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TENNIS FACTS

Tennis and all of the articles involving tennis have changed many times over the years. During the late 1800's and early 1900's, men players wore long-sleeved shirts and trousers, and women wore ankle length dresses. Today clothing is much more relaxing and comfortable to wear.

There were only five people to win The Grand Slam. Winning The Grand Slam means winning all four Grand Slams (the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the United States Open) in the same year. The people to accomplish this feat were: Don Budge in 1938, Maureen Connolly in 1953, Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969, Margaret Court in 1970, and Steffi Graf in 1988.

The record books list the following Tennis Grand Slam Trivia for all and the subsequent generations of tennis fans to read and admire. That said, the following pages will arouse your curiosity. Read them here.

Legends had come and gone in tennis but their exploits are not forgotten.Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg, Michael Chang, Rod Laver, Martina Navratilova, Don Budge,- their names will always be in the annals of tennis history, never to be forgotten.

They will be remembered for the most wins that they registered in certain tournaments although their records might be eclipsed in the future by up and coming stars like Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer,Venus Williams.

Legions of tennis fans all over the world had witnessed great games played by their tennis stars at the US Open, the Wimbledon, the French Open, and the Australian Open, all Grand Slam tournaments, the top tennis tournaments in the world. The games were televised via satellite in their living rooms. Thanks to technology, anybody around the world can be a spectator of tennis games.

Feats of strength, excellence, endurance, and the will to win are listed in the record books for all to see. Do tennis Grand Slam trivia interest you? Does anybody know who the oldest US Open singles champion was? Perhaps you don't know. Answer. Bill Larned - his name probably doesn't ring a bell - that's because he accomplished the feat in 1911 and maybe nobody who watched that championship match that he won in 1911 is still alive today.

***US Open***
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Pete Sampras youngest male player to ever win the US Open at 19 years, 28 days

Tracy Austin, youngest US Open singles champion at 16 years, 271 days

***Wimbledon***
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In 1980, Bjorn Borg became the first player to win 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles since Willie Renshaw in 1885. It took 27 years before Roger Federer tied the record. In 2007, Roger Federer won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon singles title,but lost in his 6th attempt at wimbledon final to Rafeal Nadal in an epic five setter final considered the greatest ever tennis match by media and former champions and tennis legends [details of the epic match here
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Martina Navratilova had won a record 9 Wimbledon singles titles

***French Open***
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Bjorn Borg had won the most French Open singles titles with 6

Most Grand Slam Won by a Man - Rod Laver accomplished a feat that will probably stand for a long time: winning all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same calendar year. Incredibly, he won it twice - in 1962 and 1969. Tennis facts that will stand for a verrrrrrry loooooooong time.

Most Grand Slam Tennis Titles Won By a Man - The most Grand Slam singles tennis titles won by a man is 14, by 'Pistol' Pete Sampras of the USA, between 1990 and 2000.

Most Grand Slam Tournament Singles Titles Won by a Woman - Australia's Margaret Court holds the record for the most singles titles won in Grand Slam tournaments, with a total of 24 (11 Australian, five US, five French and three Wimbledon) won between 1960 and 1973. Court also won 19 Grand Slam doubles titles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. One of those tennis facts that will surely stand for a while.

Most Grand Slam Men's Doubles Titles - John Newcombe and Tony Roche, both Australian, won 12 men’s doubles Grand Slam titles (four Australian, two French, one US, and five Wimbledon) between 1965 and 1976.

Most Grand Slam Women's Tennis Doubles Titles - The most tournament is 20, by Louise Brough and Margaret Du Pont (both USA): three French, 12 US and 5 Wimbledon from 1942-57; and Martina Navrátilová and Pam Shriver (both USA): seven Australian, four French, four US and 5 Wimbledon from 1981-89

Most ATP Tour Championship Singles Wins - Czechoslovakia's Ivan Lendl won five titles: in 1982, 1983, 1986 (two), and 1987, appearing in nine successive finals between 1980 and 1988.

Most ATP Tour Champs Men's Doubles Titles - John McEnroe and Peter Fleming, both of the USA, won a record seven doubles titles at the ATP Tour Championship between 1978 and 1984

Highest Earnings In Tennis - Pete Sampras aka "Pistol Pete"pocketed a phenomenal $41,994,440 during his career when he turned professional in 1988 to August 2001.

Fastest Tennis Serve- The fastest tennis service by a man is by Andy Roddick when he blasted a whopping serve of 155mph during the Davis Cup against Belarus in September 2004.

He had clocked 153 mph earlier in the year at Queen's Club in London during a Stella Artois Championship match against Paradorn Srichaphan (Thailand).

Fastest Tennis Serve by a Woman - The fastest serve by a woman is by Brenda Schultz-McCarthy when she hit a serve at 130 mph during qualifying for the Cincinnati tournament last year, and the WTA said May 30, 2007, it considers that to be the fastest serve in women's tennis history.

