Ten women tennis players who achieved a career Grand Slam

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: After winning Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008, the new World No 1 Maria Sharapova completed her Grand Slam and became only the 10th women in the history to do so.

The 25-year-old Russian underwent a shoulder surgery four years back after which she was uncertain about her future, she overcame all the hurdles to achieve the historic feat.

Here is a list of all the ten women tennis players who have completed a career Grand Slam.

1) Maureen Connolly Brinker (USA): Fondly known as the Little Mo, Maureen was the first female tennis player to complete a career Grand Slam in the same year.

Australian Open: (1953)

French Open: (1953, 1954)

Wimbledon: (1952, 1953, 1954)

US Open: (1951, 1952, 1953)

2) Doris Hart (USA): During her childhood, the American suffered from osteomyelitis, which resulted in a permanently impaired right leg. In spite of that, she has won 14 singles titles at major tournaments.

Australian Open: (1950)

French Open: (1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953)

Wimbledon: (1947, 1951, 1952, 1953)

US Open: (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954)

3) Shirley Fry Irvin (USA): Just like Maria Sharapova, the American has also won just four grand slams at the major tournaments.

Australian Open: (1957)

French Open: (1951)

Wimbledon: (1956)

US Open: (1956)

4) Margaret Court (Australia): She has the record of winning the Australian Open for seven consecutive times.

Australian Open: (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973)

French Open: (1962, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1973)

Wimbledon: (1963, 1965, 1970)

US Open: (1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1973)

5) Billie Jean King (USA): She won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women`s doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

Australian Open: (1968)

French Open: (1972)

Wimbledon: (1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975)

US Open: (1967, 1971, 1972, 1974)

6) Chris Evert (USA): The former World No. 1 won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including a record seven championships at the French Open and a record six championships at the U.S. Open.

Australian Open: (1982, 1984)

French Open: (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)

Wimbledon: (1974, 1976, 1981)

US Open: (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982)

7) Martina Navratilova (Czech): Along with Margaret Court and Doris Hart, the 56-year-old has a unique record of winning a career Grand Slam in singles, women`s doubles, and mixed doubles (called the Grand Slam "boxed set"). She has also won the women’s singles title at the Wimbledon for a record nine times.

Australian Open: (1981, 1983, 1985)

French Open: (1982, 1984)

Wimbledon: (1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990)

US Open: (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987)

8) Steffi Graf (Germany): The German is the only singles player to have achieved a Calendar Year Grand Slam while playing on all three major types of tennis courts (grass courts, clay courts and hard courts).

Australian Open (1988, 1989, 1990, 1994)

French Open: (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999)

Wimbledon: (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)

US Open: (1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996)

9) Serena Williams (USA): The former World No 1 who dominated women tennis for quite some time with her powerful strokes is the recent women tennis player to hold a career slam simultaneously.

Australian Open: (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010)

French Open: (2002)

Wimbledon: (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010)

US Open: (1999, 2002, 2008)

10) Maria Sharapova (Russia): The Women`s Tennis Association has ranked Sharapova World No. 1 in singles on five separate occasions, the first time being on August 22, 2005. The Russian has been has been in seven Grand Slam finals with a record of 4–3.

Australian Open: (2008)

French Open: (2012)

Wimbledon:(2004)

US Open:(2006)

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