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Tennis: Serena On Brink Of Calendar Slam

Posted: Sep 11, 2015 at 12:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Serena Williams, who already holds all four major titles, is chasing the first calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988 and trying to match Graf’s Open Era career record of 22 Slam singles titles, two shy of Margaret Court’s all-time record in the US Open final slated for this weekend..

Only five players have completed the calendar-year sweep of the Australian, US and French Opens and Wimbledon — Americans Don Budge in 1938 and Maureen Connolly in 1953, Australians Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969 and Margaret Court in 1970 and Germany’s Graf in 1988.