Tennis Grand Slams tournaments are the most important annual tennis events held. Also called Majors, these tournaments offer the maximum ranking points, prize money, and public and limelight.
These are the most important tournaments in the career of any tennis player to reach him or her on the highest echelons of Tennis. The Australian Open is held on the hard courts and so are US tournaments. French Open is played on Clay court and Wimbledon is played on the Grass courts.
Australian Open 2011
Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the second time along with winning the Grand Slam title. Before 2011, he won the tournament in 2008 whereas Andy Murray made it to the finals but lost the title at the hands of Djokovic with 6-4, 6-2 and 6-3.
In the women’s singles finals, Kim Clijsters of Belgium clinched away the title and it happened to be his first Australian Open title scoring 3–6, 6–3, 6–3. In the finals, she played against Li Na of China and defeated her. Meanwhile, Li Na was the first Asian to enter the finals of any Grand slam.
In Men’s doubles, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan took away the title by Mahesh Bhupatinand Leander Paes in two straight sets of 6-3, 6-4. Gisela Dulko of Argentina and Flavia Pennetta of Italy won over Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) / Maria Kirilenko (Rus) 2–6, 7–5, 6–1.
Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia and Daniel Nestor of Canada bagged the title against Yung –Jan Chan of Taiwan and Paul Hanley of Australia 6–3, 3–6, 10–7.
Men’s single championship was taken by Novak Djokovic, defeating Rafael Nadal.
Women’s single title was bagged by Belarus Tennis star Victoria Azarenka defeating Maria Sharapova.
Men’s Double – Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic
Women’s double – Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Vera Zvonareva of Russia
Men singles title bagged by Novak Djokovic and runner up was Andy Murray
Women’ single clinched by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beating Li Na of China
Men’s double title was bagged by Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
Women’s double title was won by Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci
In men singles title was clinched by Stanislas Wawrinka defeating Rafael Nadal scoring
6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
In Women singles, Li Na won over Dominika Cibulkova by 7-6(3), 6-0
In Men’s doubles, Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt defeated Eric Butorac/Raven Klaasen by 6-3, 6-3
In Women’s double Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci won over Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina scoring 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
French Open 2011
Spanish Tennis Maestro won the French Open 2011 defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland, clinching away the title for the sixth time.
Chinese emerging player Li Na surprised everyone by bagging the title beating Francesca Schiavone of Italy by 6–4, 7–6.
In doubles, Max Mirnyi (Belarus) / Daniel Nestor (Canada) won over Juan Sebastian Cabal (Columbia)/ Eduardo Schwank (Argentina).
Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) / Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) won over Sania Mirza (India) / Elena Vesnina (Russia).
Men singles – Rafa Nadal (ESP) won over Serbian star Novak Djokovic (SRB) scoring 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Women Singles – Maria Sharapova (RUS) clinched the title defeating Sara Errani (ITA) with 6-3, 6-2
Men Double was taken by Max Mirnyi (BLR) / Daniel Nestor (CAN) defeating Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) with 6-4, 6-4
Sara Errani (ITA) / Roberta Vinci (ITA) won over Maria Kirilenko (RUS) / Nadia Petrova (RUS) winning with 4-6, 6-4 and 6-2.
Rafael Nadal won over David Ferrer scoring 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in Men’s single
Serena Williams won over Maria Sharapova by 6-4, 6-4
Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan defeated Michael Llodra/Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 4-6, 76-4, 4-6, 7-6(4)-6(4)
Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina won over Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci with 7-5, 6-2
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic scoring 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4
Maria Sharapova bagged the title defeating Simona Halep with 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4
Women doubles – Shuai Peng/Su-Wei Hsieh won over Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci with 6-4, 6-1
Men Doubles –-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin won over Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez winning the series with 6-3, 7-6(1)
In men, Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeated Rafael Nadal (SPN) with 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
In Women Samantha Stosur (AUS) defeated Serena Williams (USA) with 6–2, 6–3
In Doubles Women – Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) won over Vania King (USA) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) with 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3).
In Men doubles Jürgen Melzer (AUS) / Philipp Petzschner(GER) won over Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Marcin Matkowski (POL) with 6–2, 6–2.
In Men’s singles, Andy Murray (GBR) won over Novak Djokovic (SRB) with 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2
In Women’s singles, Serena Williams (USA) won over Victoria Azarenka (BLR) scoring 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
In Women’s double Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) defeated Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)/Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 6-4, 6-2
In Men’s single Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) won over Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)/Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 6-4, 6-2
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic with 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Serena Williams won over Victoria Azarenka scoring 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
In the Women’s double Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka won over Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua 6–7(4), 6–1, 6–4
In Men’s double Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek won over Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares with 6-1, 6-3
In Men Novak Djokovic (SRB) won over Rafael Nadal (SPN) with 6–4, 6–1, 1–6 and 6–3.
In Women Petra Kvitová (CZR) won over Maria Sharapova (RUS) with 6–3, 6–4
In the Women’s double Květa Peschke (CZR) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) won over Sabine Lisicki (GER) / Samantha Stosur (AUS) with 6–3, 6–1
In Men’s double Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) defeated Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecău (ROM) with 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
In Men’s singles, Roger Federer (SUI) won over Andy Murray (GBR) with 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
In Women’s single Serena Williams (USA) defeated Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) with 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
In Women’s double Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) won over Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE) / Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 7-5, 6-4
In Men’s double Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Frederik Nielsen (DEN) won over Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecău (ROM) with 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3.
In Men’s single Andy Murray bagged the title-winning over Novak Djokovic with 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
In Women single, Marion Bartoli won over Sabine Lisicki with 6-1, 6-4
In the Women’s double Peng Shuai/Hsieh Su-Wei won over Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua with 7-6(1), 6-1
In Men’s double Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan defeated Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo with 3–6, 6–3, 6-4, 6-4.