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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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Why Naomi Osaka is "nervous" to talk to Serena Williams

The 139th U.S. Open starts in New York City next week and Naomi Osaka, one of the biggest names in tennis, will be there to defend her title. At 21 years old, she is the second highest-paid female..
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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..
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Djokovic beats Federer in record Wimbledon final [Video]Djokovic beats Federer in record Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6 1-6 7-6 4-6 13-12 to win his fifth title at Wimbledon on Sunday, in the tournament’s longest final match ever. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Whew! Djokovic Beats Federer To Win Fifth Wimbledon Title [Video]Whew! Djokovic Beats Federer To Win Fifth Wimbledon Title

Once again, Novak Djokovic won at Wimbledon on Sunday. Djokovic beat Roger Federer, 7-6 1-6 7-6 4-6 13-12. According to Reuters, it was the fifth Wimbledon win for Djokovic. It also was the Serb’s..

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Wimbledon Rookie Simona Halep Destroys Serena William In Straight Sets [Video]Wimbledon Rookie Simona Halep Destroys Serena William In Straight Sets

Simona Halep destroyed Serena Williams on Saturday, in the women's singles final at the Wimbledon Championships. According to Business Insider, Halep beat Williams in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. It took..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Day 10 at Wimbledon sees Halep and Serena triumph in semis [Video]Day 10 at Wimbledon sees Halep and Serena triumph in semis

Simona Halep qualifies for her first ever Wimbledon final as Serena Williams becomes the oldest woman to reach a Grand Slam final at 37, with more records in her sights.

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Djokovic and Bautista through as Nadal and Federer set up semi final clash [Video]Djokovic and Bautista through as Nadal and Federer set up semi final clash

No surprises in the quarter-finals of the men's tournament at Wimbledon as the big three of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer all booked their spots in the final four.

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Women's semi final line up decided, SerAndy partnership shines at Wimbledon [Video]Women's semi final line up decided, SerAndy partnership shines at Wimbledon

Action-packed day at Wimbledon sees all four women's quarter finals played plus Andy Murray and Serena Williams in the mixed doubles

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Digital friendly package as Nadal, Williams and Murray advance, Kerber is left in the dust [Video]Digital friendly package as Nadal, Williams and Murray advance, Kerber is left in the dust

Day four at Wimbledon does not disappoint with Nadal, Williams, Barty and Murray advancing.

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Digital friendly package as Djokovic, Gauff and Auger-Aliassime power through to third round [Video]Digital friendly package as Djokovic, Gauff and Auger-Aliassime power through to third round

American 15-year-old Cori Gauff strikes again as she and holder Novak Djokovic advance to the third round at Wimbledon.

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Nadal plays down row over Wimbledon seeding [Video]Nadal plays down row over Wimbledon seeding

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 29, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TWO-TIME WIMBLEDON SINGLES CHAMPION, RAFAEL NADAL, SAYING: "I really come here to play tennis. For me the

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15 Grand Slams later, Djokovic still eager to defend his Wimbledon title [Video]15 Grand Slams later, Djokovic still eager to defend his Wimbledon title

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 29, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. WORLD NUMBER ONE NOVAK DJOKOVIC WALKING INTO NEWS CONFERENCE 2. NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English)

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Djokovic has sympathy for Nadal over Wimbledon seedings gripe [Video]Djokovic has sympathy for Nadal over Wimbledon seedings gripe

Novak Djokovic called it “surprising” to seed Roger Federer ahead of world number two Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon.

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3-time Grand Slam doubles winner Peter McNamara dies at 64

Peter McNamara, an Australian tennis player who won three grand slam doubles titles and reached a highest singles ranking of No. 7, has died
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Serena Williams falls to Simona Halep in Wimbledon final

Serena Williams’ bid for a 24th Grand Slam title was spoiled Saturday by No. 7 seed Simona Halep, who dominated Williams 6-2, 6-2 at Wimbledon.
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Serena Williams ousts Strýcová, reaches Wimbledon final to inch closer to 24th Grand Slam

Williams handily defeated unranked Barbora Strýcová of the Czech Republic in straight sets to advance to Wimbledon's final for a second year in a row.
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During loss, Fabio Fognini says Wimbledon should be bombed

Top-10 player Fabio Fognini is already on Grand Slam probation and now could be in more trouble after saying during his third-round match at Wimbledon that he wanted a bomb to hit the All England..
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Who is the 15-year-old who beat 39-year-old Venus Williams at Wimbledon?

