It’s impossible to list all the records set in 2012, but here’s a short rundown of some heralded highlights, plus 20 of our favorites, including some you might have missed.
The reigning US Open champion gets two-time defending Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slam final.
Both ladies top seed Maria Sharapova and former champion Serena Williams won 2nd round matches on Thursday to advance. On the men's side, American Andy Roddick also won.
Maria Sharapova enjoyed two victories on Thursday, reclaiming the top ranking in ladies tennis, and winning her French Open semifinal match in Paris.
Both Samantha Stosur and Sara Errani enjoyed two-set victories Tuesday in the quarterfinals at the French Open.
An American teenager and Russian veteran both advanced to the Grand Slam tournament's fourth round on the ladies side of the draw.
Serena Williams of the US was knocked out of the Australian Open in the fourth round Monday. Meanwhile, both Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki have moved into the quarterfinals.