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The French Open tennis tournament is named after aviator Roland-Garros. What did he do?
He flew across the Mediterranean Sea. Roland Garros gained fame for making the flight from Fréjus in France to Bizerte in Tunisia. The following year, Garros joined the French army at the outbreak of World War I. Garros is sometimes erroneously called the world's first fighter ace. In fact, he shot down only four aircraft; the definition of "ace" is five or more victories.
Which trophy has a pineapple on its top?
Wimbledon Trophy. Pineapple sits atop the Wimbledon cup as an outdated symbol of luxury. Back in 17th-century England pineapples were one of the most sought-after commodities, and thus the pineapple achieved a social status.
Which of the Grand Slam tournaments is played on a clay surface?
Roland Garros. Clay courts slow down the ball and produce a high bounce when compared to grass courts or hard courts. For this reason, clay courts take away some of the advantages of big servers and serve-and-volleyers, which makes it hard for these types of players to dominate on the surface. For example, Pete Sampras and who won 14 Grand Slam titles, never won the French Open Other notable players who have won multiple Grand Slam events have never won the French Open, including John McEnroe, Venus Williams, Jimmy Connors
Which tennis player won the most titles in her career?
Martina Navrátilová. Navratilova holds the records for most singles (167) and doubles titles (177) in the Open Era. Her record as No. 1 in singles (1982–86) remains the most dominant in professional tennis to date. Over five consecutive seasons, she won 428 out of 442 singles matches, averaging fewer than three losses per year to 87 wins, for a sustained winning percentage of 96.8%.
How long was the longest single match in the history of tennis? (Wimbledon 2010)
About 11 hours. The longest single match in history played in the first round of Wimbledon 2010 by American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut. In total, the match took 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days, with a final score of 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68 for a total of 183 games. It remains by far the longest match in tennis history, measured both by time and number of games.
In tennis: A shot in which the ball is struck before it bounces on the ground is called a ...
Volley . A volley in tennis is a shot in which the ball is struck before it bounces on the ground. Generally a player hits a volley while standing near the net, although it can be executed farther back, in the middle of the tennis court or even near the baseline. The word derives from M. French volée meaning flight.
Which team has the most wins in Davis Cup?
United States. The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is described by the organisers as the "World Cup of Tennis", and the winners are referred to as the World Champion team. Most times the Americans won the Davis Cup - 32 times,
Where is Ivan Lendl from?
Czechoslovakia. Lendl was born in 1960 into a tennis family in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He relocated to the United States in 1981, first living at the home of mentor and friend, Polish tennis player Wojtek Fibak. He became a United States citizen in 1992, shortly before his retirement.
Who is the only athlete in history, who won the Golden Grand Slam? (which includes the Olympic gold)
Steffi Graf. In 1988 r Steffi Graf she became the first and only tennis player (male or female) to achieve the Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Furthermore, she is the only tennis player to have won each Grand Slam event at least four times.
This beautiful tennis player of Polish descent is ...
Caroline Wozniacki. Wozniacki was born in Odense, Denmark, the daughter of Polish immigrants, Piotr Woźniacki and Anna Woźniacka. Anna played on the Polish women's national volleyball team, and Piotr played professional association football. The couple moved to Denmark when Piotr signed for the Danish football club Boldklubben 1909.