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Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt past a net into the opponent's court.

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Q.  What does the term ‘grand Slam’ mean?
A.  Grand Slam is a sports term pertaining to a group of matches, Championships etc. in a particular sports and the winning of all these matches. The best known Grand Slams are those in Tennis [the Australian Open, the French Open, the British Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open], Golf [the US Open, the British Open, the Masters, and the PGA], and Rugby Union [victories against all opposition in the competition between England Wales, France, Ireland and Scotland].
Q.  Who won the men's singles title at the World Table Tennis Championship in the year 2003?
A.  Werner Schlager
Q.  The winner of the 2003 US Open men's Single Tennis Championship is
A.  Andy Roddick
Q.  American open is associated with
A.  Tennis
Q.  Who beat Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 40 minutes to win a sixth Wimbledon singles title?
A.  Billie Jean King.
Q.  What did Goran Ivanisevic refrain from doing at Wimbledon in 1994, to win a $2,000 bet?
A.  Throwing his racket.
Q.  What tennis player's last name means "she who returns" in Czech?
A.  Martina Navratilova's.
Q.  What 19-year-old became the youngest man to win the U.S. Open tennis title, in 1990?
A.  Pete Sampras.
Q.  Who stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?
A.  Martina Hingis
Q.  Who was the first black tennis player to win the US Open?
A.  Arthur Ash
Q.  Which tennis player famously yelled "You cannot be serious!" at an umpire?
A.  John McEnroe
Q.  Who was the youngest Wimbledon women's champion of the 20th century?
A.  Martina Hingis
Q.  At which Hills was US Open tennis played before it moved to Flushing Meadow?
A.  Forest Hills
Q.  Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?
A.  Martina Navratilova
Q.  Who emerged from segregated Virginia courts to win the 1968 U.S. Open tennis title?
A.  Arthur Ashe.
Q.  What Grand Slam tennis tournament is held every January?
A.  The Australian Open.
Q.  Who was the first Russian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, in 1996?
A.  Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
Q.  What Dutchman became, in 1996, the first unseeded player since Boris Becker to win Wimbledon?
A.  Richard Krajicek .
Q.  What two players won all the U.S. Open men's singles tennis titles from 1978 through 1984?
A.  Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe.
Q.  How much is a tennis ball supposed to weigh?
A.  Between 2 and 2-1/16 ounces.
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