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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Tennis great Martina Hingis retires for third time with over 20 titles
# Time To Say Goodbye
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# Time To Say Goodbye

Tennis great Martina Hingis retires for third time with over 20 titles

Oct 26th 2017, 6:22 PM 8,728 Views 5 Comments

She had five Grand Slam singles titles to her name when she first retired in 2003.

# grand-slam - Monday 4 September, 2017

Defying age and illness, Venus Williams reaches 39th Slam quarter-final
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

Defying age and illness, Venus Williams reaches 39th Slam quarter-final

Sep 4th 2017, 9:19 AM 3,035 Views 2 Comments

This year’s Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up was the oldest woman in this year’s US Open draw.

# grand-slam - Sunday 3 September, 2017

51 unforced errors brings an end to Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam comeback in New York
# Flushed Out
From The42
# Flushed Out

51 unforced errors brings an end to Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam comeback in New York

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:50 PM 5,281 Views 6 Comments

The Russian was beaten in three sets by Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Play on, player: Wimbledon will spend £71 million on a second roof
# Overheads
From The42
# Overheads

Play on, player: Wimbledon will spend £71 million on a second roof

Aug 15th 2017, 1:47 PM 4,742 Views 0 Comments

Rain delays for the big matches at SW19 will soon be but a distant memory from your childhood.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Andy Murray faces confidence crisis after Queen's shocker
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Andy Murray faces confidence crisis after Queen's shocker

Jun 21st 2017, 9:43 AM 5,132 Views 4 Comments

Jordan Thompson, originally beaten in the qualifying rounds, was only playing him as a last-minute replacement.

# grand-slam - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales
# HIAgate
From The42
# HIAgate

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales

Mar 19th 2017, 5:15 PM 23,482 Views 33 Comments

There was also an allegation of a bite on Wales wing George North.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Dublin decider, warns Johnson
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Dublin decider, warns Johnson

Mar 14th 2017, 8:46 PM 10,874 Views 13 Comments

But the former England captain believes Ireland could be beaten heavily if they’re not at their best.

# grand-slam - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France
# Dream Alive
From The42
# Dream Alive

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Feb 26th 2017, 2:35 PM 24,177 Views 7 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# grand-slam - Monday 23 January, 2017

Top remaining seed Raonic sets up Nadal showdown in last eight of Aussie Open
# It's A Wrap
From The42
# It's A Wrap

Top remaining seed Raonic sets up Nadal showdown in last eight of Aussie Open

Jan 23rd 2017, 1:03 PM 3,386 Views 2 Comments

The Canadian is chasing his maiden Grand Slam victory.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her?
# Australian Open
From The42
# Australian Open

Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her?

Jan 17th 2017, 12:35 PM 4,559 Views 1 Comment

The American tennis star has her sights set on a record 23rd grand slam.

# grand-slam - Friday 13 January, 2017

Ireland's McGee now only one win away from the main draw of Australian Open
# The Promised Land
From The42
# The Promised Land

Ireland's McGee now only one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

Jan 13th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,698 Views 12 Comments

The Dubliner took another major step forward today.

# grand-slam - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Roger Federer is now one victory away from extending another one of his incredible records
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Roger Federer is now one victory away from extending another one of his incredible records

Jul 7th 2016, 10:27 AM 5,727 Views 6 Comments

The Swiss player still has a shot to add to his record of 17 career Grand Slam championships.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'What day is semi-final?' asks stunned Vesnina
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

'What day is semi-final?' asks stunned Vesnina

Jul 5th 2016, 11:35 PM 10,978 Views 1 Comment

“I’m close to 30. Most of you are thinking that it’s end of the career.”

# grand-slam - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Stunned Djokovic crashes out of Wimbledon as Murray cruises through
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Stunned Djokovic crashes out of Wimbledon as Murray cruises through

Jul 2nd 2016, 5:29 PM 9,382 Views 8 Comments

The world number one suffered his earliest loss at a Slam since the 2009 French Open.

