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tucker1989
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:08 PM
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???

Helen Lawson
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:11 PM
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.

samn
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:12 PM
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.

Jakeev
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:45 PM
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

Derek.
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:48 PM
Daniela has AO, Wimby, and now RG. Soon USO ;)

Jakeev
Jun 4th, 2005, 05:07 AM
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.

samn
Jun 4th, 2005, 08:19 AM
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.

Jakeev
Jun 4th, 2005, 09:45 AM
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.

Andy T
Jun 4th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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.

samn
Jun 4th, 2005, 08:38 PM
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. :lol:

GrahamD
Jun 5th, 2005, 12:39 AM
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?