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A Grand Slam in professional tennis is the winning of all four Majors in a single calendar year. The 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 five. The four Majors are the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open (also known as Roland Garros) from around late May to 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,[a] 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 the French Open was not considered a Major before 1924–25, when all four became designated Major tournaments. Skipping Majors—especially the Australian Open because of the remoteness, the inconvenient dates (around Christmas and New Year's Day) and the low prize money—was not unusual before 1982.[1]

Somewhat confusingly, it is now common to refer to each Major tournament as 'a Grand Slam' or just 'a Slam,' and the winning of the same event (e.g., Women's Singles) at all four Majors in one calendar year as 'a true Grand Slam.'

Major tournaments are not operated by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) or the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), but by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).[2][3] However, the ATP and WTA do award ranking points based on a player's performance at a major.[4][5]

The term 'Grand Slam,' without qualification, and also originally, refers to the achievement of winning all four major championships within a single calendar year within one of the five events: men's and women's singles; men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles. In doubles, one team may accomplish a Grand Slam playing together or one player may achieve it with different partners.[6][7][8]

Winning the four majors in consecutive tournaments, but not in the same year is known as a non-calendar year Grand Slam, while winning all four majors at any point during the course of a career is known as a career Grand Slam. Winning the gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in addition to the four majors in one calendar year is known as a "golden Grand Slam" or more commonly the "Golden Slam". Also, winning the year-end championship (known as ATP Finals for men's singles and doubles disciplines, and WTA Finals for both women's disciplines) in the same period is known as a "Super Slam". Together, all four majors in all three disciplines (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) are called a "boxed set" of Grand Slam titles. No player, male or female, has ever won all twelve events in one calendar year, although a "career boxed set" has been achieved by three female players.

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Location of the four major tennis championships

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Origin of the term "Grand Slam"

The term slam for winning all of the tricks in the whist family card games (see also whist terms) is attested from early in the 17th century. Grand slam for all of the tricks, in contrast to small slam or little slam for all but one, dates from early in the 19th century.[9] This use was inherited by contract bridge, a modern development of whist defined in 1925 that became very popular in Britain and America by 1930.

Tennis has a long history of adopting golf custom and Grand slam appears to have entered tennis not directly from card sport but via golf as it was used since 1930, when Bobby Jones won the four major championships, two British and two American tournaments. Although John F. Kieran of The New York Times is widely credited with first applying the term "grand slam" to tennis to describe the winning of all four major tennis tournaments in a calendar year,[10] sports columnist Alan Gould had used the term in that connection almost two months before Kieran.[11]

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History

The possibility of being the reigning champion of all the current four majors did not exist until 1924–25, when the International Lawn Tennis Federation designated the Australasian, French (before 1925 only open to members of French tennis clubs), British and American championship tournaments as the four majors. Before that time only three events: Wimbledon, the World Hard Court Championships (held in Paris & once in Brussels) and the World Covered Court Championships (held in various locations) were considered the premier international tennis events by the ILTF.[12] Tony Wilding of New Zealand won all three of those earlier majors in one year: 1913. It has been possible to complete a Grand Slam in most years and most disciplines since 1925. It was not possible from 1940 to 1945 because of interruptions at Wimbledon, the Australian and French opens due to the Second World War, the years from 1970 to 1985 when there was no Australian tournament in mixed doubles, and 1986 when there was no Australian Open at all.

Phil Dent has pointed out that skipping majors—especially the Australian Open—was not unusual then, before counting major titles became the norm.[13] Thus, many players had never played the Austral(as)ian amateur or open championships: the Doherty brothers, William Larned, Maurice McLoughlin, Beals Wright, Bill Johnston, Bill Tilden, René Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Bobby Riggs, Jack Kramer, Ted Schroeder, Pancho Gonzales, Budge Patty, Manuel Santana, Jan Kodeš and others, while Brookes, Ellsworth Vines, Jaroslav Drobný, Manuel Orantes, Ilie Năstase (at 35 years old) and Björn Borg came just once. Beginning in 1969, when the first Australian Open was held on the Milton Courts at Brisbane, the tournament was open to all players, including professionals, who at that point were prohibited from playing the traditional circuit.[14] Nevertheless, except for the 1969 and 1971 tournaments, many of the best players missed this championship until 1982, because of the remoteness, the inconvenient dates (around Christmas and New Year's Day) and the low prize money. In 1970, George MacCall's National Tennis League, which employed Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Andrés Gimeno, Pancho Gonzales, Roy Emerson and Fred Stolle, prevented its players from entering the tournament because the guarantees were insufficient. The tournament was won by Arthur Ashe.[15]

