How was it determined that the four 'Grand Slam' tennis tournaments would consist of Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian Open?
#102228. Asked by jonsmith1963. (Jan 10 09 8:23 AM)
The term ‘Grand Slam’ was coined in 1933 by a journalist. At the time, the Australian tennis player, Jack Crawford, had won the Australian, French and Wimbledon championships in the same year. The journalist, John Kieran of the New York Times, began the speculate the possibility of Crawford winning the US Open and that if he did it would be something like a ‘Grand Slam’.
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