Tennis Facts Trivia
Let’s take a look at Tennis facts trivia that will be of great interest
to passionate tennis players and fans alike.
Tennis Facts Trivia Report
- Tennis was played as an official Olympic sport in
the year 1896.
Later in 1924, due to some controversies, it was removed from the
Olympic Games listing but was again added in 1988.
- The first Wimbledon Tennis Competition took place in 1877 for
amateurs and men only. Of the 22 competing players, the championship
was won by Spencer Gore.
- Helen Wills was the very first woman of American descent to play
tennis and win the French Open in 1928.
- In 1917 during World War I, the US open was called the
- The men’s singles Wimbledon championship of 1936 was won by
British tennis player Fred Perry. This was the last tennis victory in
this category for the British thus far.
- The US attained a remarkable position in Tennis when Arthur Ashe
won the men’s singles and Virginia Wade won the title for Women’s
singles in 1968.
- One of the most interesting facts is that, until
1933, the dress code for Tennis was not too fashionable or trendy.
Then, chic looking tennis shorts were worn on the court by Bunny Austin
in 1933 and since then, players continue to follow the trend.
- Battle of Sexes, a male
vs. female tennis game was played in 1973 in which Billy Jean King
defeated Bobby Riggs. It was a huge success for Billy Jean, as there
were around 30,000 spectators watching the game.
- Gustavo Kuerten, a tennis player from Brazil defeated Andre
Agassi in 2000 and won the very First Tennis Master Cup.
- Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros and Tournoi de
Roland-Garros are the two other terms used for The French Open.
- The most amusing Tennis facts trivia is that no one knows
the reason why a “0” is called Love.
- Borris Becker won the Wimbledon singles championship in the year
1985 when he was just 17.
- Steffi Graf has won each of the four grand slam events at least
- The longest recorded tennis match lasted for 6 hours and 33
minutes. The match was played between Arnaud Clement and Fabrice
- The shortest match recorded was just 20 minutes when during the
Wimbledon tournament of 1969, Susan M.Tutt beat Marion Bandy; the score
was 6-0, 6-0.
- In the past, the guts of tennis rackets were made of sheep and
- Tennis facts trivia reports that the youngest Wimbledon Women’s
Champion of the previous century was Martina Hingis. At the end of the
1999 French Open, Martina stormed off the court and was later returned
by her mother.
- Tennis balls must weigh from 2 to 2 1/16 ounces.
- Tracy and John Austin are the American brother and sister pair
who won the mixed double championship of 1980 Wimbledon.
- Jimmy Connors was the only player to actually win the US Open on 3 surfaces; he
won two Forest Hills surfaces and one surface at hardcourt on the
- The Women’s Australian tournament started in 1922, whereas the
Men’s started in 1905.
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