In terms of the current four majors, the first to win all four in a single year was Don Budge, who completed the feat in 1938. To date, 17 players have completed a Grand Slam, though only six in the most prestigious singles titles. Of these players, three have won multiple majors: Rod Laver accomplished the feat twice in men's singles; Margaret Court accomplished the feat three times, in two different disciplines – once in women's singles and twice in mixed doubles; and Esther Vergeer completed a grand slam twice in Women's wheelchair doubles.

The four Junior disciplines, boys' and girls' singles and doubles, provide limited opportunities to achieve a Grand Slam. Players are only eligible from age 13 to 18, with 18-year-olds likely to hold a physical advantage. Only Stefan Edberg has completed the Grand Slam in a Junior discipline.

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Tournaments

Event Dates Venue Surface Current champion(s)
Men's Singles Women's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
Australian Open mid/late
January
Melbourne Park,
Melbourne
Hard Novak Djokovic Sofia Kenin Rajeev Ram
Joe Salisbury
Tímea Babos
Kristina Mladenovic
Barbora Krejčíková
Nikola Mektić
French Open late May/
early June
Stade Roland Garros,
Paris
Clay Rafael Nadal Ashleigh Barty Kevin Krawietz
Andreas Mies
Tímea Babos
Kristina Mladenovic
Latisha Chan
Ivan Dodig
Wimbledon late June/
early July
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,
London
Grass Novak Djokovic Simona Halep Juan Sebastián Cabal
Robert Farah
Hsieh Su-wei
Barbora Strýcová
Latisha Chan
Ivan Dodig
US Open late August/
early September
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,
New York City
Hard Dominic Thiem Naomi Osaka Mate Pavić
Bruno Soares
Laura Siegemund
Vera Zvonareva
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Jamie Murray

Grand Slam tournament champions

Finals (Open Era only)

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Grand Slam completion

Chronological

# Year Player Discipline Notes
1 1938 Don Budge Men's singles Part of 6 consecutive titles
2 1951 Ken McGregor
Frank Sedgman
Men's doubles Part of 7 consecutive titles for the team
Part of 8 consecutive titles for Sedgman with John Bromwich and Ken McGregor
3 1953 Maureen Connolly Women's singles Part of 6 consecutive titles
4 1960 Maria Bueno Women's doubles With Christine Truman and Darlene Hard
5 1962 Rod Laver Men's singles
6 1963 Margaret Court
Ken Fletcher
Mixed doubles Part of 6 consecutive titles for the team
Part of 7 consecutive titles for Court with Fred Stolle and Ken Fletcher
7 1965 Margaret Court Mixed doubles Part of 5 consecutive titles with John Newcombe, Ken Fletcher and Fred Stolle
8 1967 Owen Davidson Mixed doubles Part of 5 consecutive titles with Donna Floyd, Lesley Turner and Billie Jean King
9 1969 Rod Laver Men's singles Only male player to complete the singles' Grand Slam twice
10 1970 Margaret Court Women's singles Part of 6 consecutive titles
11 1983 Stefan Edberg Boys' singles Only Junior to complete a Grand Slam
12 1984 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
Women's doubles Part of 8 consecutive titles
13 1988 Steffi Graf Women's singles Part of 5 consecutive titles
14 1998 Martina Hingis Women's doubles Part of 5 consecutive titles with Mirjana Lučić, Jana Novotná and Anna Kournikova
15 2009 Esther Vergeer
Korie Homan
Women's wheelchair doubles Part of 12 consecutive titles for Vergeer with Korie Homan, Jiske Griffioen and Maaike Smit
16 2011 Esther Vergeer
Sharon Walraven
Women's wheelchair doubles Part of 7 consecutive titles for the team
Part of 8 consecutive titles for Vergeer with Sharon Walraven and Marjolein Buis
17 2013 Aniek van Koot
Jiske Griffioen
Women's wheelchair doubles
18 2014 Stéphane Houdet Men's wheelchair doubles With Joachim Gérard and Shingo Kunieda
19 2014 Yui Kamiji
Jordanne Whiley
Women's wheelchair doubles Part of 5 consecutive titles
20 2019 Diede de Groot
Aniek van Koot
Women's wheelchair doubles Part of 7 consecutive titles for de Groot with Aniek van Koot and Yui Kamiji
22 2019 Dylan Alcott Quad wheelchair doubles Part of 6 consecutive titles with Heath Davidson, David Wagner and Andrew Lapthorne

