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Aussie Aussie Aussie! Historic Golden Slam for Alcott

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He made an already pumped up crowd Top seed Alcott defeated Dutchman Niels Vink 7-5, 6-2 in 75 minutes in the quad singles wheelchair final, becoming the first man to win all four Grand Slams and Paralympic gold in the same year.Alcott won his second consecutive Paralympics title in Tokyo. “I can’t believe I just won the Golden Slam,” Alcott said following his win.“I used to hate myself so much, I hated my disability, I didn’t even want to be here any more.“I found tennis and it changed and saved my life.“Now I’ve become the only male ever in any form of tennis to win the Golden Slam which is pretty cool.”In a monumental morning for Australian tennis, Alcott completed his perfect year of winning all four grand slams plus Paralympic gold shortly after Samantha Stosur secured her fourth grand slam women’s doubles title with friend Shuai Zhang.Alcott was totally dominant in his quad singles quest from his first game in New York, failing to drop a set as he secured the US Open title with a 7-5 6-2 win over Dutchman Niels Vink.He becomes the first man in history to complete a golden slam, joining Steffi Graf who achieved the feat in the women’s singles in 1988.SLAM SUCCESS FOR STOSURAustralia’s Samantha Stosur and China’s Zhang Shuai won the US Open women’s doubles title on Sunday, defeating US teens Coco Gauff and Catherine McNally 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.Stosur captured her fourth career Grand Slam doubles title and second with Zhang after the 2019 Australian Open.Stosur, 37, also won the 2005 US Open and 2006 French Open crowns with American Lisa Raymond.“I can’t believe I’m standing here with this trophy again 16 years later,” Stosur said. “It has been an incredible two weeks.” It was Zhang’s second career Slam doubles title after Melbourne two years ago with Stosur.“I’m the only one for Chinese people in draw this year,” Zhang said. “It’s so special.” Stosur and Zhang boosted their win streak to 11 matches after capturing last month’s title at Cincinnati.Slam final debutantes Gauff, 17, and McNally, 19, were the first teens to reach the US Open women’s doubles final since 2013

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