardRafael Nadal (Spain)Ashleigh Barty(Australia)
French OpenClay  
US OpenHard  

Tennis Grand Slam Winners (Singles) – 2021

EventSurfaceMen’s SinglesWomen’s Singles
Australian OpenHardNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Naomi Osaka (Japan)
French OpenClayNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Barbora Krejaikova (Czech Republic)
WimbledonGrassNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Ashleigh Barty(Australia)
US OpenHardDaniil MedvedevEmma Raducanu

Tennis Grand Slam Winner (Singles) – 2020

EventSurfaceMen’s SinglesWomen’s Singles
Australian OpenHardNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Sofia Kenin (Russia)
French OpenClayRafael Nadal (Spain)Iga swiatek (Poland)
WimbledonGrassCalcelled due to COVID-19 pandemi
US OpenHardDominic Thiem (Austria)Naomi Osaka (Japan)

Grand slam Facts

◘ The Grand Slam tournaments, are the world’s four most important annual tennis events.
◘ This Grand Slam tournaments are operated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

4 major Tennis event

◘ Grand Slam consists 4 major tournaments namely ..
• Australian Open – held in mid January.
• French Open – held in May to early June
• Wimbledon – held in late June to early July
• US Open – held in August–September

* French Open also known as Roland Garros.
* Wimbledon is the most prestigious and oldest tennis tournament in the world .

Location of the 4 major Tennis event

Location of the Tennis Grand Slam matches
Location of the Tennis Grand Slam matches

Playground / Courts

◘ Playground of Courts on which the 4 tournaments played
• Australian open – played on hard courts
• French open – played on clay courts
• Wimbledon – played on natural grass
• US open – played on hard courts

A hard court made of rigid materials such as asphalt or concrete, and covered with acrylic resins.

A clay court made of crushed stone, brick, shale, or other unbound mineral aggregate.
◘ The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament, which is played on Clay courts.

The 5 events played in each tournament

◘ Each tournament of the Grand Slam features 5 major events , namely ..
• Men’s singles
• Women’s singles
• Men’s doubles
• Women’s doubles
• Mixed doubles

Major Titles

Grand Slam
• In tennis, the term Grand Slam refers to winning the all four majors consecutive tournaments in the same calendar season , that is Australian open, French open , Wimbledon open and the United States open.

Non-calendar year Grand Slam
• Winning the four majors in consecutive tournament,s but not within the same calendar year is referred to as a non-calendar year Grand Slam.

Career Grand Slam
• Winning all four major tournaments throughout the career of a player is known as a career Grand Slam.

Golden Slam
• Winning the gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in addition to the four major tournaments in one calendar year is known as a “golden Grand Slam” or more commonly the “Golden Slam”.

Super Slam
• Winning all four major tournaments along with the ATP finals or WTA Tour Championships for women and the Olympic gold medal in the same period is known as a “Super Slam”.

Boxed set of Grand slams
• Winning of all four tournaments in all the three disciplines that is singles, doubles, and mixed doubles in a year, are called a “boxed set” of Grand Slam titles.

Career Boxed set of Grand slam
• Winning of all four tournaments (Australian , French , Wembldon and US opens) in all the three disciplines that is singles, doubles, and mixed doubles over the course of an entire career are called a “boxed set” of Grand Slam titles.

• Till date No male player has completed this, Only three women have completed the boxed set titled during their careers
1. Margaret Court
2. Doris Hart
3. Martina Navratilova

Major title winner

Men’s singles
•  Rafael Nadal (Spain) – Winner of 21 Grand slam. (As of January 2022)

• Roger Federer (Switzerland) & Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – Winner of 20 Grand slam

Women’s singles
• Margaret Court (Australia) – Winner of 24 Grand slam.

Top 3 Tennis players with most titles
1. Jimmy Connors (USA) – 109
2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) – 103
3. Ivan Lendl (USA) – 94

Most Hard Grand Slam Titles
• Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – Number of titles 12
Most Clay Grand Slam Titles
• Rafael Nadal (Spain) – Number of titles 13
Most Grass Grand Slam Titles
• Roger Federer (Switzerland) – Number of titles 8

Most Grand Slam Titles at Single Tournament
• Rafael Nadal (Spain) – Number of titles 13.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Grand Slam

Q1. Which are the four grand slam tennis tournaments?

Answer: The four Grand Slam tournaments are the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

Q2. What is grand slam?

Answer: Grand Slam is the world’s four most important annual tournaments in particular sports like tennis, Golf or Rugby.

Q3. In which grand slam tournament white dress is compulsory?

Answer: Wimbledon

Q4. Grand slam is used in which of the following games?

Answer: The term ‘Grand Slam’ is associated with the Tennis event.

Q5. How many grand slam tennis tournaments are held every year?

Answer: Four
The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events.

Q6. Which grand slam tournament is played on grass?

Answer: Wimbledon
Similarly, Australian Open and US Open played on Hard surfae, and French Open played on Clay court.

Q7. Who is the first Indian to win a grand slam?

Answer: Mahesh Bhupathi (Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi) from Tami Nadu, became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam title.

Q8. When a person is said to complete a grand slam?

Answer: A person is said to be complete a grand slam, when the person will won the all for major tennis event that is Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon and French Open in the same calendar year.

Q9. Who has the maximum grand slam titles?

Answer: Rafael Nadal
As of January 2022, male tennis player Rafael Nadal won the 21 Grand Slams.

Q10. Who won calendar grand slam

Answer: Till date only 5 player (2 male and 3 female) has won the calendar grand slam.
Male Winner
Don Budge (1938)
Rod Laver (1962 and 1969)
Female Winner
Maureen Connolly Brinker (1953)
Margaret Court (1970)
Steffi Graf (1988).

Q11. Which grand slams has highest prize money?

Answer: US Open
• The US Open grand slam has now the highest prize money in Tennis Grand Slams 2022.
• The total prize money is USD $55.0 million.
• Winners of both men’s and singles matches will earn USD $3.8 million each.

Q12. Which player is the youngest grand slam winner in history?

Answer: Martina Hingis
• At the age of 16, Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis defeated former world No. 3 Mary Pierce in the final of the Australian Open.

Q13. Who was the first woman to win tennis grand slam?

Answer: Margaret Court
• In 1970, Margaret Court became the first woman during the Open Era to win the singles Grand Slam.

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