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The lowdown on the tennis Grand Slam
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Andre Agassi won last year's Australian Open
Andre Agassi has won the Australian Open four times
The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open are the highlights of the tennis calendar.

They are all played on different surfaces - so here's the Academy guide to what it takes to win on each of them.

They carry the most prize money, the most prestige, and more world ranking points than other less important events.

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world - but the biggest and the brassiest is the US Open.

At the Australian Open players compete under the blazing Melbourne sun, while at the French Open they play in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

The four Grand Slam tournaments are each very different - and winning all four in a row is a very rare feat indeed.

The main difficulty for today's players is that each of the tournaments is played on a different type of surface.

And that can often have a big impact on a player's game.


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Introduction
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
US Open

Grand Slam fixtures 2005
Australian Open: 17th - 30th January 2005
Melbourne Park
French Open: 23 May - 5 June 2005
Roland Garros, Paris
Wimbledon: 20 June - 3 July 2005
All England Tennis Club, Wimbledon
US Open: 29 August - 11 September 2005
Flushing Meadows, New York

Only players to win all four titles in one year
Donald Budge 1938
Rod Laver 1962/69
Margaret Court 1970
Maureen Connolly 1953
Steffi Graf 1988

Fab four
Andre Agassi was the last to win all four titles - but he took seven years to do it



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