What’s Your Tennis Knowledge?

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  • 1. 

    Who defeated Amy Frazier in the first round of the Roland Garros Grand Slam in 2006?

    • A.

      Ni La

    • B.

      Maria Sharapova

    • C.

      Martina Hingis

    • D.

      Anna Kournikova

    Correct Answer
    A. Ni La
    Explanation
    In the first round of the Roland Garros Grand Slam in 2006, Ni La defeated Amy Frazier.

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  • 2. 

    In which American State was tennis pro Amy Frazier born?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Washington

    • D.

      Missouri

    Correct Answer
    D. Missouri
    Explanation
    Amy Frazier, the tennis pro, was born in the state of Missouri.

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  • 3. 

    At what age did tennis pro Jamea Jackson begin playing?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 8
    Explanation
    Jamea Jackson began playing tennis at the age of 8.

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  • 4. 

    Where did Lisa Raymond win her first women's tennis singles title in 1996?

    • A.

      Montreal

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Quebec City

    • D.

      Toronto

    Correct Answer
    C. Quebec City
    Explanation
    Lisa Raymond won her first women's tennis singles title in 1996 in Quebec City.

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  • 5. 

    Which title did tennis pro Lisa Raymond win at Roland Garros Grand Slam 2006?

    • A.

      Women's Singles

    • B.

      Mixed Doubles

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      Doubles

    Correct Answer
    D. Doubles
    Explanation
    In 2006, tennis pro Lisa Raymond won the title in the Doubles category at the Roland Garros Grand Slam. This means that she was part of a team that emerged victorious in the doubles event, where two players compete together against another pair. It is important to note that she did not win in any of the other categories mentioned, such as Women's Singles or Mixed Doubles.

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  • 6. 

    Who defeated Mashona Washington in the women's singles 1st Round at Roland Garros 2006?

    • A.

      Martina Hingis

    • B.

      Ni La

    • C.

      Maria Sharapova

    • D.

      Jennifer Capriati

    Correct Answer
    C. Maria Sharapova
    Explanation
    Maria Sharapova defeated Mashona Washington in the women's singles 1st Round at Roland Garros 2006.

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  • 7. 

    At what age did Mashona Washington begin playing tennis?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    Mashona Washington began playing tennis at the age of 4.

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  • 8. 

    What is tennis pro Mashona Washington's favorite cuisine?

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      Italian

    • C.

      French

    • D.

      Mexican

    Correct Answer
    D. Mexican
    Explanation
    Mashona Washington's favorite cuisine is Mexican.

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  • 9. 

    In which year was tennis pro Mashona Washington born?

    • A.

      1977

    • B.

      1976

    • C.

      1978

    • D.

      1979

    Correct Answer
    B. 1976
    Explanation
    Mashona Washington was born in 1976.

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  • 10. 

    In what year was the last wooden racket used in a championship match?

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1981

    • C.

      1978

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    D. 1988
    Explanation
    In 1988, the last wooden racket was used in a championship match. This suggests that after this year, wooden rackets were no longer used in professional tennis matches.

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  • 11. 

    Which Russian tennis player was the 2007 French Open's first victor?

    • A.

      Marat Safin

    • B.

      Dinara Safina

    • C.

      Janko Tipsarevia

    • D.

      Potito Starace

    Correct Answer
    A. Marat Safin
    Explanation
    Marat Safin is the correct answer because he was the first Russian tennis player to win the French Open in 2007. He defeated Roger Federer in the semifinals and then went on to defeat Novak Djokovic in the final to claim the title. Safin's victory marked a significant milestone in Russian tennis history, making him the first Russian player to win the French Open.

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  • 12. 

    Which ATP tennis event is held every May in Dusseldorf, Germany?

    • A.

      Hopman Cup

    • B.

      Davis Cup

    • C.

      Fed Cup

    • D.

      World Team Cup

    Correct Answer
    D. World Team Cup
    Explanation
    The correct answer is World Team Cup. The World Team Cup is an annual ATP tennis event that takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany every May. It features teams from different countries competing against each other in a team format. The tournament has been held since 1978 and is played on clay courts.

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  • 13. 

    Which professional tennis event is not held in the month of May?

