In all other years, a playoff match for the bronze medal was staged. While the ranking points distribution did not equate to those given at the Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympic tournaments have increased in perceived importance since their reintroduction, with some players, critics and sports pundits considering winning the gold at the Olympics just as prestigious as winning a Grand Slam title.
A player who wins an Olympic gold medal and all four Grand Slam events in the same year is said to have won a Golden Slam. As of , Steffi Graf is the only player to have completed this achievement. The playing surface of the court varies between Olympic Games.
It has been on hard court for every game since except for the Olympics which was on a clay court and the Olympics which was played on a grass court. The changing playing surface gives certain players different advantages and disadvantages not seen in most other Olympic sports. Italics represents that tennis was an exhibition or demonstration tournament at that Olympics.
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