Tennis Fun Facts – Did You Know?

Fun Fact #1

Traditionally, women wore full length dresses while playing for a Wimbledon tournament!

 

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/julieflaczynski/old-time-tennis/?lp=true

Fun Fact #2

24 tons of strawberries are ordered each year for the championship at Wimbledon. Wimbledon is also the only major tennis tournament that is still played on grass.

http://blog.cornerstone.co.uk/wimbledon-through-the-years/

Fun Fact #3

The shortest match in the history of tennis was played between Susan M. Tutt and Marion Bandy. It lasted for about 20 minutes with Susan M Tutt winning.

 

Fun Fact #4

Boris Becker was the first unseeded player ever to in the Wimbledon in 1985. He was only 17 years old at the time. He also became the first German and the youngest player to win the title.

 

Fun Fact #5

In 1917, the US Open was known as the Patriotic Tournament during the World War I

 

Fun Fact #6

The French Open happens to be named after the stadium where it takes place. The stadium is named after Roland Garros who was a World War I pilot.

 

Fun Fact #7

The strings of the tennis racket were made of cow and sheep guts in the past.

 

Fun Fact #8

The longest match in the history of tennis was played between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010. It lasted for about 11 hours!

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