    • A.

      The French Open

    • B.

      Wimbledon

    • C.

      The Hamburg Open

    • D.

      The Rome Masters

    Correct Answer
    B. Wimbledon
    Explanation
    Wimbledon is not held in the month of May. The French Open is held in May and June, the Hamburg Open is held in July, and the Rome Masters is held in May. Therefore, Wimbledon is the only professional tennis event in the given options that is not held in May.

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  • 14. 

    Which nation was not invited to tennis' 2007 World Team Cup tournament?

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. Russia
    Explanation
    Russia was not invited to tennis' 2007 World Team Cup tournament.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these 2007 ATP Tennis events was played earliest?

    • A.

      Hamburg Masters

    • B.

      French Open

    • C.

      Hypo Group Tennis International

    • D.

      Rome Masters

    Correct Answer
    D. Rome Masters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rome Masters. In 2007, the Rome Masters was played before the other three events mentioned.

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  • 16. 

    First held in 1930 in Milan, which ATP/WTA tennis event took place the first week of May 2007?

    • A.

      The European Open

    • B.

      The Milan Masters

    • C.

      The Italian Open

    • D.

      The Rome Masters

    Correct Answer
    D. The Rome Masters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Rome Masters. The question asks about an ATP/WTA tennis event that took place in the first week of May 2007. The Rome Masters is a prestigious tennis tournament that has been held annually in Rome since 1930. It is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and the WTA Premier 5 series. Therefore, it is the most suitable answer based on the given information.

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  • 17. 

    The French Open, officially the "Tournoi de Roland-Garros", was named after a man who was what?

    • A.

      A World War II Pilot

    • B.

      A French Tennis Legend

    • C.

      A French Prime Minister

    • D.

      A World War I Pilot

    Correct Answer
    D. A World War I Pilot
    Explanation
    The French Open, officially known as the "Tournoi de Roland-Garros," was named after a man who was a World War I Pilot. This suggests that the tournament was named in honor of a pilot who served during World War I, possibly due to his bravery or contributions to the war effort.

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  • 18. 

    In 2005, which American twins won the ATP Masters Cup Doubles in Hamburg, Germany?

    • A.

      Bob And Mark Bryan

    • B.

      Ryan And Bryan Marks

    • C.

      Bryan And Bob Marks

    • D.

      Bob And Mike Bryan

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob And Mike Bryan
    Explanation
    Bob and Mike Bryan are the correct answer because they are American twins who won the ATP Masters Cup Doubles in Hamburg, Germany in 2005.

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  • 19. 

    Traditionally Wimbledon events are held two weeks after what?

    • A.

      The Olympics

    • B.

      Master's Tournament

    • C.

      Christmas

    • D.

      Queen's Club Championship

    Correct Answer
    D. Queen's Club Championship
    Explanation
    Traditionally, Wimbledon events are held two weeks after the Queen's Club Championship. This timing allows players to participate in both tournaments without any scheduling conflicts. The Queen's Club Championship is a prestigious grass-court tournament held in London, which serves as a warm-up event for Wimbledon. By scheduling Wimbledon two weeks after the Queen's Club Championship, players have enough time to recover and prepare for the Grand Slam event.

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  • 20. 

    Ladies singles events were first introduced at Wimbledon in what year?

    • A.

      1984

    • B.

      1964

    • C.

      1884

    • D.

      2004

    Correct Answer
    C. 1884
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1884 because that was the year when ladies singles events were first introduced at Wimbledon.

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  • 21. 

    What term is used to refer to Wimbledon events?

    • A.

      The Winners Title

    • B.

      The Tennis Bowl

    • C.

      The Ultimates

    • D.

      The Championships

    Correct Answer
    D. The Championships
    Explanation
    The term used to refer to Wimbledon events is "The Championships."

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  • 22. 

    What is a traditional day off for Wimbledon players called?

    • A.

      First Tuesday

    • B.

      Second Friday

    • C.

      Middle Sunday

    • D.

      Central Saturday

    Correct Answer
    C. Middle Sunday
    Explanation
    Middle Sunday is a traditional day off for Wimbledon players. It is the only day during the tournament when no matches are scheduled to be played. This day allows the players to rest and recover before the second week of the tournament begins.

