The Grand Slams

The four Grand Slams co-sanctioned by the ATP and WTA tours are the biggest events in professional tennis. The Grand Slams are the only events in tennis that feature players from both ATP and WTA tours.

The biggest four biggest tennis tournaments in the world were first described as the Grand Slam in 1933, when the term was used to describe Jack Crawford’s attempt to win the US Open after having picked up titles at the French Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Today the Grand Slams are amongst the biggest annual sporting events and attract international media coverage. The cash prizes on offer are the biggest in tennis, and a win in any of the Grand Slam events is considered a major accomplishment for a professional tennis player.

  • The Australian Open: The first of the year’s Grand Slams is played in Melbourne, Australia. The sweltering heat and fast-paced hard courts make for a thrilling spectacle attracting the biggest crowds of any of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments.
  • The French Open: The French Open gives the clay specialists a chance to pick up a Grand Slam win. The tour brings out the best in European and South American players, providing two weeks of entertaining, skilful tennis.
  • The Championships Wimbledon: Wimbledon is the biggest tennis event of the year, and easily the most coveted title in international tennis. Wimbledon is the oldest of the Grand Slams and is loved both for its traditions as well as the quality grass-court tennis on offer.
  • The US Open: The US Open closes out the Grand Slams and sets the stage for top players to achieve a career Grand Slam by winning all four tournaments in a single year. Played at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, the US Open sees the world’s top players back on hard courts.

Grand Slam Betting

With the most extensive media coverage and the top players in the sport, it should come as no surprise that Grand Slams receive special attention from online sportsbooks. Ante-post fixed odds bets are available on tournament winners months in advance of these events, and punters betting on Grand Slams have access to a wide variety of special and promotional bets.

Useful Grand Slam Tennis Resources

Australian Open Site
US Open
Official Wimbledon Site
Roland Garros

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