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Wimbledon Quiz I

  1. Who was the last British player to reach the final of the men's singles at Wimbledon, until Andy Murray did in 2012?




  2. Can you give the first names of both Andy Murray's wife and mother?
  3. Name the American tennis player that knocked out Novak Djokovic in the third round of Wimbledon 2016?
  4. Who won a Wimbledon mixed doubles title with her brother John in 1980?
  5. Jean Rene Lacoste was the first ever men's number one seed when seeding was introduced in 1927, what animal was his nickname?
  6. Which men's player hit a record 212 aces during the 2001 tournament?
  7. In 2012, Andy Murray was involved in the latest completed match at Wimbledon, what time did it end: (a)9:02 pm, (b)10:02 pm, or (c)11:02 pm?
  8. As of 2015, who holds the record for the fastest female serve of all time at Wimbledon (Hint: the record was set in 2008)?
  9. What is 'parthenocissus tricuspidata'?
  10. Name the official still soft drink supplier to Wimbledon?
  11. Chris Lewis reached the men's final in 1983 where he lost is straight sets to John McEnroe, which country did he represent?
  12. What name is given to the electronic line calling system introduced on Centre Court in 2006?
  13. Who won the ladies's singles title in 2013?
  14. What is the name of the Ladies' Singles Trophy awarded at Wimbledon each year?

Answers:

  1. Bunny Austin (1938)





  2. Kim (wife) and Judy (mother)
  3. Sam Querrey
  4. Tracy Austin
  5. The Crocodile (also the logo of Lacoste clothing which he created - the logo is actually a crocodile and not an alligator)
  6. Goran Ivanisevic
  7. 11:02 pm
  8. Venus Williams (at 129 mph)
  9. It's the ivy on Centre Court (also known as Boston Ivy)
  10. Robinsons
  11. New Zealand
  12. Hawk-Eye
  13. Marion Bartoli (France)
  14. The Venus Rosewater Dish



Wimbledon Quiz II

  1. Who won the mens' tennis singles title in the first year of the new open era in 1968?




  2. Bjorn Borg won 5 consecutive titles between between 1976 and 1980, name the two American players that won either side of this run?
  3. Wimbledon's Centre Court is often known by its postcode, what is it?
  4. As of 2014, who was the last Australian to win the mens' singles title?
  5. Which British player partnered Jelena Jancovic to win the mixed doubles title in 2007?
  6. Rufus, trained by Wayne Davis, visits the Club most weeks in the year; what is Rufus?
  7. Who won both the 2011 and 2014 ladies' singles championship?
  8. Since the open era started in 1968, how many ladies' singles titles have been won by British players?
  9. The inscription above the entrance to Centre Court reads 'If you can meet with triumph and disaster, And treat those two imposters just the same' – which poem do these lines come from?
  10. Which 18-year-old amateur made it through to the semi-finals in 1977? And who eventually knocked the amateur out?
  11. Whose 'grunt' at Wimbledon in 2009 reached an amazing 105 decibels (the equivalent of an accelerating motorcycle?
  12. Who did Andy Murray beat in the final to take the 2016 Men's Singles title?
  13. Name the only wild card entrant to win the Gentlemen's Singles Championship?
  14. Which mother won the Wimbledon single's title in 1980?

Answers:

  1. Rod Laver
  2. Arthur Ashe (1975) and John McEnroe (1981)





  3. SW19
  4. Lleyton Hewitt
  5. Jamie Murray
  6. A Hawk - to provide a deterrent to local pigeons, persuading them to roost elsewhere.
  7. Petra Kvitova
  8. Two - Ann Jones (1969) and Virginia Wade (1977)
  9. If (by Rudyard Kipling)
  10. John McEnroe. Jimmy Connors (in four sets).
  11. Maria Sharapova
  12. Milos Raonic
  13. Goran Ivanisevic (2001)
  14. Evonne Goolagong Cawley



Wimbledon Trivia III

  1. In 1995, who became the first person ever to be disqualified from Wimbledon?
  2. Traditionally, which championships in London serve as a mens' warm-up event?




  3. In women's doubles, who partnered Martina Navratilova in winning 5 Wimbledon titles?
  4. As of 2014, name the last two players of the same nationality to play in a mens' singles final?
  5. Which 1979 mens' singles runner-up has been arrested several times and spent time in prison?
  6. Which British duo won the 1987 mixed doubles final?
  7. What is the two color combination of the Wimbledon logo?
  8. Boris Becker won three finals, which three players did he beat?
  9. Which female tennis player known for on-court 'grunting', reached a record 105 decibels during the 2009 tournament?
  10. How many times has John McEnroe won the mens' singles title?
  11. Which sports goods manufacturer were appointed as the official tennis ball supplier in 1902?
  12. Give the last name of the twin brothers which won the Doubles title in 2006, 2011 and 2013?
  13. Who lost her semi-final against Betty Stove in 1977 denying her a Wimbledon final against Virginia Wade?
  14. Two British girls have won the Girls' Championship since 1984, name both?

Answers:

  1. Tim Henman (lost his temper and hit a ball into the face of a ball girl)
  2. Queen's Club Championships
  3. Pam Shriver





  4. Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi (1999/USA)
  5. Roscoe Tanner
  6. Jeremy Bates and Jo Durrie
  7. Purple and green
  8. Kevin Curren (1985), Ivan Lendl (1986) and Stefan Edberg (1989)
  9. Maria Sharapova
  10. Three (1981, 1983, and 1984)
  11. Slazenger
  12. Bryan brothers (Bob and Mike)
  13. Sue Barker
  14. Annabel Croft (1984) and Laura Robson (2008)






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