# grand-slam - Sunday 15 May, 2016

England lock Itoje named European player of year after incredible season
# Star
From The42
# Star

England lock Itoje named European player of year after incredible season

May 15th 2016, 12:53 PM 6,757 Views 15 Comments

Capped four times by England, the youngster was an essential part of the national team that claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam.

# grand-slam - Monday 14 March, 2016

England prop Joe Marler cited for this alleged strike in win over Wales
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

England prop Joe Marler cited for this alleged strike in win over Wales

Mar 14th 2016, 12:01 PM 7,458 Views 12 Comments

Marler may now miss England’s Grand Slam clash against France this weekend.

# grand-slam - Monday 18 January, 2016

'I only have myself to blame' - Wozniacki furious after shock first-round exit
# Great Pain
From The42
# Great Pain

'I only have myself to blame' - Wozniacki furious after shock first-round exit

Jan 18th 2016, 10:06 AM 8,309 Views 2 Comments

Federer, Djokovic, Sharapova and Serena Williams coast through to second round in straight sets.

# grand-slam - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland's James McGee one win away from the main draw of Australian Open
# Nearly There
From The42
# Nearly There

Ireland's James McGee one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

Jan 15th 2016, 12:30 PM 14,594 Views 21 Comments

One step closer to a second career Grand Slam for the Dubliner.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams' mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated
# Game Set Match
From The42
# Game Set Match

Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams' mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated

Nov 4th 2015, 3:59 PM 10,492 Views 16 Comments

The relentless tennis champion never gives an inch.

# grand-slam - Friday 25 September, 2015

'He's very intelligent, he's driven, he's a leader'
# ROG On POC
From The42
# ROG On POC

'He's very intelligent, he's driven, he's a leader'

Sep 25th 2015, 12:15 AM 8,892 Views 12 Comments

Ronan O’Gara was full of praise for fellow Munster man Paul O’Connell on the telly tonight.

# grand-slam - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Triple Grand Slam winner Jones forced to retire with immediate effect
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Triple Grand Slam winner Jones forced to retire with immediate effect

Aug 20th 2015, 10:29 AM 11,194 Views 9 Comments

The 34-year-old back row has called time on his playing career.

# grand-slam - Monday 22 June, 2015

Jordan Spieth is just 25/1 to win the Grand Slam - here's why it's VERY unlikely
# Grand Job
From The42
# Grand Job

Jordan Spieth is just 25/1 to win the Grand Slam - here's why it's VERY unlikely

Jun 22nd 2015, 4:30 PM 6,332 Views 4 Comments

History has not been kind on golfers who’ve won the first two Majors in a calendar year.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish
# Ireland's Call
From The42
# Ireland's Call

17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish

Mar 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 32,055 Views 100 Comments

And don’t worry, it’s not all Italia 90.

# grand-slam - Thursday 5 March, 2015

'You can’t go over there on past glories' - Ireland set for Wales trip
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

'You can’t go over there on past glories' - Ireland set for Wales trip

Mar 5th 2015, 5:35 PM 6,159 Views 13 Comments

Tommy O’Donnell and Simon Zebo recall watching the famous 2009 Grand Slam-winning game in Cardiff.

# grand-slam - Monday 2 March, 2015

'We're not thinking about Grand Slams yet' - Ireland turn focus to Wales
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

'We're not thinking about Grand Slams yet' - Ireland turn focus to Wales

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:30 AM 5,343 Views 8 Comments

Ireland will gather for a short training camp in Belfast this week as Warren Gatland’s side come into focus.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

A kick away from being the lost generation: Imagining a world without the '09 Grand Slam
# Alternate Reality
From The42
# Alternate Reality

A kick away from being the lost generation: Imagining a world without the '09 Grand Slam

Feb 17th 2015, 8:31 PM 11,960 Views 32 Comments

What would Irish rugby look like had Stephen Jones’ kick landed the other side of the crossbar?

