Mats Wilander

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander Full Name: Mats Wilander
Nationality:

Sweden
Swedish

Profession: Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Why Famous: From 1982 to 1988, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles (three at the French Open, three at the Australian Open, and one at the US Open). In 1988, he won three of the four Grand Slam events, and finished the season ranked number one in the world.

Born: August 22, 1964 (54 years old)
Birthplace: Vaxjo, Sweden

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1987-01-03 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

Historical Events in the Life of Mats Wilander

  • 1982-06-06 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)
  • 1983-06-05 82nd Men's French Open: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (6-2, 7-5, 7-6)
  • 1983-12-11 72nd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1984-12-09 73rd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Kevin Curren (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)
  • 1985-06-09 84th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1985-12-08 74th Men's Australian Open: Stefan Edberg beats Mats Wilander (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1987-06-07 86th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6)
  • 1987-09-14 US Open Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl wins 3rd straight US title; beats Sweden's Mats Wilander 6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1988-01-24 76th Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6)
  • 1988-06-05 87th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)
  • 1988-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander wins his only US title and 7th & final Grand Slam event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest final in event's history
  • 1993-09-04 Mats Wilander beats fellow Swede Mikael Pernfors in a US Open marathon 7-6, 3-6, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 in 4 hours 1 minute; match ends at 2:26am

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