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Why is it the 'Serena Slam' when Graf did this

back from 1993-1994??

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Because Graf wasn't American.


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"Because Graf wasn't American"

100% but of course also because it was so controversial those days (when not steffi's fault)

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Whats the big deal? Its the name Serena gave it. It is her slam she can call it what she wishes. It isn't an official name for a slam.
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I always thought it was called a GRAND SLAM (meaning)
Winning all 4 in the same year starting with the
Australian Open and ending with the US Open
Or maybe I'm wrong just winning 4 in a row.

In any event that was then called a GRAND SLAM
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Thats why Serena named it the Serena slam because it is not a Grand Slam which is 4 slams in one calendar year.
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So then is she the only player to do this?
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TennisFan - no, she isn't; that was the reason I started this. Steffi did this in 1993-1994 when she won the exact same order of majors...

selesfan - the big deal is that if it's going to have a name, it should go to the person who did it first; to call it the "Serena Slam" is an injustice to Graf

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Serena knew it wasnt a grand slam ... she took off tiger woods ... tiger slam ... and called it her Serena Slam .... its not a big deal ... let the girl have some fun ... geesh!!
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TennisFan - no, she isn't; that was the reason I started this. Steffi did this in 1993-1994 when she won the exact same order of majors...

selesfan - the big deal is that if it's going to have a name, it should go to the person who did it first; to call it the "Serena Slam" is an injustice to Graf
Lol. If you're going to get up in arms about this then let's credit the person who did the non-calendar slam first. Martina Navratilova did it before Steffi Graf.

Anyway, so what if she calls it a Serena Slam - it's true for this period of time!
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She called it that because she couldnt call it a Grand Slam. Graf could have called hers the Steffi Slam, and Martina the Martina Slam, but they didnt, so thats their problem, not Serena fault.
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MIrjanaFan - My point being that Graf won the same exact oder of majors; When Martina N did it, she won the French last so hers is unique from others.

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Serena has a better agent and PR people than Steffi did back then.

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