Per player

Player Grand Slams
Singles Doubles Mixed Total
Margaret Court
1
2
3
Rod Laver
2
2
Esther Vergeer (wheelchair tennis)
2
Aniek van Koot (wheelchair tennis)
2
Don Budge
1
1
Ken McGregor
1
Frank Sedgman
1
Maureen Connolly
1
Maria Bueno
1
Ken Fletcher
1
Owen Davidson
1
Stefan Edberg (junior tennis)
1
Martina Navratilova
1
Pam Shriver
1
Steffi Graf
1
Martina Hingis
1
Korie Homan (wheelchair tennis)
1
Sharon Walraven (wheelchair tennis)
1
Jiske Griffioen (wheelchair tennis)
1
Stéphane Houdet (wheelchair tennis)
1
Yui Kamiji (wheelchair tennis)
1
Jordanne Whiley (wheelchair tennis)
1
Diede de Groot (wheelchair tennis)
1
Dylan Alcott (wheelchair tennis)
1

Non-calendar year Grand Slam

Controversy over terminology

In 1982, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) began offering a $1 million bonus to any singles player to win four consecutive major titles, no matter the time of completion. Although groups variously identified as the Men's International Professional Tennis Council, "abetted primarily by some British tennis writers",[16] and "European tennis journalists"[17] had advocated for the ITF to change the definition of "Grand Slam", ITF General Secretary David Gray made it clear that this was not going to happen. In a 1983 letter to tennis journalist Paul Fein, Gray clarified:

There seems to be some confusion. The ITF's only initiative in this matter has been the organisation of the offer of a bonus of $1m. to any player who holds all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously [...] In spite of all that we have read on this matter, it has never been my Committee of Management's intention to alter the basis of the classic Grand Slam i.e., the capture of all four titles in a year.

The ITF's plan was to offer the cash bonus for three years, apparently to encourage players to compete in all four major tournaments as much as to reward success at them.[18]

Even before the ITF had announced their bonus, the Grand Slam controversy had taken on a life of its own. Writing in 1982, Neil Amdur claimed, "Now the sport spins nervously under the influence of big dollars and even bigger egos, and tradition has almost gone the way of white balls and long flannels [...] If the four major tournaments want to offer a $1 million incentive for any player in the future who can sweep their titles—and such talks have been rumored—that bonus would be a welcome addition. But changing what the Grand Slam is all about is like a baseball player believing that he 'hit for the cycle' after slugging a single, double and triple in the first game of a doubleheader and a home run in his first time at bat in the second game."[17] Despite seeming clarity from the ITF, some journalists suggested that the sport's organizing body had turned its back on history and changed the "rules" of tennis by redefining a Grand Slam. Such confusion continued for years. For instance, when Steffi Graf completed the Grand Slam in 1988, George Vecsey wrote, "Even the International Tennis Federation, which should have more respect for history, ruled in 1982 that winning any four straight majors constituted a Grand Slam—and offered a $1 million bonus for it [...] But many tennis people, and most writers, and probably most fans, too, did not accept the new rules, and the I.T.F. has dropped the gimmick."[19] Vecsey was only half right: the ITF dropped the "gimmick" of the cash bonus, but it had never changed any rules.

