Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who won the Gentlemen's Singles Championship, in Wimbledon 2002?||Wimbledon 2002
Lleyton Hewitt, Australia. Lleyton Hewitt, ranked number one in the world, beat David Nalbandian in Centre Court for the championship. Lleyton Hewitt was the first Australian to win at Wimbledon for 15 years.
|Who won the Ladies' Singles Championship, in Wimbledon 2002?||Wimbledon 2002
Miss Serena Williams, USA. With the victory in the French Open combined with this new victory, Serena Williams became now ranked number one in the world.
Miss Serena Williams/Miss Venus Williams. Along with all of the other medals the two sisters have garnered over the years the can add a Ladies' Doubles Championship at Wimbledon. Together, they have won one other Wimbledon Doubles Championship, as well as a gold medal in the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
|In the Gentlemen's Doubles event, there was an interesting partnership. One was a Muslim from Pakistan, and the other was ... ?||Wimbledon 2002
A Jew from Israel. Amir Hadad of Israel and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan were doubles partners and they reached the third round. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan was actually shunned by the Pakistani government. It is a shame that such violent tensions still occur in the midst of such a wonderful competition.
|In the final match of the Gentlemen's Singles, during a rain delay, a completely nude man raced across the court. What did he NOT do?||Wimbledon 2002
Have a racquet and "play" tennis.. Supposedly, this man annually runs around naked at Wimbledon. Officials say that he is not mentally insane, but I beg to differ.
|The fastest serve at Wimbledon, made by a woman, was recorded at 119 mph. Who made this serve? ||Wimbledon 2002
Miss Venus Williams, USA. The second highest serve speed was made by Serena Williams. Her serve was at 117 mph.
|Which country sent the most players to Wimbledon, in 2002?||Wimbledon 2002
United States of America. The United States sent 117 players. Great Britain sent 67 players. Australia had 63 participants. France had 45 participants.
|How long does Wimbledon last, granted there are no rain delays?||Wimbledon 2002
One Fortnight. Wimbledon lasts for two weeks = a fortnight.
Great Britain. Wimbledon, hosted in Great Britain, is played on a grass court. It is played during the last week of June and the first week of July. France hosts the French Open, which happens during the last week of May, and the first week of June. The United States hosts the US Open, which start near the end of August. The Australian Open is played in Australia.
|Which age was Virginia Wade, when she won the Ladies Singles Championship at Wimbledon?||Wimbledon History
31. Sarah Virginia Wade defeated Betty Stove of the Netherlands in three sets in 1977, just over a week before her 32nd birthday. She learned to play tennis in South Africa where she grew up.
|In which years did Billie Jean King win her first and last Ladies Singles Championship at Wimbledon?||Wimbledon History
1966 and 1975. Billie Jean Moffitt King won six singles tiles at Wimbledon: 1966-67-68, 1972-73 and in 1975.
|Between the years of 1956 and 1971, how many different Australians won the Men's Singles Championship at Wimbledon?||Wimbledon History
6. Lew Hoad won the Men's Singles Championship in 1956-57, Ashley Cooper 1958, Neale Fraser 1960, Rod Laver 1961-62, Roy Emerson 1964-65, John Newcombe 1967, Rod Laver again in 1968-69, and John Newcombe again in 1970-71.
|Who was the first Australian female to win the Ladies Singles Championship at Wimbledon?||Wimbledon History
Margaret Smith. In 1963, Margaret Smith (later Court) was the first Australian female to win at Wimbledon, and in 1970 she became the second female, after Maureen Connolly from the U.S., to win the Grand Slam of tennis.
|Who was the first unseeded player to play in a final of the Men's Singles Championship (seedings were introduced in 1927)?||Wimbledon History
Wilmer Allison. Wilmer Allison from the U.S. played against Bill Tilden in 1930, and lost in three sets.
Maureen Connolly. Maureen Connolly won the Australian Championship, the French Championship, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Championship in one calendar year, 1953.
|Which New Zealand player won four Singles Championships in a row in the early 1910's?||Wimbledon History
Anthony Wilding. From 1910 to 1913, Anthony Wilding was unbeatable, but in 1914 he met his 'match' in Norman Brookes from Australia, who beat him easily in only three sets.
|Which US female player, dominated the Ladies Singles at Wimbledon during the late 1920's?||Wimbledon History
Helen Wills. Married in 1930, she then played under the name, Wills-Moody (later Roark). She won eight Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championships in 1927-28-29, 1930, 1932-33, 1935, and 1938. She is considered one of the all time best.
|How many years in a row did Suzanne Lenglen of France, win the Ladies Singles Championship at Wimbledon in the 1910's and 1920's?||Wimbledon History
5. She won in 1919-20-21-22-23. When she first won in 1919, out of the five matches she won, four were two setters. She won again in 1925, but retired from amateur sport in 1926.
|How old was the American Bill Tilden, when he won his third Men's Singles Championship?||Wimbledon History
38. One of America's greatest ever players, Bill Tilden won at Wimbledon in 1920-21 and again in 1930 at the ripe old age of 38.
|Who was the first non-British player to win the Men's Singles Championship at Wimbledon?||Wimbledon History
Norman Brookes. Norman Brookes was Australian. However, in the Ladies Singles Championships, May Sutton (later Bundy) from the US, became the first non-British player to ever win Wimbledon, when she took the title in 1905. She also won in 1907, the same year as Norman Brookes.
Birnerova. She beat Eva Birnerova 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, in the first round.
|What was the final set score between Shaughnessy and Llagostera-Vives?||Wimbledon 2004
10-8. The final score of the match 6-4, 4-6, 10-8, to Meghann Shaughnessy.
|How many players were there from Venezuela in the ladies' singles draw?||Wimbledon 2004
2. The two were Maria Vento-Kabchi and Milogros Sequera.
|What was the score when Serena Williams beat Jie Zheng in the first round? ||Wimbledon 2004
6-3, 6-1. Serena only lost four games in that match and looked very impressive.
|Katarina Srebotnik upset one of the seeds, Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi, in the first round. Which seed was she?||Wimbledon 2004
16. Srebotnik won that match 6-4, 6-3.
|Who did British wildcard Emily Webley-Smith beat in the first round?||Wimbledon 2004
Beltrame. Emily beat Severine Beltrame 7-6, 6-4, and then lost 8-6 in the final set to Amy Frazier.
62. Federer def. Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4. Sharapova def. Williams, 6-1, 6-4.
Stubbs/Black. Stubbs/Black upset the number 1 seed Pascual/Suarez, and then went on to win the final 6-3,7-6.
Quarters. Tim Henman came up short once again in his loss to Mario Ancic.
|Martina Navratilova wasn't the only tennis great to come back to Wimbledon in 2004. Which of the the following tennis players won the women's 35 and over doubles?||All About Wimbledon 2004
Jana Novotna. Novotna also won the Women's singles at Wimbledon in 1998.
Woodbridge/Bjorkman. This win gave Woodbridge his 9th Wimbledon Title.