These are considered the world's 9 biggest tennis events. They encompass Grand Slams, national (Davis and Fed) Cups, and end of season championships. Also included is a Look Inside link to "The Open Book", a celebration of 40 years of the U.S. Open.

  1. Australian Open - First of the 4 "Grand Slam" events held in Melbourne Australia in January. Founded in 1905, it is the youngest of the Slam events.
  2. French Open - The second Slam event on the calendar, it is held in Paris France in the Spring. Founded in 1891, it is the third oldest Slam.
  3. Wimbledon - Third on the calendar, it is the oldest, and some would say most prestigious title in tennis. Founded in 1877, it is held in London England in June.
  4. U.S. Open - The fourth and final Slam event on the calendar, it is the second oldest Slam event and was founded in 1881. It is held in September in NYC.
  5. ATP Masters Series - Held at the end of the year as a round-robin event of the World's top 8 players.
  6. ATP Tour Championship - Cincinnati Ohio event held just before the U.S. Open.
  7. WTA Finals - Season ending women's championship event held in Singapore.
  8. Davis Cup - Founded in 1900, a round-robin tournament to determine the best men's national team in the World.
  9. Fed Cup - Founded in 1963, a round-robin tournament to determine the best women's national team in the World.
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