However, the ambiguous way the ITF described the Grand Slam in their Constitution led to journalists continuing to make the same assumption as Vecsey over two decades later. For instance, when Rafael Nadal was on the verge of completing a non-calendar year Grand Slam at the 2011 Australian Open, one writer observed, "Most traditionalists insist that the 'Grand Slam' should refer only to winning all four titles in a calendar year, although the constitution of the International Tennis Federation, the sports governing body, spells out that 'players who hold all four of these titles at the same time achieve the Grand Slam'."[20] This was true until later in 2011, when the ITF edited the description to eliminate all confusion. As it now stands, "The Grand Slam titles are the championships of Australia, France, the United States of America and Wimbledon. Players who hold all four of these titles in one calendar year achieve the 'Grand Slam'."[21]

When Martina Navratilova won the 1984 French Open and became the reigning champion of all four women's singles events, she was the first player to receive the bonus prize in recognition of her achievement. Some media outlets did, indeed, say that she had won a Grand Slam.[22] Others simply noted the ongoing controversy: "Whether the Slam was Grand or Bland or a commercial sham tainted with an asterisk the size of a tennis ball, Martina Navratilova finally did it."[23] Although the ITF recognizes what is now unofficially known as the "non-calendar year Grand Slam" on its Roll of Honour, no subsequent player to win four or more majors in a row—Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, or Novak Djokovic—has received bonus prize money.

Combining the Grand Slam and non-calendar year Grand Slam, the total number of times that players achieved the feat (of being the reigning champion in all four majors) expands to 18.

Achievements and near misses

Three women have won four or more consecutive major titles since 1970, with Navratilova taking six in a row in 1983–1984. On the men's side, Novak Djokovic was the first singles player since Rod Laver to hold all four major titles at once, which he accomplished between Wimbledon 2015 and the 2016 French Open. Prior to the Open Era, Don Budge received the same accolades in winning the French Championships in 1938, but then completed the more prestigious Grand Slam at the 1938 US Championships, giving him six majors in a row, the only male to ever win more than four consecutive major tournaments. The Bryan brothers (Bob and Mike) were the last to achieve a non-calendar year Grand Slam in men's doubles.

Several players and teams came up one title short. Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, known collectively as The Woodies, reached the final of the 1997 French Open while holding all the other three titles, but lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Daniel Vacek.

In singles, Pete Sampras lost the 1994 French Open quarterfinal to fellow countryman Jim Courier, having won the previous three majors. Roger Federer in 2006 and 2007, and Novak Djokovic in 2012 repeated this, both ultimately losing the French Open final to Rafael Nadal. In 2019 Novak Djokovic repeated this one more time, but lost in semifinal to Dominic Thiem. Nadal himself was prevented from achieving this feat by his countryman David Ferrer, who defeated him in the quarterfinal of the 2011 Australian Open, which Nadal entered holding the other three major titles.

In women's singles, Monica Seles lost the 1992 Wimbledon final to Steffi Graf, having won the previous three majors. Martina Hingis had a chance to achieve the feat in the 1998, but lost to Seles in the French Open semifinal.

In women's doubles, Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez had won three majors from US Open 2003 to the 2004 French Open, lost at the semifinals to Cara Black and Rennae Stubbs in the 2004 Wimbledon, and Sania Mirza together with Hingis had won from Wimbledon 2015 to the 2016 Australian Open, but lost in the third round of the 2016 French Open to Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková. In 2017, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafářová had the chance to win four consecutive titles at Wimbledon, but withdrew from their scheduled second round match following an acute knee injury suffered by Mattek-Sands in the second round of the Ladies' Singles competition.

The following list is for those players who achieved a non-calendar Grand Slam by winning four or more consecutive titles, but who failed to win the Grand Slam during the same streak.

