Tennis Trivia Questioins

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    Trivia about all things tennis including the Tennis Grand Slam events.

First Wimbledon Tennis Championships

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When were The Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, first played?

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The Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, more commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, were first played at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London in 1877. Wimbledon, which has been played at the All England Club ever since, is the world’s oldest tennis tournament.

Last Frenchman to Win the French Open

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Who are the last men’s and women’s tennis players from France to win the French Open?

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In 1983 Yannick Noah defeated Mats Wilander 6–2, 7–5, 7–6(7–3) to win the French Open and is to this date the last Frenchman to win tennis’ French Open men’s singles championship. For the women you do not have to go back so far. In 2000 French woman Mary Pierce defeated Conchita Martinez 6–2, 7–5 to take the women’s singles crown and is to this date the last French woman to win the women’s singles championship at the French Open.

Tennis Career Golden Slam

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In professional tennis, what is a Career Golden Slam?

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A Career Golden Slam is accomplished by any tennis player who during their career wins all of the grand slam tennis tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open) as well as winning an Olympic Gold Medal for tennis.

Original Name of the Australian Open

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What was the original name of the Australian Open?

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When it was first played in 1905, the Australian Open was known as the Australasian Championships. Its name changed to the Australian Championships in 1927, and changed to its current name, the Australian Open, in 1969.

First American Man to Win Wimbledon Singles in the Open Era

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Who was the first male tennis player from the United States to win the Wimbledon men’s singles championship since the advent of the open era (1968 on)?

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The first tennis player from the United States to win the Wimbledon men’s singles championship in the open era (since 1968) was Stan Smith who won the men’s singles in 1972.

Most Consecutive Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Titles

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What female tennis player holds the record for the most consecutive Wimbledon ladies’ singles championships?

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Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most consecutive Wimbledon ladies’ singles titles with 6 in-a-row from 1982 to 1987. This records stands for both the open era (1968 on) and the pre-open era (before 1968).

Most French Open Singles Championships

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What tennis players have the most French Open (Open Era – after 1967) singles championships?

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The winners of the most French Open singles championships in the Open Era to date (2014) are:

  • Men’s Singles: Rafael Nadal with 8 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Women’s Singles: Chris Evert with 7 (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)

First Year Women in French Open

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What was the first year that women were allowed to compete in the French Open (known at that time as “Championnat de France”)?

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The first women to compete in the “Championnat de France”, the precursor to the modern French Open  (Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros), competed in 1897. It was won in that year Adine Masson of France. She went on to win the event again in 1898, 1899, 1902 and 1903.