From Wimbledon to the U.S. Open: The History of Grand Slam Tournaments in Tennis

Pictured: Twelve-time Grand Slam singles champion Billie Jean King. Photo Courtesy: Charlie Ley/Mirrorpix/Getty Images; Bettmann/Getty Images

When it comes to the most sought-after championships in tennis, the four Grand Slam tournaments are what players dream of from a young age. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open each present players with unique challenges — and while players compete throughout the season in a variety of tournaments, winning even one of the Grand Slams will cement their place in tennis history. 

Steeped in tradition, the history of Grand Slam tournaments is what makes them so coveted. So, while you watch Wimbledon this year, take some time to delve into the history of these prestigious tournaments with us. 

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