In her Grand Slam debut, Cori Gauff, 15, upset Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday. Gauff is the tournament's youngest player.
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Serena Williams ready for Wimbledon: 'I know how to play tennis'

Serena Williams says her injured left knee is feeling better but she lacks match preparation as she chases 24th Grand Slam singles title.
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Rafael Nadal wins 12th French Open title, beating Australian Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal pulled away in what had suddenly become a tight final to beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 Sunday for his record-extending 12th French Open championship. It raises Nadal's Grand Slam..
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Nadal wins 12th French Open for 18th career Grand Slam

The victory raises Nadal's Grand Slam title count to 18, within two of Roger Federer's record for a man
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Rafael Nadal makes history with 12th French Open title

Rafael Nadal downed Dominic Thiem at French Open to claim his 18th Grand Slam and become the only man or woman to win the same tournament 12 times.
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Back from cricket, Australia's Barty now French Open champ

Ash Barty certainly did not think her best chance of winning a Grand Slam title would be at the French Open
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Ashleigh Barty wins French Open for first Grand Slam title

The No. 8-seeded Ashleigh Barty beat unseeded 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open final for her first Grand Slam title.
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Amanda Anisimova, 17-year-old American who stunned Simona Halep, loses in French open semis

Ashleigh Barty reached her first Grand Slam final at the French Open, and she got there by ending the run of 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova.
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The Latest: Czech teen Vondrousova into French quarterfinals

Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova has reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal without dropping a set
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Stephens vs. Muguruza highlights 4th-round action in Paris

Only three of the 16 women still in the French Open field have won a Grand Slam tournament _ and two of them play each other in the fourth round
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Father Time and a crop of young talent are finally catching up with Serena Williams

Serena Williams is seeking her 24th career Grand Slam title. But after losing at the French Open, has Father Time finally caught up to her?
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The Latest: Federer wins in his 400th Grand Slam match

The latest on the French Open: Roger Federer's 400th Grand Slam match was a confident 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (8) win over Casper Ruud
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The Latest: Osaka squeaks into 3rd round of French Open

Naomi Osaka survived another fraught match at the French Open to cling onto her quest for a third consecutive Grand Slam title
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What's in a name? You say French Open; I say Roland Garros

The clay-court Grand Slam tournament being played in Paris right now is that rare sporting event with multiple names
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The Latest: Svitolina advances to 3rd round without playing

Ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced to the third round of the French Open without hitting a shot after her opponent pulled out of the clay-court Grand Slam because of an injury
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Serena Williams beats Vitalia Diatchenko at opening match

The 37-year-old will continue her pursuit for a 24th Grand Slam title after her win Monday
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Nadal, Djokovic and Serena play on Day 2 of French Open

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams - owners of a combined collection of 55 Grand Slam singles titles - are each in action on Day 2 at the French Open
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FRENCH OPEN '19: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major

Women to watch at French Open: 23-time Grand Slam title winner Serena Williams, No. 1 Naomi Osaka, defending champ Simona Halep
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Nick Kyrgios withdraws from French Open

French Open organizers say Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the clay-court Grand Slam tournament
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Isner out of French Open with injury; ends 24-Slam streak

John Isner out of the French Open because of ailing foot, ending streak of 24 straight Grand Slams
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Maria Sharapova withdraws from French Open, citing right shoulder

Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder.
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'In the mood': Federer seeks more match time at Italian Open

At 37 and with 20 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer still gets excited about playing tennis
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Djokovic eyes French Open final against Nadal as clay begins

As Novak Djokovic begins his preparations for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he likes to imagine beating Rafael Nadal in the French Open final
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McIlroy juggling mind and game in Masters quest

Rory McIlroy getting his mind in the right place for making another run at Masters, career Grand Slam
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American Frances Tiafoe sets sights on winning more titles, becoming a force in Grand Slams

Frances Tiafoe made a splash at the Australian Open in January. He now heads to Florida to defend his title at the Delray Beach Open.
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1 major goal achieved for Mahut-Herbert; next goal is gold

Not long after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut completed their career Grand Slam in men's doubles the Frenchmen were already turning their attention to the next goal
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The Latest: Herbert, Mahut complete career Slam in Australia

Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut have completed a career Grand Slam in men's doubles by winning the Australian Open
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Ram-Krejcikova combine to win Australian Open mixed doubles

First-time partners Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova are Grand Slam mixed doubles champions
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Kvitova thrilled to be in Slam final, 2 years after attack

Petra Kvitova was proud to be back in a Grand Slam final about two years after she needed surgery for cuts on her hand from an attack at her home
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Stosur, Zhang win Australian Open women's doubles title

The unseeded pairing of Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai have won their first Grand Slam doubles title together, beating defending champions and No. 2-seeded Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 in..
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Rafael Nadal schools 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas in Australian Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal, 32, showed 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas why he is a 17-time Grand Slam champion, making it look easy in Australian Open semifinals.
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The Latest: Kvitova back at 1st Grand Slam final since 2014

Petra Kvitova has beaten Danielle Collins 7-6 (2), 6-0 at the Australian Open to return to a Grand Slam final for the first time since winning the Wimbledon title in 2014
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Naomi Osaka sets up potential Grand Slam rematch with Serena Williams

Naomi Osaka took down Elina Svitolina in two sets in the quarterfinals to set up a potential semifinal showdown with Serena Williams.
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Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in 'second career'

Petra Kvitova knew the question was coming after she beat Ash Barty at the Australian Open to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since she won Wimbledon in 2014
USATODAY.com - Published

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