The second fastest serve made by a woman was made by Venus Williams (USA) when she hit the fastest recorded serve in a women's tour main-draw match, reaching 128 mph at the French Open on May 30, 2007. Venus also recorded a serve of 127.4 mph during the European Indoor Championships at Zürich, Switzerland, on October 16, 1998.

Most Wimbledon Men's Tennis Titles - The most Wimbledon tennis titles won by a man is 13 by the UK's Laurie Doherty. His tally comprised five singles titles (1902–06) and eight men's doubles titles between 1897 and 1906. Doherty died in 1919.

Most Wimbledon Women's Singles Titles - The most Wimbledon singles tennis titles won by a woman is nine, won by Martina Navratilova(USA) from 1978–79, 1982–87, and 1990.

Most Wimbledon Women's Titles - The USA's Billie Jean King won a record 20 championships between 1961 and 1979, taking six singles, 10 women’s doubles, and four mixed doubles titles. She shares the record with Martina Navratilova, who, at age 46, teaming up with Leander Paes, comfortably won a record-equaling 20th Wimbledon title by claiming the mixed doubles title in Wimbledon in 2003.

Youngest Male Wimbledon Champion - The youngest male Wimbledon singles champion is Germany's Boris Becker, who won the men's singles title in 1985, aged 17 years 227 days.

Youngest Female Wimbledon Champion - Martina Hingis of Switzerland, was 15-years, 282-days old, when she won the women’s doubles with Helena Sukova of Czech Republic, in 1996.

Most Wimbledon Men's Singles Titles - The holder of the greatest number of Wimbledon men's singles tennis titles is Pete Sampras (USA), who won seven times between 1993-1995 and 1997-2000.

Longest Wimbledon Career - The longest Wimbledon career, spanning 55 years, is that of Jean Borotra of France. He competed in the men's singles competition 35 times between 1922 and 1964, then in the veterans' men's doubles and mixed doubles from 1965 to 1977.

Most Wimbledon Appearances - The most appearances at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships is 35 by Britain's Arthur William Charles “Wentworth” Gore from 1888 to 1927.

Oldest Wimbledon Men's Singles Champion - Arthur W Gore (GB) who won the championship at 41 years 182 days in 1909

Oldest Player to be Seeded at Wimbledon - R A Gonzalez (USA) seeded at 41 years 45 days in 1969.

First Wild Card Entrant to Win Singles Title> - Goran Ivanisevic accomplished the feat in 2002.

Youngest Wimbledon Match Winner - Kathy Rinaldi (US) was 14 years 92 days when she beat Sue Rollinson (S Africa) 6-3 2-6 9-7 in 1981.

Youngest Wimbledon Player - Mita Klima (AUT) was 13 years old when she lost her 1st round singles (v Mrs O'Neil 1-6 2-6) in 1907.

Most US Open Men's Singles Titles - The most US Open singles tennis titles won by a man is seven. The record is shared by Bill Tilden (USA) who won in 1920-25 and 1929, Richard Sears (USA) who won in 1881-1887; and William Larned (USA) who took the title in 1901, 1902, and 1907-11.

Most US Open Titles Won by a Man - The most US Open Tennis titles won by a man is 16, by American <Bill Tilden. Tilden won his first title, the mixed doubles, at the US Open in 1913, aged 20, but he did not achieve his first singles title until 1920. The US Open proved to be his most successful tournament, where he won seven singles, five doubles, and four mixed doubles trophies

Oldest US Open Tennis Champion - The oldest US Open Tennis winner is Margaret Du Pont, who won the mixed doubles in 1960 at the age of 42 years, 166 days. One of those tennis facts that will stand the test of time.

Oldest Men's US Singles Champion - William Larned of the USA was 38 years 242 days when he won the championship in 1911

Oldest US Women's Singles Champion - Maud Barger-Wallach was 37 years 244 days when she won the championship in 1908

Youngest Man to Win the US Open Singles Title - The youngest man to win the US Open Singles Tennis Championship is Pete Sampras (USA, b. August 12, 1971) who was 19 yr. 28 days old when he won on September 9, 1990.

Youngest US Open Women's Singles Champion - The youngest woman to win the US Open Singles Tennis Championship is Tracy Austin (b. December 12, 1962), who was 16-years, 271-days old when she won the women's singles in 1979.

Most French Open Men's Singles Titles - The most French Open singles tennis titles won by a man is six by Björn Borg of Sweden who won the title in 1974 and 1975, and from 1978 to 1981.

Most French Open Tennis Titles Won by a Woman - The most French Open tennis titles won by a woman is 13 by Margaret Smith Court, who won five singles titles, four doubles titles and four mixed doubles titles between 1962 and 1973.

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