# grand-slam - Sunday 15 February, 2015

'Ireland are in pole position to do the Grand Slam' - France prop Uini Atonio
# Clean Sweep
From The42
# Clean Sweep

'Ireland are in pole position to do the Grand Slam' - France prop Uini Atonio

Feb 15th 2015, 1:41 PM 9,268 Views 17 Comments

The gigantic front row says Joe Schmidt’s men are the ‘front runners’ to win the championship.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Declan Kidney won't be taking over as head coach of London Irish
# Former Master
From The42
# Former Master

Declan Kidney won't be taking over as head coach of London Irish

Jan 14th 2015, 12:08 PM 5,583 Views 14 Comments

The Premiership club have confirmed the appointment of Tom Coventry ahead of next season.

# grand-slam - Friday 28 November, 2014

From captaincy to Cardiff: 13 brilliant pictures of the great Jack Kyle
# The Perfect 10
From The42
# The Perfect 10

From captaincy to Cardiff: 13 brilliant pictures of the great Jack Kyle

Nov 28th 2014, 1:21 PM 4,862 Views 5 Comments

It was an incredible career for the 46-cap Ulsterman.

# grand-slam - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference
# Dry Your Eyes
From The42
# Dry Your Eyes

Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference

Sep 21st 2014, 9:30 AM 3,741 Views 0 Comments

The 32 year-old announced last week that persistent knee injuries was the reason behind her decision to quit.

# grand-slam - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Nadal wins ninth French Open, 14th Grand Slam
# History Maker
From The42
# History Maker

Nadal wins ninth French Open, 14th Grand Slam

Jun 8th 2014, 6:09 PM 4,759 Views 19 Comments

The world number one also became the first man to win five Roland Garros crowns in succession.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Ireland Women make four changes for final Six Nations clash in France
# Strong Finish
From The42
# Strong Finish

Ireland Women make four changes for final Six Nations clash in France

Mar 12th 2014, 4:44 PM 2,306 Views 2 Comments

Philip Doyle’s side are hoping to deny the home team a Grand Slam in Pau.

# grand-slam - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam

Mar 1st 2014, 3:51 PM 5,064 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland flanker talks about playing in an All-Ireland final against Cork, her rugby family at Connacht and nearly decapitating Lynne Cantwell.

# grand-slam - Sunday 23 February, 2014

D'Arcy disconsolate, but says 'no chance Twickenham defeat will derail entire Championship'
# Triple Down
From The42
# Triple Down

D'Arcy disconsolate, but says 'no chance Twickenham defeat will derail entire Championship'

Feb 23rd 2014, 9:35 AM 6,185 Views 22 Comments

Ireland are down, but not out.

Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for 'gutted' Schmidt
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for 'gutted' Schmidt

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:10 AM 24,192 Views 39 Comments

Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.

# grand-slam - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Six things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations action
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Six things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations action

Feb 22nd 2014, 6:59 PM 8,749 Views 21 Comments

We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.

Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider

Feb 22nd 2014, 3:43 PM 1,991 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'Devin Toner lives in the same village as me, there must be something in the water'
# Tall Tales
From The42
# Tall Tales

'Devin Toner lives in the same village as me, there must be something in the water'

Feb 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 10,946 Views 2 Comments

Ireland Women’s second-row Marie Louise Reilly tells TheScore.ie that the Grand Slam winners are ready to prove a point against England.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Champion women's rugby team deserve place on national broadcaster, so where are they?
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Champion women's rugby team deserve place on national broadcaster, so where are they?

Feb 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 14,149 Views 109 Comments

Airing next week’s potential Triple Crown decider on RTE News Now is a step forward, but not far enough.

# grand-slam - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Twickenham holds no fear for inspirational O'Connell after whacking Wales
# Driving Force
From The42
# Driving Force

Twickenham holds no fear for inspirational O'Connell after whacking Wales

Feb 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 20,211 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland captain was still suffering from the remnants of a chest infection on Saturday but was immense against Wales.