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I was just wondering if anyone here knows which players have ever won the Golden Grand Slam (men and women)? Thanks.
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Graf 1988. No one else.
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I believe Graf and Agassi are the only one's ever to do it, with Graf's being the four grandslams and gold medal in the same year, Agassi throughout his career.
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Agassi's feat cannot be considered as 'Golden slam' since it was not all in the same year.

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Graf did it, and it will probably never happen again (because the Olympics will be pulled? ). Though if it were to, you'd have to think it would occur on the women's side.
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yes, I also think that it will never happen again.
I was just talking about it yesterday in the German forum chit chat.

What Steffi Graf did is most probably an achievement for eternity.

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yes, I also think that it will never happen again.
I was just talking about it yesterday in the German forum chit chat.

What Steffi Graf did is most probably an achievement for eternity.
So Lendl thought.

Graf lost three matches that year. To Pam Shriver (!) and the season-ending Championships, and two matches to Sabatini earlier in the year. Too bad Gabriela couldn't come up with the goods when it was really important as they also played in the French Open SF and the US Open final. Though she was the only one to give Graf a match at either event.
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Martina wins all four Doubles Grand Slams in one year.
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Martina wins all four Doubles Grand Slams in one year.
And that's Golden why?
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And that's Golden why?
Winning all foud GrandSlam titles in the same year ( Aus Open, French Open, Wimbledon, Us Open) = Golden Grand Slam
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Winning all foud GrandSlam titles in the same year ( Aus Open, French Open, Wimbledon, Us Open) = Golden Grand Slam
I'm afraid not. The Golden Grand Slam includes an Olympic title. Otherwise it's merely a Grand Slam.
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I'm afraid not. The Golden Grand Slam includes an Olympic title. Otherwise it's merely a Grand Slam.
well...I am afriad that a Golden Grand Slam doesn't have to include the Olympic title. I am 70 % sure, I may be wrong, can somebody help?
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well...I am afriad that a Golden Grand Slam doesn't have to include the Olympic title. I am 70 % sure, I may be wrong, can somebody help?
I already did. View the third post in this thread for more.

Why would they call it the Golden Grand Slam if it had nothing to do with the Olympics? And also, why wouldn't Slams by Connoly, Laver and Court be listed by folks here if that was the case?
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well...I am afriad that a Golden Grand Slam doesn't have to include the Olympic title. I am 70 % sure, I may be wrong, can somebody help?
Carnival is right. Winning all four slams in one year is the calendar slam, a.k.a. the true grand slam. Winning all four slams consecutively but not in the same calendar year is the non-calendar slam. Winning all four slams throughout your career is the career slam (which I think was just made up to make Agassi look better - I never heard of the term before Agassi's French). Winning all four slams and the Olympic gold medal in the same year is the golden slam - this was coined when Steffi won it. I'm not sure if too many people really think any higher of it than a regular slam since many people don't consider the Olympics a big event for tennis - it's more of a nationalistic thing.

I recall something about a career super slam or something like that as well. I think it was mentioned when Martina Navratilova won all four slams in doubles, mixed, and singles. But I'm not sure.

btw, most of these terms are more media terms than traditional tennis terms.
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well...I am afriad that a Golden Grand Slam doesn't have to include the Olympic title. I am 70 % sure, I may be wrong, can somebody help?
Carnival is right, a golden slam has to include the olympics. Winning all four slams in one year is merely "The Grand Slam of Tennis"
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