So you think you know tennis, do you? Perhaps you may know who the top players are these days, and know a reasonable amount of history about specific tournaments and the like, but these 10 interesting records and facts about tennis should definitely add to your repertoire of professional tennis know-how:
1. Longest Match –
You may know this one due to its recent occurrence, but in 2010 a first round Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut endured for 11 hours and 5 minutes. It lasted over three full days as the players struggled to break their tremendous respective serves. Isner finally won the exhausting battle.
2. Shortest Match –
1922 Wimbledon Final
Shortest Match – The shortest match occurred nearly 100 years ago at the 1922 Wimbledon Final, where Suzanne Lenglen (a tremendous athlete who won 8 Majors) dispatched of Molla Mallory (a star in her own right with 8 US Open titles) in just 23 minutes! Mallory actually took two games in the first set, but ultimately was disposed of rather quickly!