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Quiz about The Tennis Players of Africa
Quiz about The Tennis Players of Africa

The Tennis Players of Africa Trivia Quiz

There are several players on both the men's and women's tour representing a country on the African continent. Can you match the player with the country he or she represented?

A matching quiz by James25. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
9 / 10
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Selima Sfar  
2. Hicham Arazi  
  Ivory Coast
3. Amanda Coetzer  
4. Byron Black  
5. Marinne Giraud  
6. Nduka Odizor  
7. Dally Randriantefy  
  South Africa
8. Claude N'Goran  
9. Heidi El Tabakh  
10. Komlavi Loglo  

Select each answer

1. Selima Sfar
2. Hicham Arazi
3. Amanda Coetzer
4. Byron Black
5. Marinne Giraud
6. Nduka Odizor
7. Dally Randriantefy
8. Claude N'Goran
9. Heidi El Tabakh
10. Komlavi Loglo

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Selima Sfar

Answer: Tunisia

Selima Sfar was born on July 8th, 1977 in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia. She played professional tennis from 1999 until 2011. She did not manage to win a tournament in singles or doubles on the WTA Tour. She won eight titles on the ITF Tour though, twice at the tournament in Jounieh, Lebanon (2006 and 2007).

She played all the Grand Slam tournaments, but never got past the second round. In 2008 she reached the quarterfinal in doubles at Wimbledon, alongside Russian Ekaterina Makarova.
2. Hicham Arazi

Answer: Morocco

Hicham Arazi was born on October 19th, 1973 in Casablanca, Morocco. He played professional tennis from 1993 until 2007. He won his only singles title on the ATP Tour in Casablanca in 1997, defeating Argentine player Franco Squillari in the final. He also won the doubles title at this tournament with fellow Moroccan player Karim Alami.

His best singles result at a Grand Slam was the quarterfinal, twice at both the Australian Open (2000 and 2004) and at Roland Garros (1997 and 1998).
3. Amanda Coetzer

Answer: South Africa

Amanda Coetzer was born on October 22nd, 1973 in Hoopstad, South Africa. She played professional tennis from 1988 until 2004. She won nine titles in singles on the WTA Tour. Her biggest title was the 1998 title at Hilton Head, listed as a Tier I tournament. She defeated Romanian Irina Spirlea in the final. Her best season was 1997, when she became one of only six players to defeat Steffi Graf three times in a single season.

She reached the semi-final three times in singles at a Grand Slam tournament. This happened twice at the Australian Open (1996 and 1997) and once at Roland Garros (1997).
4. Byron Black

Answer: Zimbabwe

Byron Black was born on October 6th, 1969 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He played professional tennis from 1991 until 2002. He won two singles titles on the ATP Tour. He was mainly a doubles specialist though, winning 22 titles on the ATP Tour, with partners like American Jonathan Stark, Canadian Grant Connell and Swede Jonas Bjorkman.

His biggest success at a Grand Slam was winning the doubles title at Roland Garros in 1994, with American Jonathan Stark. They defeated the Swedish pair of Jan Apell and Jonas Bjorkman in the final. Byron comes from a tennis family. His sister Cara and his brother Wayne have both played professional tennis as well.
5. Marinne Giraud

Answer: Mauritius

Marinne Giraud was born on April 23rd, 1986 in Curepipe, Mauritius. She played professional tennis from 2004 until 2009. She was one of the few players of her country to ever make it as a professional tennis player. Her highest ranking in singles was 238. She won only titles on the ITF Tour.

Her biggest title was winning the singles title at the tournament in Trivandrum, India in 2007. She never managed to reach the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.
6. Nduka Odizor

Answer: Nigeria

Nduka Odizor was born on the 9th of August 1958 in Lagos, Nigeria. He played professional tennis from 1977 until 1992. His only singles title on the ATP Tour was winning the 1993 tournament in Taipei, Taiwan. He also won seven titles in doubles, mostly with American David Dowlen.

His best result in singles at a Grand Slam was the fourth round at Wimbledon in 1983. He lost to Chris Lewis from New Zealand. Odizor is considered one of the most succesful players from Nigeria.
7. Dally Randriantefy

Answer: Madagascar

Dally Randriantefy was born on February 23rd, 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She played professional tennis from 1991 until 2006. She did not manage to win a title on the WTA tour in singles or doubles. She did win six titles on the ITF tour in singles.

Her biggest title was the tournament in Bordeaux, France in 2002. She made the third round at every Grand Slam in singles, except at Wimbledon, where she never got through the first round.
8. Claude N'Goran

Answer: Ivory Coast

Claude N'Goran was born on the 18th of March, 1975 in Azdope, Ivory Coast. He played professional tennis from 1993 until 1999. He never won any titles in singles or doubles on the ATP Tour. He won four titles on the Challenger Tour however in doubles, two of which were won with American Claude Montana.

He did participate in five Grand Slam tournaments in qualifying, but never won a match. He played with his brother Clement in the Davis Cup and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
9. Heidi El Tabakh

Answer: Egypt

Heidi El Tabakh was born on September 25th, 1986 in Alexandria, Egypt. She would play professional tennis for Eygpt from 2002 until 2005. After that she represented Canada. She didn't win a title in that period on the WTA Tour in singles or doubles.

While representing Egypt, she won one singles title on the ITF Tour at a tournament in Lagos, Nigeria. She never reached a Grand Slam main draw during the time she played for Egypt.
10. Komlavi Loglo

Answer: Togo

Komlavi Logo was born on the 30th of December 1984 in Badougbe, Togo. He played professional tennis from 2003 until 2009. He did not manage to win a title in singles or doubles on the ATP Tour. He won seven Future titles in singles, as well as 18 in doubles.

He never particpated at a Grand Slam tournament. He did play Davis Cup for his country in the African Zone.
Source: Author James25

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