Men's singles

titles Player Years From To
4 Novak Djokovic 2015–16 2015 Wimbledon 2016 French Open

Women's singles

titles Player Years From To
6 Martina Navratilova 1983–84 1983 Wimbledon 1984 US Open
4 Steffi Graf 1993–94 1993 French Open 1994 Australian Open
Serena Williams 2002–03 2002 French Open 2003 Australian Open
2014–15 2014 US Open 2015 Wimbledon
Note: From 1977 to 1985, the Australian Open was held in December as the last major of the calendar year.

Men's doubles

titles Player Years From To
4 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
2012–13 2012 US Open 2013 Wimbledon

Women's doubles

titles Player Years From To Notes
6 Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
1992–93 1992 French Open 1993 Wimbledon
5 Martina Navratilova 1986–87 1986 French Open 1987 French Open 1 with Andrea Temesvári and 4 with Pam Shriver
4 Louise Brough 1949–50 1949 French Championships 1950 Australian Championships 3 with Margaret Osborne duPont and 1 with Doris Hart
Pam Shriver 1986–87 1986 Wimbledon 1987 French Open 4 with Martina Navratilova
Natasha Zvereva 1996–97 1996 US Open 1997 Wimbledon 3 with Gigi Fernández and 1 with Martina Hingis
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
2009–10 2009 Wimbledon 2010 French Open

Mixed doubles

titles Player Years From To Notes
4 Billie Jean King 1967–68 1967 French Championships 1968 Australian Championships 3 with Owen Davidson and 1 with Dick Crealy

Women's wheelchair singles

titles Player Years From To
4 Diede de Groot 2018–19 2018 Wimbledon 2019 French Open

Quad wheelchair singles

titles Player Years From To Notes
5 Dylan Alcott 2018–19 2018 Australian Open 2019 Wimbledon In 2018 there were no Quad singles' draws at both the French Open and Wimbledon

Men's wheelchair doubles

titles Player Years From To Notes
5 Stéphane Houdet 2009–10 2009 French Open 2010 French Open 2 with Michaël Jeremiasz, 2 with Shingo Kunieda and 1 with Stefan Olsson
4 Shingo Kunieda 2014–15 2014 Wimbledon 2015 French Open 3 with Stéphane Houdet and 1 with Gordon Reid

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Career Grand Slam

The career achievement of all four major championships in one discipline is termed a Career Grand Slam in that format. Dozens of players have accomplished that (column two) and 17 have doubled it: won a second championship in each of the four majors in one format (column three). Two or more career championships in all four majors is sometimes called a "Multiple Slam Set". Three players have Multiple Slam Sets in two formats, one in three formats, so 22 players are counted in the table (column three). Their achievements are tabulated below.

Career Grand Slams by displine
Discipline Numbers of players
Completed Career GS Completed at least 2
Men's singles 8 (2 Golden, 1 Super) 2
Women's singles 10 (2 Golden, 2 Super) 5
Men's doubles 24 (16 as teams) 5 (2 as a team)
Women's doubles 21 (12 as teams) 8 (6 as teams)
Mixed doubles 17 (7 as teams) 4 (2 as teams)

Eight men and ten women have won Career Grand Slams in singles play (rows one and two); among them two men and five women have at least two Career Grand Slams in singles (column three). Since the beginning of the open era, five men (Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic) and six women (Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova) have achieved this.

Several singles players have won three major championships without achieving the Career Grand Slam, grouped by the missing Grand Slam tournament:

Several doubles players have won three major championships without achieving the Career Grand Slam, grouped by the missing Grand Slam tournament:

Only six players have completed a Career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles: one male (Roy Emerson) and five female (Margaret Court, Doris Hart, Shirley Fry Irvin, Martina Navratilova, and Serena Williams). Court, Hart and Navratilova are the only three players to have completed a "Career Boxed Set", winning all four titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles; this has never been done by a male player.

The remainder of this section is a complete list, by format, of all players who have won the Career Grand Slam. Players are ordered chronologically by their completion of the Career Grand Slam. The major tournament at which the Career Grand Slam was achieved is indicated in bold.

