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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 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, 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 Championships was not considered 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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Six Nations 2020: Wales 23-27 France - Ntamack shines as French Grand Slam hopes survive

France remain on course for a first Grand Slam for 10 years as they celebrated a first victory in Cardiff since 2010 with a 27-23 win.
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Scotland Women v England Women: Simon Middleton names new front row for the Red Roses' trip to Glasgow

England head coach Simon Middleton names a new front row in his starting XV as the Red Roses continue their Grand Slam defence in Scotland.
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Federer excited to face Nadal in sixth Match for Africa [Video]Federer excited to face Nadal in sixth Match for Africa

Roger Federer expresses his excitement at facing rival Rafael Nadal in Cape Town, South Africa in the sixth edition of the Match for Africa.

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Djokovic feels 'relief' at Aussie Open win, aims for most career Grand Slams [Video]Djokovic feels 'relief' at Aussie Open win, aims for most career Grand Slams

Serbian admits that his emotions got the better of him at times during five-set victory over Dominic Thiem

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Barty targets success on home soil ahead of Australian Open [Video]Barty targets success on home soil ahead of Australian Open

World number one Ashleigh Barty says she's well prepared ahead of her home Australian Open after her "special" victory in Adelaide last week.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Grand Slams in the Open era: Who has the most titles? [Video]Grand Slams in the Open era: Who has the most titles?

As players compete for the first major title of 2020 in Melbourne, we look at which players hold the most Grand Slams in the Open era.

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Williams needs to change strategy, says coach Mouratoglou

Serena Williams needs to "change her strategy" and "face reality" after failing to win a Grand Slam title since returning to tennis, says her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
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Three-times unlucky but Thiem edges closer to slam breakthrough

three-times unlucky but thiem edges closer to slam breakthrough
MELBOURNE – Dominic Thiem finished second-best for the third time in a Grand Slam final on Sunday, but the 26-year-old Austrian will leave Melbourne Park confident that he is not too far away from..
WorldNews - Published

Novak Djokovic lands eighth Australian Open title and 17th Grand Slam

novak djokovic lands eighth australian open title and 17th grand slam
A look at how Novak Djokovic became a 17-time Grand Slam champion following his eight Australian Open triumph on Sunday. Djokovic battled back from two sets to one down to defeat Austria's Dominic..
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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem to win 17th Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic defends his Australian Open crown and wins a 17th Grand Slam by beating Dominic Thiem in a gripping five-set final.
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Australian Open: Britain's Joe Salisbury wins first Grand Slam doubles title

Britain's Joe Salisbury claims his first Grand Slam doubles title as he and partner Rajeev Ram win the Australian Open.
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American Sofia Kenin wins Australian Open to claim first Grand Slam title at 21

America’s Sofia Kenin stunned two-time Major champion Garbine Muguruza to win the Australian Open on Saturday, completing a surprise run where she came from nowhere to earn her first Grand Slam..
France 24 - Published

Factbox: Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin

Factbox on Sofia Kenin, who beat Garbine Muguruza 4-6 6-2 6-2 to win her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Kenin downs Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam at Australian Open

American Sofia Kenin counter-punched her way back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 win on Saturday.
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Australian Open: Sofia Kenin beats Garbine Muguruza to win title

American Sofia Kenin wins a first Grand Slam title by beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in three sets in the Australian Open final.
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Thiem slays nemesis Nadal to reach Australian Open semi-finals

Dominic Thiem ended six years of Grand Slam frustration against Rafa Nadal on Wednesday with a seismic 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(6) upset that booked his maiden Australian Open semi-final and rocked the..
Reuters - Published

Zverev beats Wawrinka to reach first Grand Slam semi-final

Alexander Zverev is through to a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time after beating Stan Wawrinka in four sets at the Australian Open.
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McEnroe hopes Serena passes record of 'crazy aunt' Court

John McEnroe calls on Serena Williams to overtake Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams and "leave her offensive views in the past".
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Gauff's Australian Open run ended by Kenin

Coco Gauff misses out on her first Grand Slam quarter-final as fellow American Sofia Kenin fights back to win in the Australian Open fourth round.
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Injury cuts short Grand Slam return for India's Mirza

Sania Mirza's return to her first Grand Slam after a two-year break was cut short on Thursday when the former world number one was forced to retire midway through her first round match in women's..
Reuters - Published

Australian Open: Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams again to advance

American 15-year-old Coco Gauff once again beats Venus Williams in the first round of a Grand Slam with victory at the Australian Open.
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Nick Kyrgios Shuts Down Alexander Zverev in Grand Slam Row

nick kyrgios shuts down alexander zverev in grand slam row
Melbourne: Australia's Nick Kyrgios dismissed criticism from Alexander Zverev on Saturday after the German said he was a step behind some of his main rivals when it came to challenging for Grand Slams...
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Comfortable Australian Open starts for Nadal, Serena

comfortable australian open starts for nadal, serena
Melbourne - World No 1 Rafael Nadal will take on Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the Australian Open first round next week while Serena Williams faces Anastasia Potapova in her quest for a 24th Grand Slam..
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Can Williams win elusive 24th Grand Slam? Australian Open preview

