Friday, December 17, 2010

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Q.  What does the term ‘grand Slam’ mean?
A.  Grand Slam is a sports term pertaining to a group of matches, Championships etc. in a particular sports and the winning of all these matches. The best known Grand Slams are those in Tennis [the Australian Open, the French Open, the British Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open], Golf [the US Open, the British Open, the Masters, and the PGA], and Rugby Union [victories against all opposition in the competition between England Wales, France, Ireland and Scotland].
Q.  Who won the men's singles title at the World Table Tennis Championship in the year 2003?
A.  Werner Schlager
Q.  The winner of the 2003 US Open men's Single Tennis Championship is
A.  Andy Roddick
Q.  American open is associated with
A.  Tennis
Q.  Who beat Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 40 minutes to win a sixth Wimbledon singles title?
A.  Billie Jean King.
Q.  What did Goran Ivanisevic refrain from doing at Wimbledon in 1994, to win a $2,000 bet?
A.  Throwing his racket.
Q.  What tennis player's last name means "she who returns" in Czech?
A.  Martina Navratilova's.
Q.  What 19-year-old became the youngest man to win the U.S. Open tennis title, in 1990?
A.  Pete Sampras.
Q.  Who stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?
A.  Martina Hingis
Q.  Who was the first black tennis player to win the US Open?
A.  Arthur Ash
Q.  Which tennis player famously yelled "You cannot be serious!" at an umpire?
A.  John McEnroe
Q.  Who was the youngest Wimbledon women's champion of the 20th century?
A.  Martina Hingis
Q.  At which Hills was US Open tennis played before it moved to Flushing Meadow?
A.  Forest Hills
Q.  Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?
A.  Martina Navratilova
Q.  Who emerged from segregated Virginia courts to win the 1968 U.S. Open tennis title?
A.  Arthur Ashe.
Q.  What Grand Slam tennis tournament is held every January?
A.  The Australian Open.
Q.  Who was the first Russian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, in 1996?
A.  Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
Q.  What Dutchman became, in 1996, the first unseeded player since Boris Becker to win Wimbledon?
A.  Richard Krajicek .
Q.  What two players won all the U.S. Open men's singles tennis titles from 1978 through 1984?
A.  Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe.
Q.  How much is a tennis ball supposed to weigh?
A.  Between 2 and 2-1/16 ounces.
Q.  Who was tennis star Monica Seles playing in the 1993 Citizen's Cup Tournament in Hamburg, Germany, when she was stabbed in the back by a spectator?
A.  Magdalena Maleeva.
Q.  Whose tennis serve was the fastest ever recorded?
A.  Bill Tilden's. It was measured at 163.6 miles per hour in 1931.
Q.  What did Gussie Moran wear in a tournament in "Egypt nine months after she stunned the staid Wimbledon crowd by wearing white lace--fringed panties?
A.  Black shorts. She explained that she made the change because she had gained 13 pound and her white attire no longer fit.
Q.  Who was the first tennis player from an Iron Curtin country to win the United States Open?
A.  Romanian Ile Nastase in 1972
Q.  Who was the only player to win the U.S. Open on three different surfaces, grass and clay at Forest Hills and hardcourt at Flushing Meadows?
A.  Jimmy Connors
Q.  How many games did the longest Wimbledon men's singles match on record last?
A.  It went 112 games, with Pancho Gonzalesz beating Charlie Pasarell 22-24,111111-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9. It took place in 1969, two years before the tie breaker was introduced to the game.
Q.  What American sister and brother won the mixed double championship at Wimbledon in 1980?
A.  Tracy and John Austin
Q.  What breakthrough was made by Lili de Alvarez on center court at Wimbledon in 1931?
A.  She wore shorts. She was the first woman to do so at Wimbledon.
Q.  In 1999, who became only the fifth man to win all four major tournaments - Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, and the French Open - completing a career Grand Slam?
A.  Andre Agassi. He was also the first to do it on three surfaces, the French Open's clay, Wimbledon's grass and the concrete of the United States Open and the Australian Open. The four previous Grand Slam winners, Don Budge, Fred Perry, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson won the French Open when it was still played on grass.
Q.  Who was the first American male to win three straight Wimbledon titles?
A.  Pete Sampras.
Q.  What tennis star won 129 of 130 matches during one stretch in the 1980s?
A.  Martina Navratilova.
Q.  Who broke Martina Navratilova's record of 331 weeks at number one?
A.  Steffi Graf.
Q.  What tennis star says "Express yourself" in camera commercials?
A.  Andre Agassi.
Q.  What racketeer was the first female named Athlete of the year by Sports illustrated, in 1972?
A.  Billie Jean King.
Q.  What Nevada-born tennis star had a ball and racquet to stare at above his crib?
A.  Andre Agassi.
Q.  What gonzo tennis brothers threw autographed potatoes into the crowd at an Idaho match?
A.  Luke and Murphy Jensen.
Q.  What's Billie Jean King's maiden name?
A.  Moffitt.
Q.  What tennis star was born in MontrĂ©al, raised in Florida and played for France in the Federation Cup?
A.  Mary Pierce.
Q.  What 17-year old tennis phenomenon beat Kevin Curren to win his first Wimbledon title?
A.  Boris Becker.
Q.  What U.S. tennis star's father boxed for the Iranian Olympic team?
A.  Andre Agassi's.
Q.  What's the last Grand Slam tennis tournament played in a calendar year?
A.  The U.S. Open.
Q.  What's the common term for the tennis ailment "lateral humeral epicondylitis"?
A.  Tennis elbow.
Q.  What senior golfer explained his respite from cigarettes by quipping:" I could run nine holes, I just couldn't play them:?
A.  Chi Chi Rodriguez.
Q.  How many tennis players are needed for a game of Canadian doubles?
A.  Three.

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