A Golden Slam is defined as having won each of the four Grand Slam tournaments (Australian ...
Golden Slam. The term "Golden Slam" (initially "Golden Grand Slam") was coined in 1988, when Steffi Graf won the 1988 Australian Open, 1988 French Open, 1988 Wimbledon Championships, 1988 US Open, as well as the 1988 Olympic gold medal. She and wheelchair tennis players Diede de Groot and Dylan Alcott are the only players to have done so.
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The Golden Slam is one of the rarest achievements in tennis. It means winning all 4 Grand Slams and a singles Gold Medal at the Olympics. There are 4 tennis players who performed this heroic act in the Open Era so far.
A Grand Slam is rare enough. No men's tennis player has done it in a calendar year since Rod Laver in 1969 -- though Djokovic did hold all four titles simultaneously from 2015 to 2016. David ...
The Golden Slam is one of the greatest and rarest records in the game of tennis. A player who wins all 4 majors thus completing the Grand Slam and also wins the singles Olympics Gold medal achieves this illustrious record. In the history of tennis only 4 players have managed to set this record so far.
The golden slam in tennis is one of the rarest feats that a tennis player could ever accomplish during their career. A golden slam is when a player is able to win all four grand slams and also wins the gold medal in the singles competition at the Olympics. This means that a player would have to win at least five championships. A career golden slam means they won the five tournaments during their career, while a calendar golden slam means they did it all in one year.
Steffi Graf though had those qualities in abundance - she is the only player in history to have won each of the Grand Slams at least four times. Here’s how Steffi Graf became tennis’ Golden Slam winner in 1988.
On this day, October 1, 1988, Steffi Graf defeated Gabriela Sabatini in the final of the Olympic tournament, in Seoul (6-3, 6-3). Three weeks after completing the Grand Slam, she had just added a gold medal to make her season even greater. This feat would remain as a “Golden Slam”, an expression that was specifically invented to define this unique achievement, and would make the 1988 Steffi Graf’ season the greatest season ever played in tennis.