Tennis fans answer trivial questions ahead of Wimbledon

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As Wimbledon opens its doors to new challengers today, two tennis fans face our volley of questions in a fun match


Serena Williams on the courts at Wimbledon. Photo courtesy/Getty Images






Green lawns, white gear, strawberries and champagne will be the trend for the next two weeks as England’s iconic Wimbledon championship kicks off its 145th tournament today. Of all the Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon continues to elicit the awe and wonder of the ardent tennis fan. Despite its appeal, the greats are not guaranteed a title on these lawns, not even Roger Federer.

The tournament saw great battles led by Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. But now a new generation is beckoning. Even as Serena Williams, Nadal and Djokovic hope to see a new generation of challengers, two fans of the game are preparing to serve and steal our special quiz.

Questions
1) Among the Grand Slam tournaments, which is the oldest?
2) Which tennis player’s autobiography is called You Cannot Be Serious?
3) How many Grand Slam singles titles has Serena Williams won?
4) Who did Roger Federer beat in the final to win his first Wimbledon title in 2003?
5) Which tennis star was stabbed by a man during a match in 1993?

Abhishek Sharma, 34, director

5/5
>> Wimbledon
>>John McEnroe
>> 23
>> Marc Philippousis
>> Monica Seles

My favorite podcasts

>> The Tennis Podcast by David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts
>> Tennis.com podcast by Kamau Murray
>> WTA Insider Podcast by Courtney Nguyen

My favorite readings

>> Rafa My Story by Rafael Nadal with John Carlin
>> Opened by André Agassi
>> Strokes of genius by L Jon Wertheim

Xavier Rodrigues, 43, cook

3/5
>> Wimbledon
>> Agassi
>> 23
>> Pete Sampras
>> Monica Seles

My favorite podcasts

>> The Tennis Podcast by David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts
>>Three – A Tennis Show by Gill Gross, Joel Drucker and Amy Lundy
>> Weekly Tennis by Kim Mackenzie and Joel Girling

My favorite readings

>> The Outsider: A Memoir by Jimmy Connors
>> Days of Grace by Arnold Rampersad and Arthur Ashe








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