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2008 Grand Slam Champions

Professional tennis results for 2008 are in the record books. The season saw many new faces and a few familiar ones. Roger Federer lost the top ranking that he held for so long, and his reign on the Wimbledon grass was crushed by Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic won his first Grand Slam title and contended at all the majors. The Russian women swept Olympic medals and the Williams sisters each captured a Grand Slam singles title plus Olympic gold in doubles.

Australian Open
MS: Novak Djokovic (3) def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (2)
WS: Maria Sharapova (5) def Ana Ivanovic (4) 7-5, 6-3
MD: Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (8) def Arnaud Clement/Michael Llodra (7) 7-5, 7-6 (4)
WD: Alona Bondarenko/Kateryna Bondarenko def Victoria Azarenka/Shahar Peer (12) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
MX: Tiantian Sun/Nenad Zimonjic (5) def Sania Mirza/Mahesh Bhupathi 7-6 (4), 6-4

French Open
MS: Rafael Nadal (2) def. Roger Federer (1) 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
WS: Ana Ivanovic (2) def Dinara Safina (13) 6-4, 6-3
MD: Pablo Cuevas/Luis Horna def Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic (2) 6-2, 6-3
WD: A. Medina Garriques/Virginia Ruano Pascual (10) def Casey Dellaqus/Francesca Schiavone 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
MX: Victoria Azarenka/Bob Bryan (3) def Katarina Srebotnik/Nenad Zimonjic (1) 6-2, 7-6 (4)

Wimbledon
MS: Rafael Nadal (2) def Roger Federer (1) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7
WS: Venus Williams (7) def. Serena Williams (6)7-5, 6-4
MD: Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic (2) def Jonas Bjorkman/Kevin Ullyett (8) 7-6 (12), 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3
WD: Serena Williams/Venus Williams (11) def Lisa Raymond/Samantha Stosur (16) 6-2, 6-2
MX: Bob Bryan/Samantha Stosur def Mike Bryan/Katarina Srebotnik (1) 7-5, 6-4

U.S. Open
MS: Roger Federer (2) def. Andy Murray (6) 6-2, 7-5, 6-2
WS: Serena Williams (4) def Jelena Jankovic (2) 6-4, 7-5
MD: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (2) def. Lukas Dlouhy/Leander Paes (7) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (10)
WD: Cara Black/Liezel Huber (1) def Lisa Raymond/Samantha Stosur (10) 6-3, 7-6 (6)
MX: Cara Black/Leander Paes (5) def Liezel Huber/Jamie Murray 7-6 (6), 6-4

Beijing Olympics
MS Rafael Nadal (Gold), Fernando Gonzalez (Silver), Novak Djokovic (Bronze)
WS Elena Dementieva (Gold), Dinara Safina (Silver), Vera Zvonareva (Bronze)
MD Roger Federer/Stanislas Warinka (Gold), Simon Aspelin/Tomas Johansson (Silver), Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (Bronze)
WD Serena Williams/Venus Williams (Gold), Anabel Medina Garrigues/Virginia Ruano Pascual (Silver), Zi Yan/Jie Zheng (Bronze)

Those are your 2008 Grand Slam champions. Congratulations to all.

Have fun on the courts!

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