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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Friday 29 June, 2012

Sharapova admits beaten Hsieh drove her crazy
# Reflections
From The42
# Reflections

Sharapova admits beaten Hsieh drove her crazy

Jun 29th 2012, 6:34 PM 1,295 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old said the player was “a nightmare” at junior level too.

No tragedy as Nadal writes off giantkiller Rosol
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

No tragedy as Nadal writes off giantkiller Rosol

Jun 29th 2012, 10:34 AM 1,143 Views 6 Comments

The Spaniard said that there are “much more important things” in life following his loss.

# grand-slam - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Opinion: Predictions and brave words fall by the wayside after merciless mauling
# Carnage
From The42
# Carnage

Opinion: Predictions and brave words fall by the wayside after merciless mauling

Jun 24th 2012, 10:33 AM 4,711 Views 14 Comments

The Grand Slam team of 2009 are well and truly a distant memory after Ireland’s record defeat.

# grand-slam - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Whitewash: Wales suffer another late defeat in Australia
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Whitewash: Wales suffer another late defeat in Australia

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:59 AM 770 Views 0 Comments

For the third time in three weeks, the Wallabies left it late to overcome the Grand Slam champions.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'
# Last Call
From The42
# Last Call

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'

Jun 20th 2012, 11:37 AM 7,974 Views 10 Comments

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown
# Dunkin'
From The42
# Dunkin'

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown

Jun 19th 2012, 9:37 AM 5,108 Views 11 Comments

Donncha O’Callaghan braves icy cold waters and Les Kiss talks up the ongoing development of Conor Murray.

# grand-slam - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Wales summon experience to chase series leveller
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Wales summon experience to chase series leveller

Jun 14th 2012, 1:25 PM 148 Views 0 Comments

Rob Howley has added around 180 caps worth of nous to his pack for the test in Melbourne.

# grand-slam - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Sharapova makes history with French Open win
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Sharapova makes history with French Open win

Jun 9th 2012, 4:24 PM 674 Views 1 Comment

The Russian comfortably beat Italy’s Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 to become the 10th woman to win all four Grand Slam titles.

# grand-slam - Friday 8 June, 2012

Djokovic crushes Federer to reach French Open final
# Too Good
From The42
# Too Good

Djokovic crushes Federer to reach French Open final

Jun 8th 2012, 6:39 PM 420 Views 0 Comments

The Serb will now face Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Sunday.

# grand-slam - Sunday 3 June, 2012

French Open round-up: Federer and Djokovic survive scares
# Unconvincing
From The42
# Unconvincing

French Open round-up: Federer and Djokovic survive scares

Jun 3rd 2012, 9:31 PM 240 Views 0 Comments

The Serb player will face either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Stanislas Wawrinka in the next round.

# grand-slam - Monday 28 May, 2012

Federer equals Connors Grand Slam record
# Fed Express
From The42
# Fed Express

Federer equals Connors Grand Slam record

May 28th 2012, 4:28 PM 332 Views 0 Comments

Federer, the record 16-time Grand Slam title winner, is now 233-35 overall at the majors. Not bad.

# grand-slam - Monday 21 May, 2012

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome
# Supreme
From The42
# Supreme

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome

May 21st 2012, 2:23 PM 194 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard beat his Serbian foe in straight sets as he ramps up performance levels ahead of the French Open.

# grand-slam - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Smash hit: Serena Williams makes rap debut
# Drop It Like A Shot
From The42
# Drop It Like A Shot

Smash hit: Serena Williams makes rap debut

May 12th 2012, 10:00 PM 192 Views 1 Comment

Well it’s about time!

# grand-slam - Monday 7 May, 2012

Young gun Tomic seals first seeding
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

Young gun Tomic seals first seeding

May 7th 2012, 2:40 PM 222 Views 0 Comments

19-year-old becomes first Australian male in two years to be seeded for a Grand Slam.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Foley 'ticks all the boxes' to be next Munster coach - Flannery
# Axel F
From The42
# Axel F

Foley 'ticks all the boxes' to be next Munster coach - Flannery

Apr 4th 2012, 9:00 AM 528 Views 0 Comments

Jerry Flannery believes age and inexperience should not be a barrier to promoting Anthony Foley to the head coaching role this summer.