Can Serena Williams win that elusive 24th Grand Slam? Will the 'Big Three' dominance end? Will there be British success? Here is the Australian Open lowdown.
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Angelique Kerber suffers back injury ahead of Australian Open

angelique kerber suffers back injury ahead of australian open
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Australian Open 2020: Andy Murray says he's ready to go ahead of first Grand Slam of the new year

australian open 2020: andy murray says he's ready to go ahead of first grand slam of the new year
After a year spent trying to battle back from career-saving hip surgery, former world tennis number one Andy Murray said he's ready to compete at the highest level again, starting at the Australian..
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ATP Finals 2019: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal vie for year-end No 1 spot

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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.
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Naomi Osaka ends title drought at home Pan Pacific Open

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Tokyo — Japan’s Naomi Osaka ended an eight-month title drought by winning the Pan Pacific Open in her home city on Sunday, her first trophy since her second consecutive Grand Slam triumph at the..
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LAVER CUP: Nadal, Federer Turn from Rivals to Teammates

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Rafael Nadal insists his Grand Slam tally is just a number and that the ‘Big Three’ are winning titles their own “special” way. Nadal and Federer have gone from great rivals to team-mates for..
WorldNews - Published

US Open champion Andreescu feted in hometown

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Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final to become Canada´s first Grand Slam singles champion, was honoured with a rally in her hometown on Sunday. "I am truly blessed," the..
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Analysis: At 20-19-16, Federer vs. Nadal vs. Djokovic is fun

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NEW YORK (AP) — At some point, of course, Rafael Nadal and the rest of the Big Three will stop winning Grand Slam titles, someone younger will emerge and a shift at the top of tennis will happen...
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Rafael Nadal celebrates 'unforgettable' US Open triumph

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Rafael Nadal says his "unforgettable" US Open triumph against Daniil Medvedev has bolstered his legacy in tennis and admits it was "impossible" to hold in his emotions after his 19th Grand Slam title...
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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.
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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

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal wins five-hour battle to lift crown for fourth time

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Rafael Nadal overcame an almighty test from fifth-seeded Daniil Medvedev by defeating him 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling final to claim his fourth U.S. Open crown on Sunday, securing his 19th..
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Nadal beats Medvedev in US Open thriller to win his 19th Grand Slam trophy

Rafael 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.
France 24 - 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

US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in final, claims maiden Grand Slam

us open 2019: bianca andreescu beats serena williams in final, claims maiden grand slam
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..
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Nadal chases 19th Grand Slam in US Open final against Medvedev

nadal chases 19th grand slam in us open final against medvedev
Rafael Nadal will move within one of Roger Federer's haul of 20 Grand Slam titles if he beats Daniil Medvedev in Sunday's US Open final. ......
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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.
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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: Bianca Andreescu becomes first Canadian to win Grand Slam, denies Serena Williams

The 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu used powerful groundstrokes and attacked Serena Williams' serve in a 6-3, 7-5 victory.
USATODAY.com - 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

US Open: Daniil Medvedev advances to first Grand Slam final with win over Grigor Dimitrov

Russian Daniil Medvedev, who made headlines earlier in the tournament for poor behavior, won in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3.
USATODAY.com - Published

US Open prepares for royalty as Meghan Markle expected to watch Serena Williams in final

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is expected to watch her friend Serena Williams play for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam in Saturday's championship.
USATODAY.com - 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

‘It’s just surreal’: Teen ace Andreescu books US Open final date with ‘beast’ Serena Williams

‘it’s just surreal’: teen ace andreescu books us open final date with ‘beast’ serena williams
Bianca Andreescu’s dream run at the US Open continued as the Canadian teenager booked her place in the final against Serena Williams, who is aiming for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title...
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Serena Williams on track for Grand Slam record at US Open final

A clash of generations will decide the U.S. Open on Saturday with Serena Williams taking a fourth crack at Grand Slam history against teenager Bianca Andreescu, who was not even born when the American..
France 24 - Published

US Open: Serena Williams seeks 7th crown in New York after dispatching Elina Svitolina in semi-final

us open: serena williams seeks 7th crown in new york after dispatching elina svitolina in semi-final
A rampaging Serena Williams moved to the brink of a record-equalling 24th career Grand Slam title on Thursday storming past Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-1 to book her spot in the U.S. Open final. Since..
WorldNews - Published

US Open: Serena Williams advances to championship, will play for record-tying 24th Grand Slam

The 37-year-old routed No. 5 Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 6-1, moving into the championship Saturday and looking for her seventh Open title.
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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.
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