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With this title, we can continue into Wimbledon and beyond :)

 

Ash Barty is doing us proud at Roland Garros. What a fighter!

Almost made me wish I had Foxtel again..

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27 minutes ago, wolster said:

With this title, we can continue into Wimbledon and beyond :)

 

Ash Barty is doing us proud at Roland Garros. What a fighter!

Almost made me wish I had Foxtel again..

Wife and I have nothing but the highest regard for Ash , her talent, polite calm demeanour and of course her relentless drive to win.

Get Kayo Wol, for $25 / month one of the best investments I've made!

 

If she can win in 3 sets when her 1st serve is off the boil at a paltry 53% then exciting times ahead watching her career blossom!

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The Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Opens are all called Majors, not grand slams.

 

A grand slam is winning these tournaments in a row in the same calender year .

 

Barty is nowhere near a grand slam.

 

The semi final last night between Barty and Anisimova must have been the worst tennis I have ever seen at a semi final major. It was who could make the error first and frankly a choke-athon. 5 games straight,  then lose 6 games straight,  then lose another 3 games straight,  then win 7 games straight - ridiculously bad tennis. 

 

That said,  congrats on reading the French Open final.   Go Barty in the final!!

 

 

Edited by metal beat

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Go Ash Barty, make us proud 🏆

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6 hours ago, metal beat said:

The Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Opens are all called Majors, not grand slams.

 

A grand slam is winning these tournaments in a row in the same calender year .

 

 

 

 

Of course. I knew that. My bad. Title amended.

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13 minutes ago, wolster said:

Of course. I knew that. My bad. Title amended.

 

You were beginning to sound like the Murdoch press 😁

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Well played Dominic Thiem. Held his nerve well when that final set swung The Jokers way

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And a great first set by Barty.

Keep it going, Ash.

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Congratulations Ashleigh, a worthy champion! 👍

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2 minutes ago, LHC said:

Congratulations Ashleigh, a worthy champion! 👍

 

Yep, it's a late night but well worth sitting up and watching, she played a great match and we now have a new French Open champion..............well done Ashleigh.

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Well done little tyke.

 

 

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I only saw her semi and the final. Both opponents struggled against Ash's slice and placement. Since both were very young it is hard to know if they played to their normal level, or whether the occasions were too much. Certainly in the 15mins when Anisimova started hitting freely, looked impressive and it is clear she will go well. Ash seems to have high TennisIQ and should go deep into Wimbledon..fingers crossed.

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On 08/06/2019 at 6:45 AM, metal beat said:

The Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Opens are all called Majors, not grand slams.

 

A grand slam is winning these tournaments in a row in the same calender year .

 

Barty is nowhere near a grand slam.

 

The semi final last night between Barty and Anisimova must have been the worst tennis I have ever seen at a semi final major. It was who could make the error first and frankly a choke-athon. 5 games straight,  then lose 6 games straight,  then lose another 3 games straight,  then win 7 games straight - ridiculously bad tennis. 

 

That said,  congrats on reading the French Open final.   Go Barty in the final!!

 

 

We're splitting hairs here.

Those four majors are Grand Slam tournaments, winning all of them in same calendar year is referred to as the Golden Slam.

 

Anyway, couldn't be more proud of Ash really. Like Osaka, Ash has got such a lovely personality and a very interesting backstory.

I mean, taking a break from tennis to play professional cricket and then rocketing inside the top 10 while winning Roland Garros along the way? Who does that?

 

Props to Thiem as well for playing two brilliant sets of tennis before finally capitulating to Rafa. Had it not for his suspended match against Novak, I believe he could've pushed Rafa just a little but further.

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9 minutes ago, mfdeerhunter said:

We're splitting hairs here.

Those four majors are Grand Slam tournaments, winning all of them in same calendar year is referred to as the Golden Slam.

 

 

Fair point. I have changed the title again to make everybody happy :)

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4 hours ago, mfdeerhunter said:

We're splitting hairs here.

Those four majors are Grand Slam tournaments, winning all of them in same calendar year is referred to as the Golden Slam.

 

 

Please get your facts correct as we are not splitting hairs,  you are completely wrong.

 

4 majors in the same year is called the Grand Slam.

 

4 majors + the Olympic gold medal was made up and called a Golden Slam after Steffi did this feat in 1988.

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I don't want to  risk being called a contrarian but...

 

I think this is a bit tautulogical :

Grand Slam Tennis Majors

 

You have the tennis majors as Shane has said, there's four of them ... ok.  And if you win them within a calendar year you've won a Grand Slam and as we know only one person has two Grand Slams under his belt, one encompassing the amateur era and one taking in the dawn of the professional era.

You can only have a 'Grand Slam' if you win all the 'Majors' within a calendar year so maybe the topic heading should just be a simple 'Tennis Majors' or 'All Four Tennis Majors' because there's no other 'Majors' except the big four and it's a given that you win four in a year you have a 'Grand Slam', there's no...like, small 'Majors' or middle 'Majors' just those big four and without them you don't have a Grand Slam.

 

I vote for 'Tennis Majors'

 

 

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