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Mixed Doubles Grand Slam

Which players have won each grand slam in mixed doubles, I know Martina Navratilova, and the Williams Family (Venus: Australian and French, Serena: Wimbledon and US.) Are there any other players who have accomplished this either in the same year or in their career???
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Margaret Smith (not yet Court) and Ken Fletcher I think won the GS mixed in '63. Owen Davidson did it I think in '67 with Leslie Turner at the AO and BJK at the other three. I don't know about career slams.

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Which players have won each grand slam in mixed doubles, I know Martina Navratilova, and the Williams Family (Venus: Australian and French, Serena: Wimbledon and US.) Are there any other players who have accomplished this either in the same year or in their career???
Margaret Smith Court, for one. She even won all four of them in the same year once so that she's the only player to have a calendar year Grand Slam in singles as well as mixed doubles.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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Margaret Smith Court, for one. She even won all four of them in the same year once so that she's the only player to have a calendar year Grand Slam in singles as well as mixed doubles.
Yup, she did it in 1963 with Ken Fletcher and is the only woman to have a calender year mixed-doubles Grand Slam
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Interesting thing about about this topic is that the only tennis player prior to Margaret Smith-Court to actually win all four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles is 50s star Doris Hart.

The majority of the most famous Pre-Open Era tennis stars usually did not venture to Australia for the Open Down Under.

Thus, I believe Court and Hart are the only players from that generation to actually hold all four mixed-doubles crowns.
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Interesting thing about about this topic is that the only tennis player prior to Margaret Smith-Court to actually win all four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles is 50s star Doris Hart.

The majority of the most famous Pre-Open Era tennis stars usually did not venture to Australia for the Open Down Under.

Thus, I believe Court and Hart are the only players from that generation to actually hold all four mixed-doubles crowns.
The other thing to remember is that there was no mixed doubles event at the Australian Open from 1970 to 1986. It's very likely that Navratilova wouldn't have to wait until 2002 to complete her Grand Slam collection had the mixed been played during her peak years.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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The other thing to remember is that there was no mixed doubles event at the Australian Open from 1970 to 1986. It's very likely that Navratilova wouldn't have to wait until 2002 to complete her Grand Slam collection had the mixed been played during her peak years.
Yeah that is pretty sad in many respects.
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The suspension of the Aussie mixed prevented Martina from going for a mixed slam in 85, when she won the other three mixed events. It must be said, though, that had the Aussie mixed been played 70-86, although Martina may have won more titles, the chances are that Margaret Court would have picked up some as well.

In addition to Hart, Madge and Martina, Billie Jean won all 4 mixed titles during her career. These women are the only 4 to do so thus far.

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The suspension of the Aussie mixed prevented Martina from going for a mixed slam in 85, when she won the other three mixed events. It must be said, though, that had the Aussie mixed been played 70-86, although Martina may have won more titles, the chances are that Margaret Court would have picked up some as well.

In addition to Hart, Madge and Martina, Billie Jean won all 4 mixed titles during her career. These women are the only 4 to do so thus far.
Yes, but Billie Jean did it during the days when no one played the Australian Open.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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Daniela has AO, Wimby, and now RG. Soon USO
Good call, just the US for the set. But maybe a more interesting question would be - how many 'couples' have won a Grand Slam title in their first ever tournament playing together, like Daniela and Fabrice?

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