2012 was a unique year in tennis history—seven different singles champions of a possible eight. It has not happened in recent times that the competition on the men's as well as women's side has been so open.
Serena Williams can be called as the spoilsport by being the only player to have won two Slams this year. Other than her, there were four gentlemen and two ladies who won one tournament each.
The jury is still out whether a fifth slam is required, but this year, the fans had the Olympics as one of the "Other Major." Coming just after the Wimbledon Championships were completed, the Olympics provided an additional complexity in the already hectic schedule of the players.
Let us revisit the champions in the four Slams this year, not only in the singles category but in the three doubles categories as well.