Men's singles

Eight men have won all four major tournaments. Two among them (Rod Laver and Roy Emerson) also achieved a double career Slam. Originally, the Grand Slam tournaments were held on grass (Australian, Wimbledon, and US Open) and clay (French) and the first four players achieved their Career Grand Slams on two surfaces. The US Open changed its surface from grass to clay in 1975 and then to hard court in 1978. The Australian Open changed from grass to hard court in 1988. The last four players (Agassi, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) achieved their career grand slam on three different surfaces: hard court, clay, and grass.

# Player Age Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Fred Perry 26 1934 1935 1934 1933
2 Don Budge 23 1938 1938 1937 1937
3 Rod Laver 24 1960 1962 1961 1962
4 Roy Emerson 27 1961 1963 1964 1961
5 Andre Agassi 29 1995 1999 1992 1994
6 Roger Federer 27 2004 2009 2003 2004
7 Rafael Nadal 24 2009 2005 2008 2010
8 Novak Djokovic 29 2008 2016 2011 2011

Women's singles

Each woman's "first wins" in the four majors are listed chronologically and their ages upon completion of the Career Grand Slam are given in brackets. Five women (Court, Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Williams) achieved at least two Career Grand Slams, three women (Court, Graf, Williams) have achieved three Career Grand Slams and Steffi Graf is the only player to achieve four Career Grand Slams.

# Player Age Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Maureen Connolly 18 1953 1953 1952 1951
2 Doris Hart 28 1949 1950 1951 1954
3 Shirley Fry Irvin 29 1957 1951 1956 1956
4 Margaret Court 20 1960 1962 1963 1962
5 Billie Jean King 28 1968 1972 1966 1967
6 Chris Evert 27 1982 1974 1974 1975
7 Martina Navratilova 26 1981 1982 1978 1983
8 Steffi Graf 19 1988 1987 1988 1988
9 Serena Williams 21 2003 2002 2002 1999
10 Maria Sharapova 25 2008 2012 2004 2006
Note: From 1977 to 1985, the Australian Open was held in December as the last major of the calendar year.

Men's doubles

In Men's Doubles, 24 players have won the Career Grand Slam, including sixteen who achieved the Career Grand Slam with a unique partner. Eight of the 24 men achieved at least a double Career Grand Slam at Men's Doubles, led by Roy Emerson and John Newcombe with triple Slams.

Individual

# Player Age Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Adrian Quist 26 1936 1935 1935 1939
2 Frank Sedgman 23 1951 1951 1948 1950
3 Ken McGregor 22 1951 1951 1951 1951
4 Lew Hoad 21 1953 1953 1953 1956
Ken Rosewall 21 1953 1953 1953 1956
6 Neale Fraser 25 1957 1958 1959 1957
7 Roy Emerson 25 1962 1960 1959 1959
8 Fred Stolle 26 1963 1965 1962 1965
9 John Newcombe 23 1965 1967 1965 1967
Tony Roche 22 1965 1967 1965 1967
11 / Bob Hewitt 37 1963 1972 1962 1977
12 John Fitzgerald 28 1982 1986 1989 1984
Anders Järryd 27 1987 1983 1989 1987
14 Jacco Eltingh 27 1994 1995 1998 1994
Paul Haarhuis 32 1994 1995 1998 1994
16 Todd Woodbridge 29 1992 2000 1993 1995
Mark Woodforde 34 1992 2000 1993 1989
18 Jonas Björkman 32 1998 2005 2002 2003
19 Bob Bryan 28 2006 2003 2006 2005
Mike Bryan 28 2006 2003 2006 2005
21 Daniel Nestor 35 2002 2007 2008 2004
22 Leander Paes 38 2012 1999 1999 2006
23 Pierre-Hugues Herbert 27 2019 2018 2016 2015
Nicolas Mahut 37 2019 2018 2016 2015

Team

# Player Age Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Frank Sedgman
Ken McGregor
24
23
1951 1951 1951 1951
2 Ken Rosewall
Lew Hoad
22
21
1953 1953 1953 1956
3 Neale Fraser
Roy Emerson
28
25
1962 1960 1959 1959
4 John Newcombe
Tony Roche
23
24
1965 1967 1965 1967
5 Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
28
32
1994 1995 1998 1994
6 The Woodies
(Mark Woodforde
Todd Woodbridge)
34
29
1992 2000 1993 1995
7 Bryan brothers
(Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan)
28
28
2006 2003 2006 2005
8 Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Nicolas Mahut
27
37
2019 2018 2016 2015
Note: From 1977 to 1985, the Australian Open was held in December as the last major of the calendar year.

