Editor's Note: World No. 1 Rafael Nadal defeated the third seed Roger Federer in four sets to win the French Open title for the sixth time on June 5 of 2011. Let's retrospect the leading winners of Grand Slam tennis tournaments (including Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open) in the history.

  Roger Federer

  Switzerland

  Birth Date: August 8, 1981

 16 Grand Slam singles titles (4 Australian, 6 Wimbledon, 1 French, 5 U.S.)

  Pete Sampras

  the United States

  Birth Date: August 12, 1971

  14 Grand Slam singles titles   (2 Australian, 7 Wimbledon, 5 U.S.)   

 Roy Emerson

  Australia

  Birth Date: November 3, 1936

  12 Grand Slam singles titles (6 Australian, 2 French, 2 Wimbledon, 2 U.S.)

 Bjorn Borg

  Sweden

  Birth Date: June 6, 1956

  11 Grand Slam singles titles (6 French, 5 Wimbledon)

 Rod Laver

  Australia

  Birth Date: August 9, 1938

  11 Grand Slam singles titles (3 Australian, 2 French, 4 Wimbledon, 2 U.S.)

 Bill Tilden

  the United States

  February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953

  10 Grand Slam singles titles (3 Wimbledon, 7 U.S.)

 Rafael Nadal

  Spain

  Birth Date: June 3, 1986

  10 Grand Slam singles titles (1 Australian 6 French 2 Wimbledon, 1 U.S.)

 Andre Agassi

  the United States

  Birth Date:  April 29, 1970

  8 Grand Slam singles titles (4 Australian, 1 French, 1 Wimbledon, 2 U.S.)

 Ivan Lendl

  Czech Republic

  Birth Date: March 7, 1960 

  8 Grand Slam singles titles (2 Australian, 3 French, 3 U.S.)

 Fred Perry

  UK

  May 18, 1909 – February 2, 1995

  8 Grand Slam singles titles (1 Australian, 1 French, 3 Wimbledon, 3 U.S.)

  Ken Rosewall

  Australia

  Birth Date: November 2, 1934

  8 Grand Slam singles titles (4 Australian, 2 French, 2 U.S.)

Introduction of  Grand Slam tennis tournaments

The four Major tennis tournaments, also called the Grand Slams, are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of world ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, and public attention. They are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open, played in that order.

 Australian Open

 Location: Melbourne

 Venue: Melbourne Park

 Time: last fortnight of the month of January

 Court: hard court

 French Open 

 Location: Paris

 Venue: Stade Roland Garros (1928–present)

 Time: two weeks between late May and early June

 Court: clay court

 The Championships, Wimbledon

 Location: Wimbledon, London Borough of Mertons

 Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

 Time: two weeks in late June and early July

 Court: grass court

 U.S. Open

 Location: New York City

 Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

 Time: two weeks between August and September 

 Court: hard court

 Editor: Tang Danlu