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grand slam

1. Bridge the winning of 13 tricks by one player or side or the contract to do so
2. the winning of all major competitions in a season, esp in tennis and golf
3. Rugby Union the winning of all five games in the annual Six Nations Championship involving England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, and Italy
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It used to be a running joke when players won the first Grand Slam event of the year that they would be asked, at some stage in their post-match press conference, whether they thought they might be able to win the calendar year Grand Slam.
BOOKMAKERS are split over Andy Murray's chance of adding to his two Grand Slam titles in 2016, writes Adrian Humphries.
In fact, after spending years behind the shadow of the 17-time Grand Slam champion and Swiss no.
According to the Express Tribune, WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster said that women competitors would be quite happy to play for as long as the men if asked by the Grand Slam tournaments, although she added that it would take longer to have their matches if it is played for five sets in the Grand Slams.
Speeds Grand Slam bullet arrived to trump the Mag-Tip and eventually ushered it out.
Now England's manager, Johnson has a chance to become only the sixth man to win a Grand Slam as a player and a coach.
Federer defeated Andy Murray in straight sets in last year s final to notch his 16th grand slam and quash doubts about his motivation amid his new duties as a husband and father of twin baby girls.
Roger Federer was beaten by third-seeded Novak Djokovic, whose nail-biting victory in the second semi final robbed the tennis world of what might have been the ultimate grand slam final.
She was 49 when she gained her final grand slam at the mixed doubles in the 2006 US Open.
The 20-year-old from Argentina scored one of the upsets of the year at Flushing Meadows early yesterday UK time, beating world number one and five-time defending champion Federer in five sets to claim the US Open men's singles title in his first grand slam final.
Sharapova, whose victims on the way to victory included Lindsay Davenport, world number one Justine Henin and number three seed Jelena Jankovic, reckons the fact she had such a tough draw makes her latest grand slam success more satisfying than the first two.
It's probably the hardest grand slam to win because it's a crazy city, it's a big show over here.