WIMBLEDON 2022: Quiz, anybody? AP check on grass-court tourney
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — How a lot have you learnt about Wimbledon, the grass-court Grand Slam tennis match that begins Monday on the All England Club? Give this AP quiz a strive:
1st Round: In what 12 months was Wimbledon first held — and in what 12 months had been ladies first allowed to compete for the singles championship?
a.) 1877 and 1877
b.) 1877 and 1884
c.) 1879 and 1879
d.) 1879 and 1886
2nd Round: French Open champion and No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek enters Wimbledon on a 35-match profitable streak. Who was the final lady to compile extra consecutive victories on tour?
a.) Venus Williams
b.) Ash Barty
c.) Martina Hingis
d.) Monica Seles
third Round: Roger Federer is not going to be taking part in Wimbledon this 12 months as he works to return from a sequence of knee operations, the latest shortly after his loss on the All England Club in 2021. When was the final time the Grand Slam match Federer has gained a males’s-record eight occasions was held with out him?
4th Round: When 18-year-old American Coco Gauff reached the French Open ultimate this month, she turned the third-youngest lady since 2000 to succeed in the title match at a Grand Slam match. Who was the youngest main champion this century?
a.) Maria Sharapova
b.) Kim Clijsters
c.) Jennifer Capriati
d.) Sofia Kenin
Quarterfinals: A rendering of what sort of fruit is perched atop the lads’s singles championship trophy at Wimbledon?
Semifinals: Novak Djokovic is the defending champion at Wimbledon for the sixth time. On the earlier 5 events, what number of occasions did he lose a match earlier than the semifinals?
Final: How many whole Wimbledon titles have Serena Williams and Venus Williams gained, including up their particular person totals for singles, doubles (every time they gained collectively counts twice) and blended doubles?
1st Round. b. The oldest Grand Slam tennis match was first gained by Spencer Gore in 1877, however the first ladies’s championship was not held till seven years later, when Maud Watson gained her first of two consecutive titles. Men’s doubles was added in 1884, however ladies’s doubles — and blended doubles — didn’t get added till 1913.
2nd Round. c. Hingis gained 37 matches in a row till being overwhelmed by Iva Majoli within the 1997 French Open ultimate.
third Round. a. Since making his debut at Wimbledon in 1999, Federer has by no means missed the match till now (it was not held in 2020, when the All England Club canceled competitors totally due to the coronavirus pandemic).
4th Round. a. Sharapova was 17 when she gained Wimbledon in 2004 for the primary of what would grow to be 5 Grand Slam titles throughout her enjoying profession.
Quarterfinals. c. No one appears to know precisely why there’s a pineapple atop the trophy, however in line with the match’s official web site, “pineapples were prized as a rare and exclusive food” within the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Semifinals. b. Coming off two championships in a row on the All England Club, Djokovic misplaced to Sam Querrey within the third spherical in 2016. Otherwise, Djokovic’s title defenses have gone this manner: one semifinal defeat and 4 profitable runs to a different trophy.
Final. d. Serena Williams has 14 whole trophies from the All England Club, and Venus Williams has 11. Serena’s assortment: seven in singles, six in doubles (all together with her older sister) and one in blended doubles (with Max Mirnyi in 1998). Venus’ assortment: 5 in singles, six in doubles. The siblings additionally had been the singles runner-up 4 occasions apiece.
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