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Friday, August 08, 2014 
Who was the first tennis player to win a career Golden Slam in the same year?
A career Golden Slam is achieved by any tennis player who wins all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Gold Medal during their career. To date, only one player has accomplished this in a single year. In 1988, Steffi Graf won the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, the Olympic Singles Gold Medal, and the US Open. »
Who is the only tennis player to win all of the grand slam tennis events in the same calendar year twice?
Rod Laver won all 4 grand slam tennis events in 1962 and then again in 1969. Interestingly, Laver only won 1 grand clam event, Wimbledon in 1968, in the years between 1962 and 1969. He also never won a grand slam event after 1969. Laver retired in 1979. »
The French Open is known as Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros. Who is Roland Garros?
Roland Garros was a French aviator. In 1913 he became the first aviator to fly across the Mediterranean Sea (from France to Tunisia). Garros was also a pilot during World War I and was shot down and killed on October 5, 1918, a little more than a month before the end of the war. In the 1920s a tennis center was named Stade de Roland Garros after Garros. The French Open derives its name from the stadium. »
Which female tennis player has the most French Open singles wins?
The woman who has the most singles wins at the "Tournoi de Roland Garros" (the Roland Garros Tournament - often referred to as simply the French Open) is Chris Evert who won the French Open 7 times (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1986). Steffi Graf is second with 6 wins (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1999). »
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French Open or the Tournoi de Roland-Garros is one of the world`s four major tennis tournaments. The tournament is fully deserving of its reputation as the world`s premier clay court event.
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