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First ‘golden’ tennis Grand Slam (female)

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Steffi Graff 

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  • Who: Steffi Graf

  • What: First ‘golden’ tennis Grand Slam (female)

  • Where: United States

The first female tennis player to achieve the ‘golden’ Grand Slam was Steffi Graf (Germany), who completed this incredible feat when she beat Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina) in the US Open final on 11 September 1988. The ‘golden’ Grand Slam is only possible every four years, as it involves winning the four ATP Grand Slam tournaments - the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon (UK) and the US Open - plus the Olympic gold medal in the same year.

 

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