Studies show high school tennis players score significantly lower on math tests, it is assumed because of the sport\’s illogical 15–30–40 scoring system.
At the age of 16, in 1997, Martina Hingis became the youngest women's tennis player to be ranked number 1 in the world since the rankings originatedin 1975.
About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon championship.
The longest tennis match took place at Wimbledon 2010 when John Isner of the United States beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes, played over three days, June 22, 23 and 24.
As an amateur in 1962, Australia's Rod Laver won all four men's Grand Slam titles . He became the only player to accomplish the feat twice when he did it again in 1969 as a professional.
Tennis Equipment has changed over the years. Early wooden tennis rackets were replaced with graphite rackets.
The French Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open tournaments make up tennis's “Grand Slam.” If a player wins all for Grand Slams, it is called a golden slam.
Pete Sampras is tennis's all-time biggest money winner with over $40 million in career earnings.
The longest recorded point in tennis history took 29 minutes and featured the ball crossing the net 643 times in a 1984 women’s match. Young aussie player Bernard Tomic (nicknamed “tomic the tank engine”) lost a match last year in 28 minutes.
The first Wimbledon Championship took place in 1877 when it was watched by only 200 spectators. In 1999 it was broadcast to a total of 174 countries, with an estimated audience of over 1 billion people.
Slazenger has provided all the tennis ball for Wimbledon tournament since 1902.
In 1985, Germany's Boris Becker won the Wimbledon tournament at the young age of 17.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island.
British Player Greg Rusedski has the world's fastest serve, clocked at a staggering 149 mph. In 1999 he served 685 aces, accounting for 79% of his points.
Helen Wills Moody, whose serious demeanor on the court earned her the nickname “Little Miss Poker Face”, finished the year as the no. 1 ranked women's tennis player nine times, including seven years straight from 1927 to 1933.
Maureen Connolly (in 1953), Margaret Smith Court (in 1970), and Steffi Graf (in 1988) are the only three women's tennis players to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year.
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