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  • 23. 

    The traditional Wimbledon colours are green and what?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Yellow

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Purple

    Correct Answer
    D. Purple
    Explanation
    The traditional Wimbledon colours are green and purple. These colors are associated with the prestigious tennis tournament held in Wimbledon, London. The grass courts are famously known for their lush green color, while purple is often used as an accent color in the tournament's branding and signage.

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  • 24. 

    In 1922, Wimbledon changed the rules to make title holders do what?

    • A.

      Play In The Early Rounds

    • B.

      Bypass The Early Rounds

    • C.

      Not Play In The Tournament

    • D.

      Play Blindfolded

    Correct Answer
    A. Play In The Early Rounds
    Explanation
    In 1922, Wimbledon changed the rules to make title holders play in the early rounds. This means that the previous year's champions were no longer exempt from the initial matches and had to compete from the beginning of the tournament. This change aimed to ensure fair competition and eliminate any advantage that the title holders might have had by skipping the early rounds.

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  • 25. 

    Who starred in a 2004 film named "Wimbledon"?

    • A.

      Kirsten Dunst

    • B.

      Julia Roberts

    • C.

      Catharine Zeta-Jones

    • D.

      Cate Blanchett

    Correct Answer
    A. Kirsten Dunst
    Explanation
    Kirsten Dunst starred in the 2004 film "Wimbledon".

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  • 26. 

    How many players are traditionally featured in each Wimbledon singles event?

    • A.

      218

    • B.

      88

    • C.

      64

    • D.

      128

    Correct Answer
    D. 128
    Explanation
    In each Wimbledon singles event, traditionally there are 128 players featured.

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  • 27. 

    What kind of grass is traditionally used at Wimbledon?

    • A.

      Blue Grass

    • B.

      Goose Grass

    • C.

      Rye Grass

    • D.

      Bent Grass

    Correct Answer
    C. Rye Grass
    Explanation
    Rye Grass is traditionally used at Wimbledon. This type of grass is known for its durability and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. It has a fine texture and provides a consistent and fast playing surface, which is ideal for tennis. Rye Grass also has good resilience and can recover quickly from damage caused by play. Therefore, it is the preferred choice for the prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

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  • 28. 

    Roger Federer defeated who in a five-set marathon to win Wimbledon in 2009?

    • A.

      Lleyton Hewitt

    • B.

      Andy Roddick

    • C.

      James Blake

    • D.

      Andy Murray

    Correct Answer
    B. Andy Roddick
    Explanation
    In 2009, Roger Federer won Wimbledon in a five-set marathon match against Andy Roddick. This victory marked Federer's sixth Wimbledon title and his 15th Grand Slam title overall. The match was highly competitive and went down to the wire, with Federer eventually winning 16-14 in the fifth set. Andy Roddick put up a strong fight, but Federer's skill and determination helped him secure the victory.

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  • 29. 

    Roger Federer's 2009 Wimbledon victory gave him the record for winning how many career Grand Slam Tournaments?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      22

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    D. 15
    Explanation
    Roger Federer's 2009 Wimbledon victory was his 15th career Grand Slam title. This victory allowed him to surpass Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam titles and become the all-time leader in men's tennis at that time.

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  • 30. 

    Serena Williams' 2009 Wimbledon win marked how many times over the last decade that a Williams sister won Wimbledon?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    D. 8
    Explanation
    Serena Williams' 2009 Wimbledon win marked the 8th time in the last decade that a Williams sister (either Serena or Venus) won Wimbledon.

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  • 31. 

    What Swedish tennis player upset Rafael Nadal at the 2009 French Open but lost to Roger Federer in the final?

    • A.

      David Nalbandian

    • B.

      Robin Soderling

    • C.

      Fernando Verdasco

    • D.

      Novak Djokovic

    Correct Answer
    B. Robin Soderling
    Explanation
    Robin Soderling is the correct answer because he is the Swedish tennis player who upset Rafael Nadal at the 2009 French Open. Although he defeated Nadal, he lost to Roger Federer in the final. David Nalbandian, Fernando Verdasco, and Novak Djokovic are not Swedish tennis players and therefore cannot be the correct answer.

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