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Grand Slam (tennis)
The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. They offer the most ranking points,[1] prize money, public and media attention, the greatest strength and size of field, and greater number of "best of" sets for men. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open
Australian Open
in mid January, the French Open
French Open
in May
May
and June, Wimbledon in July, and the US Open in August
August
and September. Each tournament is played over a period of two weeks. The Australian and United States
United States
tournaments are played on hard courts,[a] the French on clay, and Wimbledon on grass. Wimbledon is the oldest, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905
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WTA International Tournaments
The International Tournaments is a category for professional tennis tournaments of Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association from the 2009 WTA Tour onwards, which replaced the previous Tier III and Tier IV categories. The winner of a WTA International adds 280 points to her WTA ranking. As of the 2018 season, there are 31 tournaments, all knock-out tournaments with a prize money for every event at $250,000 ($750,000 for Shenzhen
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Olympic Medal
An Olympic medal
Olympic medal
is awarded to successful competitors at one of the Olympic Games. There are three classes of medal: gold, awarded to the winner; silver, awarded to the 1st runner-up; and bronze, awarded to the second runner-up. The granting of awards is laid out in detail in the Olympic protocols. Medal
Medal
designs have varied considerably since the first Olympic Games in 1896, particularly in size and weight. A standard obverse (front) design of the medals for the Summer Olympic Games
Olympic Games
began in 1928 and remained for many years, until its replacement at the 2004 Games as the result of controversy surrounding the use of the Roman Colosseum rather than a building representing the Games' Greek roots
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World Hard Court Championships
In sport, a championship is a competition in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion.Contents1 Championship
Championship
systems1.1 Title match system 1.2 Tournament system 1.3 League system 1.4 Playoff system2 English football 3 Usage in professional wrestling 4 See also 5 The Championship Championship
Championship
systems[edit] Various forms of competition can be referred to by the term championship. Title match system[edit] In this system, a competitor has to challenge the current champion to win the championship. A competitor can challenge the current champion after defeating other challengers
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The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times
(sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City
New York City
with worldwide influence and readership.[6][7][8] Founded in 1851, the paper has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.[9][10] As of September 2016, it had the largest combined print-and-digital circulation of any daily newspaper in the United States.[11] The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation. The paper is owned by The New York Times
The New York Times
Company, which is publicly traded but primarily controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.[12] It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G
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Bobby Jones (golfer)
Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer who was one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport; he was also a lawyer by profession. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters Tournament. The innovations that he introduced at the Masters have been copied by virtually every professional golf tournament in the world. Jones was the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete at a national and international level. During his peak from 1923 to 1930, he dominated top-level amateur competition, and competed very successfully against the world's best professional golfers.[4] Jones often beat stars such as Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
and Gene Sarazen, the era's top pros
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US Open (tennis)
Open
Open
or OPEN may refer to: Recorded music[edit] Open
Open
(band), Australian pop/rock band The
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Contract Bridge
Contract bridge, or simply bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. It is played by four players in two competing partnerships,[1] with partners sitting opposite each other around a table.[2] Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online and with friends at home, making it one of the world's most popular card games, particularly among seniors.[3][4] The World Bridge Federation
World Bridge Federation
(WBF) is the governing body for international competitive bridge, with numerous other bodies governing bridge at the regional level. The game consists of several deals,[5] each progressing through four phases. The cards are dealt to the players, and then the players auction or bid to take the contract, specifying how many tricks the partnership receiving the contract (the declaring side) needs to take to receive points for the deal
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Wheelchair Tennis At The Summer Paralympics
The Paralympic Games
Paralympic Games
is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games
Paralympic Games
are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The Paralympics has grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century
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WTA Premier Tournaments
Premier Tournaments is a category of tennis tournaments in the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association tour, implemented since the reorganization of the schedule in 2009. As of 2017, Premier events include:Four "Premier Mandatory" events in Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, Madrid, and Beijing
Beijing
with prize money of $4.5 million. Five "Premier 5" events in Doha, Rome, Cincinnati, Toronto/Montreal, and Wuhan
Wuhan
with prize money of $2 million. Twelve "Premier" events with prize money of $600,000 to $1,000,000.The ranking points awarded to the winners of these tournaments are:"Premier Mandatory" 1000 "Premier 5" 900 and "Premier" 470.This compares to 2,000 points for winning a major, up to 1,500 points for winning the WTA Finals, and 280 for winning an International tournament. This system differs from that used for the men's ATP rankings, but only slightly
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ITF Women's Circuit
A woman is a female human being. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. The term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "women's rights"
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Davis Cup
The Davis Cup
Davis Cup
is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. It is described by the organisers as the " World
World
Cup of Tennis", and the winners are referred to as the World
World
Champion team.[1] The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. By 2016, 135 nations entered teams into the competition.[2] The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States
United States
(winning 32 tournaments and finishing as runners-up 29 times) and Australia
Australia
(winning 28 times, including four occasions with New Zealand as Australasia, and finishing as runners-up 19 times)
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Wheelchair Tennis Masters
The Wheelchair Tennis
Tennis
Masters refers to a pair of end of year tennis events for wheelchair athletes held on an annual basis under the jurisdiction of the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation. The Wheelchair Tennis
Tennis
Masters for singles[1] is an end-of-year wheelchair tennis tournament, broadly analogous to the ATP Tour and WTA Championship finals. Initiated in 1994 for men and women's singles, and 2004 for quad players (quad tennis being a mixed gender sport) both genders compete at the same event.[2] The top eight players (men and women), and the top six quad players, are invited to the Masters. The ranking is based on their ranking after the US Open is played. The round robin format is comparable to that which operates at the ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Finals
and WTA Championships
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World Team Cup
The World Team Cup
World Team Cup
was the international men's team championship of the Association of Tennis Professionals
Association of Tennis Professionals
(ATP). The inaugural edition of the tournament was contested in 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica
and was called the Nations Cup.[1][2] No tournament was held in 1976 and 1977. From 1978 through 2012 the tournament was held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was generally considered to be second most prestigious men's team competition in tennis after the Davis Cup.[citation needed] Every year, the eight nations whose top two male players have achieved the highest combined placings in the men's world rankings at the end of the previous year were invited to compete for the cup.[citation needed] The competition was played on clay courts in Düsseldorf, Germany
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WTA 125s
The WTA 125K series
WTA 125K series
or WTA 125s[1] is an international series of professional women's tennis tournaments organized by the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association starting in 2012. Sometimes called the WTA Challenger series[2][3] (in analogy of the men's ATP Challenger Series) it is the second highest level of women's competition, right below the top-tier WTA Tour, and just above the ITF Women's Circuit tournaments. Players who succeed in the WTA 125s earn sufficient ranking points to become eligible for the main draw or qualifying draw entry of WTA Tour
WTA Tour
tournaments. Titles at a 125K event are not counted as a victory on the WTA Tour. Prize money[edit] The tournaments offer total prize money of $125,000
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Hopman Cup
The Hopman Cup
Hopman Cup
is an annual international eight-team indoor hardcourt tennis tournament held in Perth, Western Australia
Australia
in early January (sometimes commencing in late December) each year, which plays mixed-gender teams on a country-by-country basis.[1] The championship is named in honour of Harry Hopman
Harry Hopman
(1906–1985), an Australian tennis player and coach who guided the country to 15 Davis Cup titles between 1938 and 1969
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