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Caroline Wozniacki posted a very sexy photo of her recent photoshoot. What do you think?

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Even if Serena Williams does not win the US Open later this summer, she will still have pulled off an incredibly rare feat in calendar year 2015.

It’s well-known that Serena holds all four Grand Slam titles dating from the 2014 US Open through the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. This is of course her second such “Serena Slam,” the first having been accomplished across the 2002-2003 seasons.

However, let’s stop for a moment and look only at Serena’s titles in 2015 for a moment.

In professional tennis, it’s actually extremely rare for a player to win three different majors on three different surfaces in the same calendar year.

And Serena has now done it twice in her career.

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Many people refer to the “Open Era” as a critical division between the previous and current eras in the sport’s history. This distinction was made at the start of the French Open in 1968, when professionals were allowed to compete with amateurs in Grand Slams.

However, there is another important distinction that must be made in tennis history. Before 1978, there were only two surfaces in Slam tennis – grass and clay.

It wasn’t until 1978 that the US Open moved to hard court. Consequently, there were two surfaces utilized in the Open Era from 1968-1977, and three surfaces from 1978 to present.

Looking at the history of tennis, it becomes self-evident why this distinction is so important.

Of the six calendar Grand Slams that have occurred in tennis history, five of those were completed on only two surfaces. Steffi Graf alone won the calendar Grand Slam (1988) during the “Three Surface” era.

Previous winners of the calendar Grand Slam:

Don Budge (1934)
Maureen Connolly Brinker (1953)
Rod Laver (1962, 1969)
Margaret Court (1970)
Steffi Graf (1988)
Serena Williams (2015)?

It’s arguable that Graf is the sole calendar winner in this era because the degree of difficulty involved in winning four Grand Slams increased exponentially with the introduction of the third surface.

That assertion is underscored by the fact that even winning three Slams on three different surfaces in the same calendar year has been extremely rare in this era.

Before Serena won the Australian Open (hard), the French Open (clay), and Wimbledon (grass) in succession to start the 2015 season, there were only six other instances in which the “Surface Slam” was accomplished.

The following four players have achieved the Surface Slam in their career (winning 3 majors on 3 different surfaces in the same calendar year):

Martina Navratilova (1984)
Steffi Graf (1993, 1995, 1996)
Serena Williams (2002, 2015)
Rafael Nadal (2010)

If you doubt the rarity and importance of the Surface Slam, consider this.

From the start of Grand Slam tennis through today there have been six instances of the calendar Grand Slam achieved by five players. Since 1978, there have been only seven instances of the Surface Slam by four players, with Serena’s being the most recent.

If you need further convincing, deliberate on the fact that there has been only one male player in the entire history of the sport to win three Slams on three different surfaces in the same calendar year (Rafael Nadal – 2010).

The smart money will certainly be backing Serena Williams to complete just the 7th calendar Grand Slam in tennis history at the 2015 US Open. However, even if by some shocking circumstance she does fall short, don’t forget that Serena has already notched some historic achievements in 2015.

In addition to holding all four major titles at once, she will have completed just the 7th Surface Slam in the modern era.

These are legendary achievements in their own right.

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Martina Hingis had an amazing Wimbledon 2015 which saw her win both the Womens Doubles and Mixed Doubles. I thought I would see how much prize money she made from the event and how that would equate to a singles result.

Prize money:

Womens Doubles Winner: £340,000 per pair. Thus, £170,000 for Martina
Mixed Doubles Winner: £100,000 per pair. Thus, £50,000 for Martina.

Overall Martina made £220,000 in Wimbledon 2015 Prize money.

Compared to Singles prize money, which is £127,000 for a Fourth Round Loser or £241,000 for a Quarterfinalist.

Thus, Martina Hingis only made £21,000 less than someone making the Quarterfinals of the Womens or Mens Singles.

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Throwing a racket, brat. Debating the rules, disrespectful. Frustrated when competing, spoilt. Showing emotion,…

Posted by Nick Kyrgios on Monday, July 6, 2015

This is terrible behaviour out of Dawn Fraser! Nick is born and bread in Australia just as much as Dawn is!

Yet another terrible comments from an Australian Legend and there has been a lot of them this week!

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Dustin Brown turns a slip into one of the best shots of Wimbledon 2015.

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While watching Heather Watson play Serena Williams at Wimbledon moment ago, I noticed that in her players box there was a certain TV personality. Is this Heather Watson’s boyfriend?

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Caroline-Wozniacki wimbledon 2015 dress

Caroline Wozniacki Wimbledon 2015 Dress is a very cute one. Designed by Stella McCartney.

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ana-ivanovic 2015 wimbledon dress

Adidas has released a very cute white dress for Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon 2015. Very much liking the style.

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maria sharapova wimbledon 2015 dress

Nike has released a great dress for Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon 2015.

Expect to see a lot of this dress at Wimbledon 2015.

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Roger Federer 2015 Wimbledon Nike Outfit

June 29, 2015

Roger Federer is back at Wimbledon again with another very simple nike outfit for the 2015. Roger hasnt been a fan of the traditional Wimbledon outfit, but he really needs to get used to it.

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Agnieszka Radwanska Wimbledon 2015 Dress

June 29, 2015

Agnieszka Radwanska is going to wear this Lotto dress at Wimbledon 2015. Agnieszka has been in great form on the grass leadup tournaments and expect her to play well into second week of the tournament.

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Venus Williams Wimbledon Outfit/Dress for 2015

June 29, 2015

Venus Williams is back at Wimbledon with another simplistic dress for the 2015 tournament. Fleur Du Monde Wimbledon Dress features standard racerback, regular scoop neck and ordinary cut, refraining from astonishing details.

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French Open 2015 – Day 2 – Highlights and Shots of the Day (Video)

May 25, 2015
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Top 10 Worst Tennis Handshakes

May 16, 2015
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Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska Centre Court Practice Session in Doha

February 25, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska enjoying their practice session in Doha. Caroline nice pose

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