1
1
1

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)

Share this page!

Related news

  • WTA Live All Access Hour In Stuttgart

    April 23, 2014
    WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox is back with WTA stars like Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep and more - watch it right here!
  • Sharapova Survives Stuttgart Opener

    April 22, 2014
    Maria Sharapova survived Lucie Safarova in her Porsche Tennis Grand Prix opener, 76(5) 67(5) 76(2). When was the last time a WTA match went to three tie-breaks?
  • WTA Diary: Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag

    April 22, 2014
    Catch up on all the WTA news from the past seven days, including Maria's birthday, the latest Fed Cup results and Donna's breakthrough.
To The Top
3