Amazing Facts


  1. There were only five people to win
    The Grand Slam.  Winning The Grand Slam means winning all
    four Grand Slams (the Australian Open, the French Open,
    Wimbledon, and the United States Open) in the same year. 
    The people to accomplish this feat were:  Don Budge in 1938,
    Maureen Connolly in 1953, Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969,
    Margaret Court in 1970, and Steffi Graf in 1988.

  2. Yellow tennis balls were used at
    Wimbledon for the first time in 1986.

  3. Billie Jean King was the first
    player in the Open era to win back-to-back US Opens (1971-1972).

  4. The first man to win the US Open was
    Arthur Ashe.  He defeated Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in 1968.

  5. The first woman to win the US Open
    was Virginia Wade.  She defeated Billie Jean King 6-4, 6-4.

  6. Marcelo Rios won the US Open Boy's
    Singles Championship in 1983.

  7. The first US National Championships
    for women were held in 1887 at the Philadelphia (PA) Cricket Club.

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