2014 Grand Slam Tennis Tournament Winners

Where has the tennis year gone since AO in January? Although right now it feels like it’s flown by, so much as happened in the past eight months or so.

Here’s a review of the winners in the Men’s and Women’s Singles and Men’s and Women’s Doubles events at the four grand slam tennis tournaments in 2014, plus the winners’ prize money at each event (with US dollar equivalents).

2014 Australian Open Champions

13-26 January 2014, Hardcourt

Women’s Singles

  • Li Na defeated Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 6-0
  • Winner’s prize money A$2,650,000 (US$2,395,000)

Mens’s Singles

  • Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
  • Winner’s prize money A$2,650,000 (US$2,395,000)

Women’s Doubles

  • S Errani/ R Vinci defeated E Makarova/ E Vesnina 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  • Winners’ prize money A$520,000 (US$470,000)

Men’s Doubles

  • R Lindtedt/ L Kubot defeated E Butorac/ R Klaasen 6-3, 6-3
  • Winners’ prize money A$520,000 (US$470,000)


2014 Roland Garros Champions

25 May – 8 June 2014, Clay court

Women’s Singles

  • Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
  • Winner’s prize money €1,650,000 (US$2,140,000)

Mens’s Singles

  • Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4
  • Winner’s prize money €1,650,000 (US$2,140,000)

Women’s Doubles

  • Su-Wei Hsieh/ Shuai Peng defeated S Errani/ R Vinci 6-4, 6-1
  • Winners’ prize money €400,000 (US$520,000)

Men’s Doubles

  • J Benneteau/ E Roger-Vasselin defeated M Granollers/ M Lopez 6-3, 7-6
  • Winners’ prize money €400,000 (US$520,000)


2014 Wimbledon Champions

23 June – 6 July2014, Grass

Women’s Singles

  • Petra Kvitova defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0
  • Winner’s prize money £1,760,000 (US$2,860,000)

Mens’s Singles

  • Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
  • Winner’s prize money £1,760,000 (US$2,860,000)

Women’s Doubles

  • S Errani/ R Vinci defeated T Babos/ K Mladenovic 6-1, 6-3
  • Winners’ prize money £325,000 (US$525,000)

Men’s Doubles

  • V Pospisil/ J Sock defeated B Bryan/ M Bryan 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  • Winners’ prize money £325,000 (US$525,000)


2014 US Open Champions

25 August – 8 September 2014, Hardcourt

Women’s Singles

  • Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3
  • Winner’s prize money US$3,000,000

Mens’s Singles

  • Marin Cilic defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • Winner’s prize money US$3,000,000

Women’s Doubles

  • E Makarova/ E Vesnina defeated M Hingis/ F Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Winners’ prize money US$520,000

Men’s Doubles

  • B Bryan/ M Bryan defeated M Granollers/ M Lopez 6-3, 6-4
  • Winners’ prize money US$520,000


Interesting facts from the 2014 Grand Slam Finals

2014 has been a great year for tennis with lots of surprises.

  • In the four women’s singles events there were eight different finalists.
  • Three first time grand slam finalists in the women’s singles events were Cibulkova, Halep and Bouchard.
  • With victory at the US Open Serena Williams clenched her eighteenth grand slam title.
  • There were four different winners of the men’s singles titles with only Nadal and Djokovic appearing in multiple finals.
  • Nadal made up for defeat in the Australian Open, which would have given him at least two of each grand slam title, by winning his nineth French Open at Roland Garros.
  • Wawrinka, Cilic and Nishikori all made their first grand slam finals appearances.
  • Roger Federer has gone a second year without a grand slam title. Federer’s last grand slam title being Wimbledon in 2012.

Until next time

Grand Slam Gal

 

Exchange rates taken from Oanda.com on 14 September 2014 (US$:A$ 1:1.10632; US$:€ 1:0.77128; US$:£ 1:0.6146)

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