View Full Version : 4 out 5 women who won the grand slam

Sam L
Jan 25th, 2003, 05:26 AM
.. were in Melbourne. Court, Navratilova, Graf and now Serena. The exception been the late Maureen Connolly.


Jan 25th, 2003, 05:32 AM
Graf wasn't, the first time. She was in Flushing. Neither was Navratilova. The Aussie was in November back then, so she completed hers at Roland Garros. I'm not 100% certain about that but very close to it.

Sam L
Jan 25th, 2003, 05:35 AM
No sorry I meant they were physically there TODAY in Melbourne! :eek:

Jan 25th, 2003, 05:37 AM
How come Mo wasn't there?

Jan 25th, 2003, 06:43 AM
Ummmm it's NOT 'the Grand Slam'

Only 3 women have achieved that - Connolly, Court and Graf.

A Grand Slam is the 'term' given to achieving 4 slams in ONE CALENDER year!

Serena should do it this year if she stays injury free but until she is passed that trophy at Flushing don't call it a 'Grand Slam'


Jan 25th, 2003, 08:56 AM
I think what the clarification is, is that 5 women have won 4 different slams in a row, Calender and Non-Calender ... those five being - Court, Navratilova, Graf, Connolly & Williams. Apart from Connolly who has passed, all the others were in Melbourne for some reason or another - Williams, Navi were competing, Court was there for her naming of the MCA ect. And Steffi was there for Andre ... so it was very coincidental!! ;) - I personally think they should have a photo shoot together ... but anywayz!

Jan 25th, 2003, 03:14 PM
Melbourne is the place for the champions at the moment :)