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Top 10 Winners of the French Open & Wimbledon Double

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Profession tennis players endure a long 11 month season, full of different flights, places, courts and fans. Though it’s all generally grueling, nothing is more so from the end of May to the middle of June--where players try to accomplish the daunting task of winning back-to-back Grand Slams*, on two completely different surfaces. First comes the French Open, where players compete on the red, slow terre battue; a surface they have been competing on since April and then, weeks later, quickly travel up north to compete on fast, grass for the next week or so before playing on the historic lawns at Wimbledon. The good news? 2014 marks the last time these two Grand Slams will be two weeks apart, and in 2015, Wimbledon will be moved back a week to allow a more comfortable, three week break (or preparation) for the players. These are the characteristics and statistics that make up the historic Slams and the tennis champions that conquered both.

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Top 10 Winners of the French Open & Wimbledon Double

  1. The Hardest Month In Tennis: WINNING THE CHANNEL SLAM
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  4. A closer look into the two Grand Slams that are weeks apart and on completely different surfaces. First the French Open, on the red, slow terre battue and then, on the fast grass at Wimbledon. Only 10 players in the Open era have won the Channel Slam.
  5. founded 1928 founded 1877 FRENCH OPEN WIMBLEDON oldest tennis tournament in the world also known as Roland Garros 2 Avenue Gordon Bennett, 75016 PARIS FRANCE Church Rd. Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE LONDON ENGLAND LOCATION VIEW THE INFOGRAPHICVIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  6. 100% RYE GRASSTERRE BATTUE Red crush brick and particles 8mm high blades PLAYING STYLE SURFACE MATERIAL Terre battue allows the ball to move slower and bounce higher, making points longer. Grass allows the ball to bounce lower and skid off the court, making points quicker. FRENCH OPEN WIMBLEDON VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  7. £1.76 MILLION££9.21 MILLION€ PRIZE MONEY FOR 2014 SINGLES CHAMPIONS €15.38% increase from 2013 £10% increase from 2013 women’s trophy (singles) men’s trophy (singles) women’s trophy (singles) men’s trophy (singles) FRENCH OPEN WIMBLEDON VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  8. FRENCH OPEN WIMBLEDON FOOD CONSUMPTION “STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM” FRENCH FRIES 9.5 TONS of 28,000 KG of (on average, during the two week tournament) (During the 2011 French Open) VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  9. FRENCH OPEN WIMBLEDON LONGEST MATCH 11HOURS 5MIN. 6HOURS 33MIN. 3 DAY DURATION2 DAY DURATION 20102004 Fabrice Santoro FRANCE Arnaud Clement FRANCE DEF. John Isner USA Nicolas Mahut FRANCE DEF. Longest match in Open era VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  10. FRENCH OPEN WIMBLEDON SHORTEST MATCH 32MIN. 19221988 Steffi Graf GERMANY Natasha Zvereva BELARUS DEF. Suzanne Lenglen FRANCE Molla Mallory USA DEF. 23MIN. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  11. FRENCH OPEN WIMBLEDON MAIN COURTS CENTRE COURT 15,000 SEATS PHILIPPE CHATRIER 15,059 SEATS 430,093 SPECTATORS Record attendance (2012): 511,043 SPECTATORS Record attendance (2009): VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  12. FRENCH OPEN WIMBLEDON MOST TITLES male female Rafael Nadal Spain8 Chris Evert USA7 male female Pete Sampras USA Roger Federer Switzerland7 Martina Navratilova USA9 VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  13. BILLIE JEAN KING USA MARGARET COURT AUSTRAILIA ROD LAVER AUSTRAILIA During the Open era (1968-present) channel slam winners 1969 1970 1972 CHRIS EVERT USA Won all four Grand Slams in 1970 1974 VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  14. BJORN BORG SWEDEN 1978, 1979, 1980 1982, 1984 MARTINA NAVRATILOVA USA/CZECH REPUBLIC 2002 SERENA WILLIAMS USA (Active player) 2009 ROGER FEDERER SWITZERLAND (Active player) 2008, 2010 RAFAEL NADAL SPAIN (Active player) STEFFI GRAF GERMANY 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996 Only man to win the Channel Slam three times Holds the record for the most Channel Slams VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
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