Women's doubles

At Women's Doubles, 21 players have won the career Slam, including ten who achieved the Career Grand Slam with a unique partner. Nine of the 21 achieved at least a double Career Grand Slam at Women's Doubles, led by Martina Navratilova with seven or more titles in each major.

Individual

# Player Age Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Louise Brough Clapp 27 1950 1946 1946 1942
2 Doris Hart 26 1949 1951 1951 1951
3 Shirley Fry Irvin 30 1957 1950 1951 1951
4 Maria Bueno 20 1960 1960 1958 1960
5 Margaret Court 22 1961 1964 1964 1963
Lesley Turner Bowrey 21 1964 1964 1964 1961
7 Judy Tegart Dalton 32 1964 1966 1969 1970
8 / Martina Navratilova 23 1980 1975 1976 1977
9 Kathy Jordan 21 1981 1980 1980 1981
Anne Smith 21 1981 1980 1980 1981
11 Pam Shriver 21 1982 1984 1981 1983
12 Helena Suková 25 1990 1990 1987 1985
13 Gigi Fernández 28 1993 1991 1992 1988
/ Natasha Zvereva 21 1993 1989 1991 1991
15 / Jana Novotná 25 1990 1990 1989 1994
16 Martina Hingis 17 1997 1998 1996 1998
17 Serena Williams 19 2001 1999 2000 1999
Venus Williams 20 2001 1999 2000 1999
19 Lisa Raymond 33 2000 2006 2001 2001
20 Sara Errani 27 2013 2012 2014 2012
Roberta Vinci 31 2013 2012 2014 2012

Team

# Player Age Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Judy Tegart Dalton
Margaret Court
32
27
1969 1966 1969 1970
2 Anne Smith
Kathy Jordan
21
21
1981 1980 1980 1981
3 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
28
21
1982 1984 1982 1983
4 Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
28
21
1993 1992 1992 1992
5 Williams sisters
(Serena Williams
Venus Williams)
19
20
2001 1999 2000 1999
6 Roberta Vinci
Sara Errani
31
27
2013 2012 2014 2012
Note: From 1977 to 1985, the Australian Open was held in December as the last major of the calendar year.

Mixed doubles

At Mixed Doubles, a total of 17 players have won the career Slam, including seven who won all four events with the same partner — an odd number because Margaret Court accomplished a career Grand Slam separately with Ken Fletcher and Marty Riessen. The two other teams which won all four events are Doris Hart with Frank Sedgman, and Martina Hingis with Leander Paes. Four of the 17 players have accomplished multiple career Grand Slams in mixed doubles, led by Margaret Court's quadruple Slam.

Individual

# Player Age Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Jean Borotra 29 1928 1927 1925 1926
2 Doris Hart 26 1949 1951 1951 1951
Frank Sedgman 21 1949 1951 1951 1951
4 Margaret Court 20 1963 1963 1963 1961
5 Ken Fletcher 23 1963 1963 1963 1963
6 Owen Davidson 23 1965 1967 1967 1966
7 Billie Jean King 24 1968 1967 1967 1967
8 Marty Riessen 33 1969 1969 1975 1969
9 Bob Hewitt 39 1961 1970 1977 1979
10 Todd Woodbridge 24 1993 1992 1994 1990
11 Mark Woodforde 27 1992 1995 1993 1992
12 / Martina Navratilova 46 2003 1974 1985 1985
13 Daniela Hantuchová 22 2002 2005 2001 2005
14 Mahesh Bhupathi 29 2006 1997 2002 1999
15 Cara Black 30 2010 2002 2004 2008
16 Leander Paes 42 2003 2016 1999 2008
Martina Hingis 35 2006 2016 2015 2015

Team

# Player Age Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Doris Hart
Frank Sedgman
21
26
1949 1951 1951 1951
2