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Recapping 2019's Grand Slam Tournaments

Evan Chronis

By Evan Chronis

October 25, 2019

Like any great finale, the 2019 year in tennis capped off a historic decade for the sport. 

On the men's side, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal continued to pad their legacies, proving the duo's domination over the sport may have no end date. And then there's Roger Federer, who failed to win a Grand Slam in 2019, but was one-half of one of the decade's greatest tournament finals. 

On the women's side, the changing of the guard seems more palpable. Serena Williams is still the most recognizable woman in the sport, but a crop of young talent burst into the spotlight this year to make names for themselves. 

As we put the bow on another defining year in the sport and prepare for 2020, lets take one last look at 2019's Grand Slams. 

Australian Open

When: 14-27 January, 2019

Where: Melbourne Park

Men's Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic

Women's Singles Champion: Naomi Osaka

Men's Doubles Champions: Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut

Women's Doubles Champions: Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai

The world's No.1 men's started 2019 off with a bang as Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in straight sets (6-3, 6-2, 6-3) to win his seventh Australian Open title. The win moved the Serbian superstar past Roger Federer and Roy Emerson for the most Australian Open titles in a single career. This win also continued a hot streak for Djokovic, who, dating back to 2018, won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open consecutively. 

History was also made on the women's side, as Japan's Naomi Osaka claimed her second consecutive Grand Slam by defeating Petra Kvitova in the women's final. The memorable win in Melbourne helped Osaka to become the first Asian player to be named the world's No.1 player. 

 

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French Open

When: 26 May-9 June

Where: Roland Garros Stadium

Men's Singles Champion: Rafael Nadal

Women's Singles Champion: Ashleigh Barty

Men's Doubles Champions: Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies

Women's Doubles Champions: Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic

Nobody plays on the clay quite like Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard defeated Austrian Dominic Thiem in the final to claim his record 12th French Open title. With the victory, Nadal brought his career Grand Slam total to 18, just two shy of Roger Federer's 20. 

While Nadal added to his whopping total of clay-court conquests, Australian Ashleigh Barty took home the women's singles title after defeating unseeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova in a dominant performance. At 23-years old, Barty's win was the first Grand Slam title of her career. 

Wimbledon

When: 1-14 July

Where: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Men's Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic

Women's Singles Champion: Simona Halep

Men's Doubles Champions: Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah

Women's Doubles Champions: Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strýcová 

In what was heralded as the best tennis match of the decade, and one of the greatest of all-time, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in five sets (7-6 (7-6), 1-6, 7-6, (7-4), 4-6, 13-12 (7-3)) to win to be crowned Wimbledon champion for the fifth time in his career. The match was an epic battle of attrition between both men and features the first fifth-set tiebreak in singles history at Wimbledon. The victory brought Djokovic's Grand Slam tally to 16, just four behind the man he beat in the final. 

Wimbledon 2019 will go down in history for the battle between Djokovic and Federer, but also because of the stunning upset in the women's final. Romania's Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams (6-3, 6-0) to win her second Grand Slam and to hand Williams her third consecutive loss in a Grand Slam final. Halep played a near-perfect match, with her three unforced errors being the lowest ever recorded in a Wimbledon final. 

 

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U.S. Open

When: August 26-September 8

Where: UTSA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Men's Singles Champion: Rafael Nadal

Women's Singles Champion: Bianca Andreescu

Men's Doubles Champions: Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah

Women's Doubles Champions: Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka

Rafael Nadal took one step closer to history in New York City. Nadal won his 19th career Grand Slam, and second in 2019, by defeating Daniel Medvedev in a breathtaking final. After losing the first two sets, Medvedev surged back and brought the match all the way to a fifth set, but Nadal powered through to win his fourth U.S. Open title. As we head into 2020, Nadal is only one Grand Slam away from Federer. 

In the women's final, 19-year old Canadian challenger Bianca Andreescu defeated Serena Williams, handing Williams her fourth consecutive loss in a Grand Slam final.