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The Career Grand Slam: Maria's Place In History

Only six women in the Open Era have completed the career Grand Slam, and 10 all-time.

Published June 11, 2012 12:00

The Career Grand Slam: Maria's Place In History
Maria Sharapova

PARIS, France - Over the weekend Maria Sharapova became the sixth woman in the Open Era, and 10th all-time, to complete the career Grand Slam, which entails winning all four Grand Slam titles. Who else has achieved it, and where did they win their titles? Below is a reverse chronological rundown...

Open Era...

Maria Sharapova (RUS)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at 2012 French Open.
~ Has 4 Grand Slam titles (still active):
- 1 Australian Open title (2008)
- 1 French Open title (2012)
- 1 Wimbledon title (2004)
- 1 US Open title (2006)

Serena Williams (USA)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at 2003 Australian Open.
~ Has 13 Grand Slam titles (still active):
- 5 Australian Open titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010)
- 1 French Open title (2002)
- 4 Wimbledon titles (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010)
- 3 US Open titles (1999, 2002, 2008)

Steffi Graf (GER)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at 1988 US Open.
~ Ended up with 22 Grand Slam titles:
- 4 Australian Open titles (1988, 1989, 1990, 1994)
- 6 French Open titles (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999)
- 7 Wimbledon titles (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)
- 5 US Open titles (1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996)

Martina Navratilova (USA)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at 1983 US Open.
~ Ended up with 18 Grand Slam titles:
- 3 Australian Open titles (1981, 1983, 1985)
- 2 French Open titles (1982, 1984)
- 9 Wimbledon titles (1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990)
- 4 US Open titles (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987)

Chris Evert (USA)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at 1982 Australian Open.
~ Ended up with 18 Grand Slam titles:
- 2 Australian Open titles (1982, 1984)
- 7 French Open titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)
- 3 Wimbledon titles (1974, 1976, 1981)
- 6 US Open titles (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982)

Margaret Court (AUS)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at 1970 Wimbledon (had pre-Open Era too).
~ Ended up with 24 Grand Slam titles:
- 11 Australian Open titles (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973)
- 5 French Open titles (1962, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1973)
- 3 Wimbledon titles (1963, 1965, 1970)
- 5 US Open titles (1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1973)

Pre-Open Era...

Billie Jean King (USA)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at the 1972 French Open.
~ Ended up with 12 Grand Slam titles:
- 1 Australian Open title (1968)
- 1 French Open title (1972)
- 6 Wimbledon titles (1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975)
- 4 US Open titles (1967, 1971, 1972, 1974)

Shirley Fry (USA)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at the 1957 Australian Open.
~ Ended up with 4 Grand Slam titles:
- 1 Australian Open title (1957)
- 1 French Open title (1951)
- 1 Wimbledon title (1956)
- 1 US Open title (1956)

Doris Hart (USA)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at the 1954 US Open.
~ Ended up with 6 Grand Slam titles:
- 1 Australian Open title (1949)
- 2 French Open titles (1950, 1952)
- 1 Wimbledon title (1951)
- 2 US Open titles (1954, 1955)

Maureen Connolly (USA)
~ Completed career Grand Slam at the 1953 French Open.
~ Ended up with 9 Grand Slam titles:
- 1 Australian Open title (1953)
- 2 French Open titles (1953, 1954)
- 3 Wimbledon titles (1952, 1953, 1954)
- 3 US Open titles (1951, 1952, 1953)

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