# grand-slam - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory
# Land Of My Fathers
From The42
# Land Of My Fathers

Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory

Mar 17th 2012, 6:18 PM 298 Views 0 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men made it a clean sweep for the third time in eight seasons, as Andy Robinson’s Scotland took home the wooden spoon.

As it happened: Wales v France, Six Nations From The42
Live Mar 17th 2012, 2:35 PM

As it happened: Wales v France, Six Nations

# grand-slam - Friday 10 February, 2012

Thanks, but no thanks: Hingis rejects Federer's Olympic offer
# Snub
From The42
# Snub

Thanks, but no thanks: Hingis rejects Federer's Olympic offer

Feb 10th 2012, 1:58 PM 839 Views 0 Comments

The Swiss tennis player described the move as “the smart decision to make”.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

'My parents screwed me for €45m' - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
# Family Feud
From The42
# Family Feud

'My parents screwed me for €45m' - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

Feb 8th 2012, 4:23 PM 1,746 Views 0 Comments

The former tennis star has accused her mother and father of leaving her penniless in a new book.

# grand-slam - Monday 30 January, 2012

Pack of eight: All you need to know about England
# Who's Who
From The42
# Who's Who

Pack of eight: All you need to know about England

Jan 30th 2012, 3:00 PM 428 Views 0 Comments

Each day this week will give you the low down on Ireland’s Six Nations opponents. First up, the old enemy.

# grand-slam - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Azarenka claims Australian Open women's title
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Azarenka claims Australian Open women's title

Jan 28th 2012, 11:11 AM 272 Views 0 Comments

The Belarusian beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 in just over an hour in what was an anti-climactic final.

# grand-slam - Friday 27 January, 2012

Djokovic edges Murray to set up Nadal showdown
# Australian Open
From The42
# Australian Open

Djokovic edges Murray to set up Nadal showdown

Jan 27th 2012, 1:39 PM 1,882 Views 2 Comments

Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-3, 3-6 ,6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 7-5 in their Australian Open semi-final.

# grand-slam - Friday 13 January, 2012

Tough path for Murray as start of Australian Open looms
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

Tough path for Murray as start of Australian Open looms

Jan 13th 2012, 12:44 PM 321 Views 0 Comments

Andy Murray faces a potential semi-final against Novak Djokovic, while Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are in the same side of the men’s draw.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Venus Williams pulls out of Australian Open
# Time Out
From The42
# Time Out

Venus Williams pulls out of Australian Open

Jan 10th 2012, 9:21 AM 165 Views 0 Comments

Venus Williams says that she hopes to return to competitive action next month after announcing her withdrawal from the season’s first Grand Slam.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Venus’s Australian Open comeback stalled by illness
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Venus’s Australian Open comeback stalled by illness

Dec 20th 2011, 12:12 PM 85 Views 0 Comments

Venus Williams has withdrawn from next month’s ASB Classic in Auckland, putting her appearance in the season’s first Grand Slam in jeopardy.

# grand-slam - Monday 31 October, 2011

Kvitova clinches WTA Champs
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Kvitova clinches WTA Champs

Oct 31st 2011, 12:14 PM 132 Views 1 Comment

The Wimbledon champion came from behind to claim the £1million first prize and second place in the world rankings. That, folks, is a productive Sunday.

# grand-slam - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Sports Pages: some of the week’s best sportswriting
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

The Sports Pages: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Oct 23rd 2011, 9:30 AM 545 Views 2 Comments

Joe DiMaggio, Dan Wheldon, the beauty of football and a real-life answer to The Wrestler: it’s an extra-special, double edition of our weekly round-up.

# grand-slam - Thursday 20 October, 2011

'I'm looking forward to a very bad hangover' - Clarke and McIlroy miss out in Bermuda
# Slam
From The42
# Slam

'I'm looking forward to a very bad hangover' - Clarke and McIlroy miss out in Bermuda

Oct 20th 2011, 9:43 AM 342 Views 0 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Major winners failed to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf but at least one Irishman seemed to get over it pretty quickly.

