The open era in tennis began in 1968, when the Grand Slam tournaments, such as Wimbledon, abandoned the longstanding rules of amateurism and allowed professionals to compete. What emerged next was a fiercely competitive open tennis championship circuit for both men and women – creating some of the world’s top tennis stars.
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The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and most prestigous tennis tournament in the world. It is held every June and July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. Part of the Grand Slam of Tennis, the Wimbledon tournament is the 3rd of the major tennis tournaments.
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The second of the four majors, the French Open is held right in the middle of the tennis calendar, and is a target for all the big names aiming for a Grand Slam. The list of previous winners reads like a who’s who of tennis legends: Agassi, Graf, Lendl, Seles, Borg, Evert-Lloyd, Navratilova, Laver, Lenglen… the names just keep on coming.
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The US Open is the richest tennis tournament in the world, both in terms of prize money and atmosphere, with its long history, superb stadiums and thrilling, memorable matches.
It is the last of the four majors, and so has the potential to be the crucial last tournament to win for anybody gunning for a Grand Slam.
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The Australian Open is always hugely anticipated by tennis fans. The first of the four tennis majors, it’s held at the start of the tennis year and so is a benchmark for the rest of the season. The list of previous winners reads like a who’s who of tennis legends: Sampras, Hingis, Lendl, Seles, Wilander, Navratilova, Connors, Court, Emerson… with many other famous champions too numerous to mention.
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