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Tennis: a quiz

Tennis is one of the world`s most popular sports, both to play and to watch. Here are some questions to test your knowledge of the game and its history, and maybe revive a few half-forgotten memories!

  • Which of these is not a Grand Slam event?

    • French Open
    • German Open
    • Wimbledon
    • Australian Open
  • Which player was stabbed in the back at a tournament in Hamburg in 1993?

    • Steffi Graf
    • Venus Williams
    • Monica Seles
    • Justine Henin
  • Other than in a tie-break, what is the only score at which a player can serve from the right-hand side of the court to win a game?

    • 40-0
    • 40-15
    • 40-30
    • Advantage
  • Why was the Australian Open not held in 1986?

    • There was a player boycott of the event due to a dispute over prize money
    • The venue was seriously damaged by fire shortly before it was due to take place
    • It was cancelled out of respect for the victims of an air disaster that happened just before the event
    • The date was changed from December to January, so the next Open after December 1985 was in January 1987
  • Between 1978 and 1984 the US Open was dominated by two men. John McEnroe was one – who was the other?

    • Jimmy Connors
    • Pete Sampras
    • Andre Agassi
    • Boris Becker
  • In tournament matches, how often are the balls changed?

    • First change after five games, then every seven after that
    • First change after seven games, then every nine
    • First change after nine games, then every eleven
    • First change after eleven games, then after every thirteen
  • Greg Rusedski was born in Canada, but which country did he represent after 1995?

    • Great Britain
    • USA
    • Australia
    • South Africa
  • The new main court for the US Open, opened in 1997, is named in memory of which American player?

    • Don Budge
    • Arthur Ashe
    • Bill Tilden
    • Bill Johnston
  • Which Australian woman won all four Grand Slam titles in 1970?

    • Evonne Goolagong Cawley
    • Judy Tegart
    • Dianne Fromholtz
    • Margaret Court
  • In which country was Martina Hingis born?

    • Switzerland
    • Austria
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Germany

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