Tennis Grand Slams

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2019 Tennis Grand Slams

Tennis season is just around the block as professional players all around the world gather and compete- in four very important tournaments. These tournaments are called the Grand Slams. The Grand Slams consist of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon Tournament, and US Open. Top ranking players come and participate in these tournaments to fight for the trophy. But in the end, only one person reigns in the end.

This month, the Australian Open is currently in action as most of the tennis players on the leaderboard are joining in on the tournament. Last year, Roger Federer claimed the 2018 Australian Open trophy and title, making it his 20th Grand Slam win and second Australian Open win in a row since 2007. Between late May and early June, the French Open takes place at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. The court is made of clay, a different surface than the regular hard court. The previous winner of the French Open was Rafael Nadal, with a total of 11 French Open titles. The third Grand Slam tournament that takes place between June and July is the Wimbledon Tournament. The Wimbledon Tournament was one of the first Grand Slam created in 1877. The winner of the 2018 Wimbledon Tournament is Novak Djokovic after a tough match against Kevin Anderson. And finally, the US Open which takes place between August and September. The last winner of the US Open was Novak Djokovic.

Out of all the years of Grand Slams, one person holds the record for the most Grand Slam titles in the world with a total of 20 titles. His name is Roger Federer. Before he turned professional, he participated in the 1998 Wimbledon Junior Championship, winning 1st place in boy’s singles and doubles. His first ever Grand Slam title was in the 2003 Wimbledon Grand Slam. After that, his ranking escalated as he kept winning more and more Grand Slams. Before he turned professional, he participated in the 1998 Wimbledon Junior Championship, winning 1st place in boy’s singles and doubles.

The questions and predictions about the 2019 Grand Slams are brewing since the Australian Open just started on January 14th, but it is still unknown what champion will climb to the top and become victorious in the 2019 Grand Slams.