Has anyone won all 4 Grand Slams? Exploring the unique list of tennis legends

The Open Era was a turning point in the world of tennis. Professionals were finally allowed to compete against the amateur tennis stars for the Grand Slam major title. Attention towards tennis escalated rapidly after this and the Grand Slams were the most awaited events. The four major title occur in 4 distinguished locations across the world, each with different surfaces as well- hard, grass and clay. 

While the standards of athleticism and finesse goes up year after year, there have been several superstar in the world of tennis that have stood out. In the Open Era, these athletes have been able to conquer in all 4 of these major titles. 

Who won all 4 major grand slams?

Male tennis players

The Big 3 trio have obviously made their way into the record list with 5 other tennis legends. Most notably, it is Novak Djokovic who is the only player to has won each of the Slam titles at least three times. 

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The Spaniard Rafael Nadal and the Australian 70s stars, Roy Emerson and Rod Laver have took each of the Slams home at least twice. 

Finally, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Fred Perry and Don Budge won each of the Grand Slam titles at least one time. 

Female tennis player 

In the Open Era, there have been 10 female tennis player to win all 4 of the Grand Slams. The former Australian pro, Margaret Court has won the Slams 24 times marking the record back in 1970s, for any male or female tennis players till date. She has won each of the Slam tournaments a minimum 3 times. Serena Williams has also won each slam at least thrice and has a total of 23 Grand Slam. 

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Steffi Graf is the icon that has one up-ed both of them and has secured each of the major Slam title at least 4 times. The German has a total of 22 Grand Slam titles and won over 100 singles titles in her career and still considered to be one of the greatest tennis players. 

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova have both won each Grand Slam at least twice and have each won a total of 18 Grand Slams. Billie Jean King, Maria Sharapova and 3 others have won all 4 of the Grand Slam at least once in through career.

Only two players have won 4 major grand slams along with Olympic Gold

While these stats are already so high up, there are a couple of athletes from that list that have outshone them with their Olympic Gold medals as well. 

In the males single category, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal are the only two tennis players that have topped the record with their ‘Career Golden Slam’- winning all 4 grand slams and the Olympic medal. 


Of course Serena Williams made it here. Excluding her 23 Grand Slams from all 4 major tournaments, the American also won the 2012 Olympics gold medal. She also teamed up with her sister, Venus and won the Olympic gold for the doubles event as well! 

It is Steffi Graf that most the most exceptional record of all of these, securing the Golden Slam the 1988, single calendar season! She won all the Grand Slams and the Olympic gold that same year. 

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These were few athletes that have daunting, out of the world knack at what they do best. Who do you think might make it to this list next? Let us know in the comments below!



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