# grand-slam - Friday 7 October, 2011

Memory lane: 4 other classic Wales-Ireland encounters
# Flashback
From The42
# Flashback

Memory lane: 4 other classic Wales-Ireland encounters

Oct 7th 2011, 3:46 PM 432 Views 1 Comment

Ahead of tomorrow’s game, we recall some of the thrillers that have taken place between the two sides over the years.

# grand-slam - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Murray and Nadal enjoy comprehensive US Open victories
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Murray and Nadal enjoy comprehensive US Open victories

Sep 8th 2011, 7:01 PM 171 Views 0 Comments

Despite the rain delays, some US Open matches were completed today, with no major shocks as of yet.

# grand-slam - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Sharapova advances to meet Kvitova in Wimbledon final
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Sharapova advances to meet Kvitova in Wimbledon final

Jun 30th 2011, 5:00 PM 285 Views 6 Comments

21-year-old Czech beat Victoria Azarenka 6-1 3-6 6-2, while Sharapova made short work of Sabine Lisicki, winning 6-4 6-3.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Save the date: Federer sets up showdown with Djokovic
# Aces
From The42
# Aces

Save the date: Federer sets up showdown with Djokovic

Jun 1st 2011, 11:45 AM 130 Views 0 Comments

The Fed Express set up a mouth-watering clash with the Serb on Friday while it’s another intriguing schedule at Roland Garros today.

# grand-slam - Thursday 24 March, 2011

The YouTube top 10: because we're inside despite the nice weather
# Work Can Wait
From The42
# Work Can Wait

The YouTube top 10: because we're inside despite the nice weather

Mar 24th 2011, 1:35 PM 868 Views 0 Comments

If you like seeing people fall over, make mistakes in their job and various football-in-the-groin scenarios – this is the place for you.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Paulie and BOD fix that England 'Grand Slam' video
# Edit
From The42
# Edit

Paulie and BOD fix that England 'Grand Slam' video

Mar 23rd 2011, 10:50 AM 1,262 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Laughing Ireland duo appear in new version of the now-infamous Nike TV spot.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Red-faced RFU deny arrogance after Grand Slam video leaks
# Oops
From The42
# Oops

Red-faced RFU deny arrogance after Grand Slam video leaks

Mar 22nd 2011, 2:05 PM 2,064 Views 0 Comments

A statement issued by the body claims that Nike ad was merely prepared as a contingency.

# grand-slam - Monday 21 March, 2011

WATCH: Nike celebrate the Grand Slam that never was
# Oops
From The42
# Oops

WATCH: Nike celebrate the Grand Slam that never was

Mar 21st 2011, 3:57 PM 3,253 Views 0 Comments

Hate to break it to you lads, but you have to win all five games to call it a “Grand Slam.”

# grand-slam - Saturday 19 March, 2011

Ireland v England: as it happened
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

Ireland v England: as it happened

Mar 19th 2011, 2:14 PM 1,624 Views 0 Comments

Join us for our final minute-by-minute of the Six Nations championship as England visit Dublin.

# grand-slam - Friday 18 March, 2011

Tindall out for England as O'Driscoll talks of wrecking Slam
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

Tindall out for England as O'Driscoll talks of wrecking Slam

Mar 18th 2011, 11:31 AM 149 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s captain says all the pressure is on England, who have only beaten Ireland once in their last eight meetings.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Reddan Ireland’s only injury concern ahead of England showdown
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

Reddan Ireland’s only injury concern ahead of England showdown

Mar 15th 2011, 1:45 PM 184 Views 0 Comments

Scrum half is being monitored by medical staff after suffering concussion in the defeat to Wales.

# grand-slam - Monday 14 March, 2011

Kidney eager to move on and focus on England
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

Kidney eager to move on and focus on England

Mar 14th 2011, 4:57 PM 142 Views 0 Comments

Irish coach believes players will be well motivated for Saturday’s game, when Ireland will be looking to deny England a Grand Slam.