The Golden Slam is one of the rarest achievements in tennis. It means winning all 4 Grand Slams and a singles Gold Medal at the Olympics. There are 4 tennis players who performed this heroic act in the Open Era so far. Let’s look back at how and when they did so.
4. Steffi Graf
The greatest of German athletes often known as fraulien forehand won 22 Slams in her great career. She was also successful in winning the 1988 Olympics singles Gold Medal thus completing the Career Golden Slam.
In fact Steffi did it the rare way, by winning all 4 Slams and the Gold Medal in the same year, famously referred as the Calendar Golden Slam. Number 4 on our list of 4 players with golden slam in tennis.
3. Andre Agassi
Following his wife Andre Agassi became the 2nd Open Era player to win the famously known Golden Slam. The flashy American was able to win the Gold Medal in Atlanta 1996 Olympics.
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Later on, he won the Roland Garros 1999 tournament and thereby etched his name in history among the privileged few champions having all 4 Slams and the Olympic Gold Medal to their names. Number 3 on our list of 4 players with golden slam in tennis.
2. Rafael Nadal
Rafa Nadal completed his Career Slam in 2010 at the age of 24. He was the youngest male player in the Open Era to do so. Before that the great Spaniard had already won the Olympic Gold Medal in Beijing 2008 Olympics.
He thus became the only 3rd Open Era player after Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi to win the famously called Career Golden Slam. The Spaniard also has a Gold Medal in doubles and now has the opportunity to win another Gold Medal in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Number 2 on our list of 4 players with golden slam in tennis.
She is now regarded as the greatest female tennis athlete America has ever produced. Serena is a winner of 23 Grand Slams at now aged 37 is still chasing Margaret Court’s record of 24. Serena also won the Olympic Gold Medal in London 2012 Olympics.
For Serena Williams the London Olympics turned to be a family affair. After successfully completing the singles journey, she along with her sister Venus Williams also won the doubles Gold Medal in the same event. Number 1 on our list of 4 players with golden slam in tennis.
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