Who Has Won All 4 Grand Slams In The Same Year?

Who Has Won All 4 Grand Slams In The Same Year

These pro international best tennis players will shock you, they won ALL the games by themselves the same year more than once.

Who has won all 4 Grand Slams in the same year? Don Budge (1938), Maureen Connolly (1953), Rod Laver (1962 and 1969), Margaret Smith Court (1970), and Steffi Graf (1988). Other tennis players have won the Grand Slams but not all the tournaments in the same year.

Tennis Player4 Grand Slam Won In The Same YearAgeGenderCountry
Don Budge193823MaleUnited States
Maureen Connolly195318FemaleUnited States
Rod Laver196224MaleAustralia
Rod Laver196931MaleAustralia
Margaret Court197020FemaleAustralia
Steffi Graf198819FemaleGermany
Who has won all 4 Grand Slams in the same year?

The 4 Grand Slams Tournament

The four main Grand Slam tennis tournament are sometimes referred to as Golden Grand Slam or the Golden Slam. These tournaments are the major tournaments in tennis which are all performed in a single year at different countries.

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Tennis Grand Slam Schedule

How many Grand Slam tournaments are held every year? 4 tournaments including Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S Open. However, due to COVID19 pandemic the Wimbledon tournament 2020 was cancelled. All the 4 Grand Slams tennis tournament last for 2 weeks from the date the tournament began. Tennis Grand Slams Schedule include:

EventTime of the YearCountry Venue
Australian OpenMid-JanuaryAustralia
French OpenLate May to Early JuneFrance
WimbledonLate June to Early JulyEngland
U.S OpenLate August to Early SeptemberU.S.A
Tennis Grand Slams Schedule

Grand Slam Tennis Winners Who Won 4 Grand Slams In The Same Year.

Despite the regrettable life changing mistakes of tennis players, their performance is still outstanding. Actually, which tennis players have won all 4 Grand Slams are many but only 5 of these tennis players have won all 4 Grand Slams in the same year including:

1. Don Budge The Winner Of All 4 Grand Slams In 1938

In 1938, Budge recorded the most outstanding tennis win in history. Budge was the first male tennis player to ever complete 4 consecutive Grand Slams in the same year. Don Budge has won all the 4 calendar Grand Slams in the same year, 1938.

 In fact, Don Budge did not only won the calendar Grand Slam in 1938 but had previously won 2 other Grand Slams in 1937. Actually, from 1937 to 1938 Budge won 6 consecutive Grand Slam. The tennis tournament won by Budge was the men’s singles.

Budge is the only male player who has won 6 consecutive tennis Grand Slams tournament in the men’s singles. Budge won the Grand Slam calendar at the age of 23 years old. Due to war in 1940 to1945, Budge was not able to continue with his tennis career.

The following is a table showing the Grand Slam and the year Budge won the 6 consecutive Grand Slams

Tennis PlayerAgeAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS OpenGame TypeConsecutive Titles
Don Budge23
1938
1938

1938
1937

1938 1937
Men’s Singles6
Grand Slam tennis winners, Don Budge, 1938

2. Rod Laver The Winner Of All 4 Grand Slams In 1962 And 1969

Up to date, Laver is the only tennis player who has ever won the Grand Slam twice. Laver can be considered as the greatest of them all having been able to win all the Grand Slams tournament twice in the tennis history. Up to date, after Budge, Laver is the last male single’s tennis player who has won 4 consecutive Grand Slams.

The 7 years in between his final win of the match, Laver was banned for 5 years within that period not to play tennis since he had joined a professional tennis. However, he later came back for a win in 1969.

Tennis PlayerAgeAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS OpenGame TypeTitles
Rod Laver24  
1962  
1962  
1962  

1962  
Men’s SinglesFirst male to win 2 Consecutive Grand Slams Calendar
Rod Laver311969196919691969Men’s Singles
Grand Slam tennis winners, Rod Laver, 1962 and 1969

3. Maureen Connolly The Winner Of All 4 Grand Slams In 1953

With a total of 9 Grand Slam women’s singles titles, Connolly won all the 4 Grand Slams in 1953.  Connolly broke the record when she was only 18 years old, the youngest tennis player in history to ever win all the 4 consecutive Grand Slams.

Tennis PlayerAgeAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS OpenGame TypeConsecutive Titles
Maureen Connolly18
1953
1953

1953
1952  

1953 1952
Women’s Singles6
Grand Slam tennis winners, Maureen Connolly, 1953

4. Margaret Smith Court The Winner Of All 4 Grand Slams In 1970

At age 20, Court won all the 4 consecutive Grans Slams titles. Among the females, Court can be considered as the greatest of them all since she is the only one to have ever won the Boxed Set twice. Winning a Boxed Set in a tennis Grand Slam tournament means winning all the events in the slams including the mixed doubles, doubles, and the singles.

Tennis PlayerAgeAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS OpenGame TypeConsecutive Titles
Margaret Smith Court20

1970
1971
1970

1970  
 

1970 1969
Women’s Singles6
Grand Slam tennis winners, Margaret Court, 1970

5. Steffi Graff The Winner Of All 4 Grand Slams In 1988

Graff won the 4 Grand Slams at age of 19. Graff is an outstanding tennis player in women since in the year 1988 she did not only won the 4 Grand Slam titles, but she also won the WTA tour championships and the Olympic Gold Medal.

Also, Graff won 4 other Grand Slams in 1993-1994. She won French Open (1993), Wimbledon (1993), U.S Open (1993), and Australian Open (1994). Of all women’s singles tennis winners, Graff has won Grans Slam twice.

Tennis PlayerAgeAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS OpenGame TypeConsecutive Titles
Steffi Graff  19

1988
1989
1988
1988  

1988  
Women’s Singles5
Grand Slam tennis winners, Steffi Graff, 1988

Grand Slam Tennis Winners

Other that tennis players winning four consecutive Grand Slams in the same year, there are several tennis players who have won Grand Slam. More statistics about Grand Slam Tennis winners is documented inside the article and you can follow.

Which Tennis Player Has Won The Most Grand Slam Titles?

Roger Federer has won the most titles, 20 titles, as at October 2020 for the Grand Slams in men’s singles. Close to Federer is Rafael Nadal. On the other hand, Serena Williams has won 23 titles in Grand Slams in women’s tennis singles. Most tennis Grand Slams women’s has been won by Serena Williams.

Conclusion

Now you know who has won all four Grand Slams in the same year include; Budge, Laver, Connolly, Court, and Graf. These Grand Slam tennis winners have made history in tennis having won all the four Grand Slams in the same year. Tennis Grand Slams schedule is over a period of one year in which each tournament lasts two weeks.

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